University Grants Commission - Sri Lanka

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Commission Circular No: 900

18th November, 2008.


Vice-Chancellors of Universities,
Rectors of Campuses,
Directors of Institutes.



Your reference is invited to Commission Circular No.856 dated 31st January 2005.

The University Grants Commission at its 763rd meeting held on 04th September, 2008, decided to revise the parental income ceiling applicable in the selection of students eligible for bursaries. Accordingly, paragraph 3.3, 3.4 and 4(a) of the above
circular will be revised as follows.

3.3 Parental Income Ceiling
Parental annual income should be equal to or less than Rs. 300,000/-

3.4The following concessions to be added to the Income Ceilings specified in 3.3 above.

(a) Rs. 24,000/- concession per annum per school going sister/brother who is 18 years or under, up to a maximum of three children.

(b) Rs. 36,000/- concession per annum per sister/brother following a course in a University but not in receipt of a Mahapola scholarship or a Bursary.

4. (a) The marking scheme prescribed for the annual parental income of students eligible to receive financial assistance.

Annual Parental Income Marks
Rs. 00 to Rs.120, 000 60
Rs.120, 001 to Rs.180, 000 30
Rs.180, 001 to Rs.240, 000 10
Rs.240, 001 to Rs.300, 000 05

This revised scheme will come into operation with effect from 01st October, 2008.

Please take action accordingly.

(Prof. Gamini Samaranayake)


    1. Chairman/UGC
    2. Vice-Chairman/UGC
    3. Members of the UGC
    4. Secretary/UGC
    5. Deans of Faculties
    6. Registrars of Universities
    7. Financial Controller/UGC
    8. Bursars of Universities
    9. Librarians/SAL/AL of the Higher Educational Institutions/Institutes;
    10. Snr. Asst. Registrars/Asst. Registrars of HEIs/Campuses
    11. Snr. Asst. Bursars/Asst. Bursars of HEIs/Campuses
    12. Chief Internal Auditor/UGC
    13. Govt. Audit Superintendents of Universities
    14. Snr. Asst. Int. Auditors/Asst. Int. Auditors of HEIs
    15. Secretaries of Trade Unions

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