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 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 Medical and Dental Sciences would be to function as the advisory body to UGC and vigorously pursue/promote Medical, Dental and Allied Health Sciences p rogrammes according to universities.

In this regard the following specific activities will be pursued:

  • Initiate actions on policy directions issued by the UGC from time to time and take steps to implement prescribed initiatives, programmes and activities at university/campus/institute level.
  • Evaluate proposals submitted by universities/Institutes with respect to curricular reforms and curriculum for new study programmes and submit recommendations to the Commission.
  • Evaluate proposals submitted by Universities/Institutes for the establishment of new Departments/Faculties/Institutes and submit recommendations to the Commission.
  • Frame guidelines for planning of new undergraduate degree programmes, namely, a) ways and means of evaluating need and demand, b) graduate profile, c) structure of the study programme, d) courses and intended learning outcomes and planning for course modules, e) evaluation procedures and f) credit qualification framework for Medical, Dental and Allied Health Sciences Degree related study programmes.
  • Function as a catalytic unit to promote new initiatives and reforms to improve and advance quality and relevance of Medical, Dental and Allied Health Sciences Degree related study programmes and convey to the Commission for consideration.

 


    Members Information

    Membership Name Designation University/HEI
    Chairman Prof. Hemantha Senanayake Chairman/Standing Committee on Medical and Dental Sciences University Grants Commission
    Secretary Mrs. Janadari Wijesinghe Senior Assistant Secretary/Academic Affairs University Grants Commission
    Members
    Prof. Jeniffer Perera Dean/Faculty of Medicine/University of Colombo University of Colombo
    Prof. Vajira Werasinghe Dean/Faculty of Medicine/University of Peradeniya University of Peradeniya
    Prof. WM Tilakaratne Dean/Faculty of Dental Science/University of Peradeniya University of Peradeniya
    Prof. D.B.M. Wickramaratne Dean/Faculty of Allied Health Sciences/University of Peradeniya University of Peradeniya
    Prof. Surangi Yasawardena Dean/Faculty of Medical Sciences/University of Sri Jayewardenepura University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    Prof. Nilanthi De Silva Dean/Faculty of Medicine/University of Kelaniya University of Kelaniya
    Dr.S Raviraj Dean/Faculty of Medicine/University of Jaffna University of Jaffna
    Prof. Saman Wimalasundera Dean/Faculty of Medicine/University of Ruhuna (Representative: Prof. PV de Silva) University of Ruhuna
    Dr Angela Arulpragasam Dean/Healthcare Sciences/Eastern University, Sri Lanka Eastern University, Sri Lanka
    Prof. SH Siribaddana Dean/Faculty of Medicine & Allied Sciences/Rajarata University of Sri Lanka Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
    Prof. Janaka De Silva Director/Post Graduate Institute of Medicine  Postgraduate Institute of Medicine
    Dr. Sunil De Alwis Deputy Director General/Ministry of Health Ministry of Health
    Prof. MHJ Ariyaratne Dean/Faculty of Medicine/General Sir John Kotalawala Defense University General Sir John Kotalawala Defense University
    Prof. Shanthi Gunawardena Dean/Faculty of Medicine/South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine
    Dr. Aindralal Balasuriya Dean/Faculty of Allied Health Sciences/KDU General Sir John Kotalawala Defense University
    Prof. Gaya Ranawaka Dean/ Faculty of Health Sciences/ Open University of Sri Lanka Open University of Sri Lanka
    Prof. SAM Kularatne Senior Professor/ Chair of Medicine, Department of Medicine University of Peradeniya
 

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