The Department of Economics & Statistics is one of the most popular Departments in the Faculty of Arts. In any given academic year, courses offered by the Department are taken by over 5000 undergraduate students. Each year, approximately 80 second-year students are selected for the Special Degree Programme in Economics on a highly competitive basis. Economics remains a popular choice of students following the General Degree Programme. Around 60 students follow the postgraduate level programmes of the Department.
The Department of Economics & Statistics has a total teaching staff strength of 25; this includes 17 Ph.D. qualified and 8 Masters qualified staff. The course offerings provide an indication of the variety of expertise available in the Department.
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Department of Economics & Statistics,
Faculty of Arts,
University of Peradeniya
Head:+94 (0)81 239 2620
Office:+94 81 239 2621/22
+94 (0)81 239 2620