Next Intake 2024
Payment Option 1
Please pay at any branch of the People’s Bank Island-wide using the usual deposit slip. Fill in the slip using the following information and your personal information. Please keep a photocopy/scanned copy of the slip with you before providing it to the university.
Account Number: 318181000002
Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo
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Those who are unable to pay the application fee to the Bank, they can pay the application fee using the online payment (Pay Online) method of the University of Colombo.
- Please select “Course Fee – pst grad(FGS/FMF/FOS/Law” for the Fee Type
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- Enter your Name, NIC (National Identity Card Number) or Passport Number and LKR 3000/=(Local Students)/ 40 USD (Foreign Students) as the Amount.
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- Please add your name instead of Student Reg No.
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You should submit the online payment confirmation receipt instead of payment slip in addition to the requested documents as mentioned in the advertisement.
Masters in Labor Relations and Human Resource Management (MLRHRM) is a distinctive and innovative program which provides the opportunity to gain knowledge, analyze and appreciate labor relations and human resource management related issues with a special focus on how labor relations and HRM fits with broader societal and economic development aspects of modern Sri Lankan society. A distinguishing feature of the program is its multi-disciplinary approach: the courses are treated both from an applied and a theoretical perspective with scholars deriving their models, methodologies and insights from a variety of core disciplines such as psychology, sociology, economics, demography, law, education and management sciences.
The program is especially deigned to offer the opportunity to learn through experience and engagement – with other students, with program conveners and with the environment, both physical and cultural. The program aims at developing knowledge of a wider spectrum of topics of Human Resource Management (HRM) and labor relations (LR) with especial focus on; what organizations are and how they work with employees; how individual, group and organizational level behaviors affect the workplace; how to evaluate the performance and potential of individual employees; what are the essentials of law governing employment; how to manage employees either in unionized workplaces or in workplaces that might be faced with a certification application. Further, the program aims to develop understanding of relevant approaches and elements of undertaking a research enquiry in the field of HRM and labor relations. In all, the program attempts to educate its participants how HRM is shaped by psycho-social, economic, political, and legal and management choices; how labor relations facilitate HRM in organizations; and how HRM and labor relations influence employee wellbeing, organizational performance, and social cohesion. In general, it focuses on:
a) Appreciation of the motivations of people, their values, their relations and their choices.
b) Recognition of the aims, practices and implications of people management and labor relations at workplaces.
c) Awareness of legal aspects of people management.
d) Awareness of the issues arising in local and global labor markets and a holistic view of responsibility in its economic, environmental, cultural and social dimensions.
MLRHRM 51401 – Industrial Psychology and Organizational Behavior
MLRHRM 51402 – Industrial Relations
MLRHRM 51403 – Research Methods
MLRHRM 52404 – Organizational Theories and Human Resource Management
MLRHRM 52405 – Employment Law and Employee Rights
MLRHRM 52406 – Performance Appraisal and Rewards Management
MLRHRM 52607 – Independent Study
- The program of MLRHRM Degree, unless otherwise decided by the Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board for special reasons, shall be one academic year with six (06) courses of 24 total credits, and an Independent Study component of 7000-8000 words which carries 6 credits, offered in two semesters as prescribed in the Schedule.
- The titles of courses, course codes, credit point and other details are set out in the Schedule and the Senate shall have power, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board to amend, add to, delete from or vary the courses, their titles, syllabi, course 5 codes, credit values and other details of the program. Such amendments shall come into effect after due notice.
- The Program of Study and Examinations leading to the MLRHRM Degree shall be conducted in the conventional mode and/or through the information communication technology driven on-line mode or a combination of multi-modes and these By-Laws, and other relevant By-Laws, Rules and Regulations passed by the University shall be so applied and interpreted in order to facilitate the effective conduct of the study program without compromising its integrity and quality.
- The medium of instruction and examination shall be English.
- The Senate, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board shall appoint a Board of Examiners to conduct and assess the performance of candidates.
- A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University/ Institution in labour relations and human resource management; or
- Any other Bachelor’s degree, with prior learning/ work experience in labour relations and human resource management; or
- Postgraduate Diploma (SLQF 8) from a recognized University/ Institution or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Faculty Board and the Senate of the University with prior learning/ work experience in labour relations and human resource management; or
- Professional qualification in labour relations and human resource management from a recognized professional body acceptable to the Faculty Board of the FGS and the Senate of the University with prior learning/ work experience in labour relations and human resource management; or
- Completion of NVQ level 7 (equivalent to Bachelor’s degree in SLQF) with relevant work experience in labour relations and human resource management as determined by the Faculty Board and the Senate of the University.
- A person who wishes to apply for the FGS programmes shall forward the application to the Senior Assistant Registrar, Faculty of Graduate Studies, No.35/30, Pro. Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha, Colombo 07.
- Applications can be downloaded from (fgs.cmb.ac.lk) the faculty website.
- The students will be selected through an interview.
- The next intake will be announced via the website, at the time of calling for applicants.
Course Fee for Local Students
Application Fee: LKR 3,000/-
Registration Fee: LKR 5,000/-
Course Fee: LKR 181,500/-
Library Fee: LKR 1,500/-
Examination Fee: LKR 12,000/-
(Per one paper 2,000*6)
Refundable Library Deposit: LKR 5,000/-
(Rs. 2,500/= per card)
Course Fee for Foreign Students
Application Fee: 40 USD
Registration Fee: 65 USD
Course Fee: 2342 USD
Library Fee: 19 USD
Examination Fee: 155 USD
Refundable Library Deposit: LKR 5,000/-
(LKR 2,500/= per card)
- Professor M. P. P. Dharmadasa
- Professor K. Dissanayake
- Professor R. Senathiraja
- Professor D.T.D. Kodagoda
- Professor A. Sarveswaran
- Dr. G.R.P. Silva
- Dr. T.M.N.D. Thennakoon
- Dr. A.W.M.M. Atapattu
- Dr. A.M.C.P. Atapattu
- Dr. S.D.K. Wanninayake
- Dr. Prabhashini Wijewantha
Dr. GRP Silva
PhD, University of Kalaniya
Ms. Rashmi Kumarage
Phone: (+94) 11 205 56 56