To produce Computing graduates having extra curricular skills such as professional skills, business skills, communication skills, community service skills, innovative capacity and entrepreneurship to pursue successful careers thereby contributing to the socio-economic development of Sri Lanka.

What we do

The Professional Development Centre(PDC) is one of the centres of the UCSC established to enhance the quality of internal degree programmes and others by addressing the issues of professional skills, industrial relevance and social and inter-cultural harmony. This would lead to the overall improvement of the quality of undergraduate programs and thereby creating a value addition that results in enhancing graduate quality and employability. The PDC had identified three broad themes to pursue its mission statement;

  • Professional Skills
  • Quality and Relevance
  • Social and inter-cultural Harmony


  • Invited Talks
  • Guest lecture
  • Industrial placement programme
  • Industrial visits
  • Industrial Presentations
  • Professional Skill Development Programme

Period of Internship – From 22nd July 2013 to 23rd January 2014. ( 5 months to 6 months)

Achievements : In Year 2012 -” We have placed 226 UCSC internal undergraduates in 60 Organizations “.

Categories of Internship

Software Engineers (Java)
Software Engineers (.NET)
Web Development

Solution Architect
Quality Assurance
Networking / System Analysts

Information System Management
Business Analysts
Financial Analysts
Database Administrators
Multimedia / Graphics Development
Human Resource Management
Project Management
Advertizing / Marketing
Other (C++/Mob.App.)


Dr. (Mrs.) S.M.K.D. Arunatilake – BSc(Col), MBA (SPJ), PhD (UWS)(Senior Lecturer Gr. II)

Project Officer :

Contact Information
Mail Address:

Professional Development Centre,

University of Colombo School of Computing,

35, Reid Avenue ,Colombo 7

Telephone:   +94 -011-2158912 / 2158969

Fax:  +94-1-2587239

E-mail:  pdc@ucsc.cmb.ac.lk