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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 four external degree programmes, namely, BSc in Financial Engineering, BSc in Electronics & Automation Technologies, BSc (External) in Biotechnology and Microbiology and BSc (External) in Environment, Development and Sustainability.

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 :

Dates to be remembered

  • Calling online application for the 2023 intake: August 01, 2022
  • Application deadline for the 2023 intake: September 30, 2022 October 10, 2022
  • Interviews for the 2023 intake: October 16, 2022
  • Final list of the 2023 intake: October 30, 2022 Selected students were informed via email November 30, 2022
  • Payment deadline: November 25, 2022 November 30, 2022
  • Registration of 2023 intake at CCUC:
    • BSc in FE: December 03rd & 04th, 2022
    • BSc in EAT: December 10th & 11th, 2022
    • BSc in BM & BSc in EDS:  December 17th & 18th, 2022
  • Inauguration of the program for 2023 intake: January 15th, 2023 (Tentative)
  • Commencement of the program for 2023 intake: January 29th, 2023 (Tentative)