University of Peradeniya: Statistics

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#1726 of 14,160In the World
#489 of 5,829In Asia
#1 of 16In Sri Lanka
#148 of 1,029For Forestry
Top50%For 28 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
15%
Enrollment
12,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Languages
English;Sinhala;Tamil

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate15%
Admissions RequirementsGeneral Certificate of Education (GCE) with Advanced ('A') level in 4 approved subjects
Academic CalendarOctober to September
Enrollment12,500
Full time employee1,250
Student:staff ratio10:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
7,640
Citations
201,894

University of Peradeniya majors

by publication & citation count

Biology
2,439 / 42,697
Medicine
2,221 / 124,464
Environmental Science
1,866 / 28,708
Engineering
1,260 / 20,528
Chemistry
1,169 / 19,793
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
876 / 85,285
Agricultural Science
583 / 8,630
Physics
498 / 7,081
Demography
480 / 82,677
Geography and Cartography
441 / 3,393
Materials Science
434 / 6,514
Computer Science
412 / 3,280
Botany
381 / 6,291
Ecology
349 / 11,130
Business
323 / 5,137
Horticulture
270 / 2,239
Economics
259 / 3,024
Public Health
244 / 43,314
Veterinary
231 / 3,651
Geology
218 / 2,679
Surgery
208 / 3,301
Forestry
208 / 4,924
Environmental Management
188 / 2,246
Psychology
187 / 3,068
Nutrition and Food Science
186 / 3,163
Pathology
181 / 4,872
Hydrology and Water resources management
179 / 2,618
Mathematics
173 / 1,186
Chemical Engineering
160 / 2,628
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
145 / 564
Pediatrics
144 / 25,723
Health Science
141 / 2,161
Animal Science
134 / 2,068
Inorganic Chemistry
132 / 3,026
Automation and Control engineering
131 / 4,607
Zoology
126 / 1,445
Electronic Engineering
125 / 2,836
Epidemiology
117 / 15,474
Immunology
117 / 2,443
Microbiology
116 / 2,418

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199067186
199148220
199256287
199348298
199449343
199545337
199640363
199731355
199853468
199954515
200061592
200143656
200263780
200368949
2004911123
20051251507
20061231810
20071582414
20081862940
20092323535
20102443944
20113264997
20123605848
20133708353
201438911949
201556615443
201653817651
201759521221
201859020766
201958224104
202068130123

Tuition

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

The University of Peradeniya 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 DegreeAgricultural Equipment, Agricultural Management, Animal Husbandry, Arabic, Archaeology, Biology, Botany, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dentistry, Economics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, English, Finance, Fine Arts, Fishery, Food Science, Geography, History, Indic Languages, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Nursing, Operations Research, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Production Engineering, Psychology, Radiology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Statistics, Veterinary Science, Zoology
Master's Degree (by coursework)Archaeology, Economics, Education, English, Fine Arts, History, Indic Languages, Islamic Studies, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Veterinary Science
Postgraduate Certificate / DiplomaArchaeology, Economics, Education, English, Fine Arts, Geography, History, Indic Languages, Islamic Studies, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Translation and Interpretation
Master of PhilosophyAgricultural Economics, Animal Husbandry, Archaeology, Dentistry, Economics, English, Fine Arts, Food Technology, Geography, History, Indic Languages, Islamic Studies, Oral Pathology, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Zoology
DoctorateAgriculture, Archaeology, Dentistry, Economics, Engineering, English, Fine Arts, Geography, History, Indic Languages, Islamic Studies, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Veterinary Science, Zoology

University of Peradeniya alumni

  1. Nyanaponika Thera

    Photo
    Nyanaponika Thera
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1901-1994 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Nyanaponika Thera or Nyanaponika Mahathera was a German-born Sri-Lanka-ordained Theravada monk, co-founder of the Buddhist Publication Society, contemporary author of numerous seminal Theravada books, and teacher of contemporary Western Buddhist leaders such as Bhikkhu Bodhi.

  2. Bhikkhu Anālayo

    Photo
    Bhikkhu Anālayo
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    bhikkhu
    Biography

    Bhikkhu Anālayo is a bhikkhu, scholar and meditation teacher. He was born in Germany in 1962, and went forth in 1995 in Sri Lanka. He is best known for his comparative studies of Early Buddhist Texts as preserved by the various early Buddhist traditions.

  3. Dharmasena Pathiraja

    Photo
    Dharmasena Pathiraja
    Born in
    Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka
    Years
    1943-2018 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Pathiraja Navaratne Wanninayake Mudiyanselage Ranjith Dharmasena was a Sri Lankan film director and screenwriter. He has been referred to as a ‘rebel with a cause’, an ‘enfant terrible of the ’70s’, and is widely recognized as the pioneer of Sri Lankan cinema’s ‘second revolution’. He is also renowned as an academic, playwright and poet.

  4. Jayantha Dhanapala

    Photo
    Jayantha Dhanapala
    Born in
    Sri Lanka Flag Sri Lanka
    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Jayantha Dhanapala, is a Sri Lankan diplomat who serves as member of the Board of Sponsors of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and was a governing board member of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Dhanapala is also a distinguished member of Constitutional Council (Sri Lanka) and he is the Senior Special Advisor on Foreign Relations to President Maithripala Sirisena, and was Sri Lanka's official candidate for the post of Secretary-General of the United Nations, before withdrawing from the race on 29 September 2006. From 2007 he has been the President of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs.

General info

Alternative namesUPDN
පේරාදෙණිය විශ්ව විද්යාලය
Founded1942
AccreditationUGC, Sri Lanka
MottoSarvasva Locanam Sastram
Knowledge is the Eye Unto All
Colorsmaroon, gold
Academic structureFaculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Dental Sciences
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Affiliations and membershipsAssociation of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Location and Contacts

AddressUniversity Park
Peradeniya, Central Province, 20400
Sri Lanka
City population50,000
Phone+94 (81) 238 8301
Fax+94 (81) 238 8151

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