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Management Studies

 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 specific functions of the Standing Committee on Management Studies are;

  • 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) qualification descriptors specific to the degree programme, c) graduate profile, d) structure of the study programme, e) credit & qualification framework for Commerce, Management, Business and allied studies degree programmes, f) intended learning outcome of the degree programme, g) intended learning outcome of courses and modules, and h) assessment procedures, and
  • Function as a catalytic unit to promote new initiatives and reforms to improve and advance quality and relevance of Commerce, Management, Business and allied studies Degree programmes and convey to the Commission for consideration.

 Members Information


Membership Name Designation Institute
Chairman Prof. P.S.M. Gunaratne Vice Chairman University Grants Commission
Secretary Mrs. Srimathi Wijewardhena Assistant Secretary/Academic Affairs University Grants Commission
Dr. U Anura Kumara Dean/Management Studies & Commerce University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Dr. DM Semasinghe Dean/Management Studies & Commerce University of Kelaniya
Dr. R Senathiraja Dean/ Management & Finance University of Colombo
Prof. Sunethra Perera Dean/ Management & Finance University of Ruhuna
Prof. T Velnampy Dean/ Management Studies & Commerce University of Jaffna
Mr. N Logeswaran Dean/Commerce & Management Eastern University, Sri Lanka
Mrs. Sareena UMA Gafoor Dean/Management & Commerce South Eastern University of Sri lanka
Mr. PDNK Palihena Dean/ Management Studies Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
Mr. Wasantha Rathnayake Dean/Management Studies Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
Prof. ES Wickramasinghe Dean/Business Studies & Finance Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Dr. (Ms.) PIN Fernando Dean/Management Uwa Wellassa University
Dr. A Pushpanathan Dean/Business Studies Vavuniya Campus
Mr. T Baskar Dean/Communication & Business Studies Trincomalee Campus
Mr. Baratha Dodankotuwa Head/Management Studies University of Peradeniya
Dr. P Mervyn Gunasekara Managing Director (UGC Nominee) LAN Management Development Services 
Prof. HD Karunaratne Former Dean/Management & Finance University Colombno

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