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Discussion on "Investment Framework for Research and Development", 27.10.2014

The Standing Committee on Postgraduate and Research of University Grants Commission has organized this special meeting to share “Investment Framework for Research and Development’’ prepared by Ministry of Technology and Research held on 27th of October, 2014 at the Main Board Room of the University Grants Commission. Main objective of this discussion was to align the research and development in universities with the Investment Framework for Research and Development of the Ministry of Technology and Research.

Participants of the workshop were Chairperson University Grants Commission, Secretary of Ministry of Technology and Research, Chairman, National Science & Technology Commission, Chief Coordinator of Investment Framework for Research and Development, Vice Chancellor of University of Moratuwa, Vice Chancellor of University of Jaffna, Committee members of Standing Committee on Postgraduate and Research of University Grants Commission and Administrative officers of the University Grants Commission.



Tree planting ceremony at UGC on 20 October 2014

A tree planting ceremony held in the UGC on 20th October 2014 in line with the inauguration of the Sixth phase of the Divi Neguma National Programme countrywide.


Workshop on Examination Procedures for the Academic Staff

Chairman addressing the gathering on the objectives and expected outcome from University Academics held on 08th August 2015 at the work shop on “Examination Procedures for the Academic Staff” of the GWAI & Institute of Indigenous Medicine.




Launching of Quality Assurance System for External Degrees on 08 August 2014

University Grants Commission with the collaboration of HETC project launched the Manual for Quality Assurance of External degree Programs and Extension Courses offered by Universities (QA-EDP Manual),Manual of practices Standards and Guidelines for External Training Institutions ( State and Non State)(QA –ETI Manual). The official launch was held at the Hotel Galadari on 08th August 2014 with the initiative of Chairperson of University Grants Commission and with the participation of Vice chancellors of Universities, Directors and Coordinators of external degrees and extension courses.

The Quality Assurance system for EDP’s (QA_EDP) approved and implemented by the UGC_ Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council (QAAC) covers two institutions, namely the EDP Centers of conventional universities, and external training institutions (ETI)(State and non -state),which provide instructional training for registered students. Corresponding to the two institutions, two manuals have been developed by the HETC for adoption by respective institutions and approval by the UGC for distribution to universities and ETIs.

These two manuals aim to provide guidance for the universities and ETIS to promote institutionalization of good practices and standards as a means of improving quality and relevance of EDPs. The manuals will be used by UGC-QAAC from 2014 for review and accreditation of EDP programs offered by degree awarding universities and ETIs offering instructional training for students registered for EDPs offered by the universities.


Opening of the launching ceremony

Prof. H Abeygunawardena, UGC Member, addressing the gathering

Chairperson, UGC addressing the gathering

Prof. H Abeygunawardena handing over the manuals to Chairperson, UGC

Chairperson, UGC distributing the manuals to universities

Participants of the event

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