Governance

The University of Moratuwa has been established under the provisions of the Universities Act No.16 of 1978. Prior to same and as from the 15th of February 1972 under the provisions of the Universities of Ceylon Act No. 1 of 1972 it was the Katubedda Campus of the University of Sri Lanka.

As per Section 22 of the Universities Amendment Act No. 7 of 1985, the authorities of the University are:

  1. Council
  2. Senate
  3. Faculty Boards

The Council of the University is the executive and the governing authority of the University and is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor.

The Senate of the University is the academic authority of the University and is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor.

The composition of the authorities are as follows.

The Council:

  1. Vice-Chancellor
  2. Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  3. Dean of each Faculty
  4. Two members elected by the Senate from among its members
  5. Such number of members as is equal to the total number of members under paragraph (i), (ii) and (iii) above, increased by one. All such members shall be appointed by the University Grants Commission from among persons who have rendered distinguished service

The Senate:

  1. Vice-Chancellor
  2. Deputy Vice-Chancellor
  3. Dean of each Faculty
  4. The Head of each Department of Study
  5. Every Permanent Professor of the University
  6. The Librarian
  7. Two teachers other than those referred to in the preceding paragraphs of this discussion, elected by the permanent teachers of each Faculty, from among their number.

The Faculty Boards:

  1. Dean of the Faculty
  2. All permanent Professors, Associate Professors, Senior Lecturers and Lecturers of the
  3. Departments of Study comprising the Faculty
  4. Two members elected by the permanent Lecturers of the Faculty from among their number
  5. Two members of the permanent staff imparting instructions in the Faculty, excluding those referred to in paragraphs (ii) and (iii), elected from among their number
  6. Three persons who are not members of the staff of the University elected by the Faculty Board from among persons of eminence in the areas of study relevant to the Faculty

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