University of Colombo: Statistics

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#1803 of 14,160In the World
#516 of 5,829In Asia
#2 of 16In Sri Lanka
#1 of 2In Colombo
#404 of 1,030For Optometry
Top50%For 21 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
12,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
cmb.ac.lk
Languages
Sinhala;Tamil;English
Acceptance rate
44%*

* The University of Colombo is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsGeneral Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced ('A') level in 3 approved subjects with a minimum mark of 40% in the Common General Paper and a higher aggregate mark
Academic CalendarOctober to September
Enrollment12,500
Full time employee650
Student:staff ratio19:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
6,198
Citations
81,385

University of Colombo majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
2,985 / 51,336
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,245 / 24,106
Biology
1,188 / 22,787
Computer Science
652 / 3,178
Demography
573 / 18,468
Environmental Science
557 / 7,739
Business
524 / 5,774
Engineering
407 / 3,092
Psychology
392 / 4,610
Public Health
380 / 11,426
Economics
366 / 2,671
Chemistry
342 / 4,690
Health Science
338 / 7,479
Pediatrics
334 / 4,505
Family medicine
265 / 3,303
Geography and Cartography
253 / 1,593
Surgery
253 / 3,664
Political Science
233 / 727
Physics
231 / 2,836
Mathematics
227 / 923
Healthcare Management (MHA)
196 / 3,326
Development Studies
184 / 1,851
Immunology
172 / 4,537
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
169 / 653
Psychiatry
169 / 3,149
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
159 / 3,781
Art & Design
137 / 405
Ecology
136 / 4,260
Critical Care Nursing
130 / 2,629
Materials Science
123 / 1,156
Virology
121 / 3,143
Genetics
117 / 3,446
Pathology
116 / 1,138
Epidemiology
115 / 7,250
Sociology
108 / 526
Physical Therapy
108 / 1,094
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
108 / 1,756
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine
105 / 1,035
Oncology and Cancer research
105 / 618
Botany
102 / 2,034

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19902689
199126115
199223131
199324124
199424162
199526157
199624199
199728240
199845243
199953310
200047411
200142362
200253484
200357626
200450681
200572908
2006661061
2007851395
20081711508
20092361863
20102472334
20113162839
20123183375
20133144372
20144055448
20154105630
20164465541
20174895720
20185376136
20194877870
202064612373

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students$500$500
International students$500$500

The University of Colombo has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities++++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences++++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics++++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine++++
Engineering | IT
Maths | Natural Sciences++++
Bachelor's DegreeAccountancy, Ayurveda, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Fine Arts, Hotel Management, Human Resources, International Business, Law, Management, Marketing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy
Master's Degree (by coursework)American Studies, Analytical Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Art Education, Ayurveda, Biochemistry, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Clinical Psychology, Computer Science, Development Studies, Developmental Psychology, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Environmental Management, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages Education, Genetics, Human Resources, Human Rights, Information Management, Information Technology, Law, Management, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Nuclear Physics, Peace and Disarmament, Philosophy, Plant Pathology, Science Education, Women's Studies
Postgraduate Certificate / DiplomaAnalytical Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Art Education, Ayurveda, Banking, Educational and Student Counselling, Foreign Languages Education, Health Administration, Meteorology, Microbiology, Physics, Science Education, Toxicology
Master of PhilosophyClinical Psychology, Education, Law, Medicine, Organic Chemistry, Statistics
DoctorateEducation, Law, Management, Medicine

University of Colombo alumni

  1. Kumar Sangakkara

    Photo
    Kumar Sangakkara
    Born in
    Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    cricketer
    Biography

    Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara is a Sri Lankan cricket commentator, former professional cricketer, mentor, philanthropist, businessman, model and the current president of Marylebone Cricket Club. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the sport and has been among the top 3 batsmen in ICC rankings across all 3 formats of the game at various stages during his international career. Sangakkara has scored 28,016 runs in international cricket across all formats in a career that spanned 15 years. At retirement, he was the second-highest run-scorer in ODI cricket, next only to Sachin Tendulkar, and the sixth-highest run scorer in Test cricket.

  2. Ranil Wickremesinghe

    Photo
    Ranil Wickremesinghe
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Ranil Wickremesinghe is a Sri Lankan politician and a Member of Parliament from the National List of the United National Party. He is the leader of the United National Party since 1994. He served as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka from 1993 to 1994, 2001 to 2004, 2015 to 2018 and 2018 to 2019 and has served as Leader of the Opposition from 1994 to 2001 and from 2004 to 2015.

  3. Anura Kumara Dissanayaka

    Photo
    Anura Kumara Dissanayaka
    Born in
    Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dissanayaka Mudiyanselage Anura Kumara Dissanayaka is a Sri Lankan politician, current Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna and a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka. He served for a time as Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Lands and Irrigation. Dissanayake was named the leader of JVP at the 7th national convention of the party, held on 2 February 2014. He was in the Parliament from September 2015 to December 2018. He is also known for his support towards LGBTIQ community in the country.

  4. Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala

    Photo
    Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala
    Born in
    Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    mountaineerfeminist
    Biography

    Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala is a Sri Lankan adventurer, professional rock climber, motivational speaker, and LGBT and women's rights activist. She is the first person from Sri Lanka to summit Mount Everest which she achieved on 21 May 2016. Kuru-Utumpala is an advocate for women's rights in Sri Lanka and has spent most of her adult life researching gender studies and women's rights. She formed a collaboration with fellow mountaineer Johann Peries for several expeditions.

General info

Alternative namesකොළඹ විශ්ව විද්යාලය
Founded1921
AccreditationUniversity Grants Commission of Sri Lanka
MottoWisdom Enlightens
Academic structureFaculty of Arts
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Management and Finance
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Science
Affiliations and membershipsAssociation of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Location and Contacts

Address94, Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha
Colombo, Western Province, 00700
Sri Lanka
City population753,000
Phone+94 (11) 258 1835
Fax+94 (11) 258 3810

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