Overview of Faculty Quality Assurance Cell
The Faculty of Engineering Quality Assurance Cell (FQAC) of the University of Ruhuna is committed to ensuring and enhancing the quality
of the undergraduate and postgraduate programs of the Faculty of Engineering. Currently, the Faculty of Engineering conducts five undergraduate
degree programs. All undergraduate degree programs are accredited by IESL (Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka) in accordance
with the Washington Accord.
The Chairperson of the FQAC is appointed by the Vice-Chancellor for three years.
The Chairperson works on a part-time basis and reports to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and
the Director of the Centre for Quality Assurance (CQA), University of Ruhuna. The Chairperson is a member
of the Senate Standing Committee of Quality Assurance which meets every second working Tuesday of a month,
where the Chairperson reports faculty level QA activities to the SSQA which in turn reports to the Senate.
The Faculty Quality Assurance Cell is chaired by the Chairperson and consists of thirteen Quality Assurance Coordinators representing all the departments, Coordinator, Engineering Education Centre; Deputy Senior Student Counselor; Member, By-Law and Curriculum Revision Committee; and Senior Assistant Librarian. The Assistant Registrar of the Faculty serves as the secretary to the cell. The QA Committee meeting is scheduled to take place on the second week Tuesday of every month and is a regular meeting in the Faculty calendar. The agenda for the meeting covers the full spectrum of quality assurance activities of the Faculty. The QA Committee serves as a medium to share best practices in the different departments and provides a critical review of the effectiveness of existing QA procedures and makes necessary improvements.
Vision of the CQA
To assure the highest quality in all study programmes of the University that is respected worldwide.
Mission of the CQA
To ensure continuous quality improvements and achieve standards of academic excellence through quality assurance mechanisms. CQA, in collaboration with Faculty Quality Assurance Cells established at faculties, library and other entities of the University is committed to achieving following goals;
• Ensuring the expansion of the access to education meets the needs of the country and aligns with national educational policy frameworks.
• Ensuring continuous improvement in quality of education, research and service experience of students.
• Ensuring justice, transparency and equity in QA functions and processes.
• Contributing towards Good Governance.
• Inculcating the culture of quality enhancement among students and all categories of staff.
Member of the FQAC-Faculty of Engineering
|1. ||Dr. C.K.W. Seneviratne || Chairperson|
|2. || Dr. Chandana Perera || Member, By-Law and Curriculum Revision Committee|
|3. || Dr. Ruwan Appuhamy || Deputy Senior Student Counselor|
|4. || Dr. Sujeewa Wimalsena|| Coordinator / Engineering Education Centre|
|5. || Dr. B.M.L.A. Basnayake|| Representative / Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|6. || Dr. L.K.T. Srimal|| Representative / Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering|
|7. || Dr. R. P. S. Chandrasena || Representative / Department of Electrical and Information Engineering|
|8. || Dr. W. T. G. Samantha || Representative / Department of Interdisciplinary Studies|
|9. || Mr. J. J. G. Arachchige || Senior Assistant Librarian|
|10. || Ms. H.D. Dissanayaka|| Secretary/Assistant Registrar|