W elcome to the Department of Estate Management and Valuation (DEMV). DEMV undertakes a broad range of professional course which are accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors UK (RICS) and The Institute of Valuers of Sri Lanka (IVSL). The B.Sc. Estate Management and Valuation (Special) Degree Programme caters to three disciplines; Real Estate Valuation, Property Management and Urban and Regional Planning. DEMV also offers Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Real Estate Management and Valuation. Thus, the department produces qualified professionals for regional and global engagement in the Real Estate Industry through its undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.
DEMV is committed to creating outstanding students in an academic environment. Students’ Clubs and the Centre for Real Estate Studies (CRES) allows students to explore knowledge and excel in their skills and capabilities. Partnerships with both local and global professional organizations provide opportunities for the students to expand their knowledge and professional competencies. The department events including students’ annual events, Research Days and the International Conference on Real Estate Management and Valuation (ICREMV) provide a broad range of opportunities for the students to enhance their academic excellence as well as their professional competencies
The Estate Management and Valuation Degree Programme has been a result of the budget proposal made by the then Hon. Minister of Finance, Dr. N M Perera in 1971 to commence University level higher degrees in Sri Lanka in the field of Real Estate Management and Valuation. Accordingly, an arrangement was made initially in the University of Colombo in 1972 to admit the first batch which was about 200 students. Subsequently, in 1973 it was transferred to the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (FMSC) undertook this responsibility and established the Estate Management and Valuation Unit in 1973 under the Department of Business Administration of the faculty and preceded it up to 1986. The Department of Estate Management and Valuation (DEMV) was established in 1986 in the same faculty as a fully-fledged department to conduct the relevant degree programmes in Real Estate Management and Valuation.
Currently, the Department offers B.Sc. (Special) Degree in Estate Management and Valuation, (EMV) Postgraduate Diploma in Real Estate Management and Valuation and M.Sc. in Real Estate Management and Valuation Degree programmes. These are professional in nature and focused to cater to the specific needs mainly in the fields of Real Estate Valuation, Real Estate Management, Urban & Regional Planning, and Housing Development in the country. These degree programmes are the pioneer land-based professional courses commenced at the university level in Sri Lanka. The average annual student intake to the Undergraduate Programme is around 50-65. Since its conception DEMV has produced more than 2000 graduates.
“Prosper lives through learning”
Producing graduates with the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes to fulfil the development requirements in the field of Valuation, Real Estate Management and Urban & Regional Planning
The strategic intent of the EMV Department is to be a key contributor for the development of the country through creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and providing competent human resources for the fields of Real Estate Management, Real Estate Valuation, and Urban & Regional Planning. To reach this broader aim, the department specifically intends to following objectives.