Research Committee is the steering body that manages the research and related activities of the University. It has been working as a subcommittee of the Senate since the inception of the University toward becoming renowned scientists. The committee is driven by the Chairman appointed by the Vice Chancellor and all Deans of the Faculties, Heads of Departments & Librarian are the other members of the committee. Mainly, the Research Committee plays a key role in University funds disbursement for research and related activities under inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary aspects, monitoring research and related activities, promoting research publications both locally and internationally, commencing and maintaining refereed journals by opening pathways to scientists to publish the scientific findings, monitoring annual ‘International Research Conference’ of the University, monitoring activities of the Research Awards Committee, recommending research publications and research project proposals for obtaining research allowance and seeing the progress of the latter. Accordingly, post graduate and undergraduate research candidates gain opportunity to involve with different research projects under the respective discipline. The University research highly focuses and expects to contribute to the economic development of the country going with the University theme which is value addition to the local resources. As identified by the Research Committee, research grants are awarded annually to the University staff members, on competitive basis, under the following research priority areas.
- Value addition to local resources base
- Multidisciplinary research towards socio-economic development of the country
- Development of private-public partnerships
- Sustainable development
University has the following Mission in relation to research.
Be the centre of excellence for research in value addition in Sri Lanka
To conduct, discuss, apply and disseminate need driven academic research with strong emphasis on value addition to the national resources and to make an outstanding contribution to the national development.
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