This programme was offered for many years by the Department of Statistics and Computer Science and its successor is the Department of Computer Science from 1990-2003.

Objective: To increase efficiency  of the public and private sectors by enabling SriLanka to take full advantage  from the opportunities offered by the Information Revolution. The course is designed to cater  the existing data processing personnel with a view to

  1.  upgrade their skills by providing them an exposure to the state of the art methodologies and tools, and to,
  2. provide them a sound theoretical grounding in the areas of Computer Science

Duration: 2 Year Part-time

Course Contents:

First Year (Core Courses)

Programming & Program Design, Data Structures and Algorithms, Database Systems, Software Engineering, Systems Analysis and Design, IT in Sri Lanka, Computer Systems, Operating Systems, Computer Networks

Second Year (Electives)

Advanced Database Systems, Computer Graphics and Vision, Multimedia and Hypermedia Technology, Internet Programming

Scientific and Statistical Computing, Distributed Systems, Computer Architecture, Intelligent Systems, New Paradigms in Computing I (Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms)


This programme was offered for many years by the Department of Statistics and Computer Science until it was handed over to its successor the Department of Statictics in 2001.

Objective: The main objective of the course is to produce applied statisticians who will be able to formulate research literature in a broad range of applications. The course has been found necessary because in many institutions in Sri Lanka, raw graduates are recruited as research assistants, officers, statisticians, or statistical officers, and have a little practical experience in the use of statistics. The course is designed to provide training to these persons, as well as to those who are engaged in any other work where such training is important.

The course emphasizes practical work involving real data analysis which would give the students a measure of confidence in handling real-life situations.

Duration: 2 years part-time

MSc In Information Technology (MSc In IT)

MSc in IT is considered as a conversion MSc for non-computer people who intent on entering the field of computing.   This programme was offered by the UCSC. Only two intakes were admitted in 2002 and 2004. This was replaced by the MIT programme.

MSc In Computer Science (MSc In CS)

MSc in Computer Science is also a conversion of MSc but it is more advanced than the MSc in IT.  Only two intakes were admitted in 2002 and 2004.  This programme was offered by the UCSC. This was replaced by the MCS programme.

MSc In Advanced Computing

The MSc in Advanced Computing is a reserach oriented MSc for students who already have a BSc or equivalent in Computing. This programme was offered by the UCSC. Only two intakes were admitted in 2002 and 2004.

Postgraduate Diploma In Computer Technology

This programme was offered by the ICT as a Full-time and as a Part-time course.

The objective of this course was to turn out professional Analyst/Programmers who gain the expertise to develop and maintain automated information systems efficiently. Computer Technology has swept modern industry and commerce creating excellent career opportunities worldwide. The Students who are graduated from ICT’s Postgraduate Diploma Course, have plenty of scope in both the public and private sectors. These include openings in commercial, trading and industrial organizations as well as in specialized fields such as Electronics, Architecture, Banking, Accounting and Engineering.

Courses: Information Processing & Computers, Computer Hardware, Personal Computer Systems, Personal Computer Applications, Program Design & Programming, Software Resources, Data Communications & Computer Networks, Systems Analysis & Design, Database Management Systems, General Knowledge in IT, System Development Project.