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 thirteen (13) Bachelors degree programs to students selected by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and fifty two (52) postgraduate programs together with MSc, Phil & PhD research based postgraduate degrees.
The University has an undergraduate student population of 10654 and these student numbers encompass 2345 undergraduate students admitted in early 2022. It must be highlighted that the University has increased the annual intake of students over 50% overall, during the last ten years, 34% in the Faculty of Engineering, 38% in the Faculty of Information Technology and 60% in the Faculty of Business to meet the increasing demand for our degree programs by students and their parents. Moreover, the UOM admitted its first intake of 66 students for the Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence degree program of the Faculty of Information Technology.
In 2021, 1441 (93%) of 1550 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 2021 was 1958 of which 1465 were bachelors degrees and 493 were postgraduate degrees.
Employment Pattern Survey done at the Convocation 2021, on employment patterns of graduates, reported that 69.4% of all graduates, 86.0% of the engineering graduates, 88.7 % of the Quantity Surveying graduates, 86.5% of the Transport and Logistics Management graduates and 96.6% 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 the Covid-19 pandemic situation.
According to the Webometric Ranking University of Moratuwa is in the 4th position in Sri Lanka
According to the QS Asia Ranking University of Moratuwa is in the range of 401-450
Last modified on 19.08.2022