The Faculty of Natural Sciences has over 35 years of experience in delivering science degree programmes adopting the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) methodologies. The Faculty functions under the leadership of the Dean, who is the administrative and the academic head. It consists of six Departments: Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology. In keeping with the mission and objectives of the Faculty, it currently offers 29 programmes of study ranging from Certificate to Postgraduate level, as well as stand-alone courses and short courses. The main undergraduate programmes offered by the Faculty are BSc degree programme and BSc (Hons) degree programmes with nearly 5,000 students.
The programmes of study offered by the Faculty of Natural Sciences are designed to develop competency in the area of specialisation, the soft skills and the technology needed for the 21st Century world of work. Further, learners are given several opportunities to enhance their career paths and continuously instil a passion for lifelong learning. Read More
It is a great pleasure to inform you that KRC successfully completed the physics seminar on 2nd of December 2022 for the students who are going to face the G.C.E
chemistry seminar was successfully conducted for the students who are going to face the G.C.E A/L examination this year in Anuradhapura District on 16th of November 2022. This was a great opportunity for the students
Two programmes: motivation programme and ‘shilpa yathra’ programme were parally conducted for the Advanced Level science stream students at Kekirawa Central College on 10th of January 2023. There were about
The Study System of the University
The study system of the OUSL is based on open and distance learning methods. It is different to the conventional study system that most of you are familiar with. Regular attendance at the University is not required and is therefore well suited for those of you who are employed or engaged with other commitments.
Student learning is facilitated through carefully prepared printed course material suitable for self-learning. Printed course material is supplemented with audio visual and online learning material. Your progress in courses is evaluated at different time intervals using a variety of assessment methods such as assignment tests and final examinations
Guide to Applicants for Stand-Alone courses in Science 2023/2024
The “Guide to Applicants” provides you information you would require to enroll in the stand-alone courses offered by the Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka.
Enrolling in stand-alone courses will enable you to obtain knowledge in specific areas
without having to register for a complete programme of study.