Kandy Regional Centre The Open University of Sri Lanka Kandy Regional Centre campus Located in a pristine environment facing beautiful Dumbara mountain surrounded by Mahaweli river in Polgolla, approximately 8 km from Kandy town, the OUSL Kandy Regional Centre campus has rationalized the trends of education giving you the freedom and flexibility to discover your passions and career achievements. Since the year 1982 we are devoted to excellence in service to the community and it is our principle that education should be accessible to all regardless of their background. We offer a wider range of Programmes: academic programmes from certificate to post graduate levels, sports facilities, cultural events, entertainment and many extended services and facilities for the students on the vision we were built on “ to be the Premier Open and Distance Learning Institution in Asia through excellence, efficiency and equity in lifelong learning.” We are on a mission “to enhance access to high quality, affordable and relevant education through open distance education and ensure lifelong learning opportunities to face challenges in a knowledge society.” Mr. Anushka Bandara ( Assistant Director ) Therefore we develop skilled, competent graduates with both national and international recognition to meet the current trends of the world. Our emphasis is on shaping your professional life while developing your competencies adding value to your life. We have fulfilled the dream of higher education of our youth population who miss the opportunity in the conventional universities and keep the door of education open to all. During last two decades the center has turned out a large number of Engineers, Lawyers, graduates in other disciplines such as Social Sciences, Management, Education etc. to the national productivity of the country and we have extensively contributed towards professional development and higher education of the Central province region. Our vibrant student body which is approximately 6,500 students comes from many social and cultural backgrounds. With the support of our well qualified academic staff and the administrative body the institute has achieved an immense success. I invite you to join our team, discover our programmes that fit in with your wider long-term goals and succeed in a multidisciplinary study environment. Anushka Bandara Assistant Director. Kandy Regional Center The Open University of Sri Lanka. The progammes of the OUSL are specially designed for adults particularly for those who are employed, and persons aged 18 and above to pursue further education through distance education mode. All our degrees reflect needs of future employers, making your career ready with up to date knowledge and recognized methods. The campus provides a combination of traditional classroom methodologies interspersed with multimedia and video presentations, video conferencing facility with other centers of the university, lecture theaters, new auditorium and exam hall, comfortable social spaces, easy access to transport and essential services operating later into the evening. Our course guide Presently there are five faculties offer programmes encouraging independent learning with flexible course structures in various disciplines. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty of Natural Sciences Faculty of Engineering Technology Faculty of Education Faculty of Health Sciences. FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Studying for a degree in HSS in our prestigious university is an enriching and rewarding experience. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences specializes in providing progammes of Law, Management, Language studies and Social Studies. Presently there are approximately 1,800 students following different degree programmes in wide-ranging disciplines. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL STUDIES Our degree will provide you with the intellectual skills for your chosen career and give meaning and value to it! You will gain skills including critical analysis, communication, teamwork, research and writing. BA in Social Science is a Multidisciplinary degree offered in English medium. Students who register for the degree can choose from the following four streams: Economics and Development Studies, Communication Studies, Politics and International Relations, Society and Culture Studies. The number of graduates is increasing vastly over the past years. Today we have a student body of approximately 570 students and their excellent performances in final examination is an honor to our Department. Academic Coordinator Ms. R. Varnitha (BA (Hons.) Sociology, MA (Sociology) Peradeniya) OUR DEGREES AND COURSES Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences 03 years Entry Requirements: G.C.E. A/L three passes in any stream or Foundation Programme in Social Sciences ( no. 13) or any Foundation Programme in OUSL Application Diploma in Youth