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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.



Competent Authority

Senior professor Ranjith Premalal De Silva-Competent Authority of  the University


De Silva was educated at Nalanda College, Colombo before he proceeded to the University of Peradeniya where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Agricultural science. He later obtained a master's degree in Agricultural engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand before he received a postgraduate certificate in Water resources from the University for Foreigners Perugia.He received a doctorate degree in Agricultural Engineering from Cranfield University, United Kingdom.

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