The Open University of Sri Lanka

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The Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) operates based on the concept Open and Distance Learning (ODL). It caters to a wider population of people scattered over the country to pursue higher education at their choice. The university policy on admission would enable a person to register at the lowest ‘Level’ only with basic educational qualifications (eg: Foundation Courses) and then climb up to postgraduate level. Some of the courses even do not require GCE O/L as an entry requirement.




Open University was established by the government of Sri Lanka under the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978. The main purpose of establishing such a university is providing higher educational opportunities to working adults, ensuring their educational and professional qualifications. However later it became popular among students who wanted to obtain a degree from a National University.

The concept of Distance Education is facilitated via the network of Regional Centers, Study Centers and Teaching Centers throughout the country. The Headquarters is situated in Nawala, Nugegoda while regional centers are situated in Kandy, Matara, Anuradhapura, Batticaloa and Jaffna. There are 18 study centers in other districts and 6 teaching centers also.
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The Open University of Sri Lanka operates under five faculties such as
• Faculty of Education
• Faculty of Engineering Technology
• Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty of Natural Sciences
• Post Graduate Institute of English

Under each faculty they offer courses varying form basic courses such as Foundation courses to advanced courses such as Masters and PhD.

Faculty of Education was established on 01st February, 2003. It currently consists of three Departments: Department of Secondary & Tertiary Education, Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education and Department of Special Needs Education.

Faculty of Engineering Technology consists of six academic departments such as Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Textile and Apparel Technology, Agricultural and Plantation Engineering and Mathematics & Philosophy of Engineering. The faculty offers two major study programmes namely Technology (Engineering), and Industrial Studies in various specializations using Open and Distance Learning methodology.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest Faculty of the Open University of Sri Lanka not only in terms of student numbers but also in terms of the number of academic programs administered and the graduates produced. The four academic Departments, namely the Department of Language Studies, the Department of Legal Studies (Law), the Department of Management Studies and the Department of Social Studies have given the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences a multidisciplinary outlook.  Department of Legal Studies offer Degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB).

Faculty of Natural Sciences at the Open University was established in 1987. Today it has grown into the six Departments, Botany, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Math & Computer Science, Physics and Zoology.
To facilitate the Distance Learning concept the OUSL Library collection is available online through Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC). The Library collection is accessible through the Campus Wide Information Network as well. The users can Search the full collection including books, course materials, journals, Audio-visuals, CD-ROMs etc., can check the availability books, can check your own borrowing status and reserving the books online. Also they offer students online Learning Management Systems (LMS) using Moodle and Virtual Classroom programs.

The study programs offered by Open University has really benefitted students who are not capable of enter a National University based on their Z-Score mark at A/L. However it’s said that examination results are released in a more systematic way and pass rates are lower at final stages of degree programs.

Contact details: Main Hunting Number (incoming only) 0112853777, Other Hunting Numbers (incoming only), 0112853023, 0112854300, 0112853028, 0112856201

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  1. MRS.RENGAN April 8, 2014 at 2:39 pm - 

    my daughter has got thru GCE OL with 4 ‘A’, 3 ‘B’ and 1 ‘C’ & 1′S’

    she wants to follow physcology for children in open university. Please let me know details and how to apply

  2. nusha April 5, 2014 at 9:59 pm - 

    hi…i got c for business.s for econ.anther s for g.eng.in a/l. What are the course can i follow to get a government job.plz rply me

  3. aruran February 28, 2014 at 3:07 pm - 

    sir, i got 2s results in a/l for physics and chemistry in maths stream. and i have completed advanced diploma in city and guilds in civil . so what procedure should i do to join in open university civil engineering?

  4. anton December 29, 2013 at 4:09 pm - 

    hiran sir.. what is the best plase for architecture

  5. Jazaal December 25, 2013 at 9:39 pm - 

    Hi sir, I got 2c,s in 2013 a/l maths stream. I hope to do mechanical engineering at OUS. How much it will totally cost??

  6. Hiran December 12, 2013 at 6:05 pm - 

    If you want to apply for Open University, go and get the details, or call them.

  7. Fathima December 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm - 

    I got 3s passes in bio stream in 2011 I would like to study Bsc
    how to apply it

  8. Avv November 5, 2013 at 4:10 pm - 

    I want to know what are distance courses in maths available at OUSL, courses fees, & which branch these courses available……….

  9. Lakmal May 2, 2013 at 6:23 pm - 

    Sr,
    i have one s passes in a/l maths.I like to do computer engineer in ou.Have an another way enter for OU Without three S passes?Thank you sr.

  10. Ashan Madushanka Weerakkody April 22, 2013 at 10:43 pm - 

    Sir,
    I want to know what is more good university for choice me.(Btech Civil Engineering.)
    Open University or UNIVERTECH in Rathmalana.?

  11. tishani January 3, 2013 at 12:28 pm - 

    Hi
    I completed igcse ol’s… And presently doing higher diploma in business managemnt.. I dnt knw whts gng to be ma nxt step… I need ur advice!

  12. FarA October 5, 2012 at 4:27 am - 

    I would like to do a online course in education from ouc is it possible

  13. ziara September 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm - 

    sir i want to follow dip.in primary education( tamil medium). I have only two passes in A/L. and currently im following cer.in proffes.english teaching course at IWMS colombo. I have 5 years of teaching experiens in primary education at one of orphen school in colombo. Shel i follow the above course ? When it will starts?pls let me know

  14. Sasindu September 1, 2012 at 9:06 am - 

    I have 3 passes at A/l in Maths subjects. So please let me know can I do industrial studies in agriculture.
    Thank you

  15. Hiran August 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm - 

    Please contact Registrar of OU to get your certificate.

  16. Binari August 22, 2012 at 10:39 am - 

    I completed Industrial studies(BSC) degree in year 2009. I have been living in Australia since 2009 and due to this I couldn’t attend to the graduation was held in year 2011. So please let me know how to receive my degree certificate?

  17. Hiran July 17, 2012 at 7:45 am - 

    sarah – It depends on the subjects you choose. some external degrees are in English medium.

  18. sarah July 16, 2012 at 1:56 am - 

    Hi sir
    im hoping to do GAQ,(English Medium)
    i want to know in which universities that is available?
    when the course starts?,crs fee,?
    kindly request u to reply soon.
    thank U…

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