in Development 02years Entry Requirements: G.C.E. A/L three passes in any stream or Foundation Programme in Social Sciences ( no. 13) or any Foundation Programme in OUSL Application Certificate Programme in Social Science 02 Years No educational qualifications required. Age :above 18 years old Application DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES World around us is changing and so is the way we do business and management! Our programmes have professional accreditation and our focus is to offer an immersive learning environment to achieve success. Our aim is to impart & develop the management knowledge, skills and appropriate managerial attitudes. Our degree is highly recognized world-wide and respected. Academic coordinator Ms. K.D.P.M. Kothalawala (BSc., PGD in HRM(IPM) OUR DEGREES AND COURSES Bachelor’s Degree in Management Studies (BMS)/Diploma in Management. (2 years) (total 4 years) Entry Requirements: 3 passes in G/C/E (A/L) in one sitting or any foundation programme at OUSL & selection test or ESBM (no. 12) or other qualification acceptable to the OUSL senate. Application Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management (ESBM) (1 year) Entry Requirements: 6 passes in G/C/E (O/L) or Foundation Programme in social science. Level 01(No.13) Application DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL STUDIES We offer the LL.B Degree programme Level 3, 4, 5 and 6 in all three mediums. This course will offer rewarding challenges to help you into a distinct individual with critical skills for tackling legal issues. You can follow this Course both as full time or part time and those who have done their 1st degree in another discipline and other professionals can follow the degree as attendance is not compulsory and the course materials are provided from the Department. After completion of the degree you will be a qualified LL.B degree holder and practitioner and you will gain employment in key positions such as legal officers, public counselors, legal draftsman, journalists and opportunities in the academic field too. Academic coordinators Ms. K.G.T. Dilrukshi (LL.B Hons Peradeniya, Attorney At Law)Ms. Yashodha Thilakarathne. (LL.B Hons OUSL) LL.B Degree programme 04 years Entry Requirements: 4 passes in G.C.E. (A/L) old Syllabus or 3 passes in G.C.E. (A/L) new syllabus or any Foundation Programme in OUSL Application THE DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGE STUDIES Our unit will help you reach the language proficiency level needed to enter your course at the university. Courses are offered in all three languages and are tailored alongside subject related disciplines and you will learn the general skills required for academic purpose. Academic Coordinator Miss. Samadhi Dissanayake (BA Spec. Languages, MA inLinguistics, Kelaniya) OUR COURSES Advanced Certificate in English for Business & Professional Communication (1 Year) Entry Requirements: Placement Test and Pass in G.C.E. (O/L) Application English for General Academic Purpose (undergraduate Course for all disciplines) Entry Requirements: For undergraduate students Application English for Legal Studies Entry Requirements: For undergraduate students Application Sinhala for Beginners (01 Year) Entry Requirements: Pass in G.C.E. (O/L) Application Beginner’s Course in Tamil (01 Year) Entry Requirements: Pass in G.C.E. (O/L) Application FACULTY OF NATURAL SCIENCES Scientific knowledge is advancing at an unprecedented rate. Our commitment to excellence in science teaching and research are reflected in our course of study. The Faculty of Natural Sciences offers programmes in areas of Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science. Practical work is an integral part our degree programme. These sessions are designed to transfer practical skills, experimental methodology, planning, interpretation of data as well as other generic skills. Our science degree can take you beyond the classroom to engage with industry and better prepare you for your career. Senior Academic Coordinator Mrs. K.C. Weerakoon (BSc. Spec. in Zoology, MPhil. Peradeniya) LAB FACILITIES We provide facilities to perform all the practical sessions of level 4 in our Zoo, Botany, Physics and Computer labs. We are in the process of building a new laboratory complex with more facilities to cater more students in future. STO of Laboratories Mr. R.M. Wijerathne OUR COURSES AND DEGREES Bachelor of Science (03 years) Entry Requirements:03 Passes in G.C.E (A/L) in approved science subjects(in any number of sittings or OUSL Foundation Certificate in Science Application Stand Alone Courses in Science (01 year) Entry Requirements: No formal qualifications are required. Application FACULTY OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY The faculty of Engineering Technology provides courses in Agricultural and Plantation Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, computer engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics and Philosophy, and Textile and Apparel Engineering Bachelor of Engineering is a four year full-time IESL accredited degree offering seven possible majors. Lab facilities in areas such as electrical/electronics, Civil Lab, Computer lab, Textile lab, Agriculture lab and a Mechanical workshop are provided to upgrade the quality of study. lateral thinking through practical hands-on workshops and industry based projects to prepare students with skills of analysis, design, find solutions that promote positive change in the world. Academic Coordinator Mr. W.D.S.S. Bandara. (B.Sc.