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Physics is the most fundamental branch of science. Our mission is to import this fundamental knowledge to our undergraduates and postgraduates so that they are equipped with strong foundation to embark on a career of their choice to serve the society.

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The Department of Physics is in the forefront of physics education and research in Sri Lanka since its inception in 1961. The Department is offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering a broad spectrum of topics in Physics. The courses are designed to impart sound theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The teaching and learning is facilitated by spacious lecture theaters, well equipped laboratories and other amenities housed in the old iconic building and the adjoining new building. Over the years Department has produced thousands of graduates who are well recognized and employed all over the world.

The Department is locally and internationally recognized for its research capabilities and professional services. Well equipped laboratories and facilities are accessible to researchers in the fields of Semiconductors, Solid State Ionics, Ceramics, Polymers and Nuclear Physics. The Department also has research expertise in the field of Astronomy, Medical and Biophysics, Atmospheric Physics, and Computational Physics.

Currently, the academic staff of the Department constitutes of 13 PhD holders and a temporary teaching staff of over 20 graduates who are serving as temporary assistant lecturers, tutors and demonstrators. They are supported by a group of well experienced technical and support staff.

In addition visiting scholars from reputed Universities have engaged in short term Teaching/Research assignments under various fellowship schemes such as Fullbright, Erasmus Mundus etc. The Department always welcomes visiting scholars and research collaborations.

Students and visiting scholars have the luxury of enjoying the legendary scenic beauty of Peradeniya, a rich university culture and a host of other recreational, sports, and other facilities.