About Us


The Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) is the only National University which offers a wide range of academic programmes of study through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode.

The flexibility and ease of access of this system has enabled the University to cater to the needs of prospective students from all parts of the country, regardless of their level of formal education, socio-economic background or age. It offers Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Postgraduate Degree programmes in a wide range of disciplines through its five Faculties, namely, Education, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities & Social Science and Natural Sciences and the Postgraduate Institute of English (PGIE).

The Open University takes special interest in fostering research and scholarship, and is a pioneer in research in Open and Distance Learning.

About the Event


Open University Research Sessions 2021(OURS 2021) will be held on the 16th and 17th of September 2021. These sessions offer a unique forum for academics and researchers both within and outside the Open University to present and discuss their research findings in a wide range of disciplines. The Organizing Committee of OURS 2021 is pleased to invite academics and researchers to submit their research findings to be presented at the sessions.

The important moments captured at the OURS 2019

Important Dates


  • Mon
    01
    Feb
    2021
    Mon
    31
    May
    2021

    Finding of the Novel research may be submitted for oral presentation at the OURS 2021. Submissions should include the extended abstract (for reviewing and publishing)

    Completed submissions can be made through the Easychair website

    The Author declaration form and  Checklist for Authors should be filled after the initial submission of the Extended abstract, through the online system. The completed Author Declaration Form should be either scanned and emailed to dirresearch@ou.ac.lk  or posted to the Director Research, Research Unit, The Open University of Sri Lanka, PO Box 21, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

  • Wed
    30
    Jun
    2021

    Once accepted, the corresponding authors will be notified by 30th June 2021. The abstract together with reviewer comments will be made available to the authors.

  • Thu
    01
    Jul
    2021
    Sat
    31
    Jul
    2021

    Deadline of receiving camera–ready copy of the Final Revised abstracts including suggested changes to the abstract will be 15th July 2021. No revised abstracts will be accepted after the deadline. These abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings.

  • Thu
    01
    Jul
    2021
    Wed
    01
    Sep
    2021

    • OUSL Academic/Administrative/Academic support Staff: Free of Charge
    • MPhil, PhD students- OUSL: Free of Charge
    • OUSL Undergraduates (authors): Free of Charge
    • Authors, Co-authors from other institutes: Rs.2000.00

  • Thu
    02
    Sep
    2021
    Tue
    14
    Sep
    2021
    • OUSL Academic/Administrative/Academic support Staff: Free of Charge
    • MPhil, PhD students- OUSL: Free of Charge
    • OUSL Undergraduates (authors): Free of Charge
    • Authors, Co-authors from other institutes: Rs.3000.00

  • Thu
    16
    Sep
    2021
    Fri
    17
    Sep
    2021

    OURS 2021 will be held on 16th, 17th Sep 2021.

Contact the Organizers


Director Research
Prof Shyama R. Weerakoon
Tel: +94 (11) 288 1510
Email: ours2021@ou.ac.lk

Feel free to ask a question or simply leave a comment.