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 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 Medical and Dental Sciences would be to function as the advisory body to UGC and vigorously pursue/promote Medical, Dental and Allied Health Sciences p rogrammes according to universities.

In this regard the following specific activities will be pursued:

  • Initiate actions on policy directions issued by the UGC from time to time and take steps to implement prescribed initiatives, programmes and activities at university/campus/institute level.
  • Evaluate proposals submitted by universities/Institutes with respect to curricular reforms and curriculum for new study programmes and submit recommendations to the Commission.
  • Evaluate proposals submitted by Universities/Institutes for the establishment of new Departments/Faculties/Institutes and submit recommendations to the Commission.
  • Frame guidelines for planning of new undergraduate degree programmes, namely, a) ways and means of evaluating need and demand, b) graduate profile, c) structure of the study programme, d) courses and intended learning outcomes and planning for course modules, e) evaluation procedures and f) credit qualification framework for Medical, Dental and Allied Health Sciences Degree related study programmes.
  • Function as a catalytic unit to promote new initiatives and reforms to improve and advance quality and relevance of Medical, Dental and Allied Health Sciences Degree related study programmes and convey to the Commission for consideration.

 


    Members Information

    Membership Name Designation Institute
    Chairman Prof. Malkanthi Chandrasekera Commission Member University Grants Commission
    Secretary Mrs. Janadari Wijesinghe Senior Assistant Secretary/Academic Affairs University Grants Commission
    Members
    Prof. Rohan Jayasekara Dean/Faculty of Medicine
    Prof. DS Samarasinghe Dept. of Psychological Medicine University of Colombo
    Prof. MD Lamawansa Dean/Faculty of Medicine University of Peradeniya
    Prof. Upul B Dissanayake Dean/Faculty of Dental Sciences University of Peradeniya
    Dr. DBM Wickramaratne Dean/Faculty of Allied Sciences University of Peradeniya
    Prof. Mohan De Silva Dean/Faculty of Medical Sciences University of Sri Jayewardenepura
    Prof. Nilanthi de Silva UGC Nominee (Faculty of Medicine/Kelaniya) University of Kelaniya
    Dr. S Balakumar Dean/Faculty of Medicine University of jaffna
    Dr. Sampath Gunawardena Dean/Faculty of Medicine University of Ruhuna
    Dr. KT Sundareson Dean/Health – Care Sciences Eastern University, Sri Lanka
    Prof. M Udupihille Actg. Dean/Medicine & Allied Sciences Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
    Prof. Jayantha Jayawardena Director PGIM
    Dr. Sunil De Alwis Deputy Director General (Education, Training & Research) Ministry of Healthcare & Nutrition
    Prof. TR Weerasuriya Dean/Faculty of Medicine General Sir John Kotalawala Defense University
 

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