(Eng) MEng. (AIT) OUR COURSES AND DEGREES Bachelor in Technology in Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Electronic and Communication Engineering Mechatronics Engineering Mechanical Engineering Textile Engineering (04 years) Entry Requirements: G.C.E (A/L) 3 passes in Physical Science stream or 36 credits from relevant Foundation Courses of OUSL or equivalent. Application Bachelor of Industrial Studies in Agriculture Apparel Production and Management Textile Manufacture Fashion Design & Product Development Entry Requirements: For Agriculture - G.C.E (A/L) 3 passes in Physical/ Biological science stream with Biology or 36 credits from relevant Foundation Courses of Application Bachelor of Software Engineering 03 years Entry Requirements: G.C.E (A/L) 3 passes in any subject stream or 36 credits from relevant Foundation Courses of OUSL or equivalent. And One year Tertiary level qualification And Passing the selection test. Application Diploma in Information Systems 01 year Entry Requirements: G.C.E (A/L) 3 passes in any subject stream or 36 credits from relevant Foundation Courses of OUSL or equivalent. Application Certificate in Industrial Studies in Apparel Technology Small scale Renewable Energy Systems Animal Husbandry& Aqua Culture. 01 Year Entry Requirements: G.C.E. ( O/L) Application FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES Our aim is to produce graduates who have the core skills and knowledge to provide the best healthcare for people. Students are exposed to professional development through learning management skills, research methodology, communication skills and many other areas in subject of nursing. Our four year Bachelor of Nursing Degree develops a professional nurse to work in constantly evolving clinical and administrative environments in any division in healthcare sector. Academic Coordinator Mrs. E.W.A.I.M. Siriwardena. (BSc. Nursing, BA, PGDE (OUSL), MAE (OUSL) MSc. (Kristiansand, Sweden). Bachelor of Science in Nursing (04 years) Entry Requirements: 03 passes in G.C.E (A/L) in Science stream. (the first two years are exempted for registered nurses) Applications FACULTY OF EDUCATION Our wide range of course combinations will help you to tailor your degree according to your goals and ambitions. Faculty of Education offers programmes in the areas of early childhood, secondary and tertiary education and special needs. DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD AND PRIMARY EDUCATION Our programmes are aimed at developing professional primary school teachers who have a strong understanding of contemporary theories and approaches in teaching and a sound knowledge in Child Development, cultural and social diversity, early intervention, curriculum design and research skills. We also offer career counseling forums, teacher training programmes, and provide our service as resource personnel for the central province preschool authority. Our Supipi model Pre- school is a set example in pre- Education system and more beneficial for the local community. Academic Coordinator Mrs. N. Athukorala. BA,(PGDE) OUR COURSES AND DEGREES Advanced Certificate in Pre-School Education (01 year) Entry Requirements: Successfully completed Certificate in Preschool Education Applications Diploma in Early Childhood & Primary Education Entry Requirements: Successfully completed Advanced Certificate in Preschool Education(No. 09 & 10) or 3 passes in G.C.E. (A/L) or G.C.E. (O/L) 6 passes including Mathematics , first language and a merit pass in English Applications DEPARTMENT OF SECONDARY AND TERTIARY EDUCATION Professional skills and experience are compulsory components embedded in our certificate and diploma courses. All courses involve a two month professional teaching practice placement in local government schools as part of the professional experience component. Moreover the students gain a sound knowledge in child psychology, research methodology and child development with contemporary theories and approaches. Students who participate in these courses are capable of meeting the demands of both national and international education sectors and career challenges. Today we have approximately 400 students enrolled in our courses. Academic Coordinator MR. L.A.S. Premarathne (BA, ME, PGDE) OUR COURSES AND DEGREES Post Graduate Diploma in Education (15 months) Entry