The administrative works of postgraduate research studies in the University of Ruhuna was handled by the “Postgraduate Unit” until the middle of November 2011, and Prof. W.G.D. Dharmaratna was serving as the Director of Postgraduate Graduate Unit. During his period of Director, Prof. Dharmaratna with the consultation of the Vice Chancellor worked hard to uplifit the status of the Posrgraduate Unit. As a result, the University of Ruhuna was successful to get its 8th Faculty as the University Grants Commission has approved the proposal forwarded by the University of Ruhuna to establish the ‘Faculty of Graduate Studies’ in Ruhuna University,
Prof. L.P. Jayatissa, Department of Botany, University of Ruhuna was appointed by the UGC as the first of the Faculty, and he assumed duties in the post on 14th November 2011. The official inauguration of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and opening of the Faculty office at Wellamadama administrative complex took place on 8th December 2011 and now it is functioning as a Faculty.
The Faculty is now handling all the postgraduate studies including taught course and the research studies.Hits: 190