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University Grants Commission - Sri Lanka

Obtaining prior approval for Signing Memoranda of Understanding (MoU)/ Agreements to be entered by State Universities

This has reference to the letter no. UGC/CH/7/1 dated 05.06.2018, letter No. UGC/S/PA/111 dated 03.08.2018 and UGC/S/PA/111 dated 22.01.2019 on the above subject.


The prior approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should be obtained through Ministry of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation with the recommendation of the University Grants Commission (UGC).


Accordingly, the UGC requires following documents in order to initiate the process.


  1. Complete set of a MoU/ Agreement with schedules and Annexures if available
  2. Budget of the MoU
  3. Recommendations obtained from the relevant divisions of the HEI including the Legal Observation
  4. Minutes of the Council of the University/ Board of Management of the Institute which grant approval to sign the MoU
  5. Duly filled “Justification format” and the “Check list”


Further details can be obtained from Senior Asst. Secretary attached to the Office of the Vice Chairman
Tel:0113092449 /   E-mail: )


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