Our Programmes

Department of Education
Faculty of Arts
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka

Fax: 081-2392700
E Mail: headeducation@pdn.ac.lk



The mission of the Department of Education is to develop committed and competent professionals who can withstand future challenges and serve the nation. 


Excellence in Teacher Education, research and creative thinking in Humanities and Social Sciences for the betterment of individuals and society vision.

Vision for the Future

In addition to departmental academic programmes, department building is being utilized for the conduction of International seminars, local research seminars and collaboration programmes with the MOE and provincial Ministries.

In the Future, with the recruitment of qualified academic members, the department hopes to re-establish as a Faculty, create new more short term courses and diversification programmes to address to the requirements of the teacher education system in Sri Lanka.

Historical Background

The Department of Education (DoE), University of Peradeniya (UoP) has had a long and remarkable history. In 1949 the Department of Education of the University of Ceylon was established in Colombo. The DoE was shifted to the new University campus at Peradeniya in 1957. From its beginning, this Department conducted the Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) Programme, which supported the professional training of graduate teachers in the country. The Bachelor of Education Course (B.Ed) was inaugurated in 1964 whereby educational subjects at the degree level were introduced.

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