Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Ruhuna.
The first thing to remember about success is that it is a process – nothing more, nothing less. There is really no magic to it and it’s not reserved only for a select few people. As such, success really has nothing to do with luck, coincidence or fate. It really comes down to understanding the steps in the process and then executing on those steps.
“The faculty will be committed to produce high caliber academics and researchers with advanced knowledge in diverse fields to be of service to the nation and mankind”.
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 uplift the status of the Postgraduate 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.