AmabalantotaSC


Ambalantota played a significant role in Sri Lanka’s history as a famed city in the Kingdom of Ruhuna. The Ambalantota Study Centre of the OUSL intends to repeat that success. It is situated about 6 km away from Ambalantota town, more towards Hungama. As a Study Centre, we offer a variety of academic programmes in the fields of Education, Management, Language, Information Technology (IT), Engineering Technology and Science through the Distance Education (DE) Mode. Our Study Centre has modern facilities such as a Computer Laboratory, an Examination Hall and an Auditorium. The staff members of the Centre are committed to identify and fulfill educational requirements of the students.

Ambalantota Study Centre has extensively contributed towards the professional development of the graduate teachers through the Post Graduate Diploma in Education Programme . Ever demanding Advanced Certificate in English for Business & Professional Communication Programme and the Basic Tamil Language Programme have uplifted the knowledge of English & Tamil among the community in the region.

We offer academic programmes in the field of Early Childhood & Primary Education with the aim of producing qualified & competent professionals for the field.

We have introduced Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management Programme / Bachelor of Management Studies Degree Programme to fulfill growing demand for trained personnel in the Management of business and other managerial fields.

I invite you to join with us to upgrade your knowledge, skills & attitudes in different fields that fit in with your long term goals.

A.G.Asanka Sampath
Assistant Director/Regional Educational Services
Ambalantota Study Centre


History

The Study Centre was ceremoniously opened in 2010 at Lunama to cater to the higher education needs of the people in the Hambantota District. Started with few academic programmes & now we offer eight regular programmes & four short courses at centre.

Our Programme Guide

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.

We offer several academic programmes under different faculties.

  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Education

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Following mentioned details are related to academic programmes offered under faculty of HSS

Academic Programme Basic Introduction Entry Requirements Application Issue Time (Tentative)
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management(ESBM) – 1 Year Duration The structure of the programme and the approach to it are designed to ensure its usefulness as a training exercise for aspiring investors and businessmen and for those who aspire to become managers and other supportive staff in business organizations.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or more, on the last day o

f receiving

applications and have

žSuccessfully completed the

Level 1 of the Foundation Programme in Social

Sciences or

žObtained two credits or exemption from a foundation programme

conducted by the Open University

or,

žPassed G.C.E. O/L examination with any six subjects including

mathematics and language in not more than two sittings

or,

žPossessed any other qualification acceptable to the University Senate

September/October

Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) / Higher Diploma in Management Studies

4 Year Duration

  • Those who wishes to obtain Higher Diploma in Management Studies can obtained after 2 years

The BMS (Hons) degree programme is designed in a way to enrich you with all the essential knowledge required as a professional manager. While encouraging you to plan studies at your own pace, permitting to experience the open & distance learning through an appropriate mix of adult learning methodologies and rigorous training prepares you to be management professional with high qualities Should complete 18 years of age on the closing date of applications and
  1. THREE passes at the G.C.E. A/L Examination in one sitting or
  2. Successful completion of any foundation programme of the Open University of Sri Lanka or
  3. Any other qualifications equivalent to the above acceptable to the Senate or
  4. Successful completion of the Diploma in Management Programme of the Open University of Sri Lanka (Those who posses this qualification can directly enter to the 3rd year of Degree Programme) or
  5. Successful completion of the Certificate Programme in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management of the Open University of Sri Lanka. (Students who sat for the final examination of this programme in 2016 can also apply on the basis of pending results)
January /February
Programme in Tamil

This Programme focuses on developing the four major language skills.

And also pays special attention to the needs of employees in the government sector & private sector who wish to improve their communication skills in Tamil

Advanced Certificate in English for Business & Professional Communication

(1 Year)

This programme is specially designed for adults who wish to develop their English Language skills and enhance their career growth. The programme is offered at two stages: Stage 1 and Stage 2.

Placement Test and Pass in G.C.E. (O/L)

November/

December

 

Faculty of Education

Following mentioned details are related to academic programmes offered under faculty of Education.

Academic Programme

Basic Introduction

Entry Requirements

Application Issue Time (Tentative)

Diploma in  Early Childhood and primary Education

2 Year Duration

The goal of this programme is to improve the quality of early childhood education and primary education in Sri Lanka.

The specific objective of the programme is to enable the participants to perform effectively as teachers/care givers in Early Childhood Education and Primary Education

  1. Applicant should be 18 years or over on the closing date of applications, and
  2. Successfully completed the Advanced Certificate in Pre-School Education Programme conducted by the Open University of Sri Lanka, or
  3. At least 03 passes at the GCE (A/L) Examination and 06 passes in G.C.E (O/L) Examination with Language and Mathematics, or
  4. Minimum of 54 credits in courses offered at any foundation Levels 1 and 2 (offered by OUSL), or
  5. Diploma in Teaching offered by the National Colleges of Education, or
  6. Teacher Training Certificate awarded by the Teacher Training Colleges.

September/October

Certificate in Pre School Education

1 Year Duration

The primary objectives of the programme are:

  • to enable the students gain knowledge, skills and attitudes related to the total development of the pre-school child
  • to enable students master the competencies related to the teaching-learning process in the pre-school.

