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Faculty Quality Assurance Cell (FQAC), of the Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies (FCMS) was established in 2015 with the guidance given by the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council (QAAC) of the University Grants Commission (UGC). FQAC liaise with the internal Quality Assurance Center (QAC) of the University of Kelaniya to coordinate university level Quality Assurance (QA) activities.

FQAC ensures that the quality of the academic programmes offered by the FCMS are maintained in order to meet the changing demand and challenges in higher education. The primary aim of the QAC is to promote, maintain, monitor and ensure effective learning environments while compatible with the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) and relevant Subject Benchmarks. Further FQAC formalize and streamline the QA process at both faculty and university level representing all stakeholders for quality within the faculty, including academic staff, students and non-academic staff. FQAC works with other related units and committees in the faculty to coordinate QA activities within the faculty and report to the QAC.

Major Responsibilities of the FQAC

  1. To promote quality enhancement activities within the faculty liaising with Curriculum and Academic Development    Committee,   Teaching and Learning Committee, Research Development and Higher Degree Committee and other Faculty committees and departments.
  2. To liaise with the Internal QAC of the University and Quality Assurance Council of the UGC in facilitating the conduct of external reviews in the faculty and the institutional review.
  3. To facilitate implementation of follow-up actions recommended in external review reports, and   monitor   progress   of the quality related activities initiated by the cell.
  4. To liaise with internal QACs in other higher educational institutions,
  5. To share good practices and enhance the quality
  6. To conduct QA related awareness programmes among staff members
  7. To obtain feedback from stakeholders on services / products and include where relevant findings that will improve the performance

Recent Activities of FQAC

  • Study Programme Review – All 5 departments in the FCMS faced external review in 2018
  • Institutional Review of the University in 2020
  • Recommendations on Best Practices

Programme Review 2018

Following the guidelines stipulated in the manual for review of undergraduate programmes of Sri Lankan universities and higher education institutes prepared by the Quality Assurance Council  of the UGC. FCMS submmited Self Evaluation Reports (SER) of its programmes for external evaluation. Four departments out of five were able to secure A grade for SER.


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Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies
University of Kelaniya
Kelaniya, 11600
Sri Lanka  

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