The faculty which has the largest intake in the University consists currently of three Departments, the Department of Social Sciences, Department of Languages and Department of English Language Teaching. The faculty offers two Special Degrees through three Departments:
- Bachelor of Arts Special (Social Sciences)
- Bachelor of Arts Special (Languages)
The duration of the degree program in the department of Social Sciences has been adopted four year since 2008. Meanwhile it should be mentioned that the study program in the entire faculty are currently in a process of revision. Therefore a new curriculum for all the three departments is to be expected soon. The two Degrees offered in the faculty are with specialization in what is termed as the Major Subject. The Department of English Language Teaching offers courses for all the Faculties throughout the student’s University career. Amongst the subjects that the Faculty offers, nine subjects may be taken as Major or Minor subjects, i: e Economics, Geography, Political Science, Sociology and anthropology, Statistics, English, Japanese Studies, Sinhala and Tamil, Hindi Studies and Chinese studies and five subjects may only be taken as Minor subjects, i:e Computer Studies, German Language , Hindi Language, Japanese Language, Chinese language and Journalism. Besides the Major/Minor system, the faculty also has a compulsory core course that includes a range of subjects, in which multi disciplinary learning is secured.
The primary objectives of the proposed plan
- Improve the teaching & learning environment to enhance the efficiency & productivity of the teacher/learner process.
- Improve English medium teaching for catering to demands of the contemporary world of work.
- Enhance the analytical research skills in students generating the information/knowledge of national importance.
- Enhance effectiveness of orientation process for new comers for improving behavioral/attitudinal skills in students
The Goal I (out of four) of the university is to be a centre of excellence in higher education. All three objectives in the proposed plan were set to meet the specific objective of Goal I, which says: enhancing quality of teaching and learning by introducing new methods and providing more opportunities for students to gain practical knowledge and developing physical facilities to meet the demands of the students and staff. In achieving that objective, the university Corporate Plan says as its strategies: improving teaching/learning by introducing new teaching methods and improving presentation and communication skills of the students and improving research based activities and presentation and analytical skills of the students.
Total Grant Received Rs. 20,000,000.00