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B.Ed (Hons) in Biological Sciences

This programme aims to produce teachers who are competent to teach secondary schools including G.C.E Advanced Level classes.

The B.Ed. (Hons) in Biological Sciences specializes in methods to teach subjects of Biology and Chemistry.

Graduate Opportunities

  • Upon completion of this programme, the graduate will not only be able to join the public sector but also will be highly sought after by the private sector since the medium of instruction of this degree programme is English.
  • A graduate has the potential for employability in positions where the basic requirement is an undergraduate (Hons) degree
  • In the event of a graduate wanting to pursue a career as an academic, there is a possibility of enrolling either in a Masters' in Education (M.Ed.) or Masters' in Philosophy (M. Phil.) programme
  • Duration : 4 Years
  • Entry :February / September
  • Location : Malabe
  • Delivery: Weekdays
  • Medium of Instruction: English

Entry requirements

Pass in three subjects at the G.C.E Advanced Level examinations (Local or London or equivalent) obtained at one and the same sitting in the Science stream and a pass in the aptitude test conducted by the Institute.

Code Module Credit
Semester 1
ED1013 Philosophical Foundation in Education 03
ED1022 ICT for Education 02
ED1062 General English 02
SC1013 Chemical and Cellular Basis of Life 03
SC1022 General Chemistry 02
SC1031 General Chemistry Laboratory 01
Semester 2
ED1033 Psychological Foundation of Education 03
ED1043 Teaching Methods – General &Special 03
ED1052 Sociological Foundation of Education 02
SC1043 Basic Analytical Chemistry 03
SC1052 Evolution and Diversity of Organisms 04
SC1061 Inorganic Chemistry I 02
SC1071 Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry Laboratory I 01
SC1081 Laboratory Safety and Management 01
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
ED2013 Comparative Education 03
ED2022 Guidance and Counselling 02
ED2033 Measurement and evaluation 03
SC2015 Plant Form and Function 05
SC2022 Organic Chemistry I 02
SC2031 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 01
SC2041 Organic Synthesis 01
SC2052 Industrial Chemistry 02
Semester 2
ED2042 Value Education 02
ED2052 Management of Learning 02
ED2062 Aesthetic Education 02
ED2072 Educational Planning 02
SC2066 Animal Form and Function 06
SC2072 Physical Chemistry I 02
SC2081 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 01
SC2091 Biochemistry 01
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
ED3012 Soft Skills for Teachers 02
ED3022 Child Rights 02
ED3032 Physical Education 02
SC2101 Environmental Chemistry 01
SC3013 Environmental Biology 03
SC3023 Microbiology 03
SC3033 Inorganic Chemistry II 02
SC3041 Inorganic/ Analytical Chemistry Laboratory II 01
SC3051 Natural products 01
Semester 2
ED3043 Lifelong Education 02
ED3053 Portfolio and Teaching Practice 08
ED3052 Tertiary Education 02
SC3062 Principles of Genetics 02
SC3072 Molecular Biology - Basic Techniques and Applications 02
SC3084 Applied Biology 04
SC3092 Solid State and Organometallic Chemistry 02
SC3101 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 01
SC3112 Fundamentals of Spectroscopy 02
SC3121 Nanotechnology 01
SC3131 Computational Chemistry 01
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
ED4013 Research Methods 03
ED4023 Curriculum Theory and Practice 03
SC4011 Food Technology 01
SC4021 Immunology 01
SC4032 Advanced Biology 02
SC4042 Physical Chemistry II 02
SC4051 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II 01
SC4061 Nuclear Chemistry 01
SC4071 Surface Science and Catalysis 01
Semester 2
ED4036 Dissertation 06
ED4046 Practicum (Teaching Practice) 06

* Electives to be chosen with the prior approval of the Acadamic Department


The fee is presently Rs. 200,000 per semester. Fees for any subsequent semester should be paid prior to the commencement of each semester. This all inclusive fee is charged to cover lectures, tutorials and examinations and access to computer laboratory facilities and library.

The fees should be credited to, Account No 1630552 of the Bank of Ceylon in favour of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, at the Bank of Ceylon Kollupitiya Branch located at the first floor of the BoC Merchant Tower Building or at any branch of the Bank of Ceylon; or to Account No 00 399 0000033 of the Sampath Bank at any branch of Sampath Bank. Normally, fees paid will not be refunded. However, requests for refund of fees may be considered if made before expiry of one week from the date of commencement of lectures for each semester. The date of commencement of lectures for the new applicants will be the date of commencement of lectures of the Orientation Programme. The refund, if made will be subject to a deduction of ten percent of the fee paid.

Account No 1630552

of the Bank of Ceylon

Account No 00 399 0000033

of the Sampath Bank

Account No 156010007350

of the Hatton National Bank

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