Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration - PGDip (Pub Admin) 2024/25 (Online Mode)


Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo.   View map

Intake 2024
Closing date of the applications is extended till 01st March 2024

Payment Options

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: 318531100004
Account Name:

Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo

Payment Option 2

Please follow the instructions given below.

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 “Application Fee – Post Graduate- FM/FS/FL/FGS/FMF” for the Fee Type
  • Select Visa or Master
  • Enter your Name, NIC (National Identity Card Number) or Passport Number and LKR 3000/=(Local Students)/ 40 USD (Foreign Students) as the Amount.
  • Type the account number 318531100004 for Payment Reference. Then click the verify button
  • Please add your name instead of Student Reg No.
  • Submit your information.
  • Check and confirm your details.
  • Enter your card details and proceed .

You should submit the online payment confirmation receipt instead of payment slip in addition to the requested documents as mentioned in the advertisement.


Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration – PGDip (Pub Admin) is a distinctive and innovative program which provides the opportunity to gain knowledge, analyze and practice to appreciate public administration in relation to the public sector organizations and conducts with broader societal and economic development aspects of modern Sri Lankan society.

In general, it focuses on:

a) Appreciation of the public sector operations and related development and in enhancing performance expectations.
b) Recognition of the aims, practices and implications of public administration and management.
c) Awareness of legal aspects of public administration and management.
d) Awareness of the issues arising in local and global public administration and management in a holistic perspective.


PGDPA 5101 – Introduction to Public Administration
PGDPA 5102 – Public Sector Accounting and Finance
PGDPA 5103 – Public Policy
PGDPA 5104 – Managing Public Sector Organizations
PGDPA 5105 – Communication for Public Sector Managers


PGDPA 5206 – Human Security and Disaster Management
PGDPA 5207 – Human Resource Management
PGDPA 5208 – Technology and Public Sector
PGDPA 5209 – Legal Aspects of Public Administration
PGDPA 5210 – Ethics and Governance in Public Sector

By-law of PGDip (Pub Admin)

  • Duration: One year
  • Lecture Mode: Online
  • Weekend Programme
  • SLQF level: 8
  • Number of Credits: 30
  • Medium of Instructions: English
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University/Institution in Public Administration; OR
  • Any other Bachelor’s degree, with one (01) year of prior learning/ work experience related to Public Administration; OR
  • Membership of a Professional body/Professional qualification in Public Administration or related field from a recognized professional body with prior learning/work experience in Public Administration acceptable to the Faculty Board of the FGS and the Senate of the University of Colombo; OR
  • Completion of NVQ level 7 (equivalent to Bachelors degree in SLQF) with relevant work experience in Public Administration as determined by the Faculty Board and the Senate; OR
  • A Higher Diploma (SLQF 4) or a Diploma (SLQF 3) from a recognized University/Institution in any field with two (02) years or three (03) years of prior learning/working experience in Public Administration respectively; AND
  • A good knowledge of English language and satisfactory performance at a selection test and/or an interview.
  • 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 ( the faculty website.
  • The students will be selected through an interview or a placement test or both.
  • 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 150,500/-
Library Fee: LKR 1,500/-
Examination Fee: LKR 18,000/-
(Per one paper 2,000*9)

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: 1942 USD
Library Fee: 19 USD
Examination Fee: 232 USD

Refundable Library Deposit: LKR 5,000/-
(LKR 2,500/= per card)

  • Professor A. Sarveswaran
  • Professor S. C. Padmakumara
  • Dr. G.R.P. Silva
  • Dr. Shamini Chandran
  • Dr. Pavithra Jayawardena
  • Dr. Ananda Y. Karunarathne
  • Mr. S.Ranugge
  • Mr. Nandana Dissanayaka
  • Mr. S Sasidaran

Course Coordinator

Dr. T.C. Ediriwickrama
PhD, University of Colombo

Phone: (+94)11 205 56 56

Course Assistant

Ms. Chandrika Rathnayake

Phone: (+94) 11 205 56 56