• Department of Zoology

    Department of Zoology

    Teaching of science at Vidyodaya was initiated in 1962 and teaching of Zoology as a subject was also commenced. However Botany and Zoology Departments were...

  • Department of Statistics

    Department of Statistics

    Department of Statistics offers Statistics as a subject for B.Sc. (General) Degree and B.Sc. (Special) Degree in Statistics.  Physical science undergraduates can follow Statistics for...

  • Department of Computer Science

    Department of Computer Science

    The Department of Computer Science (DCS) at USJP is a large and growing department with exciting undergraduate and postgraduate programs. A degree from us can...

  • Department of Physics

    Department of Physics

    The Department of Physics of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura has a long history that runs back to more than four decades. The Department is...

  • Department of Mathematics

    Department of Mathematics

    Scientific and industrial progress in recent years has made Mathematics one of the most important subjects of our time. Anyone these days who want to...

  • Department of Food Science and Technology

    Department of Food Science and Technology

    Food Science is the study of a coherent and systematic body of knowledge and understanding of the nature and composition of food materials, and their...

  • Department of Forestry and Environmental Sciences

    Department of Forestry and Environmental Sciences

    Department of Forestry and Environmental Science is the only one of its kind in Sri Lanka, which offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Forestry...

  • Department of Botany

    Department of Botany

    Botany is the study of plants – the life-givers on earth. As primary producers, plants are at the base of all food chains; they produce...

  • Department of Chemistry


    Chemistry, which is the study of atoms and molecules from nano to macro levels, is often referred to as the central science, and is critical...


Pursuing Pioneering Developments in Science Education

Established more than 45 years ago the Faculty of Applied Science of the University is one of the oldest among the Faculties of Science in Sri Lanka. Since the inception it has grown much in intellectual capacity, teaching and research facilities, span of curricula and student numbers. At present it houses 8 academic departments, with nearly 100 academic staff members, over 1000 undergraduate students and close to 100 postgraduate students.

The Faculty has been in the forefront of pursuing several challenging and pioneering developments in the science education in Sri Lankan universities, including teaching science in Sinhala, emphasizing applied aspects of science such as fisheries biology, food science, polymer science, forestry and environmental science and statistics and management in the B.Sc. curricula.