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University Grants Commission - Sri Lanka

Commission Circular No: 901

25th November, 2008.

 

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

 

COMMON GRADES, GRADE POINT VALUES FOR COURSES AND CUT-OFF LEVELS OF GPA FOR AWARDING CLASSES/PASSES

 

The University Grants Commission having noted that there is a significant variation in the degree awarding criteria as well as in the structure of the degree programmes conducted by different faculties/universities within the Sri Lankan University System decided to formulate a common Credit and Qualification Framework (CQF) for Sri Lankan University System in order to maintain the consistency and comparability of university level qualifications.

Accordingly the University Grants Commission at its 767th meeting held on 06th November 2008 approved Grades and Grade Point Values and Cut-off levels of GPA for Awarding Classes/Passes for all the undergraduate degree programmes conducted within Sri Lankan University System as follows:

(a) Grades and Grade Point Values

Degree Programme Grades and Grade Point Values
A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D E
All Degrees 4.00 4.00 3.70 3.30 3.00 2.70 2.30 2.00 1.70 1.30 1.00 0.00



(b) Cut-off levels of GPA for Awarding Classes/Passes

Degree Programme Grade Point Average (GPA) for Awarding Classes/Passes
First Second Upper Second Lower Pass
All Degrees 3.70 3.30 3.00 2.00

The University Grants Commission having taken into consideration that a sufficient period be given to adopt the proposed system decided to inform the Universities/Higher Educational Institutes to adopt the same with effect from the new academic year starting in August 2010.

Please take action accordingly.

(Prof. Gamini Samaranayake)
Chairman/UGC

 

Cc

    1. Chairman's Office/UGC
    2. Vice-Chairman/UGC
    3. Members of the UGC
    4. Secretary/UGC
    5. Financial Controller/UGC
    6. Registrars of Universities
    7. Deans of Faculties
    8. Bursars of Universities
    9. Librarians/SAL/AL of Higher Educational Institutions Institutes
    10. Deputy Registrars/ Snr. Asst. Registrars/ Asst. Registrars of Campuses/Institutes
    11. Deputy Bursars/ Snr. Asst. Bursars/Asst. Bursars of Campuses/Institutes
    12. Chief Internal Auditor/UGC
    13. Govt. Audit Superintendents of Universities
    14. Snr. Asst. Int. Auditors/Asst. Int. Auditors of HEIs
    15. Secretaries of Trade Unions
    16. Auditor-General
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    File No. UGC/IUA/5/QA/14
 

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