Dean’s Message

Dean - Dr. Asela Gunasekara

The Faculty of Computing (FOC) of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) was established in 2015. The Faculty of Computing of KDU is the first ever Computing faculty in the Sri Lankan university system. FOC offers a wide spectrum of Computing degrees designed based on internationally recognized benchmarks. As per the UGC circular 995, FOC has designed its degrees as per the guidelines published by Association of Computing machinery/Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (ACM/IEEE). Faculty of Computing offers degrees in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering and Data Science & Big Data Analytics. FOC provides the opportunity to the students in any stream (except Technology stream) to undertake Information Technology and Information Systems degrees. Students who are from physical science stream will have the opportunity to follow Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering and Data Science & Big Data Analytics degrees. Faculty of Computing comprises with four departments, namely, Department of Information Technology, Department of Computer Science, Department of Computer Engineering and Department of Computational mathematics. There are around 800 students studying in the faculty at the moment.
Computing is a domain which traces the pulse of every aspect in modern real life and having a high tendency of a rapid growth. At present, highly skilled professionals are required by the society more than ever before. The ultimate goal of Faculty of Computing is to generate leaders who are professionally competent in serving for the needs of Military, computing industry as well as to the whole nation. We train our students to face challenges with positive attitude and we groom them to apply their technical and theoretical knowledge for the betterment of the societal needs. We are committed to be in the forefront of providing quality education to produce graduates of high caliber who could deliver smart and sustainable computing solutions.
The faculty is blessed with a very skillful and a devoted staff who are immensely contributing to the every bit of success of the faculty. The intention of the faculty is to bring an honor to the whole university via becoming the best Computing faculty in Sri Lanka and one of the best in South Asia producing excellent Computing Professionals to the nation.

Dr. Asela Gunasekara
PhD(China), MPA (SL) , PgDip (SL), BSc(Hons) (UK), SMIEEE, MBCS
Faculty of Computing
General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University