The External Degree Centre (EDC) was established in order to manage the external and extension programmes of UCSC in order to provide effective and efficient service to the general public. Currently, EDC coordinates the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) as an external degree programme of the University of Colombo and the Foundation of Information Technology (FIT) as the extension programme to facilitate students who do not have a minimum requirement to register programme.

The Coordinator of the Centre carries out the overall management of the Centre and the Assistant Registrar provides the administrative support for the student registration and other activities. There is a dedicated staff to carry out activities of the external degree Centre.