University of Peradeniya

University of Peradeniya, Gatambe, Central Province, Sri Lanka

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The University of Peradeniya is a state university in Sri Lanka, funded by the University Grants Commission. It was established as the University of Ceylon in 1942. The University of Peradeniya hosts nine faculties (including the newly added Management faculty), two postgraduate institutes, 10 centers, 73 departments, and teaches about 11,000 students in the fields of Medicine, Agriculture, Arts, Science, Engineering, Dental Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Management and Allied Health Science. It claims to have the largest government endowment by a higher education institution in Sri Lanka, based on its large staff and faculties/departments.

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Motto: Knowledge is the Eye Unto All

Endowment: LKR 2.265 billion

Administrative staff: 731

Students: 11,065

Undergraduates: 9,605

Postgraduates: 1,440

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