University of Colombo (CMB) 


IAU Member

Sri Lanka

top General Information


Street:Cumaratunge Munidasa Mawatha
PO Box 1490


Province:Western Province

Post Code:3


Other Sites

Also Teaching Hospitals

Institution Funding



Founded 1921 as Ceylon University College, became University of Ceylon 1942, University of Ceylon, Colombo 1968, and Colombo Campus of University of Sri Lanka 1972. Again became an independent University with present title 1979.

Academic Year

October to September

Admission Requirements

General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced ('A') level in 3 approved subjects with a minimum mark of 40% in the Common General Paper and a higher aggregate mark



Student Body


top Officers

Head : Hettige Don Karunaratne

Job title:Vice-Chancellor

Years of office:2022-

Senior Administrative Officer : K.A.S. Edward

Job title:Registrar

top Divisions

Campus : Sripalee

Fields of study:Dance, Design, Fine Arts, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Music, Performing Arts, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Theatre

Centre : Contemporary Indian Studies

Fields of study:South Asian Studies

Centre : Education and Research Evaluation

Fields of study:Education

More details:National

Centre : Human Rights

Fields of study:Human Rights

Centre : Social Policy Analysis and Research

Fields of study:Social Policy

Faculty : Arts

Fields of study:Asian Religious Studies, Demography and Population, Economics, English, Geography, History, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Media Studies, Native Language, Political Sciences, Sociology

Faculty : Education

Fields of study:Art Education, Developmental Psychology, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Foreign Languages Education, Science Education

Faculty : Graduate Studies

Fields of study:Business and Commerce, Clinical Psychology, Development Studies, East Asian Studies, Environmental Management, Gender Studies, Human Resources, Human Rights, Information Management, Peace and Disarmament, Psychology, Public Administration, Regional Planning, Women's Studies

Faculty : Law

Fields of study:Law

Faculty : Management and Finance

Fields of study:Accountancy, Business and Commerce, Economics, Finance, Hotel Management, Human Resources, International Business, Management, Marketing

Faculty : Medicine

Fields of study:Biochemistry, Health Administration, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Physical Therapy, Toxicology

Faculty : Science

Fields of study:Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, Physics, Zoology

Faculty : Technology

Fields of study:Agriculture, Biotechnology, Environmental Studies, Information Technology, Measurement and Precision Engineering

Institute : Agro-technology and Rural Sciences

Fields of study:Agriculture, Rural Studies

Institute : Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology

Fields of study:Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology

Institute : Human Resource Advancement

Fields of study:Human Resources

Institute : Indigenous Medicine

Fields of study:Ayurvedic Medicine, Traditional Eastern Medicine

Institute : Library and Information Sciences

Fields of study:Information Sciences, Library Science

More details:National

Institute : Postgraduate Medicine

Fields of study:Anaesthesiology, Cardiology, Community Health, Dentistry, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Health Administration, Medicine, Microbiology, Nephrology, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Oral Pathology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pneumology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Rheumatology, Surgery, Venereology

School : Computing

Fields of study:Communication Studies, Computer Science, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Media Studies

top Degrees

Bachelor's Degree

Fields of study:Accountancy, Ayurvedic Medicine, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Fine Arts, Hotel Management, Human Resources, International Business, Law, Management, Marketing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy

Master's Degree (by coursework)

Fields of study:American Studies, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Art Education, Ayurvedic Medicine, Biochemistry, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Clinical Psychology, Computer Science, Development Studies, Developmental Psychology, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Environmental Management, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages Education, Genetics, Human Resources, Human Rights, Information Management, Information Technology, Law, Management, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Nuclear Physics, Peace and Disarmament, Philosophy, Plant Pathology, Science Education, Women's Studies

Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma

Fields of study:Analytical Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Art Education, Ayurvedic Medicine, Banking, Educational and Student Counselling, Foreign Languages Education, Health Administration, Meteorology, Microbiology, Physics, Science Education, Toxicology

Master of Philosophy

Fields of study:Clinical Psychology, Education, Law, Medicine, Organic Chemistry, Statistics


Fields of study:Education, Law, Management, Medicine

top Academic Periodicals


Ceylon Journal of Medical Science

Sri Lanka Journal of International Law

University of Colombo Review

Updated on 17-05-2018