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Department of Information Technology

Faculty of Arts - University of Peradeniya

About Us

The Department of Information Technology is the newest department within the Faculty of Arts. It was established on August 25th, 2022, through the gazette notification (2294/48). With its addition, the department became the 19th department within the Faculty. The primary goal of the department is to enhance the IT literacy and competency of undergraduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The department will offer an IT diploma program for undergraduate students with the collaboration of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Sri Lanka Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM).


"Our vision is to synergize the realms of arts and technology, fostering innovation and creativity through the seamless integration of Information Technology into the disciplines of the Social sciences and humanities. We aspire to empower Arts students with cutting-edge technological skills, enabling them to explore new horizons of expression, research, and collaboration. Through our commitment to bridging the gap between tradition and technology, we aim to cultivate well-rounded individuals who can thrive in an increasingly digital and interconnected world."


Our mission is to enrich the academic journey of Arts students with comprehensive and relevant Information Technology education. We strive to offer specialized courses that equip students with practical digital skills while preserving the core values of artistic exploration and critical thinking. By providing a nurturing environment that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, we aim to enable students to leverage technology as a powerful tool for creative expression, research advancement, and societal impact. Through dedicated teaching, innovative research, and continuous adaptation, we are committed to fostering a generation of Arts graduates who are technologically adept, ethically conscious, and poised to excel in an ever-evolving digital landscape."