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University Grants Commission - Sri Lanka

Engineering & Architecture

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 Senior Prof. A K W Ananda Jayawardane Commission Member, Senior Professor - Civil Engineering University of Moratuwa
Secretary Ms. Chamini Gunawardena Senior Assistant Secretary - Academic Affairs University Grants Commission
Members
Dr. GBB Herath Dean/Faculty of Engineering University of Peradeniya
Prof. NK Wickramarachchi Dean/Faculty of Engineering University of Moratuwa
Dr. DP Chandrasekara Dean/Faculty of Architecture University of Moratuwa
Dr. A Atputharajah Dean/Faculty of Engineering University of Jaffna
Dr. Harsha Sooriyaarachchi Dean/Faculty of Engineering University of Ruhuna
Dr. SM Junaideen Dean/Faculty of Engineering South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
Dr. PG Vipula Abeyratne Dean/Faculty of Geomatics Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
Prof. DAR Dolage Dean/Faculty of Engineering Technology Open University of Sri Lanka
Dr. Chaminda Konthesinghe Dean/Faculty of Engineering
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Dr. AH Lakmal (Invitee) Dean/Faculty of Build Environment and Spatial Science General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
Eng. SU Dampage (Invitee) Dean/Faculty of Engineering General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
Prof. NR Arthenayake (UGC Nominee) Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Eng. (Prof.) TM Pallewatta Former President The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka
Ch. Qs. Nishantha Wickramasinghe  President Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka
Archt. Russell Dandeniya President Sri Lanka Institute of Architecture (SLIA)
Plnr. Kishan Sugathapala President Institute of Town Planners
Mrs. Radha de Silva President Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architecture
Eng. Pradeep Kahawalage Vice- Chairman The Ceylon National Chamber of Industries
Mr. MTJ Cooray Managing Director/ Chairman IE Technics (Pvt) Ltd.
Dr. Nayanthara de Silva Institute of Facilities Management Sri Lanka
Mr. NJ Wijenayake Senior Deputy Surveyor General (Training)/Director (Nominee of Land Survey Council) Institute of Surveying and Mapping
Prof. Ranjith Pallegama (Observer) Director/ IQAU University of Peradeniya