South Eastern University of Sri Lanka

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South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
தென்கிழக்குப் பல்கலைக்கழகம், இலங்கை
ශ්‍රී ලංකා අග්නිදිග විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය
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Established 1995 (1995)
Type Public
Budget Rs. 277 million (2010)
Chancellor Prof. Achi. M. Ishaq
Vice-Chancellor Dr. S. M. Mohamed Ismail
Registrar H. Abdul Saththar
Academic staff 102 (2010)
Admin. staff 236 (2010)
Location Oluvil, Eastern Province, Sri Lanka
7°18′03.50″N 81°51′19.10″E / 7.3009722°N 81.8553056°E / 7.3009722; 81.8553056Coordinates: 7°18′03.50″N 81°51′19.10″E / 7.3009722°N 81.8553056°E / 7.3009722; 81.8553056
Campus Multiple campuses
Former names South Eastern University College of Sri Lanka
Affiliations Association of Commonwealth Universities
Website seu.ac.lk

The South Eastern University of Sri Lanka (Tamil: தென்கிழக்குப் பல்கலைக்கழகம், இலங்கை, Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා අග්නිදිග විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය) (abbreviated SEUSL) is a public university in Oluvil in Sri Lanka.[1] Established in 1995 as a university college, it became a full fledged university in 1996. Like all public universities in Sri Lanka, SEUSL receives the bulk of its funding from the University Grants Commission (UGC), part of the Ministry of Higher Education in Colombo. The UGC and the central government therefore exert a great deal of control over SEUSL.

The campus is in Oluvil near Akkaraipattu. It also has faculty in Sammanthurai. The university currently has four faculties (Applied Sciences, Arts & Culture, Islamic Studies & Arabic Language and Management & Commerce). SEUSL offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses that award degrees such as BA, BBA, BCom, BSc and MBA.

The university had 2,237 students and 338 employees in 2010.[2] It is the thirteenth largest university in Sri Lanka in student numbers.[2] In 2009/10 the university admitted 836 undergraduates.[3] SEUSL had a recurrent budget of Rs. 277 million and a capital budget of Rs. 121 million in 2010.[4] Its income in 2010 was Rs. 397 million of which 99% was grant from the government in Colombo.[4]

The chancellor and vice-chancellor of the university are professor Achi. M. Ishaq and Dr. S. M. Mohamed Ismail.[5] SEUSL is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.[6]

History[edit]

The founder of South Eastern University College was Sri Lanka Muslim Congress late leader Marhoom M. H. M. Ashraff.

Establishment of the university college[edit]

Gazette no. 88/9 was published on 26 July 1995 establishing the South Eastern University College of Sri Lanka.[7] The new college started functioning in October 1995 at the Government Teachers’ Training College premises in Addalachchenai near Akkaraipattu.[7] The first batch of students were transferees from the Eastern University.

Full-fledged university[edit]

Gazette no. 916/7 was issued on 27 March 1996 promoting the college to a full-fledged university, the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, with effect from 15 May 1996.[7] The university initially had two faculties (Arts & Culture and Management & Commerce), based at Addalachchenai.[7] The Faculty of Applied Sciences was established in 1997 with its base in Sammanthurai near Kalmunai.[7] In May 1998 the Faculty of Arts & Culture, Faculty Management & Commerce, main library and all administrative offices moved from Addalachchenai to the newly constructed university park in Oluvil.[7] The Faculty of Islamic Studies & Arabic Language was established in October 2005.[7]

Campus[edit]

The university is based at two sites: Oluvil and Sammanthurai. Four faculties (Arts & Culture, Islamic Studies & Arabic Language and Management & Commerc, Engineering) are based at Oluvil and one at Sammanthurai (Applied Sciences).

The Oluvil campus is in the coastal harbour town Ampara District with the river Kaliodai by the side of the university.

Organization and administration[edit]

The chancellor is professor Achi. M. Ishaq.[5] The vice-chancellor is Dr. S. M. Mohamed Ismail.[5] Senior non-academic staff include registrar H. Abdul Saththar, bursar A. Gulam Rasheed and acting librarian M. M. Rifaudeen.[8][9]

The university has four faculties and a number of other departments/units:

Faculty of Management & Commerce

Faculty of Applied Sciences[edit]

The Faculty of Applied Science is divided into three departments: Biological Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences.[10] The dean is Dr. M. I. S. Safeena.[5]

Faculty of Arts & Culture[edit]

The Faculty of Arts & Culture is divided into two departments: Languages and Social Sciences.[11] The dean is Faleelul Haq.[5]

Faculty of Islamic Studies & Arabic Language[edit]

The Faculty of Islamic Studies & Arabic Language is divided into two departments: Arabic Language and Islamic Studies.[12] The dean is As Sheikh M. Aliyar.[5]

Faculty of Management & Commerce[edit]

The Faculty of Management & Commerce is divided into two departments: Accountancy & Finance and Management.[13] The dean is Sareena UMA Gaffoor.[5]

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

The Faculty of Engineering is divided into five departments: Civil Engineerinɡ, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering and Inter Desciplinary Studies.[14] The dean is Dr. S.M. Junaideen.[5]

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