- New Faculty Complex, Faculty of Technology, University …The Faculty of Technology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura is widely known as the first Faculty of Technology in Sri Lanka. Since its inception in 1873 University of Sri Jayewardenepura then known as the Vidyodaya Pirivena has been a pioneer of sorts. The glorious history of the University boasts of being the first university in the country post-independence. The University of Sri Jayewardenepura has always had the nation’s best interests at heart. Vidodaya University established the most Venerable Welivitye Sri Soratha Thero in 1959 was the first University in the country to provide vernacular education (Sinhala/Tamil) this opened the doors for those who were now leaving schools having gained vernacular education. Similarly, when the Technology stream was thus introduced to the Advanced Level curriculum in 2013; the University of Sri Jayewardenepura was the first to lay the foundation to create a Faculty that will facilitate students who complete their Advanced level Examinations through the Technology Stream. As the Chairman, University Grants Commission stated in his speech, Faculty of Technology in many ways pays homage to the legacy left behind by the forefathers of the University, the most Venerable Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thero and Ven. Weliwitiye Sri Soratha Thero […]
FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY
Bench marked offspring of the Sri Jayewardenepura Family, the Faculty of Technology was established in January, 2016 upon the approval of the University Grant Commission and the publication of Gazette Extraordinary (No. 1948/59 Order under Section 27(1), THE UNIVERSITIES ACT, No. 16 of 1978) by the Ministry of Higher Education and Highways of Sri Lanka.
Faculty of Technology will be serving the nation by providing the higher education opportunity for the prospective undergraduates who will be enrolling to the Sri Lankan university system through the newly introduced Technology stream to the school system. The strategy behind is to harness the talents of the youth to capture the advantage of relevant emerging technologies to drive the economy by providing an education that encompasses competencies to satisfy the needs of the society.
Fully pledged faculty will be located in the Pitipana, Colombo (Techno Park of the Western Province Mega Polis Development Plan) alongside with the newly established Faculty of Engineering. Faculty of Technology consists of three academic departments offering highly practical oriented, bachelor degree programs of (i) Bachelor of Engineering Technology, (ii) Bachelor of Bio-Systems Technology, and (iii) Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology for the first time in Sri Lanka to initially cater 300 prospective undergraduates.