Requirements: Degree with 01 year teaching experience Applications Certificate in Pre-School Education (01 year) Entry Requirements: G.C.E. (O/L) 6 passes including Mathematics , first language and a merit pass in English Applications Bachelor of Education in Special Needs (02 years) Entry Requirements: Any level 3 &4 programme in OUSL, other qualifications applicable for the OUSL Senate Applications Student group work University life is what you make it. You can make new discoveries as you take part in team projects. SHORT COURSES The Kandy Regional Centre offers well designed Short Term Programmes (04 month courses) to meet your career requirements covering specific topics. On completion of these courses students may progress in to a range of related degrees as well. The Coordinator Mr. Kelum Wijesuriya (BSc. Ruhuna) Human Resource Management Listening and Speech in English Marketing Management Auto Cad Web Design Graphic Design Tourism and Hotel Management Our story of success……. The students of KRC have demonstrated relatively a higher completion and success rate in academic performances. We have proudly produced numerous bachelors degree holders, Masters degree holders, post graduated diploma holders, diploma holders and certificate holders in the year 2017 the second highest among the regional network. Our students have achieved many first class degrees and gold medals and prizes for excellence in their academic performances. With our competent academic staff.. Thanks to the outstanding caliber of the work of our academic staff we are able to offer you a cutting- edge curriculum that is recognized worldwide. Our academic staff has established many international links with universities around the world. These links have led to numerous global partnerships in exchanging, in teaching, learning models, collaborative research, and curriculum design. They have won numerous awards and medals for their commitment in the field of research. For example Presidential research award by Dr. G.K.R. Senadheera (Faculty of Natural Sciences), National Research Council award by Dr. G.K.R. Senadheera and Dr. R. Rathnayake (Faculty of Natural Sciences), Annual Research award by Dr. G.K.R. Senadheera (Faculty of Natural Sciences), We are in the process of adding more classrooms and lecture theaters to cater any number of students with more facilities and modern classroom equipments. Student can enjoy the beautiful surrounding seated in open air gathering places..... SOCIAL ACTIVITES Students organize various social activities with assistance from the university during the period of their course study. You can get involved in annual musical events like Sahurdha Yamaya and Padura and show your talents. Students can participate in festivals and events that reflect the pulse of our culture and work in a multiethnic and diverse cultural landscape. You can join in a range of events, share your ideas, team up with others and show your talents and performances. Involving in integrated social activities help students to learn new skills and simply have fun! Improving your job Prospects ……. We offer programmes that extend beyond what you learn in the classroom and prepare you for your career. JOB FARE is organized annually inviting professionals from leading companies to guide students on the requirements of the today’s job market and some of our garaduates and undergraduates get job opportunities out of them! Community Services Our students take part in team projects both in and outside the lecture theater. A host of extracurricular pursuits are organized in their year calendar such as clubs and social events, donation campaigns and religious programmes. The Faculty of Engineering annually organizes a blood donation campaign. Among many other programmes the Dhamma Deshana, donations to the orphanage and Elder’s home, donations to the unprivileged schools and in situations of natural disasters reflect the unity, cooperation and the humanity of our young hearts! Educational Seminars such as ‘Tharanaya’ (conducted by Dr. Nawaz Jiffry) focusing students who sit for the G.C.E (A/L) were an immense success. Through these projects they have formed a remarkable link between the KRC and the local community. A programme conducted for government officers. SREVICES & FACILITIES The OUSL provides a range of services to meet the requirements of the students. LIBRARY The Kandy Regional Centre Library is open from 8.30 a.m. to 4.15 p.m. everyday including weekends except on poya days and on university holidays. As the library form an important part of the development programme we enhance our collection regularly with text books reference sources, course materials, and government information sources to facilitate learning relating to all forms of disciplines. You have access to both print and digital collections well equipped with books in a wide variety of subjects, periodicals, journals and extensive resource materials.