Kandy Regional Centre


The Open University of Sri Lanka – Kandy Regional Center plays a leading role in meeting citizens’ higher education needs since 1982. Currently, our center offers higher education through a variety of qualifications ranging from short courses and certificate programs to diplomas, degrees and postgraduate degrees. University offers courses for students in various fields, including engineering, law, science, education, management studies and many more.

The university keeps higher education open to all and focuses on developing students’ academic careers, while shaping their practical competencies. With the support of our well-qualified staff, the Kandy regional center has achieved tremendous success in achieving its goals.

Over the last thirty years, the center has produced a large number of trained grandaunts for the nation.

Contact us, discover our programs and become part of the journey.

New Year Greetings

Message from Assistant Director

Just after the establishment of the main campus in Nawala, Colombo, the Kandy Regional Centre was first located in Technical College building in Arruppola, Kandy. The first Regional Officer in charge of the centre was Mr. Banneheka and the staff consisted of only four members.

The centre was moved to its current location in Polgolla in September 1987 during the period of the Vice Chancellor Prof. D. Wijesekara. Formerly the premise belonged to the University of Peradeniya and was called Dumbara Campus.

Thence we were able to establish as a stable organization and also to increase our resources and infrastructure. Now we are increasing both our enrollments & resources expanding the educational and research opportunities rationalizing the trends of education giving the freedom and flexibility to discover the passions and career achievements of the community.

Since the year 1987 we are devoted to excellence in service to the community and it is our principle that education should be accessible to all regardless of their background.  We offer a wider range of Programmes: academic programmes from certificate to post graduate levels, sports facilities, cultural events, entertainment and many extended services and facilities for  the students on the vision we were built on “ to be the Premier Open and Distance Learning Institution in Asia through excellence, efficiency and equity in lifelong learning.”

We are on a mission “to enhance access to high quality, affordable and relevant education through open distance education and ensure lifelong learning opportunities to face challenges in a knowledge society.”

We develop skilled, competent graduates with both national and international recognition to meet the current trends of the world. Our emphasis is on shaping your professional life while developing your competencies adding value to your life. We have fulfilled the dream of higher education of our youth population who miss the opportunity in the conventional universities and keep the door of education open to all. During last two decades the center has turned out a large number of Engineers, Lawyers, and graduates in other disciplines such as Social Sciences, Management, and Education etc. to the national productivity of the country and we have extensively contributed towards professional development and higher education of the Central province region.

Our vibrant student body which is approximately 6,500 students comes from many social and cultural backgrounds. With the support of our well qualified academic staff and the administrative body the institute has achieved an immense success.

I invite you to join our team, discover our programmes that fit in with your wider long-term goals and succeed in a multidisciplinary study environment.

Anushka Bandara
Assistant Director.
Kandy Regional Center

The Open University of Sri Lanka
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