Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Webpage of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS). The FGS Colombo is the oldest Faculty of Graduate Studies in Sri Lanka located within a finest University in metropolitan Sri Lanka. Pioneering in graduate education in specialized fields of studies such as Masters in Gender and Women’s Studies, Master of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Master of Business Studies, Master of Manufacturing Management, Master of Public Administration, Master of Japanese Studies, Masters in Human Rights are few among the 30 or more postgraduate degree courses we offer. At postgraduate level the highest qualification we offer is that of the Doctor of Philosophy drawing strength from the brilliant, well qualified and experienced academics from all faculties of the University of Colombo. The education research training program offered for the Master of Philosophy/Doctor of Philosophy program at the FGS is unique to FGS Colombo.

We enroll students who will pursue their postgraduate studies with dedication, integrity and hard work. Keeping to the standards of Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) guidelines, all courses comply with the number of credits, entry and exit levels of the SLQF. We believe in excellence in education. We offer student centered learning. Therefore many seminars, workshops and training programs are arranged throughout any given academic year. In the highly diverse, multi-ethnic, multi-religious backdrop of the FGS Colombo many International Students are enrolled for studies from around the World.

As the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru said:
“A University stands for humanism. For tolerance, for reason, for the adventure of ideas and for the search of truth. It stands for the onward march of the human race towards ever higher objectives. If the Universities discharge their duties adequately, then it is well with the Nation and the People”


Senior Professor Nayani Melegoda
Ph. D (Leeds) MA (British Columbia)
Professor in International Relations