Message of the Dean – FAS

The Faculty of Applied Sciences, having grown to the extent of an annual student intake of over 800 from its inception in 1973, has produced graduates of various disciplines who serve not only Sri Lanka but also other countries across the globe. Those students were nourished by friendly and highly skilled academic staff who possess experience in various disciplines of science. Their knowledge and expertise gained by engaging in innovative research, self-studies, and other academic-related activities help to equip the students with up-to-date knowledge and skills which are essential to reach the heights of their careers. The academic staff also contributes significantly to the ranking of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura via their research and collaborations with national and international universities and other agencies.

Each Department of the Faculty contributes to different graduate programs lasting three to four years, including classroom teaching, student-centred learning activities, practicals, field visits, and industry training. The contents of the course units conducted by each department are updated constantly  to provide the most up-to-date information to the students. In addition to teaching and training, many of these Departments conduct annual conferences at national and international levels with the assistance of the students to further enhance their skills. These academic and other related activities are well-supported by the friendly, well-trained instructors, demonstrators, and the non-academic staff of the Faculty. Therefore, as the Dean, I feel that you are very fortunate to be studying at such a prestigious Faculty.

Prof. Upul Subasinghe
Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences