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60th Anniversary Celebration Programs & Events

18th February 2019

Inauguration Ceremony
Launching 60th Anniversary Souvenir
Book Launch
Pali Conference and Young Research
Gee Padura
Medical Camp

22nd February 2019

Pali Conference
Young Research Symposium

24th February 2019

Book Launching
-Sri Simangala Sahithya
-Education Philosophy
-Volume of Convocation Massages (Selected)

28th February 2019

Closing Ceremony
The Invention, Innovation Competition, and Exhibition (IICE)

28th February 2019

Pariththa Ceremony

28th February 2019

Almsgiving

Milestones of the University

  • 1873 – Origin Vidyodaya Pirivena as a Centre of Oriental Learning –Venerable Hikkaduwe  Sri Sumangala Nayaka Thero

  • 1959 – University status; First VC Venerable Welivitiye Soratha Nayaka Thero

  • 1960 – Introduction of Management degrees to the SL University System

  • 1962 – Establishing the 1st Applied Sciences Faculty in SL University System

  • 1966 – Admission of Female Students to the University.

  • 1966 – Reorganization of the Faculty of Arts combining 4 Faculties

  • 1972 – Conversion to Vidyodaya Campus of the University of Ceylon

  • 1972 – Establishing the 1st Management Faculty (FMSC) in SL University   System.

  • 1973 – Converting Faculty of Science to Faculty of Applied Sciences.

  • 1979 – Regaining independent University status and Renaming as USJP

  • 1979 – Establishment of the External Degrees Unit to provide distance education

  • 1986 – Establishment of Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) to offer PG degrees in Business and Public Administration

  • 1993 – Establishment of the Faculty of Medical Sciences to provide degree programs in Medicine, Nursing and Allied Sciences

  • 1996 – Establishment of the Faculty of Graduate Studies as the umbrella organization to offer PG degrees

  • 2011 – Renaming the Faculty of Arts as the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • 2011 – Establishment of the External Degrees and Extension Course Unit expanding the scope of activities of the External Degrees Unit

  • 2012 -Becoming the SL University with the largest student population

  • 2016 -Establishment of the Faculty of Technology and Faculty of Engineering

  • 2016 -Upgrading of the Research and Publication Unit to Research Council status

Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the USJP

The inauguration ceremony of Vidyodaya University in 1959 by Prime Minister Mr SWRD Bandaranayake

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2009.

Highlights of the celebrations,

  • 2-3 Jan, 2009 – Pirith Ceremony and Alms Giving
  • 6 to 12 Jan. 2009 – “Vedasa” Medical Exhibition at the BMICH
  • 18 Feb, 2009 – Golden Jubilee Celebration Ceremony
  • 18 Feb, 2009 – Issuing of Commemorative Stamp
  • 19 to 21 Feb. 2009 – Vidujaya Thun Kal Dekma: ArtsManagement & Science Exhibition at the University premises.
  • 27 March 2009 – Cultural Festival
  • 10 to 12 Dec. 2009 – Academic Conference, Theme: Buddhism, Science and Development

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