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Terms of Reference


The UGC, empowered by Section 4(2) of the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978, as and when required appoints Standing Committees for specific purposes, consisting of such members and with such powers, duties and functions as may be determined by the Commission. The Chairman of each Standing Committee shall be a member of the Commission.

 

The main role of the Standing Committee on Engineering and Architecture would be to function as the advisory body to UGC and vigorously pursue/promote undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Engineering and Architecture in universities.

In this regard the following specific activities will be pursued:

  • Provide directions and guidance on higher education related to Engineering, Architecture, Quantity Surveying and Town Planning.
  • Evaluate proposals submitted by universities/Institutes with respect to curriculum reforms for new study programmes, postgraduate programmes and establishment of new Departments/Faculties/Institutes in the said fields and submit recommendations to the Commission.
  • Function as a catalyst to promote new initiatives and reforms to improve and advance quality and relevance of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in the said fields and submit recommendations to the Commission.
  • Promote networking and strategic partnerships between Universities, professional bodies, chambers and industry related to Engineering, Architecture, Quantity Surveying and Town Planning.
  • Promote necessary awareness programmes through, conferences, workshops, symposia etc. related to development in Engineering, Architecture, Quantity Surveying and Town Planning.
  • Promote relevant research, innovations and out-reach programmes for regional/national development.
  • Promote and facilitate the transfer of new technology developed in Universities to the community.
  • Provide assistance in formulating national policies and conducting relevant studies in the fields of Power and Energy, Construction, Engineering Services, Housing & Common Amenities and allied fields.

Members Information

Membership Name Designation Institute
Chairman Prof. Malik Ranasinghe Commission Member University Grants Commission
Secretary  Mrs. Janadari Wijesinghe Senior Assistant Secretary/Academic Affairs University Grants Commission
Members
Prof. Leelananda Rajapaksha Dean/Engineering University of Peradeniya
Prof. UGA Puswewala Dean/Engineering University of Moratuwa
Prof. PKS Mahanama Dean/Architecture University of Moratuwa
Dr. Chandana Perera Dean/Engineering University of Ruhuna
Mr. KRMU Bandara Dean/Geomatics Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
Prof. SA Ariadurai Dean/Faculty of Engineering Technology Open University of Sri Lanka
Eng. SB Wijekoon President Institution of Engineers’ Sri Lanka
Archt. Ranjan Nadesapillai FIA (SL) Immediate President Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
Prof. Chithra Wedikkara Immediate Past President Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Sri Lanka
Plnr. Hemantha Jayasundara President Institute of Town Planners, Sri Lanka
Prof. Shereen Amendra President Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architects
Mr. Ruwan Edirisinghe Vice Chairman National Chamber of Industries
Mr. MTJ Cooray Nominee of President National Chamber of Commerce
Emeritus Prof. NR Arthenayake UGC Nominee Consultant - South Eastern University
Dr. SM Junaideen Dean/Engineering  South Eastern University
Mr. A Atputhrajah Dean/Engineering University of Jaffna
Mr. A Harindu Lankmal Dean/FBESS General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
Prof. JP Karunadasa Dean/Faculty of Engineering General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

 

Presentations - “Competency Building and Capacity Enhancement in the Emerging Oil and Gas Industry in Sri Lanka” on 07 & 08 January 2013 at Jetwing Blue, Negombo

 

 

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