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Computing and Information Systems

Department of Computing and Information Systems



The Department of Computing and Information Systems (DCIS) at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka was established in 2011 while the BScHons Degree Programme in Computing and Information Systems was initiated back in 2008.  Embarking on software engineering education, the DCIS marked another milestone introducing BSc Hons Degree Programme in Software Engineering for the academic year 2019/20. Today, the Department continues its decade-long journey with generations of students continually improving every step forward, with its team of highly qualified and competent academic staff who are passionate about disseminating knowledge, promoting learning, research and training, with the holistic goal of building educated and cultured individuals. The internal academic staff comprises two professors, four senior lecturers, and twelve lecturers. Meanwhile, eminent senior academics and industrialists are contributing as visiting professionals.


The Department is equipped with physical facilities including well-established computer laboratories, a research unit, and an industrial training unit. It maintains close collaborations with the industry and alumni enabling the students to gain early industrial exposure and career prospects. The Department is successfully progressing introducing numerous initiatives for research and knowledge dissemination including the International Conference on Advanced Research in Computing (ICARC). The 2nd ICARC was concluded successfully in February 2022 with papers published in the IEEE Xplore digital library. Drawing on its collective effort and expertise, the DCIS also plays a pioneering role in ensuring a high-quality education at SUSL in view of the digital transformation amidst the current socio-economic challenges. Not only did DCIS pioneer online teaching and learning, but also demonstrated its capacity in online evaluation which are critical to SUSL's way forward for a Smart University.


Our undergraduates are driven by an unquenchable thirst for new knowledge and perspectives to improve their awareness, groom their skills, and deepen their understanding. Recent achievements in recognition of their research and similar contributions on both local and International platforms include gold medals and best paper awards.


The DCIS has proven its collective effort and potential to reach far greater goals, paving the way for the establishment of the Faculty of Computing, which would be the fourth Computing Faculty in the country to meet the ever-evolving industry requirements. The Faculty will use a judicious blend of traditional and new methods, tools, and strategies to implement student-centered teaching and learning. All the degree programs adhere to the ACM/ IEEE-CS curriculum guidelines, allowing the students to learn about the latest developments in computing education and practice, as well as the field's future prospects in the 2020s and beyond.