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Short Course in Python for Beginners

This course is available only Colombo Regional Centre

Python is a highly used language in the industry due to its simplicity and ease of use. So, learning this language is really beneficial to the students. The course is very thorough and goes through everything from theories to programming and creating your own codes to run your own Python Projects. It is made in such a way that those who do not have programming knowledge but are enthusiastic in learning to become proficient in this language. In the end of the course, student will be able to create their own Python project. The assignments will be given to understand Python programming language better and get hands-on experience.

In summary, the course will teach students the core skills they need to know to become proficient in Python Programming Language.


The overall aim of this short course is to provide an in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge in Python programming language.

The course learning outcomes:

At the end of this course participants would be able to:

  • Understand basic concepts of Python programming language.
  • Develop applications using knowledge in Python programming language.
  • Demonstrate major Data analysis Packages, a steppingstone for the field of Artificial Intelligence.


During this course you will learn following modules in detail.

Module Topic
01 Introduction to Python
02 Python Basics
03 Control Structures
04 Object Types
05 Functions
06 Working with external Files
07 Object Oriented Programming
08 Data Analysis Packages

  • Programme Category : Short Programme –(CERC Project) Approved by The Department of Computer Science
  • Conducted by : The Department of Computer Science
  • Delivery Mode: Online (Island wide) & Onsite (Colombo Regional Centre)

Those who wish to get skills and knowledge in the subject.

Issuing of Applications: 10/12/2023
Closing Date for Applications: 08/03/2024
Program commencing date: 09.03.2024
  • Programme Duration: 04 Months
  • Delivery: Onsite (Saturday 8.00 am – 12.00 noon)
  • Delivery Mode: Online (Island wide) & Onsite (Colombo Regional Centre)


How to Register 

Step 01: Pay Rs. 20,000/= as the course fee, to any branch of the Bank of Ceylon (BOC). Account No. 7417821
Account Number: 7417821

  • Account Holder’s Name and Address: The Open University of Sri Lanka
  • Purpose of Deposit: Short course in Python for Beginners


Step 02: The Google application can be filled out through the below link. (attached images of the National Identity Card (N.I.C.), the Paid Bank paying voucher, and a recent photograph of the student)
Google Form Link:

**We will send you an email confirming of accepting your application form

Course fee for a student will be Rs. 20, 000 /= (Per head).

*** You can pay in two installments (one installment should be paid before the deadline)

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Contact Details

This Short program is conducted by The Department of Computer Science.

For more details Contact:

Address: The Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.
Contact: Colombo Regional Centre – 0773 917088 (weekdays from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.)
E-mail: Colombo Regional Centre –
Contact Programme Coordinator