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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

Dr. Darshana Lakmal Weerawarne

Information for 2024 Intake Applicants

  • Calling online application for the 2024 intake: August 01, 2023
  • Application deadline for the 2024 intake: September 30, 2023
  • Extended deadline for the Applications 2024 intake: October 10, 2023
  • Interviews for the 2024 intake: October 15, 2023
  • Final list of the 2024 intake: October 30, 2023
  • Registration of 2024 intake: December 09/10, 2023
  • Inauguration of the program for 2024 intake: 28th of January 2024
  • Commencement of the program for 2024 intake: January 2024

Dates to be remembered (Intake 2025)

  • Calling online application for the 2025 intake: August 01, 2024
  • Application deadline for the 2025 intake: September 30, 2024
  • Interviews for the 2025 intake: October 20, 2024
  • Final list of the 2025 intake: October 30, 2024
  • Registration of 2025 intake at CCUC: December 2024
  • Inauguration of the program for 2025 intake: January 2025
  • Commencement of the program for 2025 intake: January 2025