Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

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Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
ශ්‍රී ලංකා වයඹ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය
இலங்கை வயம்ப பல்கலைக்கழகம்
Type Public University
Established1991- Affiliated University College of North Western Province
1996 - Rajarata University of Sri Lanka "Wayamba mandapa"
1999 - Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Academic affiliation
University Grants Commission (Sri Lanka),
Association of Commonwealth Universities,
International Association of Universities
Chancellor Prof. Tuley De Silva
Vice-Chancellor Prof. E. M. P. Ekanayake
Kuliyapitiya and Makandura (NWP)
Colours Maroon      Gold     
Sporting affiliations
Sri Lanka University Games
Website www.wyb.ac.lk

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka (Sinhala : ශ්‍රී ලංකා වයඹ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය, Tamil : இலங்கை வயம்ப பல்கலைக்கழகம்) is the thirteenth national university in Sri Lanka. It was established as the Affiliated University College of North Western Province in 1991 and after it was become the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka "Wayamba mandapa" in 1996.It was a full flagged university naming as Wayamba University of Sri Lanka in 1999.The main purpose of the university is offering English-medium degree, diploma and certificate courses (internal and external) in areas such as Agriculture, Applied Science, Management and Technology for students and working professionals. The courses are highly up-to-date and job-oriented.


The Wayamba University of Sri Lanka is headquartered at Kuliyapitiya, Sri Lanka. Its six faculties are in Makandura and Kuliyapitiya. The Faculty of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Business Studies,Finance and Faculty of Technology and Faculty of Medicine were established at Kuliyapitiya. The Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management and Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries, and Nutrition are in Makandura.

Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management

The Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management is the oldest in the University and located in Makandura premises. Four departments were assigned with faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management.

Faculty of Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Applied Sciences was established with effect from 1 October 1999 by the Government Notification in the Extraordinary Gazette No. 1093/8 of Tuesday, 17 August 1999. The faculty is in Kuliyapitiya and was assigned with four Departments of study.

Department of Computing & Information Systems

The Department of Computing and Information Systems is one of four departments in the Faculty of Applied Science. It is one of the earliest departments in the university, having been established in 1999.

The Department was established with the objective to equip the students with a sound knowledge on IT to face the challenges at their own work and employment. Therefore, the department offers course modules along with projects and an industrial training programme, to achieve the above objectives.

Department of Electronics

The Department of Electronics was initiated in 2000 under the Faculty of Applied Sciences. This is the only Department in the University System, which offers Electronics as a major subject for the Physical Science undergraduates.

Department of Industrial Management

The Department of Industrial Management has realized the future challenges and the importance of socio-economic development of Sri Lanka. Therefore, the Department of Industrial Management has articulated its main objective to produce readily employable graduates to face 21st century management challenges.

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Department of Mathematical Sciences is one of the most important Department in the Faculty of Applied Sciences. The department commenced academic activities in 1996, the oldest department in the Faculty. Around 30-40 students enrolling in the courses every year.

Although the computer laboratories of the Department of Computing & Information Systems are primarily intended to facilitate the conduct of practical components in computing and information systems, they provide facilities for those undertaking project work and offering other major subjects.

Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries & Nutrition

The Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries & Nutrition (FLFN) has four departments:

The Faculty has been offering BSc in Food Science & Nutrition degree since 2001. This degree programme in the combined disciplines is the first of its kind in the Sri Lankan university system.

Faculty offers BSc in Food Production & Technology Management from academic year 2008/09. Both degree programmes are offered in English medium with four-year duration. The annual enrolment for the BSc Food Science & Nutrition degree programme is 100 students, whereas for the BSc Food Production & Technology Management, 50 students.

Two degree programmes of the faculty have been designed to train graduates to meet the national needs for higher education in the relevant sectors. Faculty is committed to develop a strong research programme and outreach programmes which will contribute to the development of the food and nutrition sectors in Sri Lanka. The development of skills and knowledge necessary for the undergraduates to be self-employed in the relevant sectors is also a major consideration.

FLFN is in an ideal environment with food & agribusiness, industrial and commercial activities. Apart from small- and medium-scale business even large establishments have started operation in the region in the recent past. Faculty has established links with national and regional industries, business establishments, research institutes and government and non-governmental organizations. Faculty has initiated several research activities with industry collaborations.

Faculty of Business Studies and Finance

Faculty of Technology

Student life

The Computer Unit and the English Language Teaching Unit, which come under the purview of the vice-chancellor, operate through a director or a coordinator, offer service courses to the undergraduates of both faculties at Kuliyapitiya to further their IT, oral and written communication skills.

An academic year consists of two semesters of 15 weeks each. Academic programs are based on a course credit system, which embodies characteristics such as modularity, flexibility, and accumulation of credits. After a semester, a two-week study leave is given before the semester-end examinations conducted in a three-week period. However, examinations of practical components, project work, in-plant training programs, etc. may be held before the semester-end examination period as decided by the department.

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