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.