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Welcome to the Open Distance Learning Centre (ODLC)

ODLC of the Faculty of Science was established with the intention of coordinating external degrees offered by the faculty. Currently, ODLC coordinates six external degree programmes, namely, BSc (External) in Financial Engineering, BSc (External) in Electronics & Automation Technologies, BSc (External) in Biotechnology and Microbiology, BSc (External) in Environment, Development & Sustainability, BSc (External) in Applied Data Analytics and BSc (External) in Biotechnology and Microbiology.

External Degree Programme

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

Open Distance Learning Centre
Faculty of Science
University of Colombo
PO Box 1490
Colombo 00300
Sri Lanka

Phone: +9411-2058324

Prof. S S Nishantha Perera
Email :

Online Application for External Degrees 2024 Intake is available now

Dates to be remembered

  • Calling online application for the 2024 intake: August 01, 2023
  • Application deadline for the 2024 intake: September 30, 2023
  • Interviews for the 2024 intake: October 15, 2023
  • Releasing the final list of the 2024 intake: October 30, 2023
  • Payment deadline: November 25, 2023
  • Registration of 2024 intake at CCUC
  • Inauguration of the program for 2024 intake: January 2024 (Tentative)
  • Commencement of the program for 2024 intake: January 2024 (Tentative)