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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 Prof. Malik Ranasinghe Commission Member University Grants Commission
Secretary Mrs. Srimathi Wijewardena Senior Assistant Secretary/Academic Affairs University Grants Commission
Members
Prof. Leelananda Rajapaksha Dean/Faculty of Engineering University of Peradeniya
Prof. KKCK Perera Dean/Faculty of Engineering University of Moratuwa
Prof. Lalith de Silva Dean/Faculty of Architecture University of Moratuwa
Dr. A Atputharajah Dean/Faculty of Engineering University of Jaffna
Dr. Chandana Perera Dean/Faculty of Engineering University of Ruhuna
Dr. SM Junaideen Dean/Faculty of Engineering South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
Dr. HMI Prasanna Dean/Faculty of Geomatics Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
Dr. KAC Udayakumar Dean/Faculty of Engineering Technology Open University of Sri Lanka
Dr. SAAM Subasinghe Dean/Faculty of Engineering
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Dr. (Syr) A Harinda Lakmal Dean/FBESS General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
Eng. Dr. (Mrs.) WCDK Fernando Dean/Faculty of Engineering General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
Prof. NR Arthenayake UGC Nominee Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda President The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka
Ch. Qs. Nishantha Wickramasinghe  President Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka
Archt. DH Wijewardene President Sri Lanka Institute of Architecture (SLIA)
Mr. Piyal Silva President Institute of Town Planners
Mrs. Radha de Silva President Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architecture
Mr. Ruwan Edirisinghe 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

 

 

 

 

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