Friday, February 15, 2013

2011/2012 University Academic Year Begin March 27

2011 2012 Academic Year Sri Lanka University News
2011/2012 Academic year in all universities will commence in March 27 Higher Education Minister SB Dissanayake said. The Higher Education Ministry has advised vice chancellors to take necessary measures to commence all undergraduate courses in every faculty by March 27.

UGC has started sending relevant University Admissions letters to students and those who are selected will be received Letters  in coming days.
Sri Lanka Higher Education Ministry has decided to launch extra batch for the candidates those who couldn’t participate for Leadership Training. The 4th batch details will be published later.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) said that 26,944 students from both the new and old syllabi would be admitted to universities based on the GCE A/L examination 2011 results. Under the special provision around 1,000 students will also be recruited to universities. Ministry has not finalized the special category admissions yet and those who had achieved international standards in sports, disabled students and foreign students would be admitted under the special category.

13,470 students from the new syllabus and 13,474 students from old syllabus had been selected for admission to universities. 1,315 students had been selected for Medicine and 845 of them were from the old syllabus, while 1,562 students had selected for Engineering and 790 of them were from the new syllabus. 4,000 students would be admitted for management studies; 2,713 from the new syllabus and 1,287 from the old syllabus. 5,945 students would be admitted to the Arts degree programmes and of them 3,491 were new syllabus students.

Meanwhile, more students will be enrolled to universities under a proposal submitted by the UGC to the Supreme Court. An additional 5,609 students will be enrolled to universities this time.

The Minister said more facilities are being rapidly added to the university system to meet the academic and other requirements catering to the additional 5,609 students. In this regard the government has allocated Rs 4,000 million by 2013 budget to upgrade infrastructure development in universities.

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