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University of Jaffna

JaffnaBusinessManagementMedicine, General, Internal

The University of Jaffna (Tamil: யாழ்ப்பாணப் பல்கலைக்கழகம், Sinhalese: යාපනය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය, abbreviated UoJ) is a public university in the city of Jaffna in Sri Lanka. Established in 1974 as the sixth campus of the University of Sri Lanka, it became an independent, autonomous university in 1979. Like all public universities in Sri Lanka, UoJ receives the bulk of its funding from the University Grants Commission (UGC), part of the Ministry of Higher Education in Colombo. The UGC and the central government therefore exert a great deal of control over the university.

UoJ has two campuses — the main campus in Thirunelvely in Jaffna and a second campus in Vavuniya. It also has facilities in Kilinochchi, Kaithady and Maruthanarmadam near Chunnakam. It has nine faculties (Agriculture, Applied Science, Arts, Business Studies, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Management Studies & Commerce, Medicine and Science) and nine other academic centers. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses that award degrees including BA, BBA, BBM, BCom, BFA, BICT, B.Pharm, BSc, BSc(Nur), BSc(MLS), BSc(Agr), LLB, MA, MEd, MBBS and MSc.

The university had 5,721 students and 1,192 employees in 2011. It is the eighth largest university in Sri Lanka in student numbers. In 2010/11 the university admitted 1,581 undergraduates. UoJ had a recurrent budget of Rs. 827 million and a capital budget of Rs. 316 million in 2011. Its income in 2011 was Rs. 1,159 million of which 99% was grant from the government in Colombo.

The chancellor and vice-chancellor are professors S. Pathmanathan and Vasanthy Arasaratnam respectively. UoJ is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
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University of Peradeniya

PeradeniyaAgriculture, Fisheries, Food Veterinary Sciences Medicine, General, Internal

The University of Peradeniya (Sinhalese: පේරාදෙණිය විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය, Tamil: பேராதனைப் பல்கலைக்கழகம்) is a state university in Sri Lanka, funded by the University Grants Commission. It was established as the University of Ceylon in 1942.

The University of Peradeniya hosts eight faculties (including the newly added Allied Health Science faculty), two postgraduate institutes, 10 centres, 73 departments, and teaches about 11,000 students in the fields of Medicine, Agriculture, Arts, Science, Engineering, Dental Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science and Allied Health Science. It claims to the largest government endowment by a higher educational institution in Sri Lanka, based on its large staff and faculties/departments.
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University of Colombo

ColomboComputer Science, Robotics Mathematics, Statistics, Finance Law Business Economics Literature

The University of Colombo (Sinhalese: කොළඹ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය, Tamil: கொழும்புப் பல்கலைக்கழகம்) (informally Colombo University or UoC) is a public research university located primarily in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The oldest institution of modern higher education in Sri Lanka, it is also the largest university in the island, specialised in the fields of natural, social, and applied sciences as well as mathematics, computer sciences, and law. It is ranked among the top 10 universities in South Asia.

The University of Colombo was founded in 1921 as University College Colombo, affiliated to the University of London. Degrees were issued to its students from 1923 onwards. The university traces its roots to 1870 when the Ceylon Medical School was established. UoC has produced notable alumni in the fields of science, law, economics, business, literature, and politics.
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University of Colombo

ColomboComputer Science, Robotics Mathematics, Statistics, Finance Law Business Economics Literature

The University of Colombo (Sinhalese: කොළඹ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය, Tamil: கொழும்புப் பல்கலைக்கழகம்) (informally Colombo University or UoC) is a public research university located primarily in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The oldest institution of modern higher education in Sri Lanka, it is also the largest university in the island, specialised in the fields of natural, social, and applied sciences as well as mathematics, computer sciences, and law. It is ranked among the top 10 universities in South Asia.

The University of Colombo was founded in 1921 as University College Colombo, affiliated to the University of London. Degrees were issued to its students from 1923 onwards. The university traces its roots to 1870 when the Ceylon Medical School was established. UoC has produced notable alumni in the fields of science, law, economics, business, literature, and politics.

Maradana College of Technology

ColomboElectrical, ElectronicMechanical EngineeringChemistryPhysicsBiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology

Maradana College of Technology is the oldest technical college in Sri Lanka. Formally known as the Ceylon Technical College which was an institution of higher education for Technical and Scientific fields in Ceylon and a government department. It was established as the Government Technical College in 1893 at Maradana, Colombo. In 1906 with renamed as Ceylon Technical College, it was the center for study of science such as chemistry, physics, biology and all technical training and development special in the areas of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. The Maradana Technical College Building has become a landmark of Colombo.

When the Ceylon University College was established in 1921, the science section of the Ceylon Technical College was transferred to form the Department of Science, at the new University college which was affiliated to the University of London. The Technical College began preparing students for the external degrees in Engineering of the University of London since 1933 as well as for associate membership examinations of the professional institutions of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.

In 1942 the Ceylon Technical College was separated from the Education Department and was made the Ceylon Technical College Department. Several years later began courses in accountancy and commerce. Soon after in 1950 the engineering courses were transferred to the newly established Faculty of Engineering of the University of Ceylon. In 1966 the engineering technicians courses were transferred to the Institute of Practical Technology. In 1964 it was absorbed into the Department of Technical Education and Training over the next decades the several technical colleges were established around the country and the existing junior technical colleges where upgraded.

Coming under the Department of Technical Education and Training, the principal technical college remained at Maradana, retain the name Maradana College of Technology along with 32 colleges of technology, and technical colleges today come under the purview of the Ministry of Tertiary Education & Training however it is currently under the Ministry of Youth Affears.
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South Eastern University of Sri Lanka

OluvilManagementLanguages, Philology, Linguistic Studies

The South Eastern University of Sri Lanka (Tamil: தென்கிழக்குப் பல்கலைக்கழகம், இலங்கை, Sinhalese: ශ්‍රී ලංකා අග්නිදිග විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය) (abbreviated SEUSL) is a public university in Oluvil in Sri Lanka. Established in 1995 as a university college, it became a full fledged university in 1996. Like all public universities in Sri Lanka, SEUSL receives the bulk of its funding from the University Grants Commission (UGC), part of the Ministry of Higher Education in Colombo. The UGC and the central government therefore exert a great deal of control over SEUSL.

The campus is in Oluvil near Oluvil Harbour. It also has faculty in Sammanthurai. The university currently has five faculties (Applied Sciences, Arts & Culture, Islamic Studies & Arabic Language and Management & Commerce & Engineering). SEUSL offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses that award degrees such as BA, BBA, BCom, BSc and MBA.

The university had 2,237 students and 338 employees in 2010. It is the thirteenth largest university in Sri Lanka in student numbers. In 2009/10 the university admitted 836 undergraduates. SEUSL had a recurrent budget of Rs. 277 million and a capital budget of Rs. 121 million in 2010. Its income in 2010 was Rs. 397 million of which 99% was grant from the government in Colombo.

The chancellor and vice-chancellor of the university are professor Achi. M. Ishaq and Prof. M. M. M. Najim. SEUSL is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

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