Why Faculty of Science?
The Faculty of Science, University of Colombo offers one of the best Bachelor of Science degree programs in the country. There are currently over 1700 students enrolled in the wide range science courses taught by highly qualified academics in the faculty.
The annual intake of the faculty is around 500. During the first two years, students are allowed to enrolled in a wide range of courses offered by the faculty. At the end of the 2nd year, 200 students are selected to enroll in over 20 specialized 4-year degree programs. Another 100 are selected to follow industry oriented, 4-year degree program. From those who follow 4-year special degree programs, about 25% secure scholarships to read for Ph.D. degrees in foreign universities. The completion rate of graduates of the science faculty is high (around 1% dropout rate) and 75% of the graduates find employment within the first 3-6 months of graduation.
The quality of students entering the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo is the best compared to students reading for Science degrees at any other University in Sri Lanka. This is clearly indicated by their average Z-scores or average cut-off marks published by the University Grant Commission (UGC). When they graduate from the University of Colombo their job prospects are further strengthened due to several factors. They are,
(1) the proven track record of the University of Colombo,
(2) quality of the academic staff,
(3) quality of undergraduate program offered by the Faculty and
(4) the location in a metropolitan environment.