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 Quality Assurance and Accreditation would be to function as the advisory body to UGC - QAAC and vigorously pursue/promote QA programmes 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.
Function as a catalytic unit to promote new initiatives and reforms to improve and advance the quality and relevance of all undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and convey to the Commission for consideration.
Function as the advisory body of the QAAC of UGC and also as the monitoring and reporting body of the quality assurance and accreditation programme undertaken by QAAC.
Engage in designing and introduction of regulatory framework (i.e. pre-requisites, uniform credit and qualification framework, and standard teaching and training, and evaluation methods) to promote lateral mobility of students among non-professional degree programmes such as Agricultural Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences and Liberal Arts and Humanities.
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 natural and applied science degree programmes.
|Chairman||Prof. Malik Ranasinghe||Commission Member||University Grants Commission|
|Secretary||Mrs. Janadari Wijesinghe||Senior Assistant Secretary/Academic Affairs||University Grants Commission|
|Prof. Lakshman Dissanayake||Vice-Chancellor||University of Colombo|
|Prof. Sampath Amaratunga||Vice-Chancellor||University of Sri Jayewardenepura|
|Prof. Upul B. Dissanayake||Vice-Chancellor||University of Peradeniya|
|Prof. Sunanda Madduma Bandara||Vice Chancellor||University of Kelaniya|
|Prof. Ananda Jayawardene||Vice-Chancellor||University of Moratuwa|
|Prof. (Mrs.) V Arasaratnam||Vice-Chancellor||University of Jaffna|
|Prof. S.A. Ariadurai||Vice-Chancellor||Open University of Sri Lanka|
|Prof. Gamini Senanayake||Vice-Chancellor||University of Ruhuna|
|(Competent Authority)||Vice-Chancellor||Eastern University, Sri Lanka|
|Prof. MMM Najim||Vice-Chancellor||South Eastern Univesity of Sri Lanka|
|Prof. Ranjith Wijewardena||Vice-Chancellor||Rajarata University of Sri Lanka|
|Prof. Chandana P Udawatte||Vice-Chancellor||Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka|
|Prof. SJBA Jayasekera||Vice-Chancellor||Wayamba University of Sri Lanka|
|Dr. G Chandrasena||Vice-Chancellor||Uva-Wellassa University of Sri Lanka|
|Prof. Ariyarathne Kaluarachchi||Vice-Chancellor||University of the Visual & Performing Arts|
|Prof. Deepthi Bandara||Director||Quality Assurance & Accreditation Council, UGC|
|Major General Milinida Peiris||Vice-Chancellor||General Sir John Kothalawala Defence University|
|Dr. Athula Pitigala-Arachchi||Chief Executive Officer||Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology|
|Prof. Lalith Gamage||Managing Director||Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology|
|Prof. Kalyani Perera||HETC Consultant for Quality Assurance||HETC Project|
|Members on Advisory Capacity|
|Prof. Uma Coomaraswamy||Former Vice Chancellor||Open University of Sri Lanka|
|Prof. Narada Warnasuriya||Former Vice Chancellor||University of Sri Jayewardenepura|
|Prof. Colin N Peiris||Former Director||Quality Assurance & Accreditation Council, UGC|
|Dr. Upali Mampitiya||Consultant for SLQF Work||HETC Project|
|Mr. Chandragupta Thenuwara||Director (Quality Assurance)||University of the Visual and Performing Arts|