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Launching of the Manual for Review of Undergraduate Study Programmes of Sri Lankan Universities and Higher Education Institutions

Manual for Review of Undergraduate Study Programmes of Sri Lankan Universities and Higher Education Institutions was launched on 31st December 2015. A total of 148 senior academic members including 09 Vice Chancellors, 02 Deputy Vice Chancellors, Deans of Faculties, IQAU Directors, Study Programme representatives and trained Institutional Reviewers from the universities participated in addition to the authors of the manual, HETC Director and Consultants, officials of the UGC and Ministry of Higher Education. Lead Education Specialist of the World Bank and the Chairman/UGC were the Guest of Honour and the Chief Guest. Since then, total of 682 manuals had been issued to the Universities, Ministry of Higher Education, UGC and the World Bank Mission acceding to requests.


 

Media conference on "Second National Language Proficiency Programme for Public Officers"


 

New Secretary for the UGC

Dr. Priyantha Premakumara assumed duties as the Secretary of the University Grants Commission on 10th November 2014. Chairperson of the UGC, other high ranking officials and the staff of the UGC took part in the occasion.

Dr. Premakumara joined the UGC in April 1999 as an Assistant Secretary and was promoted to the post of Senior Assistant Secretary in January 2005. Then he was promoted to the post of Additional Secretary of Academic Affairs and University Admissions in October 2010. Dr. Premakumara was appointed as the Additional Secretary of the Human Resources in September 2011 and remained in both positions until he became the Secretary of the UGC.

We extend sincere best wishes to him for continued success and happiness in all his future endeavors.


 

The foundation stone of the proposed four storied new building was laid on 09 November 2014

The foundation stone of the proposed four storied new building was laid on the 9th November 2014, at premises of University Grants Commission Secretariat, which was graced by the Chairperson of the University Grants Commission with the participation of Commission Members and other Officials.


 

Visit of Dr Rudiger Voss Head of International Relations, European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, Geneva, Switzerland on 03 November 2014

Dr Rudiger Voss Head of International Relations, European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, Geneva, Switzerland visited University Grants Commission on 3rd November 2014. Main objective of this discussion was to explore the possibilities of student exchange for CERN Summer Student Programme and Doctor of Philosophy programmes.

Participants of the meeting were Secretary Ministry of Higher Education, Chairperson University Grants Commission, Vice Chairman University Grants Commission, Acting Secretary University Grants Commission, Deans of Science Faculties, members form COSTI and Accountant of the University Grants Commission.


 

 
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