Applicants should be over 18 years of age and should have passed the G.C.E. (O/L) Examination (six subjects including First Language and Mathematics)

December/January

Post Graduate Diploma In Education

Minimum One academic year(15 months)

The primary goal of this programme is to provide professional training to graduate teachers and other graduates who are in the field of Education.

  1. Should hold a Bachelor's Degree of minimum three years duration from a recognized University or any other equivalent qualification acceptable to the Senate of the Open University of Sri Lanka, and
  2. Should be a Teacher or a Principal of a recognized school or an In-service Teacher Adviser or a Teacher Educator or an Officer in the Sri Lanka Educational Administrative Service or a full time Permanent Member in the academic staff (Universities, National Colleges of Education, Technical Colleges and Teacher Colleges) or a Government Teacher Centre Manager or a Project Officer (National Institute of Education) and
  3. One Year working experience and in continuous service from the first appointment date.

January

 Short Courses

Academic Programme

Basic Introduction

Entry Requirements

Application Issue Time (Tentative)

Short Course in Listening and Speech(English)

Duration :- 10 Weeks 

 

The Course in Speech & Listening is designed to help you improve your listening and speaking skills

Applicant should be 16 years or over

No Specific Time

Certificate of Completion in Computer Literacy

Duration :- Minimum 4 Months

Computer Office Package for School Leavers and Employees.

At the end of the course, students will be able to acquire Basic Computer Hardware/Software/ Networks knowledge and basic IT Skills required for the use of Microsoft Office Applications, create and manage a small database and appreciate the use of the Internet and e-mail

 

Applicant should be 15 years or over

No Specific Time

Human Resource Management (HRM)

Duration : 4 Months 

The Short Course in Human Resource Management aims to introduce the key concepts and theories in HRM while comparing and contrasting them with the ‘actual’ HR policies and practices as carried out by HR practitioners in local work organizations.

 

Entrance is open for anyone over 18 years of age

No Specific Time

Marketing Management Course

Duration : 4 Months 

 

The Short Course in Marketing Management aims to introduce the key concepts and theories in marketing while comparing and contrasting them with the real marketing practices carried out by marketing professionals in organizations

Entrance is open for anyone over 18 years of age

No Specific Time

 

Activities, Services &Facilities

Ambalntota Study Centre conducts several activities & provides a range of services to meet the requirements of stakeholders.

The OUSL programmes on offer:

Regular Courses

      1. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management(ESBM)
      2. Certificate in Pre School Education
      3. Beginner’s and Basic Tamil
      4. Post Graduate Diploma In Education (PGDE)
      5. Advanced Certificate in English for Business & Professional Communication
      6. Foundation in OUSL

 

Short Courses

            1. Short Course in Listening and Speaking (English) 
            2. Human Resource Management (HRM) 
            3. Computer Literacy
            4. Marketing Management Course

 

Ambalantota Study Centre Code Number: SP33

 

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Contacts

Postal Address - The Assistant Director, OUSL Study Centre, Lunama South, Ambalantota.

Telephone - 047 – 2225533

Fax - 047 – 2225533

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Academic Programme

Basic Introduction

Entry Requirements

Application Issue Time (Tentative)

Diploma in  Early Childhood and primary Education

2 Year Duration

The goal of this programme is to improve the quality of early childhood education and primary education in Sri Lanka.

The specific objective of the programme is to enable the participants to perform effectively as teachers/care givers in Early Childhood Education and Primary Education

  1. Applicant should be 18 years or over on the closing date of applications, and
  2. Successfully completed the Advanced Certificate in Pre-School Education Programme conducted by the Open University of Sri Lanka, or
  3. At least 03 passes at the GCE (A/L) Examination and 06 passes in G.C.E (O/L) Examination with Language and Mathematics, or
  4. Minimum of 54 credits in courses offered at any foundation Levels 1 and 2 (offered by OUSL), or
  5. Diploma in Teaching offered by the National Colleges of Education, or
  6. Teacher Training Certificate awarded by the Teacher Training Colleges.

September/October

Certificate in Pre School Education

1 Year Duration

The primary objectives of the programme are:

  • to enable the students gain knowledge, skills and attitudes related to the total development of the pre-school child
  • to enable students master the competencies related to the teaching-learning process in the pre-school.

Applicants should be over 18 years of age and should have passed the G.C.E. (O/L) Examination (six subjects including First Language and Mathematics)

December/January

Post Graduate Diploma In Education

Minimum One academic year(15 months)

The primary goal of this programme is to provide professional training to graduate teachers and other graduates who are in the field of Education.

  1. Should hold a Bachelor's Degree of minimum three years duration from a recognized University or any other equivalent qualification acceptable to the Senate of the Open University of Sri Lanka, and
  2. Should be a Teacher or a Principal of a recognized school or an In-service Teacher Adviser or a Teacher Educator or an Officer in the Sri Lanka Educational Administrative Service or a full time Permanent Member in the academic staff (Universities, National Colleges of Education, Technical Colleges and Teacher Colleges) or a Government Teacher Centre Manager or a Project Officer (National Institute of Education) and
  3. One Year working experience and in continuous service from the first appointment date.

January