Welcome to the Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (PGIHS) is a National Institute established by the Ministry of Higher Education in 2014, by an Ordinance made by the University Grants Commission under Section 24A of the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978 and published in Gazette Extraordinary No. 1843/45 of 3rd January 2014 for the purpose of providing, promoting and developing higher education in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. The PGIHS is the heir to the postgraduate programmes offered by the Faculty of Arts of the University of Peradeniya.