University of Vocational Technology
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වෘත්තීය තාක්ෂණ විශ්වවිද්යාලය
|Motto||යාවජීව අධ්යාපනය සැමට (Sinhala)|
Motto in English
|Life Long Learning for All!|
|Vice-Chancellor||Ranjith Premalal De Silva|
|Colours||Blue, maroon and yellow|
|Affiliations||Association of Commonwealth Universities|
The University of Vocational Technology (UoVT) Sinhala: වෘත්තීය තාක්ෂණ විශ්වවිද්යාලය, Tamil: இலங்கை வாழ்க்கைதொழில் தொழிநுட்பவியல் பல்கலைக்கழகம் is established by the parliamentary Act No. 31 of 2008, in 2009 and functions under the purview of the Ministry of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation . The general objective of the University of Vocational Technology is to provide progressive upward movement to the students in the Engineering Technology Education and Industrial Training System, based on their aptitudes and abilities, to acquire university education.
The University of Vocational Technology hosts four faculties, fourteenth departments, and teaches about 5000 students in the fields of mechatronics, manufacturing, IT(software), IT(Network), IT(Multimedia & Web), food, film and television production, building services technology, construction technology, industrial management and teaching.
Faculties and institutes
The University of Vocational Technology, currently has four faculties.
Deans of faculties
Deans are the heads of the faculties. They are responsible for the management and the tasks carried out by the faculty. Deans are appointed among the Faculty Board Members for a period of three years.
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Departments of the faculty
- Department of Manufacturing Technology
- Department of Building Services Technology
- Department of Electrical and Electronics Technology
- Department of Construction Technology
Faculty of Industrial Technology
- Department of Agricultural and Food Technology
- Department of Film and Television Production Technology
- Department of Quantity Surveying
- Department of Management Studies
Faculty of Education Technology
Departments of the faculty
- Department of Education and Training
- Department of Language Studies
Faculty of Information and Communication Technology
Departments of the Faculty
- Department of Software Technology
- Department of Network Technology
- Department of Multimedia and Web Technology
- Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Centre for Continuing Education (CEC)
A Centre for Continuing Education (CEC) and curriculum development units function under the Faculty of Training Technology. These units provide extension services to the agencies in the TVET sector which are delivering training at NVQ Levels 1 to 6, in the areas of human resource development and curriculum development.
Chancellor, Vice Chancellor & Board Members
The chancellor is the head of the university and is responsible for awarding all the academic degrees. Usually the chancellor is a distinguished person in an academic discipline. Otherwise it is a clergy or a distinguished person in the civil society. Appointment is done by the President of Sri Lanka. The position is mainly ceremonial and duties are usually carried out by the vice chancellor. The current chancellor of the university is Prof. Dayantha Wijeyesekera.
The Vice-Chancellor is the academic principal and administrative officer of the University, responsible for management tasks. This appointment is also done by the President of Sri Lanka. Currently, Senior Prof. Ranjith Premalal de Silva has been serving as the Vice Chancellor from 8 October 2020.
There are board members appointed by the government for the university.
Former Vice Chancellors
The UoVT operates a network of libraries comprising the main library at University premises. The library is open for students from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm on each day including weekends except Full Moon Poya Days and University holidays.
The library is well equipped with a substantial collection of books in a wide variety of subjects and many foreign and local journals and substantial collection of videos, audios, to supplement print material. The library provides internet facilities for study purposes of students.
In-house photocopying facilities are also available at very nominal rates for the convenience of all library users. The library has copies of past examination papers, which are also available on the University website. Students are advised to read the library information sheets available at all libraries for more details on the facilities provided and how to make use of them.
Students at the university run over 10 clubs and organizations. These include cultural and religious groups, academic clubs, and common-interest organizations. The University Students' Union is considered the highest body which represents all internal students.
These student societies include:
- Environmental Society
- Sports Club
- IT Club
- Art Circle
- Gavel Club
- Electronics Club
- Explorer Club
- Society of Food Science and Technology
- Media Society
- Buddhist Students' Union
- IEEE Student Branch in University of Vocational Technology
- IMechE Chapter in University of Vocational Technology
- IM Club
- University of Vocational Technology, CourseNet.lk
- University of Vocational Technology, Government Information Centre-Sri Lanka
- Sri Lanka-25 Universities for Vocational Technology, Lanka University News
- University of Vocational Technology-Faculties