The primary focus of any educational institution is academics. Present day Maliyadeva College has grown from its original 16 students to over 4000 students, who still walk through the Maliyadeva Gates looking for the best possible education. While co – curricular and extra – curricular activities are highly encouraged, academics has, is and always will be the primary focus of the students.
Academics at Maliyadeva College is divided into five sections. The grades from 1 – 11 have around 8 classes with roughly 50 students in each class. The Mathematics Section consists of 5 classes and 3 Biology classes in the Science section, 3 classes in the Commerce section and 3 classes in the Arts section with roughly 40 students in each class. 6-13 grades have Sinhala and English medium classes. Maliyadeva College follows the Government Education System. The day is divided into 8 periods of 40 minutes each. Students are provided with all the necessary facilities including Science and IT laboratories that provide them with an interactive learning experience. The students are provided with every opportunity to gain access to the best possible education and to excel in the respective stream they chose.