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The Postgraduate Degree studies should produce at least 3 publications for a PhD degree and 2 publications for an MPhil degree in ISI indexed journals with a total Impact Factor of 5 or above (could be revised under exceptional circumstances).

At least one MPhil/PhD examiner should demonstrate clear evidence of research competence and hold at least 50 publications relevant (could be revised under exceptional circumstances) to the focus area of the research project in ISI (Institute of Scientific Information) indexed journals.

Project progress should be presented by the postgraduate candidates annually to an expert panel of academics during the academic sessions (of the project related field) at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura;

  • Credit would be allocated in accordance and with preference towards project progress presentation in esteemed local and global arenas.

  • Reporting the results of the respective research at relevant conferences.

Requests for funds towards equipment purchasing will not be encouraged unless it is well justified. Purchasing of equipment that are already available in Sri Lanka will not be considered while priority will be given towards low cost outsourcing.

  • Once equipment have been purchased;

    • Systematic method of records reflecting its usage should be maintained as entries in a journal or log book and will be assessed every six months/annually.

    • The number of publications/abstracts and presentations that the equipment have been utilised for should also be presented.

Failure to fulfil the above mentioned criteria following the attainment of the funding would result in the blacklisting of the accountable personnel.

Start-up provisions towards projects based on novel technologies through seed investments.

  • Provide opportunities for researchers to start-up businesses/companies by using university/institute based novel technologies and aligning technology creators, industry, entrepreneurs and capital sources.

    • An income tax concession of a triple deduction will be offered to Research & Development expenditure undertaken by an enterprise with public sector partnership (as published by the National Research Council of Sri Lanka

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Patent development should be executed as a fundamental system to encourage and protect local innovation.

  • Patent ownership for inventions arising out of research and development activities occurring at the university is defined by the university policy, whereby the university along with the supervisor/s and postgraduate students of the study would have the right to own patent rights for inventions arising out of research and development occurring at the university and for which they are inventors.

Partial funding will be made available towards applicants attending overseas hands-on methods and techniques courses, Workshops, international Seminars and annual Research Forums.

All the above mentioned improvements and implementations should be at least partially funded by other approved institutions/sources and should be in favour of research to be carried out through a national perspective to promote Sri Lankan innovation systems.

Project Planning, Implementation and Monitoring will be carried out by a Project Management Unit entitled as 'The World Class University Project'.