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.
University of Moratuwa, consists of six Faculties namely, Architecture, Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Graduate Studies and Medicine with thirty five (35) academic departments offering fourteen (14) Bachelors degree programs to students selected by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and fifty five (55) postgraduate programs together with MSc, Phil & PhD research based postgraduate degrees.
The University has an undergraduate student population of 10476 and these student numbers encompass 2330 undergraduate students admitted in early 2023. It must be highlighted that the University has increased the annual intake of students over 54% overall, during the last ten years, 23% in the Faculty of Engineering, 56% in the Faculty of Information Technology and 57% in the Faculty of Business to meet the increasing demand for our degree programs by students and their parents.
In 2022, 1540 (93%) of 1649 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 2022 was 2329 of which 1756 were bachelor’s degrees and 573 were postgraduate degrees.
Employment Pattern Survey done at the Convocation 2022, on employment patterns of graduates, reported that 85.8% of all graduates, 84.0% of the engineering graduates, 85.4 % of the Quantity Surveying graduates, 91.7% of the Transport and Logistics Management graduates and 96.5% of the IT graduates were employed at the time of the convocation, showing that the graduates of UOM are much sought after by the industry and its employers even during adverse economic crisis prevalent in the country.
According to the Webometric Ranking University of Moratuwa is in the 5th position in Sri Lanka
According to the QS Asia Ranking University of Moratuwa is in the range of 501-550
Last modified on 15.11.2023