The University Grants Commission
) is the body responsible for funding most of the State Universities in Sri Lanka, and operates within the frame work of the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978, itself established in 1979. A public organization, established under the Parliament Act No 16 of 1978. Location is at No 20, Ward Place Colombo 07.
It distributes public money, allocated by the Government for teaching and research to universities and university affiliated institutes, as such controls much influence and appointments at state universities.
Vision of the UGC
The vision of the ugc is to develop a university system of the highest quality appropriate to national needs and aspirations, in keeping with global trends.
Mission of the UGC
The mission of the ugc is to promote and sustain through resource allocation, a widely accessible university system that is accountable to the public and dedicated to the highest levels of learning, professional training and research, relevance to the needs of the country, by facilitating, in partnership with other stakeholders of higher education, the diversification and the assurance of quality of academic programmes, and the emergence of centers of excellence in teaching and research.
The official functions of the UGC are;
- Allocation of funds to Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) that come under it
- Planning and coordination of university education
- Maintenance of academic standards
- Regulation of the administration of......