The University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka is an independent state university located at Katubedda, Moratuwa overlooking the picturesque Bolgoda Lake. It was established as the University of Moratuwa (UoM), Sri Lanka on 22 December 1978 under the Universities Act No.16 of 1978 and operates under the general direction of the University Grants Commission. However, its origin can be traced back to the Government Technical School (GTS) which was established in Maradana, Colombo in 1893.
- Academic Staff (Permanent) 317
- Academic Staff (Contract) 51
- Academic Support Staff (Permanent) 30
- Academic Support Staff (Contract) 6
- Administrative Staff 28
- Non-Academic Staff 630
PERFORMANCE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA IN BRIEF
University of Moratuwa, consists of three Faculties namely, Architecture, Engineering and Information Technology with nineteen (19) academic departments offering eleven (11) Bachelors degree programs to students selected by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and fifty six (56) postgraduate programs together with MSc, Phil & PhD research based postgraduate degrees. The University has an undergraduate student population of 7687, and 1050 NDT Diploma students of the Institute of Technology of University of Moratuwa the ITUM. These student numbers encompass 1517 undergraduate students admitted in February 2014 and another batch of 1609 students was admitted in October 2014 from 2013 A/L batch catching up with some time despite severe space constraints. It must be highlighted that the University has been increasing the annual intake of students over 75% overall and 200% in the IT Faculty during the last ten years to meet the increasing demand for our degree programs and thereby catering the human resource development of our nation.
Figure 1 – Annual enrolments to faculties over the last ten years
In 2014, 1057 (90.7%) of 1166 students, who sat the final examinations graduated within the minimum stipulated time period to obtain the first degree. The number of degrees conferred, including postgraduate, at the General Convocation in the year 2014 was 1475 of which 1131 were Bachelor degrees and 344 were postgraduate degrees. Tracer survey done in 2014, on employment patterns of graduates, reported that 95.0% of all graduates, 97.10% of the engineering graduates, 100% of IT graduates were employed at the time of the convocation, showing that the graduates of university of moratuwa are much sought after by the industry and its employers in noble task of developing the nation.