History


The Faculty of Graduate Studies of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was established as the MSc section in 2001 to provide an opportunity for Try services and Police officers to obtain a prestigious degree qualification, MSc (Defence Studies) Degree in Management. The first Master of Science (Defence Studies) Degree in Management programme was commenced on 22 March 2001, and the first Bachelor of Science (Defence Studies) Degree in Management Programme commenced on 10 July 2003. These courses were designed by a forum of senior academics and professionals from reputed Universities in Sri Lanka to ensure a high academic standard and to enable participants to complete the degree in two years while in service. Further, these courses cover important functional and peripheral areas of Management.

The MSc section was renamed as Staff Development and Career Advancement Division in 2004, Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPGS) in 2007, and Faculty of Graduate Studies in 2012 respectively.

Presently, the Faculty of Graduate Studies of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University is engaged in conducting External Postgraduate/Undergraduate Degree Programmes and various Diploma/Certificate programmes for Officers and Other Ranks of the Tri Services and the Police as well as for the Public and Private Sector personnel.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies ensures personal and professional growth of participants through interactive sessions, experimental learning, and independent research projects. Course components are designed to facilitate and enhance the knowledge base, develop skills, transformation of attitudes and to experiment approaches to problem solving.

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