The Faculty of Indigenous Medicine (FIM) is the leading Higher Educational Institute in Sri Lanka that provides instructions in Ayurveda, Unani and Indigenous system of medicine at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and its precursor is Institute of Indigenous Medicine. The Faculty of Indigenous Medicine of the University of Colombo was established by an order of Gazette Extraordinary No 2319/22 - Wednesday, February 13, 2023, as the 10th Faculty of the University effective on the 1st of March 2023.
Postgraduate and Mid-Career Development Unit
The Postgraduate and Mid-Career Development Unit - Faculty of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo was ceremonially inaugurated on 20th May 2023 by Senior Professor (Chair) H.D. Karunaratne, Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo. Dean and the Staff-FIM, Assistant Commissioner of Ayurveda (Technical), Administrative Staff of Borella National Ayurveda Teaching Hospital, Registrar - Ayurvedic Medical Council, PG scholars and other well-wishers grace the occasion.
We are happy to welcome you all to our Postgraduate and Mid-career Development Unit in the Faculty of Indigenous Medicine (FIM) University of Colombo. The FIM is the premier Higher Education faculty in Sri Lanka that provides instructions in Ayurveda, Unani, Indigenous system of medicine, and Integrative medicine at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The FIM has the strength of postgraduate qualified research academic staff who undertake teaching responsibilities to produce medical professionals to meet the challenging needs of primary health care, general health care problems, health promotions, and disease prevention. Together students and faculty in FIM share a strong commitment to intellectual inquiry, methodological rigor, diversity and inclusion, and public scholarship.
All undergraduate and postgraduate and mid-career development programmes are in compliance with the new criteria of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council (QAAC) of the University Grant Commission in Sri Lanka and recommended by the Sri Lankan Ayurveda Medical Council. Also, we are on par with the World Health Organization’s traditional medicine strategies and regulations concerned with global norms towards the wide acceptance of degrees and certifications globally. Further, all the courses are accredited by a number of local and international academic institutions as well as supported by stakeholders in relevant fields.
Whether you are a prospective applicant, new or experienced professional we are committed to helping you achieve your academic and professional goals.
We believe your professional journey with us will be a remarkable, rewarding, and inspiring one.
Prof. Pathirage Kamal Perera
Faculty of Indigenous Medicine
University of Colombo
Board of Study - Faculty of Indigenous Medicine (BoS-FIM)
Board of Study is a statutory body that delegate responsibility of Postgraduate and Mid-career courses conduct by the Faculty of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo. It deals with the recommendation of By- Laws, course curriculums and programs, resource persons, assessments, examinations, budgets, admissions and other matters related to the coursers conducted through Postgraduate and Mid-career Development Unit, FIM. BoS is responsible for ensuring that all the proposals submitted to the Faculty Board-FIM and Senate of University of Colombo is academically appropriate and fulfill the required standards. The progress of each program should be monitored by the Board of Study and BoS is accountable for coordinating with stakeholders, assuring academic standards and quality, and academic integrity. Duration of BoS is three years. Constitution of BoS includes Dean-FIM as the Chairperson, Deputy Registrar as the Secretary, six Department Heads, Coordinator- Postgraduate and Mid-career Development Unit, Coordinator (Ayurveda Courses), Coordinator (Unani Courses), Director-National Ayurveda Teaching Hospital, Director-Bandaranaike Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute and other Postgraduate Course Coordinators (on invitation).