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DateLine Sunday, 25 May 2008





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New VC of University Grants Commission

Prof M. T. M. Jiffry, Senior Professor of Physiology and Founder Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura recently assumed duties as the Vice Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka.

Prof. Jiffry who has been in the University service from 1974, first qualified in dental surgery and specialised in the field of Neuro-Physiology from the University of Bristol, UK.

Thereafter he obtained further qualifications in Medical Education from the Dundee University in UK and NSW University in Australia. A product of several schools, such as St. Servatius and St Thomas’ Colleges of Matara, Mahinda College Galle and Ananda College Colombo, he has many outstanding academic achievements to his credit.

In addition he has an affiliation to many International Institutes of Excellence such as Johns Hopkins Medical School, USA; Medical Schools of Bristol, Southampton, London Hospital and Dundee, UK; All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India; Chulalongkorn Medical School, Bangkok, Thailand; Singapore University, University of Malaya, KL, Malaysia and Riphah Medical School, Islamabad, Pakistan.

In addition he has also served as short term consultant to the WHO on several occasions and followed update courses in Higher education at the World Bank Institute, Washington, USA.

At present Prof. Jiffry also serves as a member of the Finance Commission as well as a consultant to the Ministry of Science and Technology. Prof. Jiffry has experience in many aspects of higher education as a Higher Education specialist as well as and experienced researcher in Distance Learning.

He serves on many other Boards and chairs several other crucial committees at the National level, such as the LEARN management Committee of the UGC and the National Committee for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education of the National Science Foundation.


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