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University Grants Commission - Sri Lanka

Commission Circular No: 898

14th August, 2008.

 

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

 

IMPLEMENTATION OF MODULAR SYSTEM AND COMMON CALENDAR FOR ALL UNIVERSITIES

The University Grants Commission at its 758th meeting held on 23rd June 2008 decided to fix common days for the commencement and the end of the academic programmes of all universities with effect from the next academic year [2009], which could be repeated for the subsequent academic years.

Accordingly, the new entrants must be admitted to the University/HEI in the last week of May each year. The Calendar of dates to follow should be;

    • Start academic year in the last week of August
    • End academic year in the last week of May
    • Long vacation to be from last Saturday of May to penultimate Sunday of August
    • Orientation programme for new entrants should be held during long vacation

Faculties should decide the academic year plan based on semesters/terms

The Commission also decided that the academic year should not be stretched under any circumstances and the delays in admission of students, if any, or any disruption to academic programmes due to any unforeseen reason should be absorbed by shortening the orientation progrmme and the vacations respectively.

Please take action accordingly.

This Circular shall come into effect from 1st September 2008.

(Prof. GAMINI SAMARANAYAKE)

Chairman

Cc:

  • Chairman’s Office/UGC
  • Vice-Chairman/UGC
  • Members of the UGC
  • Secretary/UGC
  • Deans of Faculties
  • Registrars of Universites
  • Financial Controller/UGC
  • Bursars of Universities
  • Librarians/SAL/AL of the Higher Educational Institutions/Institutes;
  • Snr. Asst.Registrars/Asst.Registrars of HEIs Campuses
  • Snr. sst.Bursars/Asst.Bursars of HEIs/Campuses
  • Chief Internal Auditor/UGC
  • Govt. Audit Superintendents of Universities
  • Snr. Asst.Int. Auditors/Asst.Int.Auditors of HEIs
  • Secretaries of Trade Unions
  • Auditor-General

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