University of Moratuwa

4.5 out of 5 (245 ratings / 217 reviews) Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
The University of Moratuwa (UOM), the successor to the Institute of Practical Technology, Katubedda set up in 1960 and Ceylon College of Technology set up in 1966, commenced functioning as Katubedda Campus on 15th February 1972.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Business & Management (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The University of Moratuwa is an independent state university in Katubedda, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka overlooking the picturesque Bolgoda Lake. It was established as the University of Moratuwa (UoM), Sri Lanka on 22 December 1978 under the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978 and operates under the general direction of the University Grants Commission.


The University of Moratuwa has gained reputation as the overall best university in Sri Lanka today. In terms of education, the university strives to produce "world class graduates" in technological fields- who can gain admission easily to any postgraduate program of a reputed world class University and perform as good as any graduate from an internationally reputed University both in higher studies and practice.

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Student services

The DAAD (Deutscher  Academischer  Austausch Dienst, German Academic Exchange Service)  is the world's largest funding organization for the international exchange of students & researchers which consist of regional offices funding for exchange programs all over the world. Dr. Manjula Mundakana, Senior Adviser for Consulate General for Germany in Bangalore, India and Mr. Jorn Rohde, German Ambassador for Sri Lanka, visited University of Moratuwa on 08thMarch 2017 as representatives of DAAD. 

Housing services

Several student hostels are available which are administrated by the University. Only the students who are in First Year and Final Year are eligible to get hostel facilities. First Year and Final Year students are equired to get more information from Wardens and SAR/Students Welfare for their eligibility.

Library services

Library, University of Moratuwa pioneered in delivering state of art facilities for its users to promote teaching, learning and research. Along with promoting e-resources and services, Library moved step further by organizing the Author Workshop with world renowned publisher Elsevier who brings ScieneDirect and Scopus to UoM.

ICT services

Centre for IT Services (CITeS) was founded in 2004. Dr. Shantha Fernando is the current Director and the in-charge of CITeS.

CITeS is responsible for the University IT Infrastructure which includes administration of university network backbone, general server administration and maintenance of common computing facilities.

Student Life

Sports facilities

  • Athletics
  • Elle
  • Softball Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Taekwondo
  • Baseball
  • Karate
  • Tennis, Table Tennis
  • Carom
  • Netball
  • Volleyball
  • Chess
  • Rowing
  • Weight Lifting
  • Cricket
  • Rugby Football
  • Wrestling

Student clubs

Young Entrepreneur Sri Lanka (YESL) is a non-profit organization, financed by businesses, foundations and individuals, to educate and inspire young children from primary school through high school to value free enterprise, understand Business and Economics, to be self-dependant, be workforce ready, be job-creators instead of job-seekers.

Ministry of Higher Education has entered into a contract with Young Entrepreneurs Sri Lanka (YESL) to conduct an entrepreneurship program for 400 undergraduates at the University of Moratuwa.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I had a good university time and had many experiences with the course works and people. Everyone is helping to reach our goals and it is inspiring. Most importantly I could enjoy my time at university with my friends and do the work perfectly in the given time period. Lecturers are there to help us at any time we needed. It was great 4 years in my life.

Practical based Education
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is a really great experience that i had in University of moratuwa. It was practical based learning. now i want to study a master degree to sharpen my skills.

Star in my life
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University of Moratuwa is a Very knowledgeable and friendly institute in Sri Lanka. I completed my bachelor's degree there and successfully completed my Bachelor's degree if Landscape Architecture. Currently, I'm reading Master in Project Management there. It was a great experience in my life.

Moratuwa, Western, Sri Lanka

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