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Office of the Dean

Message of the Dean


Welcome to the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAPS), Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (SUSL). The Faculty was established on 21st June 1993. At present, the Faculty consists of five Departments viz.  Department of Computing and Information Systems (DCIS), Department of Food Science and Technology (DFST), Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Department of Physical Sciences and Technology (DPST), and Department of Sport Sciences and Physical Education (DSS & PE). FAPS presently offers eleven unique degree programs in line with the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF)-UGC. Among them, nine are BSc Honours programmes (four years) and the rest is BSc three-year programmes.


The Faculty, having grown to the extent of an annual student intake of over 500 from its inception in 1993, has produced graduates of various disciplines who serve not only Sri Lanka but also other countries across the globe. The Faculty consists of world-class scientists qualified from high-ranking institutions all over the world ensuring the best educational opportunities for the students that will arouse their ambitions and help materialize their goals.  The students are provided with a supportive learning environment designed to meet the highest international standards. Furthermore, the existing erudite academic staffers contribute significantly to the ranking of the Sabaragamuwa University via their research and collaborations with national and international universities and other agencies. By conducting research, training, and different other activities, the Faculty continues to cultivate, build, and maintain strong and effective relations with the community and stakeholders.


The vision of the Faculty is to become the best Faculty of Applied Science in Sri Lanka and be one of the best in the world. We strongly believe that the current economic crisis in the country and other global challenges can be turned into opportunities and accomplishments towards the future growth and development of the country. Thus, we are obliged to support the nation by developing human capital.


Thank you for visiting our website and please feel free to contact us if you need further information on FAPS, degree programmes, facilities available to students, etc.


Professor EPN Udayakumara PhD. M.l.Biol

Dean - Faculty of Applied Sciences