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Thursday, April 16, 2015

University Admission Hand Book Release May first Week

Sri Lanka University Academic Year 2014/2015

Much awaited University Admission Hand Book for the 2014/2015 Academic year has been printed now and will be available to students from First Week of May University Grants Commission sources said to “Lanka University News”. 
The Sri Lankan University Grants Commission (UGC) would call applications for the 2014/2015 Academic year university admissions based on the 2014 GCE A/L examination.


UGC Hand book, a student guide that contains the application form will be available at major bookshops soon.
The Campus Application Form should be filled carefully and all courses that the candidate qualifies should be mentioned according to his or her preference and sent to the University Grants Commission.

According to the sources, UGC have added several new courses to the new university entrance handbook.


The admission of new students will take place in this year September or October.  Around 25,000 students are to be admitted to the universities.
The university Handbook delayed two months due to changes in the UGC & Ministry under the new government.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Mahapola & Bursary Payments increased for Sri Lanka University Students

Mahapola & Bursary Payments increased for Sri Lanka University StudentsMahapola & Bursary Payments increased for Sri Lanka University Students!

Cabinet approval was given to increase the Mahapola Scholarship and Bursary payment with effect from 1 May.
This decision was made following a proposal presented by the Minister of Higher Education and Research Dr. Sarath Amunugama. It was proposed in the 2015 Budget to increase the Mahapola Scholarship payment to 5,000 rupees with effect from 1 July in order to create an atmosphere of confidence among the student population and increase the Bursary payment from 2,000 rupees to 2,500 rupees. 
As a result the Government announced that they would be increasing the Mahapola scholarship and Bursary payment from 1 May.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

University Students Protest against New Governments progress on Education reforms

University Students Protest against New Governments progress on Education reformsSri Lanka’s university students’ hopes for a better university system are fading within months of the toppling of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s so-called ‘unshakable regime’, in which they played a key role.

Thousands of university students from across Sri Lanka gathered in the capital, Colombo, on 31 March to protest against the new government’s failure to bring in promised reforms.

Surprise resignations and appointments in the higher education sector have sparked protests across the country over the new government’s failure to address education issues.

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The new government’s State Higher Education Minister, Professor Rajiva Wijesinha, resigned in February, only a month after assuming duties with a green light to introduce reforms.

Following pressure from the Federation of University Teachers' Associations or FUTA, the chairperson of the University Grants Commission, or UGC, Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama, quit her job, also in February. Six members of the UGC resigned with her.

FUTA is now protesting against the installation of her husband, Dr Kumara Hirimburegama, as Colombo University Vice-chancellor, and have demanded his resignation.

At the presidential election, students and lecturers desiring a change voted against Rajapaksa’s decade-long regime during which students’ rights were largely suppressed.

Promised restructure

The new government had promised students, teachers and parents a completely restructured higher education system within 100 days, but with 80 of the days already passed, there have been no major changes, and the new academic year admissions have been delayed.

On 31 March, protesting students blocked several roads causing heavy traffic congestion and later marched towards Temple Trees, which is considered a high security zone.

Clashes erupted when police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse students, as a result of which eight students were hospitalised and seven policemen were injured.

Protesters urged the new government to immediately solve problems in the education system, close down private universities and increase the Mahapola scholarships subsistence awarded to students from low-income families, as promised in the election.

Higher education ministry officials earlier had said they would release the university handbook at the end of January. It includes the new university admission forms and guidelines. But following the changes in chairs, the ministry is still struggling to release the book.


Meanwhile the newly appointed chairperson of UGC, Professor Mohan De Silva, says he aims to appoint officers to the university system who are non-political to improve the administration of the universities and to maintain the quality of academic courses.

He also said the UGC had initiated the admissions process for the new academic year and would immediately release the anticipated handbook regarding university admissions.

In his short time in office, former higher education minister Wijesinha created a friendly atmosphere with university students, launching a “Meet the Minister” programme and suspending the controversial three-week compulsory Military-led University Leadership Training Programme.


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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Sri Lanka University Ranking for 2015 / 2016 Years

Sri Lanka University Ranking 2015/2016  Top 10 state & Private Campus List
Sri Lanka state & Private University Ranking 2015/2016
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Sri Lankan state & Private Universities, Campuses and Higher Education Institutes World Rankings 2015 January edition released. 
According to the 2015 January edition, Again Colombo University maintain their No:1 position in Sri Lankan Universities. Peradeniya Campus secured No 2 place while Moratuwa Uni 3rd place. Sri Jayewardene University (Japura Campus) dropped to No: 5th place while Kelaniya University jumped to 4th Place.Ruhuna University has ranked as 6th Place.
When compared to world ranking, we are still far away (2135) but improved than last year (2146).

2012/2013/2014 University Ranking Sri Lanka

According to the Webometrics the 2015 Sri Lankan Universities Rankings are as follows.

Sri Lanka Ranking
World Rank
University Name
1
2135
2
2466
3
2608
4
3087
5
3170
6
3557
7
6353
8
7616
9
8118
10
8333
11
9684
12
12277
13
12471
14
12605
15
12644
16
12941
17
13086
18
13495
19
14181
20
14524
21
14894
22
15583
23
15813
24
15893
25
15897
26
16152
27
16726
28
16934
29
17069
30
17114
31
17273
32
18143
33
19005
34
19066
35
19175
36
19246
37
19843
38
20426
39
20599
40
20756
41
21224
42
21295
43
21755
44
21813
45
21990
46
22431
47
23238
48
23732
Source - Webometrics
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