Eastern University, Sri Lanka

  • City: Eastern Province
  • Adddress: Vantharumoolai, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka
  • Gender: mixing
  • Teachers: 550
  • Website: www.esn.ac.lk

The Eastern University, Sri Lanka (Sinhala: නැගෙනහිර විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය, ශ්‍රී ලංකා, Tamil: கிழக்குப் பல்கலைக்கழகம், இலங்கை) (abbreviated EUSL) is a public university in Vantharumoolai in Sri Lanka.[1] Established in 1981 as a university college, it became a full fledged university in 1986. The university, like all public universities in Sri Lanka, receives the bulk of its funding from the University Grants Commission (UGC), part of the Ministry of Higher Education in Colombo. The UGC and the central government therefore exert a great deal of control over the university.

The university has two campuses – the main campus in Vantharumoolai near Chenkalady and a second campus in Trincomalee. It also has facilities in Batticaloa. The university currently has seven faculties (Agriculture, Applied Sciences, Arts & Culture, Commerce & Management, Communication & Business Studies, Healthcare Sciences and Science). The university offers numerous undergraduate and postgraduate courses which award a variety of degrees including BA, BBA, BCom, BCompSc, BInfTech, BSc, BSc(Agr), MBBS and MSc.

The university had 3,046 students and 550 employees in 2010.[2] It is the tenth largest university in Sri Lanka in terms of student numbers.[2] In 2009/10 the university admitted 1,149 undergraduates.[3] The university had a recurrent budget of LKR 448,212 million and a capital budget of LKR 82,839 million in 2010.[4] Its income in 2010 was LKR 591,903 million of which 98% was grant from the government in Colombo.[4]