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Faculty of Humanities

The academic tradition and the history of the Faculty of Humanities dates back to the inception of the Vidyalankara Pirivena. Vidyalankara Higher Educational centre was established in 1875 by the initiative of the most venerable Sri Dharmaloka Thero and upgraded as the Vidyalankara University in 1959. the The most venerable Kiriwaththuduwe Sri Pangnasara Thero was the first vice chancellor of the Vidyalankara University. Today, the former Faculties of the Pirivena, the faculty of Languages, the Faculty of Buddhism and the Faculty of Arts come under the aegis of the Faculty of Humanities.

maintaining the highest standards of the disciplines of Languages, Arts, Buddhist studies was the main objective of the faculties of those days. At present, the Faculty of Humanities continues to maintain those objectives within a greatly enhanced discipline.

Degree courses in Foreign Languages such as German and French Were commenced in the academic year 1963/64 in order to upgrade the faculty to an international level.

During the academic year 1981/82, the Faculty of Arts was divided into two faculties called Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Thus begun, the Faculty of Humanities now consists of nine departments which offer Bachelor of Arts general and Bachelor of Arts degree courses.

the undermentioned professors have succeeded as the Deans of the Faculty of Humanities from the very beginning to the present period.

Prof. Ven. Kotahene Pragnakeerthi Thero

Prof. Mr. D.J. Senevirathne

Prof. Mr. S.L. Kekulawala

Prof. Mr. Wr. W.S. Karunarathne

Prof. Mr. Y. Karunadasa

Prof. Mr. Ananda Abesiriwardhane

Prof. Mr. Sarath Amunugama

Prof. Mr. Kulathilaka Kumarasinghe

Prof. Lakshman Senevirathne

The subject offered for the Bachelor of Arts degree by each Department of the Faculty of Humanities are listed below.
Department of Sinhala Sinhala, Literary criticism
Department of English English
Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies Pali. Buddhist culture , Buddhist Philosophy
Department of Sanskrit Sanskrit
Department of Hindi Hindi
Department of Modern Languages French, Japanese, German, Chinese, German, Chinese, Russian, Korean
Department of Linguistics Linguistics, Translation methods, Tamil, Tamil as a second Language
Department of Western classical culture and Cristian Culture Western classical culture, Cristian Culture
Department of Fine Arts
Visual Arts, Design and Performing Arts Unit

Visual Arts (Arts, Computer Design) Performing Arts (Music, Dancing)

Drama and Theatre and Image Arts Unit

Drama and Theatre, Image Arts (Photography, Television and Cinema)

DELT (Department of English Language Teaching) Teaching English as a second Language

 

A part of basic degree courses, certificate courses diploma and post graduate courses are also conducted by the above Mentioned departments.

The Department of pali and Buddhist studies has provided the opportunity for a large number of foreign students to follow diploma and degree courses in their Department similarly, other departments have also implemented such courses for foreign studies.

The Department of Modern Languages maintains a German Languages center as well as a Korean center with the aim of promoting there Languages among our students. Furthermore, the Confucius Institute is established in collaboration with Chongqing University of China in order to promote the Chinese Language in our country.

In addition, Language labs and computer labs have been established for the use of the undergraduates of the Faculty. and also, the Faculty Research center is also located in the faculty premises for the use of researchers of the Faculty.

A cultural center affiliated to the Faculty of Humanities is also maintained with the assistance of the Ministry of cultural affairs in order to promote cultural activities in the University.

Furthermore s welfare society of the Faculty of Humanities is being maintained with the aim of the well-being of the academic and non-academic members of the Faculty of Humanities.

The academic tradition and the history of the Faculty of Humanities dates back to the inception of the Vidyalankara Pirivena. Vidyalankara Higer Educational centre was established in 1875 by the intiative of the most venerable Sri Dharmaloka Thero and upgraded as the Vidyalankara University in 1959. the The most venerable Kiriwaththuduwe Sri Pangnasara Thero was the first vice chancellor of the Vidyalankara University. Today, the former Faculties of the Pirivena, the faculty of Languages, the Faculty of Buddhism and the Faculty of Arts come under the aegis of the Faculty of Humanities.

maintaining the higest standards of the disciplines of Languages, Arts, Buddhist studies was the main objective of the faculties of those days. At present, the Faculty of Humanities continues to maintain those objectives within a greatly enhanced discipline.

Degree courses in Foreign Languages such as German and French Were commenced in the academic year 1963/64 in order to upgrade the faculty to an international level.

During the academic year 1981/82, the Faculty of Arts was divided into two faculties called Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Thus begun, the Faculty of Humanities now consists of nine departments which offer Bachelor of Arts general and Bachelor of Arts degree courses.

the undermentioned professors have succeeded as the Deans of the Faculty of Humanities from the very beginning to the present period.

Prof. Ven. Kotahene Pragnakeerthi Thero

Prof. Mr. D.J. Senevirathne

Prof. Mr. S.L. Kekulawala

Prof. Mr. Wr. W.S. Karunarathne

Prof. Mr. Y. Karunadasa

Prof. Mr. Ananda Abesiriwardhane

Prof. Mr. Sarath Amunugama

Prof. Mr. Kulathilaka Kumarasinghe

The subject offered for the Bachelor of Arts degree by each Department of the Faculty of Humanities are listed below.

Department of Sinhala - Sinhala, Literary criticism

Department of English - English

Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies - Pali. Buddhist culture , Buddhist Philosophy

Department of Sanskrit - Sanskrit

Department of Hindi - Hindi

Department of Modern Languages - French, Japanese, German, Chinese, German, Chinese, Russian, Korean.

Department of Linguistics - Linguistics, Translation methods, Tamil, Tamil as a second Language.

Department of Western classical culture and Cristian Culture - Western classical culture, Cristian Culture

Department of Fine Arts

Visual Arts, Design and Performing Arts Unit - Visual Arts (Arts, Computer Design) Performing Arts (Music, Dancing)

Drama and Theatre and Image Arts Unit - Drama and Theatre, Image Arts (Photography, Television and Cinema)

ELTU (English Language Teaching Unit - Teaching English as a second Language

A part of basic degree courses, certificate courses diploma and post graduate courses are also conducted by the above Mentioned departments.

The Department of pali and Buddhist studies has provided the opportunity for a large number of foreign students to follow diploma and degree courses in their Department similarly, other departments have also implemented such courses for foreign studies.

The Department of Modern Languages maintains a German Languages center as well as a Korean center with the aim of promoting there Languages among our students. Furthermore, the Confucius Institute is established in collaboration with Chongqing University of China in order to promote the Chinese Language in our country.

In addition, Language labs and computer labs have been established for the use of the undergraduates of the Faculty. and also, the Faculty Research center is also located in the faculty premises for the use of researchers of the Faculty.

A cultural center affiliated to the Faculty of Humanities is also maintained with the assistance of the Ministry of cultural affairs in order to promote cultural activities in the University.

Furthermore s welfare society of the Faculty of Humanities is being maintained with the aim of the well-being of the academic and non-academic members of the Faculty of Humanities.