Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Senior Professor Sampath Amaratunga said applications for university entries for 2021/2022 should be submitted online.

He said the student handbook on university entrance will be distributed to selected bookstores on the island on 2 September and information about where to purchase the books will be published in national newspapers on 4 September.

He noted that the newspaper advertisement soliciting online applications will be published on the same day.

These announcements were made at a press conference held yesterday (30) at the Department of Government Information. As a result, applications will be accepted beginning 5 September and will be accepted for three weeks.

“The deadline for submitting applications is 23 September. If there is any difficulty in submitting the applications, the Information Centre can be contacted via 1919 hotline. Assistance can also be obtained by calling the University Grants Commission’s information centre at 0112695301 / 0112695302,” he said.

Speaking further Prof. Amaratunga highlighted that the UGC’s nformation centre will be open seven days a week from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. during the three-week application period, and that it expects to enrol 42,519 students to universities this year.

By Thameenah Razeek