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University Grants Commission - Sri Lanka

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Terms of Reference


  • To serve as a consultative forum that can effectively address issues of learning, teaching, research and staffing in Fine Arts at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels in Sri Lankan universities coming under the purview of the UGC.
  • To assist in the formulation and dissemination of polices, practices and procedures and to initiate actions on policy directions issued by the UGC from time to time and take steps to implement prescribed initiatives, programmes and activities at Institute/Faculty/Department and Unit level.
  • To evaluate proposals submitted by Institutes/Faculties/Departments and Units teaching Fine Arts with respect to curricular reforms and curriculum for new study programmes and submit recommendations to the Commission.
  • To propose timely changes in curriculum, evaluation and revision in Fine Arts study programmes.
  • To encourage creation and dissemination of avenues for research and publication.
  • To promote research, innovations and outreach programmes of regional/national importance.
  • To promote networking and strategic partnerships between HEIs, National and Regional Institutions involved in Performing and Fine Arts.
  • To evaluate proposals submitted by Universities/Faculties/Institutes for the establishment of new Department/Units and submit recommendations to the Commission.
  • To function as a catalytic unit to promote new initiatives and reforms to improve and advance quality and relevance of teaching/learning/research both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes on Performing and Fine Arts and convey to the Commission for consideration.
  • To frame guidelines for planning of new undergraduate degree programmes, namely, a) ways and means of evaluating need and demand, b) qualification descriptors specific to the degree programme, c) graduate profile, d) structure of the study programme, e) credit & qualification framework for degree programmes in Fine Arts, f) intended learning outcome of the degree programmes, g) intended learning outcome of courses and modules, and h) assessment procedures.

Members Information

Membership Name Designation Institute
Chairman  Prof. Premakumara de Silva Commission Member / Faculty of Arts University of Colombo
Secretary Ms.M.P.K. Senadheera Asistant Secretary/ Academic Affairs University Grants Commission
Dr. Wijaya Sri Vithanana Senior Lecturer/ Dept. of Languages, Cultural Studies and Performing Arts University of Sri Jayawardenepura
Prof. Prashanthi Narangoda UGC nominee
Head/ Dept. of Performing Arts Sri Palee Campus
Dr. Bharathy Kennedy Director Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetics Studies
Dr. Sudesh Mantillake Head/ Dept. of Fine Arts University of Peradeniya
Mr. S. Chandrakumar Head/ Department of Fine Arts Eastern University, Sri Lanka
Dr. Indika Fernando Dean/ Faculty of Dance & Drama University of the Visual & Performing Arts
Mr. Jagath Ravindra Dean/ Dept. of Visual Arts University of the Visual & Performing Arts
Dr. S. Suthakar Dean/ Faculty of Arts University of Jaffna
Dr. T. Sanathanan Head/ department of Fine Arts/ Faculty of Arts University of Jaffna
Dr. Saman Panapitiya Dean/ Faculty of Music University of the Visual & Performing Arts
Dr. T. Prabaharan Director/IQAU Eastern University, Sri Lanka
Prof. Kolitha Bhanu Dissanayake
Dr. Subhashini Padmanathan
Prof. H.M. Samantha Herath Journalism Unit University of Colombo
Mr. N. Ravidandhu Vidyapathy Traditional Dancer, Choreographer, Percussionist & Composer

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