To produce socially responsible professionals with entrepreneurial skills, leadership qualities and integrity.

What we do

The Professional Development Centre (PDC) is one of the centers at UCSC, established to ensure the quality of career competencies of UCSC undergraduates by enhancing professional skills, morality, ethical awareness and ethical behaviour. The center will offer trainings / awareness programs for UCSC undergraduates on current trends in the IT industry, industrial practices and career paths in various disciplines. This would lead to improvement of the undergraduate programs and thus, creating a value addition to enhance overall graduate quality and employability.


  • Tech Talks

Industry sessions conducted by professionals on technologies and practices currently being applied in the industry. Students in their 3rd year of undergraduate study are required to participate these sessions to get an idea on the skills they should acquire before joining the industry.

  • Industrial Placement Program

A 5-6 months program, where the students will be placed in different IT companies (registered under UCSC internship program) to give the exposure on practical use of the knowledge they have acquired from the university curriculum. At the end of this period students will be evaluated on their progress / achievements.

  • Industrial Placement Monitoring Program

A team from UCSC will visit the places where the interns are placed after 2/3 months of their internship. During this visit UCSC will get the opportunity to monitor the progress of the interns and to discuss any issues in the perspective of student/company.

Activities carried out during 2018

  •  Placement of 238 undergraduate students in 69 companies
  • Organized mock interviews using industry representatives for final year students
  • Organized the carrier fair 2018 for students for all final year students
  •  carried out industry placement evaluation sessions with industry participation
  • Organize the evaluation of students and placement to select the best placement of 2018 for the annual convocation
  • Organized Tech Talks from recognized companies to students on following topics during the first half of 2018.
  • Organized in-house industrial workshop collaborative with ISM APAC (PVT) LTD.
  • Visited the companies whom offered internship opportunities for the students.

Staff Members


Dr. (Mrs.) Lasanthi .N. C. De Silva – Lecturer

Team PDC

Ms. Lakshika Nanayakkara – Lecturer (Prob)

Ms. Waruni Samarawickrama – Project Officer

Contact Information


Professional Development Centre,
University of Colombo School of Computing,
35, Reid Avenue ,Colombo 7




+94 -011-2158912 / 2158969