University of Vocational Technology

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University of Vocational Technology of Sri Lanka
වෘත්තීය තාක්ෂණ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය
University of Vocational Technology of srilanka Crest
Mottoයාවජීව අධ්‍යාපනය සැමට (Sinhala)
Motto in English
Life Long Learning for All!
ChancellorProf. Dayantha Wijeyesekera
Vice-ChancellorProf. G. L. D. Wickramasinghe
Academic staff
Two faculties
ColoursBlue, Maroon and Yellow             
AffiliationsAssociation of Commonwealth Universities
WebsiteUniversity of Vocational Technology
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Coordinates: 6°49′13.3″N 79°53′35.2″E / 6.820361°N 79.893111°E / 6.820361; 79.893111

The University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC) (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 Youth Affairs and Skills Development.[1] The general objective of the University of Vocational Technology is to provide progressive upward movement to the students in the Technical Education and Vocational Training System, based on their aptitudes and abilities, to acquire university education.[2][3]

The University of Vocational Technology hosts two faculties, eight departments, and teaches about 1800 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[edit]

The University of Vocational Technology, currently has two faculties; Faculty of Industrial and Vocational Technology (FIVT) and Faculty of Training Technology (FTT).[4]

Deans of faculties[edit]

Deans are the heads of the faculties. They are responsible for the management and the tasks carried out by the faculty. Deans are appointed by the chancellor for three years.

Faculty of Industrial and Vocational Technology[edit]

Departments of the faculty

  • Department of Mechatronic Technology
  • Department of Manufacturing Technology
  • Department of Electrical and Electronics Technology
  • Department of Construction Technology
  • Department of Agricultural and Food Technology
  • Department of Film and Television Production Technology
  • Department of Building Services Technology
  • Department of Quantity Surveying

Faculty of Industrial and Vocational Technology to provide degree level courses of study for middle level technical personnel. The faculty offers undergraduate programmes in specialized areas of mechatronic,civil construction, electrical and electronics, agriculture and food and manufacturing. The faculty is planning to offer postgraduate diplomas and degrees in the near future.

Undergraduate programmes offered by the FIVT[edit]

Bachelor of technology (B. Tech) in Mechatronics, Food Process Technology, Film Production, Civil Engineering, Manufacturing, Quantity Surveying, and Building Services Technology

Faculty of Training Technology (FTT)[edit]

Departments of the faculty

  • Department of Education and Training
  • Department of Language Studies
  • Department of Information and Communication Technology
  • Department of Management Studies

The currently offered undergraduate programmes are mainly related to training technology. They include pedagogical training and technical training. Teaching staff in the TVET sector and in the industries is provided the opportunity of obtaining academic qualifications through the programmes offered by the Faculty of Training Technology. In addition the faculty offers degree programmes in Information and Communication Technology.

Undergraduate programmes offered by the FTT[edit]

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) in Technology and English Language Teaching. Bachelor of technology ( in Information and Communication Technology and Industrial Management

Centre for Continuing Education (CEC)[edit]

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 and Vice Chancellor[edit]


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.

Vice chancellor[edit]

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. The current Vice-Chancellor is Prof. G. L. D. Wickramasinghe who is also the Professor of Textile Engineering.

Former Vice Chancellors

Prof. Kapila Gunasekara

Dr. T. A. Piyasiri


The UVT 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.

Student organizations[edit]

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.

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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

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