Much awaited UGC University Admission Handbook for the 2019/2020 Academic year will be released during February month University Grants Commission sources said to “Lanka Education”. 

Currently, Campus Handbook is printing in three languages and to be release soon according to UGC Sources.

UGC sources further say Students can only apply through the Internet this time (Apply via Online).  UGC handbook will be cost about Rs. 500 & will be available UGC Approved bookshops islandwide.

Students can apply for universities via Online and can use “Nenasala IT Centeres” for online registration free of charge.

UGC Strongly advice students to use Online Method for applying Universities. Online method is simple, speedy, secure & accurate.

Please Read all details carefully before you fill the online & manual forms.

Sri Lanka University Grants Commission UGC sources say cut-off marks for entrance to university for the new academic year will release 2020 June- July. UGC has not yet announced the exact date.

Meanwhile Government planning to prepare a mechanism to admit students to universities within 6 months period after A/L exam results release, said Minister Bandula Gunawardene. Currently it takes about one year to admit students to local universities. 

Academic activities of Medical & Engineering faculties will start before 2020 November end. According to the reliable sources other faculties (Management, Science, Arts) will start from 2020 December to February 2021 period.

University Z Score Cut Off Marks to release 2020 June to www.ugc.ac.lk

Minimum Z-scores for selection to courses of study of universities in respect of each district and detailed information of course selection based on the GCE (A/L) Examination in 2019 can be accessed through the following modes after release;

1. Websites

www.ugc.ac.lk

www.selection.ugc.ac.lk

University Entrance process will be as follows. 

  1. A/L Results release
  2. University Hand Book release
  3. Buy University handbook & read it carefully
  4. Online Registration & Send print out via post to UGC
  5. Based on students’ desired course students have to apply for Aptitude tests after publishing on national newspapers. 
  6. Sit for Aptitude Tests depend on their selected courses. Then aptitude test results will released by relevant universities.
  7. Re-scrutinized / Re- correction A/Level results release. 
  8. Z score cut off marks will be release (June-July)
  9. University Registration via online
  10. Students will receive selected Course & University

University Admission

Higher education Ministry sources says that the students who qualified for the 2019/2020 University Academic year based on 2019 A/L results will be admitted before the end of 2020.

About 30,000 students will be enrolled for this academic year. Several new subject streams to be introduce this year.

Notice to candidates who wish to apply for university admission for the academic year 2019/2020 based on the results of the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination, 2019

It is hereby informed that the University Grants Commission (UGC) decided to consider the students who will be sitting for the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination to be held in the year 2019 under new syllabus and old syllabus as two distinct populations as directed by the Supreme Court in SC (FR) Application No. 29/2012 in relation to students who sat for the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination in the year 2011 under new and old syllabi. Therefore, the UGC has appointed a Committee of Experts to propose criteria as to how the selection of students to universities is made for the academic year 2019/2020 based on the Z-Scores that will be obtained by them at the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination in the year 2019.

Based on the recommendations made by the said Committee of Experts, the UGC in consultation with the Admissions Committee in accordance with the Section 15 (vii) of the Universities Act No.16 of 1978 (as amended) and also in consultation with the Attorney General, made the following decisions.

• The percentage of students to be admitted to universities from those sitting for the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination under the new syllabus in the year 2019 for each degree programme (course of study) on district merit from each district and all island merit shall be the composite average percentage of students admitted to universities through their first attempt during the five year period from 2013 to 2017 for that particular degree programme (course of study) on district merit from each district and all island merit, respectively.

• The percentage of students to be admitted to universities from those sitting for the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination under the old syllabus in the year 2019 for each degree programme (course of study) on district merit from each district and all island merit shall be the composite average percentage of students admitted to universities through their second and third attempts during the five year period from 2013 to 2017 for that particular degree programme (course of study) on district merit from each district and all island merit, respectively.

Accordingly, the selection of students to universities for the academic year 2019/2020 based on the Z-Scores of the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination to be held in the year 2019 will be made in accordance with the above decisions subject to the rules and regulations to be issued with the Handbook on “Admission to Undergraduate Courses of the Universities in Sri Lanka” for the academic year 2019/2020.

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