The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) of the University of Colombo is a pioneer Graduate Faculty in Sri Lanka established in 1987. It was established by the Universities Act 16 of 1978 and the Faculty of Graduate Studies Ordinance No. 3 of 1987. The mandate of the FGS is to “sponsor, coordinate and regulate postgraduate studies and specialized or multi-disciplinary research carried out within the University of Colombo.”
Today FGS conducts twenty nine (29) Postgraduate programs and four (4) non–postgraduate diplomas. Among the programmes offered there are four (4) Executive Diplomas, fourteen (14) Postgraduate Diplomas and thirteen (13) Masters Programmes, one (1) MPhil Programme (Master of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology) and highly structured interdisciplinary MPhil/PhD programme. Resource Persons are drawn from Senior Academic Staff of the University of Colombo, as well as from the Industrial Sector.
The Council of the University of Colombo, the Senate, Faculty Board of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Board of Study for Development Studies and the Board of Study for Professional Studies comprises the Governing structure. The Dean Faculty of Graduate Studies is appointed for a term of three years by the Vice Chancellor on the recommendation of the Council of the University of Colombo.
To foster excellence, creativity and innovation in graduate education of Sri Lanka.
To provide advanced knowledge at postgraduate level and create human capital for growth and development.
The Deans of the Faculty of Graduate Studies since inception
|Professor Nayani Melegoda (Professor in International Relations)||Present Dean (from 21-01-2016)|
|Professor Sunil Chandrasiri (Professor in Economics)||2008-2015|
|Professor Lakshman Dissanayake (Professor in Demography)||2005-2008|
|Professor Laksiri Fernando (Professor in Political Science)||2003-2005|
|Professor Kusuma Karunaratne (Professor in Sinhala)||2000-2003|
|Professor Thilak Hettiarchchy (Professor in Sociology)||1998-2000|
|Professor W.D. Lakshman (Professor in Economics)||1994-1998|
|Professor Chandra Rodrigo (Professor in Economics)||1990-1993|
|Professor R.S. Ramakrishna (Professor in Chemistry)||1988-1990|
Senior Assistant Registrar
Senior Assistant Bursar
Director of Studies
Dr. S. Chaminda Padmakumara
Tel: (+94) 11 2055656
Fax: (+94) 11 2591395