Welcome to the Open and Distance Learning Centre (ODLC)

ODLC of the Faculty of Science was established with the intention of coordinating extension courses offered by the faculty. At the moment ODLC coordinates two external degree programmes B.Sc. In Financial Engineering and B.Sc. in Electronics & Automation Technologies.

External Degree Programme

Welcome to the page of open and flexible learning degree programmes offered by the most distinguish Science faculty in Sri Lanka. This page provides a guide to select an undergraduate external BSc Degree, Diploma or Certificate courses in University of Colombo.

Dates to be remembered

  • Activate online application: September 01, 2018
  • Application deadline: September 30, 2018
  • Interviews: 21st October 2018
  • Final list: October 2018 | Click here for Selected list
  • Registration: 05 & 06 January 2019
  • New batch will commence: 20 January 2019

Rationale: External Degree Programmes

Annually around 30,000 school candidates sitting the G.C.E (Advanced Level) examination in science streams become eligible for university admissions (10,000 from physical science and 20,000 from biological science). However, recent statistics (2009/2010) indicate that the state universities can only accommodate 29 % and 44% of the eligible students to the Biological Science and Physical Science streams respectively thus, majority being denied of university education. Most of these A/L only qualified students ultimately join the work force without a formal undergraduate education or skills developed.


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Convocation 2018

The Date of the Convocation for the Degree of Bachelor of Financial Engineering and the Degree of Bachelor of Electronics and Automation Technologies for the year 2018 is scheduled to be held on 10th November 2018. Convocation will be held at the UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBO, COLOMBO 07.

All the Degree holders, whose names are published in the external degree program web site (Pass List and Supplementary Pass List) are kindly requested to fill and send the enclosed SUPPLICATION FORM with the relevant Payment Voucher to the External Degrees Centre (EDC) on or before the closing date. SUPPLICATION FORM is necessary to fill by all the awardees, whether you do or do not attend personally to the convocation.



Registered external degree students can login to the Student Information System (SIS) and the Learning Management System (LMS) by following the link given below.

EDP – Hub

Study Areas

The undergraduate programs lead to the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree and offers two specialty courses

B.Sc. In Financial Engineering

B.Sc. in Electronics and Automation Technologies

Learning Resources

Our learning resources have been developed to enhance, students interaction with the faculty and subject areas

Learning Management System

Student Information System