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Workshop on Training Career Guidance Counselors/Academic Career Guidance Advisors Held on 25th & 26th September 2013

The Standing Committee on Career Guidance & Student Welfare of the University Grants Commission, having recognized the need to impart the knowledge on Career Guidance & Counseling to the Career Guidance Directors, Career Guidance Counselors and Academic Career Guidance Advisors, decided to arrange a two-day workshop at the Hotel Janaki, Colombo.

The Two-day Workshop on Training Career Guidance Counselors/Academic Career Guidance Advisors held successfully on 25th & 26th September 2013 in collaboration with EDEX Career Services and HETC Project.


 

 

Video Conference between UGC, Jain University (JU), India and Georgia State University (GSU), USA held on 23 July 2013

A video conference between University Grants Commission (UGC), Jain University (JU), India  and Georgia State University (GSU), USA was held on 23 July 2013 with a view to developing tripartite academic cooperation and research collaboration between Sri Lankan Universities, Jain University and Georgia State University. The Vcon took place under the chairmanship of Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama, Chairperson, UGC, with the participation of Prof. Ranjith Senaratne, Vice Chairman, UGC, Prof. Ananda Jayewardane, Vice Chancellor, University of Moratuwa and Senior Academics from the Universities of Wayamba, Kelaniya and Sri Jayewardenepura. Dr. Chenraj Roychand, President, Dr. N. Sundararajan, Vice Chancellor, JU, Dr. Sandeep Shastri, Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr. P.C. Deshmukh and several senior dons of Jain University joined the conference from India while Prof. Unil Perera from GSU, USA.

As a follow-up to the Vcon, a delegation from JU will visit Sri Lanka from 7 - 9 August 2013 and a Sri Lankan delegation will visit JU in September 2013. These visits will consolidate the relations between the UGC and JU paving the way for staff training, exchange of staff and students, collaborative research and joint publications.


 

 

 

 

 

Hiran Tillekeratne Research Fund 2013

Hiran Tillekeratne Research Fund 2013


 The award ceremony of the Hiran Tillekeratne Research Fund for the Outstanding Postgraduate Research carried out during the period 01 June 2010 to 31 May 2012 in Agriculture, Engineering, Medicine and Natural Sciences disciplines was held on 23 May 2013 in the Board Room of the University Grants Commission. The Award consist of a certificate and cash prize worth of Rs. 200,000/-per discipline. It's a great pleasure for us to congratulate following award winners of the Hiran Tillekeratne Research Fund 2013.

Agriculture

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Dr. Devika M. De Costa & Mr. UM Aruna Kumara Department of Agricultural Biology Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya

Engineering

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Mr. SMKB Samarakoon Department of Computer Engineering Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya

Medicine

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Ms. NDAD Wijegunawardana Molecular Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya

Natural Science

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Dr. AP Wickramasinghe Faculty of Engineering University of Peradeniya

The event was presided by Prof. (Ms.) Kshanika Hirimburegama, Chairperson of the UGC and accompanied by the Prof. Ranjith Senaratne, Vice Chairman of the UGC, Mr. Tissa Nandasena, Secretary of the UGC, Dr. Priyantha Premakumara, Additional Secretary, Academic Affairs & University Admissions, Mr. RAU Ranaweera, Accountant of the UGC, Mr. Eardley Tillekeratne, donor of the Hiran Tillekeratne Research Fund and other UGC officials.

 

 

Proposed workshop on Examination Procedures for the Academic Staff of Gampaha Wickramaarachchi Ayurveda Institute (GWAI) & Institute of Indigenous Medicine (IIM)

Proposed Workshop on Examination Procedures for the Academic Staff of the Gampaha Wickramaarachchi Aurveda Institute (IIM) & Institute of Indigenous Medicine (IIM)

 

 

 

First Lady Chairperson of the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka

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It is our great pleasure to welcome Senior Professor (Mrs) Kshanika Hirimburegama as the first lady Chairperson of the University Grants Commission.  


Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama, B.Sc. (Colombo);  M.Phil.  (Peradeniya); Ph.D. (K.U. Leuven); a Senior Professor in Plant Sciences was appointed as the Chairperson of the University Grants Commission with effect from  1st February 2013 by His Excellency, the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.


She was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo from January 2008 to January 2013. She was a Member of the University Grants Commission from March 2006 to December 2008 .


Professor Hirimburegama has rendered a great service to the farming community and taken lead to transfer the technology to the rural agricultural sector apart from the contribution made to the Higher Education sector in the Country. She is the founder of the Institute of Agro Technology and Rural Science, Hambantota.


We wish her all the very best in her new appointment as the Chairperson of the University Grants Commission.

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