Results Area 1: Increasing Enrollment in Higher Education in Priority Disciplines for Economic Development

The objective of this results area is to increase enrollments in higher education programs of strategic importance for economic development. The GoSL will promote the expansion of enrollment in state universities and ATIs, with a focus on STEM degree programs through a combination of demand- and supply-side initiatives.

The GoSL will establish new STEM faculties in universities. In addition, existing university STEM faculties will be expanded. The increase in university enrollment will mainly be the result of this development of new STEM faculties and the growth of existing STEM faculties.

The students who currently enroll in university STEM degree programs are students who have followed science courses at the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A/L) in the final years of their secondary education. The Program will provide support for such degree programs in STEM faculties. US $ 22 million is allocated to increasing enrollment to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics areas.

Medical Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, USJP received indicative amount of Rs. 30 million to purchased equipment’s and Rs.157 million for the civil works of the faculty of Medicine. The purpose of this grant should be link to the development of a high quality medical graduate, and to improve the teaching and learning strategies in the relevant degree program. It is also important to link this expenditure plan to the enhancement of student enrollment as well as improving undergraduate teaching and learning.

Progress:

2018 -Goods procurement Rs. 30 Million – 100% completed

2019 – Civil Work  Rs. 146 Million Constructions works started.  

Faculty of Technology

Faculty of Technology, USJP received indicative amount of Rs. 140 million to purchased equipment’s  and Rs. 350 million for the Building Construction of the faculty of Technology. The purpose of this equipment should be link to the development of a high quality technological graduate, and to improve the teaching and learning strategies in the relevant degree program. It is also important to link this expenditure plan to the enhancement of student enrollment as well as improving undergraduate teaching and learning.

Progress:

2018 – Goods procurement Rs. 40 Million – 100%  completed

2019 – Goods procurement  Rs. 100 Million -112% completed 

2019 – Civil Work – Rs.350 Million – 100% completed

2020-  Rs. 65 million was granted by the WB to purchased equipment for this year 

Faculty of Applied Science

The Department of Polymer Science (DPS), which was a part of the Department of Chemistry, was established as a new department in late  2018 as a result of extensive demand from various local sectors. Under the result area 1 department were able to get Rs 20 million grant to purchased new equipment’s and to increased the intake.

Progress

2020- Received Rs 20 Million for the purchased of Goods