The Faculty of Applied Sciences has been offering the Postgraduate (research) degree program since 2011. Recently, it is also intended to offer the Postgraduate diploma program. All Postgraduate program had administered by the Committee named as Higher Degree Committee chaired by the Dean of the Faculty with the cooperation of a Coordinator appointed by the Faculty Board.
With the development and demand increased for registering to Postgraduate program, Faculty has established the Postgraduate Unit to the Faculty with the approval of the authorized body of the University in August 2021. Further, Faculty has enabled to activate the Boards of Studies (which had been already formed few years ago) including the internal as well as external members under the Postgraduate graduate Unit in February 2022. The Postgraduate Unit is directed by Prof. EMRKB Edirisinghe, Dean/ Faculty of Applied Sciences. The present Coordinator of the Unit is Dr.(Mrs.) PL Hettiarachchi, Senior Lecturer/Department of Biological Sciences.
Further, the by-Laws of both Postgraduate degree program; MPhil and PhD have been developed. The by-Law for the Postgraduate Diploma is under progress.