+94 24 222 0269 | headphy@vau.ac.lk

Dr. S. Kirushanth

Senior Lecturer Gr. II
Head, Department of Physical Science
  +94 24 222 0269


The Department of Physical Science of Vavuniya Campus came into existence with the commencement of the Faculty of Applied Science in 1997. Initially, the department offered the course units for a degree programme named Applied Mathematics and Computing. Then the Information and Communication Technology Degree programme was introduced in 2006 for all streams of the advanced level students. The Applied Mathematics and Computing Degree programme was also revised and the three-year degree programme named Applied Mathematics and Computing and the four-year degree programme named Computer Science.

The major commitment of the department is to provide up-to-date knowledge in Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science, and Information Technology to undergraduate students through coursework, practical classes, industrial training, and research projects. The Information and Communication Technology programme was revised as Information Technology degree programme in 2018. The department has been offering the course units for the Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computing, Bachelor of Science Honours in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, and Bachelor of Science Honours in Information Technology from the academic year 2017/18 onwards based on the curriculum revision in 2018. The revised curricula are in line with the OBE-LCT, Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF), IEEE-ACM, and SBS-IT guidelines and the curricula approved by the Council in 2018.