Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS), the oldest faculty of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. I invite you to visit our website to explore the opportunities made available to you by our Faculty for your academic and professional development.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has been a centre of learning that offers a wide range of fields of study in the university system in Sri Lanka. At present, students have access to degree programmes in Economics, English Language, English Literature, Teaching English as a second Language, Information and Communication Technology, Geography, History, Archaeology, Music and Cultural Studies, Dance and Cultural Studies, Hindi, Sanskrit, French, Political Science, Pali, Buddhist Civilization, Buddhist Philosophy, Philosophy and Psychology, Sinhala, Mass Communication, Social Statistics, Management and Information Technology, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology which are offered by eleven departments of the Faculty. Plans are in place to introduce new and more learning opportunities for the students in modern fields of study in order to meet the changing trends in education and research.
The Faculty offers two types of degree programmes; a four-year (Special) degree program and a three-year (General) degree program. The first offers a specialization in a selective area of study while the other offers a combination of subjects covering various fields of study. The former is administered mainly by the departments of the faculty while the latter is administered solely by the faculty. The composition of our academic staff is representative of the diverse skills and expertise in many fields of study. Many of them have obtained their qualifications and training from reputed and recognized universities in the world. In addition, the Faculty offers study programs for external and post-graduate students in a wide variety of study fields. The Faculty provides students with library facilities where they can access reputed academic databases of the World. In addition,computer laboratory facilities within the Faculty as well as sports facilities are made available for our students. The faculty offers limited hostel facilities where students are expected to apply annually for the available placements.
On behalf of the Faculty, I would like to extend a warm invitation to all of you to make use of the opportunities laid before you by Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences as we look forward to being partners in your learning.
Dr. D. P. S. Chandrakumara,
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura,