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About University of Vocational Technology

Establishment

The University of Vocational Technology - UVT is established by the parliamentary Act No. 31 of 2008, in 2009 and functions under the purview of the Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training. It is the leading government university providing technical and vocational education for all with aspirations to achieve professional excellence.

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.

Vision

To be the leading University providing technical and vocational education for all with aspirations to achieve professional excellence.

Mission

The mission of the University of Vocational Technology is
  • to provide services in human resources, curriculum,learning resources development, research and consultancy
  • to achieve professional excellence with ethical rectitude and
  • to liaise with global TVET sector, academic community and Industry

Objective

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.

The specific objectives of the University of Vocational Technology are:
  • to provide pedagogical training up to degree level for trainers serving in the technical and vocational education sector and industry
  • to provide courses of study for middle level technical personnel, with qualifications acceptable for admission to University of Vocational Technology, up to degree level, and
  • to provide courses of study for those with National Vocational Qualifications to upgrade their competencies and acquire a degree level qualifications
  • To provide extension courses on continuous professional development.

Chancellor

Prof. Dayantha Wijeyesekera - Chancellor of the University of Vocational Technology

Prof. Dayantha Wijeyesekera - Chancellor of the University 

He was the first vice chancellor of Open University of Sri Lanka in 1983. He later served as Chairman, Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development of Sri Lanka.
In 2011, he was named chancellor of the University of Vocational Technology.



Vice chancellor

Vice chancellor of University of Vocational Technology

Prof. G L D Wichramasinghe (B.Sc. Eng. (Moratuwa), Ph.D. (Manchester), PGCert Teaching (London), MBA (SJP), C.Eng., MIESL)

Prof. G.L.D. Wickramasinghe, Senior Lecturer in the of Textile and Clothing Technology, has been appointed as the Vice chancellor of University of Vocational Technology. Prof. Wickramasinghe graduated from the University of Moratuwa in 1993 with a B.Sc. Engineering First Class Honors Degree and obtained his PhD from The University of Manchester, UK in 2003. He earned the MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 2008. He is a Charted Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka. He served as the head of the Department of Textile and Clothing Technology from April 2009 to April 2012. He has experience in serving on boards of directors of public as well as private sector organizations.

Faculties

The University of Vocational Technology, currently has two faculties

1. Faculty of Industrial and Vocational Technology (FIVT)


Faculty of Industrial & Vocational Technology to provide degree level courses of study for middle level technical personnel. The faculty offers undergraduate programmes in specialized areas of Civil Construction, Electrical and Electronics, Agriculture and Food and Manufacturing. The faculty makes arrangements to offer postgraduate diplomas and degrees in the near future.

Departments of the faculty
  • Department of Construction Technology
  • Department of Manufacturing Technology
  • Department of Electrical & Electronics Technology
  • Department of Agricultural and Food Technology

Undergraduate Programmes offered by the FIVT
  • Bachelor of Technology in Building Services Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Manufacturing Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Mechatronics Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Food Process Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Management Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Film and Television Production Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Construction Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Quantity Surveying


2. Faculty of Training Technology (FTT)


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.

Departments of the faculty
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Department of Language Studies
  • Department of Information & Communication Technology
  • Department of Management Studies

Undergraduate Programmes offered by the FTT
  • Bachelor of Education in Technology
  • Bachelor of Education in English Language Teaching
  • Bachelor of Technology in Multimedia & Web Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Network Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Software Technology

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