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Offered by the Department of Nuclear Science

MSc Course in Nuclear Science was first set up in 1982 with the sponsorship of the Atomic Energy Authority of Sri Lanka. The main aim of this course was to meet the needs of the expanding fields of research and industrial applications of nuclear techniques in Sri Lanka.

Nuclear Techniques are currently being used in many fields. These include medicine, industry, agriculture, archaeology and almost all areas of research. The possible fields of application are rapidly expanding. This requires well-trained personnel with special sense of discipline. The item of the highest priority of any atomic energy programme must be proper training of an adequate number of scientists in important areas of atomic energy.

The MSc course in nuclear Science offered by the Department of Nuclear Science provides broad-based training in theoretical and applied nuclear science. Training in safety and protection is an integral part of this course. The course also includes practical and project work so that the students will gain confidence and also experience in the safe handling of radioactivity.

Eligibility

BSc Degree in Physical/ Biological Science or any other equivalent qualification acceptable to the Senate of the University of Colombo.

Duration

18-24 months and will be conducted in the evenings (Friday) and on weekends. They consist of two parts, Part 1-course work (theory and laboratory) and part II- research work.

Course Fees

LKR 217,500.00

Registration Fee: LKR 2,500/-
Library Fee: LKR 5,000/-
Examination Fee: LKR 15,000/-
Course Fee: 195,000/-

Payments for International students (for part I and Part II):
Total fee – 8000 USD (included all the payment)


Program Structure

The MSc programs offered by the Department of Nuclear Science consists of three parts. Following are guidelines issued by the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council of the UGC.

Part I - Nuclear Science (Postgraduate Diploma)

Postgraduate Diploma in Nuclear Science can be offered with 25 credits course work under Part I (without conducting any research project). Depending on the level of performance (minimum GPA of 2.0), Postgraduate Diploma can be offered.   

Part II - MSc. in Nuclear Science with Course work

The MSc degree (Course work) can be offered by completing 25 credits course work and 5 credit independent research study module after Part I to those who are having a GPA of 2.5 or better in Part I. Depending on the level of performance (minimum GPA of 2.5 for Part II), Masters Degree can be offered.

Part III - MSc. in Nuclear Science with course work and research

The MSc degree (Course work and research) can be Offered by completing a 30 credit (1 year) optional research module after Part II to those who are having GPA of 3.0 or better in Part II. Depending on the level of performance (minimum GPA of 2.5 in Part III), Masters Degree(with research) can be offered.

Course Modules

PART I

Course Unit Course Name No. of Credits Note
MNS 5010 Radiation Physics 3C 30L, 30P
MNS 5011 Statistics for Nuclear Science 2C 15L, 30P
MNS 5012 Radiation Protection and Health Physics 3C 30L, 30P
MNS 5013 Radiobiology 2C 30L
MNS 5014 Radiochemistry, Radiation Chemistry, Nuclear Geology 3C 45L
MNS 5015 Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics 3C 30L, 30P
MNS 5010 Radiation Physics 2C 30L
MNS 5016 Regulatory Control of Radiation Sources 2C 30L
MNS 5017 Nuclear Analytical Techniques 3C 30L, 30P
MNS 5018 Nuclear Reactors 2C 30L
MNS 5019 Radiation Technology 3C 30L, 30P

PART II

Course Unit Course Name No. of Credits Note
MNS 5009 Guided independent research project 5C 150P

PART III

Course Unit Course Name No. of Credits Note
MNS 5020 Research Project (full time) 3C 1 Year

Teaching Panel

Name Affiliation
Dr. S M Vithanarachchi Department of Chemistry, University of Colombo
Dr. J Jeyasugiththan Department of Nuclear Science, University of Colombo
Mr. V A Waduge Retired, Former DG Atomic Energy Board
Dr. Mohan Abeyrathna Chairman Tea Research Institute
Dr. EANV Edirisinghe Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board
Dr. M R Lamabadusuriya Department of Nuclear Science, University of Colombo
Mr. D G L Wickramanayake Retired, Former DG Atomic Energy Board
Mr. P R K Fernando Ceylon Mineral Laboratory
Dr. J A S Chathurika Sri lanka Institute of Nanotechnology
Mr. K K O I K Kadadunna Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Regulatory Council
Prof. P Mahawatte Retired, Former Ass.Prof. Dept. Nuclear Science
Prof. S R D Rosa Department of Physics, University of Colombo
Prof. P Udagama Department of Zoology, University of Colombo
Dr. R M T Damayanthi Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa
Mr. C Kasige Retired Former DG Atomic Energy Board
Mr. E R A D Bandara Department of Statistics, University of Colombo

Further Information

Further information regarding the MSc Program can be obtained by contacting the program coordinator.

Contact details of the program coordinators are as follows.

Intake Coordinator Email Phone
2020 Dr.Manuja Lamabadusuriya manuja.lama@nuclear.cmb.ac.lk 0112502525