Uva Wellassa University
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ඌව වෙල්ලස්ස විශ්වවිද්යාලයஊவா வெல்லஸ்ஸ பல்கலைக்கழகம்
Uva Wellassa University Logo
|Motto||Centre of Excellence for Value Addition|
|Established||1 July 2005|
|Chancellor||Thripitakacharya Dharma Keerthi Sri Sumangala Rathanapala Dhammarakkhitha Most Venerable Bengamuwe Sri Dhammadinna Nayake Thero|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr. Jayantha Lal Ratnasekera|
|Location||Badulla, Sri Lanka|
|Affiliations||University Grants Commission (Sri Lanka)|
Uva Wellassa University (abbreviated as UWU) is a Sri Lankan National University. The university was established by government gazette effective 1 June 2005 in Badulla, Sri Lanka as the 14th national university of Sri Lanka. President Chandrika Kumaratunga established the university in 2007. The university officially opened by Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa on 5 August 2009. It is the first all-entrepreneurial university in Sri Lanka. It differs from other Sri Lankan universities, as it is designed to provide essential skills and broad general education for all students, while providing the conceptual and methodological background and the training to obtain practical solutions for value addition to the national resources base of Sri Lanka.
Governance and administration
The Uva Wellassa University is a state university and depends on the government for much of its annual grant, which is provided by the University Grants Commission (UGC). Due to this, its administration is heavily influenced by the UGC. Undergraduate education is completely free. The Governance of the university is under the provisions of the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978 and the Universities (Amendment) Act No. 7 of 1985 along with its own by-laws.
The university's administration is based upon that of the former University of Ceylon consisting of a dual structure of bodies: the Council (formally known as the University Court which is the governing body) and the Academic Senate (academic affairs).
Much of the appointments to officers and faculty are carried out by these bodies, however on the recommendations of the UGC.
Officers of the university
The Chancellor is the head of the university and awards all degrees, although most duties are carried out by the Vice-Chancellor. The appointment is made by the President of Sri Lanka, to a distinguished person in academics, clergy or in the civil society. The chancellor is Most Venerable Bengamuwe Sri Dhammadinna Nayake Thero.
Faculties and Under Graduate Courses
There are three faculties providing undergraduate degrees. Three faculties are offering 11 under graduate programs.
Faculty of Animal Science & Export Agriculture
- Aquatic Resource Technology
- Animal Science
- Export Agriculture
- B.Sc. in Export Agriculture
- Palm & Latex Technology and Value Addition
- B.Sc. in Palm & Latex Technology and Value Addition
- Tea Technology & Value Addition
- B.Sc. in Tea Technology & Value Addition
Faculty of Science & Technology
- Science & Technology
- B.Tech in Science & Technology
- . Computer Science & Technology
- B.Sc in Computer Science & Technology
- Industrial Information Technology
- . Mineral Resources & Technology
- B.Sc in Mineral Resources & Technology
Faculty of Management
- . Entrepreneurship & Management
- B.BM in Entrepreneurship & Management
- . Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management
- B.BM in Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management
Post Graduate Courses
The university currently offers one post graduate degree program.
- . Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science