Department of Science

Our New Zealand qualification pathways provides students with research-led learning to develop analytical and critical thinking and problem-solving skills which are highly valued in bioscience industry. There are wide range of career opportunities in the fields such as healthcare, technology, research, and engineering.

Department of Science offers degree pathways (1+2) in collaboration with Massey University. Upon the successful completion of first year at GISM Campus, students will earn the Diploma in Science and will be able to directly enter to the second year of the relevant degree programme at Massey University New Zealand.

Bachelor of Science

The college of Business at Massey University is one of the largest in New Zealand. Graduates of Massey’s Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree have a broad base of business knowledge combined with specialist knowledge of a particular area of business. The BSc is therefore an excellent entry to a promising career path.

Science Degree Pathways

Science Master Pathways

Diplomas & Certificate Courses

Our Faculty Members

Department of Science at GISM operates under the Dean of the faculty. A panel of well experienced and qualified professionals from both University and Industry conducts lectures and practical sessions for the students to understand the principles of Science to continue at Massey University, New Zealand for world-recognised New Zealand Degree qualification.

Prof. Kumara Hirimburegama

Director Research & Development/GISM Campus

Dean, Faculty of Science/GISM Campus
BSc, PhD (University of Peradeniya)
Former Vice-Chancellor University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Founder, Director / CEO, Institute of Human Resource Advancement, University of Colombo

Prof. Stanley Weerarathne

Director/ Senior Lecturer

Head of Department of Life sciences/GISM Campus
BSc. Agri (University of Peradeniya), PhD. (London),
Former Dean – Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna
Former Dean – Faculty of Agriculture, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

Dr. Gayani Weeasinghe

Senior Lecturer/Academic Co-coordinator of GISM – Molecules and Cells, Physiology

BSc. (University of Ruhuna), MPhil (Rajarata University of SL), PhD. (University of Peradeniya)
Former Research student (UOP), Assistant Lecturer (UOR)
External research supervisor (SUSL, UOR)
Farmer trainer consultant (USDA Funded dairy project –MOD

Dr. Duwini Padukkage

Senior Lecture/Vising – Physiology, Biophysics/GISM

BSc. (University of Ruhuna), PhD. (Japan) Former Research Officer at National Science Foundation, SL
Assistant Director/Research and Development - Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka

Dr. Dhananjaya Perera

Senior Lecture/Vising – Biochemistry, Chemical Biology/GISM

B.Sc. (University of Colombo), Ph.D. (University of Colombo)
Advance Certificate Course in Gene Co-investigator (AHEAD/RA3/DOR/COL/MED/MM)
Consultant – Kazan Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

Ms. Nirodhi Dasanayake

Lecture/Visiting – Biostatistics and Bioethics/GISM

BSc. (University of Colombo), PhD. (Reading)

Ms. Dilini Shenali Kattriaachchi

Lecture/Visiting –Biology/GISM

BSc (Hons) Microbiology and Biotechnology