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) 379Academic Staff (Contract) 44
- Academic Support Staff (Permanent) 43
- Academic Support Staff (Contract) 5
- Administrative Staff 31
- Non-Academic Staff 678
PERFORMANCE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA IN BRIEF
University of Moratuwa, consists of five Faculties namely, Architecture, Business, Engineering, Information Technology and Graduate Studies with twenty two (22) academic departments offering twelve (12) 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 9916and these student numbers encompass 1725 undergraduate students admitted in October 2018. It must be highlighted that the University has been increasing the annual intake of students over 46% overall and 185% 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 2018, 1277 (88%) of 1444 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 2018 was 1884 of which 1434 were bachelors degrees and 450 were postgraduate degrees Tracer survey done in 2018, on employment patterns of graduates, reported that 90.5% of all graduates, 96.4% of the engineering graduates, 97.4% Quantity Surveying graduates and 100% of Architecture 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.
According to the Webometric Ranking University of Moratuwa is in the 3rd position in Sri Lanka
According to the QS Asia Ranking University of Moratuwa is in the range of 351-400