Faculty of Science Overview

Biotechnology is a multidisciplinary subject that encompasses an exciting range of scientific fields that include: biological science, biochemistry, agricultural sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, medical and environmental sciences. What we aim to address in the field of Biotechnology are solutions to some of the worlds problems. This may be in the form of accelerated industrial processes, production of safer food and ameliorate the quality of our environment.

The multidisciplinary character of Biotechnology provides students with employment opportunities in Research and Development, Quality Control, Clinical Research, Manufacturing and Production, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing and Sales, Information systems, Education and Administration.

Over the last couple of years the Faculty of Science has been expanding and we offer BSc. (Hons) and Diploma courses in Biotechnology in collaboration with Nilai University, Malaysia. More recently, we have partnered with Arkansas Sate University, USA, offering BSc in Biotechnology which is a significant milestone in the short history of our Faculty!

Horizon Campus, has gained the required recognition and accreditations by the Ministry of Higher Education and the University Grants Commission (UGC), respectively. Furthermore, Horizon Campus and Nilai University are both Members of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

These accreditations enable Horizon Campus to recruit some of the very best talent, both locally and internationally, to its faculties thus nurturing the youth of Sri Lanka to excel in the field of Biotechnology in order to face the global challenges.

Furthermore, this productive partnership among students, staff Management and collaborative partners anchor the mission to expand and disseminate knowledge in the field of Biotechnology for the empowerment of new generation.

Degree Programmes at a Glance

The faculty of Science offers a multitude of undergraduate course programs within various scientific disciplines. These programs are developed to nurture the scientific minds with comprehensive researches, projects, laboratory techniques to enhance knowledge and skills as demanded by the industry. As our course programs are globally accredited, our students are highly sought after in the national and global arena.
Degree Programs

PROF. SHAMALA TIRIMANNA

B.Sc. Special Degree in Botany, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
PhD. in Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, USA

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

The Faculty of Science of Horizon Campus is a lively and friendly place that nurtures future leaders in the field of Biotechnology. The Faculty offers basic science subjects and a diverse range of applied science subjects to cover 120 credits within three years of study period leading to BSc. Honors degree in Biotechnology with the collaboration of Nilai University, Malaysia. In addition, we have partnered with Arkansas State University, USA to offer a BSc. in Biotechnology (Major) which provides two years transfer program (2+2) to study first two years with us and the final two years at Arkansas State University, USA.

The logical approach of our courses is to produce the graduates to acquire skills in research, laboratory techniques, field work, problem solving, team work, leadership and effective communication to face modern society with confidence. The industry, as well as academia has accepted our approach and our degree programs are well-recognized both locally and globally. Our teaching staff is committed to excellence both in teaching and support for all our students. We are also proud on the personal attention that we afford on students. Our undergraduates are having ample opportunity to engage in both co-curricular and extra-curricular activities which are guided by the academic staff with possible financial support by the higher management. We are passionate and dedicated about preparing our students for promising and fulfilling careers. Studying with us guarantees that you will gain not just internationally-recognized qualification, but also enriching experiences in your life at the university. These are personalized to make you a better person, a more marketable graduate and to equip you for success in your career and life. I can assure you that the decision you made to enter the Faculty of Science of Horizon Campus is a wise decision and one of the best decisions that you have made in your life. l warmly welcome all of you to the Faculty of Science and wish you success during your tenure at the Horizon Campus

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Panel of Lecturers

The Faculty of Science is staffed with a wealth of experienced and resourceful dean, senior lecturers, assistant lecturers and academic coordinators. The lecturers incorporate a holistic approach in the teaching process to inculcate the right skills, values and industry practices. Through the combination of the fully structured curriculum and industry training, they ensure that the students are fully prepared to overcome the challenges of the workplace and contribute to the national and global economy as productive citizens.

Prof. Shamala Tirimanna

Dean - Faculty of Science

B.Sc. Special Degree in Botany, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
PhD. in Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, USA

Dr. Eranga Karunarathne

Head of the Department / Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Science

B.Sc. (Hons) Specialised in Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
PhD. in Molecular microbiology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dr. Arosha Buddhapriya

Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Science

B.Sc. (Special) in Plant Biotechnology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
Graduate Chemist, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Sri Lanka
Ph.D. in Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Mr. Sadin De Silva

Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Science

Graduate Chemist, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Sri Lanka
M.Phil. in Organic Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reading for Ph.D. in Natural Product Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ms. Shanika Gamage

Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Science

B.Sc. in Bio Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
M.Sc. in Food Science & Technology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Mr.Medisha Gunawardena

Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Science

B.Sc. (Hons) Special in Environment Conservation and Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
M.Sc. in Integrated Water Resources Management, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
M.Sc. in Environmental Science, Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

Ms.R.R.P. Yasara Kithmini Rathnayaka

Lecturer – Faculty of Science

B.Sc. (Hons) in Zoology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Mr. Eranda Nipunika Mandawala

Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Science

Diploma in Bioinformatics, Spectrum Institute of Science and Technology, Sri Lanka
B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Manipal University, India
M.Sc. in Biotechnology, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Masters in Business Administration, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Ms.M Tharangi Nadeesha Ellawela

Lecturer – Faculty of Science

B.Sc. (Hons) in Biotechnology, Northumbria University, New Castle, UK

 

Ms.Sonali Abeysiriwardana

Lecturer – Faculty of Science

Diploma in Information Technology & E-commerce, Esoft Metro Campus, Sri Lanka
B.Sc. (Hons) in Agriculture, Biotechnology (Special), Wayamba University, Sri Lanka
Reading for M.Sc. in Food Science and Technology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Ms. Gayani Weerakkody

Demonstrator - Faculty of Science

Diploma in Biotechnology, Nilai University, Malaysia
BSc. (Hons) in Biotechnology, Nilai University, Malaysia

Ms. Danushika Nayomi

Lecturer – Faculty of Science

Diploma in Laboratory Technology, Spectrum Institute of Science & Technology, Sri Lanka
B.Sc. (Hons) in Biotechnology, Nilai University, Malaysia
Reading for M.Sc. in Food & Nutrition, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Mr. Pathum Keerthiwansha

Technical Officer - Faculty of Science

Certificate Course in Laboratory Technology, Open University of Sri Lanka

Ms.Lumini Perera

Program Manager - Faculty of Science

Diploma in Primary Education, Lyceum Academy for Teacher Education, Sri Lanka
Graduate Chemist, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Sri Lanka

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