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Centenary 2021 - 100 Years of Excellence

On 21st January 2021, the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo celebrates 100 Years of Excellence. Since its inception, the Faculty of Science proudly upholds an education rooted in inspiration, ethics, and intellectual inquisitiveness. This historical day provides us with an extraordinary milestone to celebrate the glory of our achievements while reflecting on future directions in a rapidly changing landscape of global education. Many activities are lined up to celebrate the centenary year with the participation of students, staff, alumni, and the general public.

The Information and Learning Centre (ILC) was opened for the community of scholars on the 21st day of January 2021

Plants nurture and sustain life on earth. As the Faculty of Science celebrate 100 years of excellence in Science, a tree planting challenge was organized by the Department of Plant Sciences to commemorate the event.

The Physical Appearance of the Faculty of Science has been changed a lot from its beginning. We are aware that our alumni and general public would like to visit the faculty and see the 100 year of glory.

UoC FoS in collaboration with FoS Media and its diverse national and international alumni network is organizing an alumni story video series in celebration of 100 years of excellence in Science education… More

The New Building of the Department of Statistics was ceremonially opened on 23rd of April 2021. The opening ceremony commemorates the 100 years of excellence in Science at the University of Colombo

With the thought of commemorating this grand milestone, the Base for Enthusiasts of Environmental science and Zoology (BEEZ), a student society of the Faculty of Science, organized a nature video competition that was open to all undergraduates of the University of Colombo.

With the celebration of the Centenary, we'll launch a Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) for anyone to attend. There will be a lot of interesting self-phased courses available in this MOOC.

ACES 2021 International Virtual Symposium organized by the Department of Chemistry to celebrate the centenary of science in Sri Lanka was successfully held on June 17th via a Zoom Webinar platform.

The Center for Data Science together with the Department of Statistics, University of Colombo, organised the first ever International Conference in Data Science in Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lanka Philatelic Bureau of the Department of Posts issued a Commemorative Stamp and First Day Cover to mark the centenary celebrations of the Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, on 24th of November 2021 at the Information Learning Centre auditorium at the faculty premises.

The  International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches in Science is organized by the Faculty of Science, the University of Colombo to celebrate 100 years of excellence in Science.

As we celebrate 100 years of excellence, the Faculty of Science identified the need for computational infrastructures to enhance support to scientific research and dedicated towards establishing a High-Performance Computing facility.

The construction of the Student Service Centre is in progress and the Faculty is planning to open the Student Service Centre in January 2022 for the Undergraduates and Postgraduates of the Faculty of Science.

As part of the centenary celebrations of the Faculty of Science, its seven academic Departments and the Library  published a commemorative volume documenting the origin, history, and significant milestones of its 100 year journey towards academic excellence.

The Physics Museum Established in 1921, the Department of Physics, University of Colombo possesses a large number of priceless antique pieces of instruments, some of which are over 100 years old.