Vacancy for the Post of Director/ Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies

The Board of Management of Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, and the Council of Eastern University, Sri Lanka in pursuance of Section 7.1 published in Gazette Extraordinary No.1395/22 of 03.06.2005 invites applications/ nominations for the post of Director from eminently qualified citizens of Sri Lanka to take over the leadership of the Institute.

The Institute is situated in Kallady, Batticaloa which is 4 km away from Batticaloa Town. Earlier it was known as Swami Vipulananda College of Music and Dance which was established in 1981 by the Ministry of Regional Affairs and Hindu Culture in memory of Swami Vipulananda (1892 – 1947) an accomplished Sage of Ramakrishna order and great savant of Batticaloa who was invited to be the first Professor of Tamil at University of Ceylon in the reorganization contribution of his literary and research work. In 2005, this college started its operation as Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies after officially affiliated with the Eastern University, Sri Lanka by the University Grants Commission. The Institute has three departments viz, Department of Carnatic Music, Department of Dance, Drama & Theatre Arts and Department of Visual & Technological Arts. The Institute offers degree courses in Carnatic Music, Dance, Drama & Theatre Arts and Visual & Technological Arts.

The Director is a full time officer of the Institute and he/she is the Principal Executive Officer, Principal Academic Officer and Accounting Officer of the Institute. He/She shall be an ex-officio member of Board of Management. He/She shall be a Chairman of the Academic Syndicate. He/She shall be responsible for providing academic leadership, formulating, conducting and introducing management policies and implementing the decisions of the Board of Management and the Council, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.

Tenure : 03 years

Age : Should be below 62 years

Salary Scale : [U-AC 5 (II)] – Rs.139,175 - 11x2,925 - 171,350/- p.m.

Note :

The above salary scale is fully operative with effect from 01.01.2020 and the placement of salary for the years 2018 and 2019 will be made in accordance with the University Grants Commission Circular No.17/2016 (vi) dated 14.06.2018. In addition, other allowances applicable to the post will also be paid.
(A candidate presently drawing a salary higher than this scale will be placed at the same salary drawn at present).

Other Benefits: Transport facilities will be provided for official purposes.

Preference will be given to establish Senior Scholars in Aesthetic Studies with relevant experience in Training and Management of Aesthetic Education under the Institutional structure such as above.

The applicant is required to submit, along with his/her curriculum vitae, a statement of vision for the development of the Institute and a brief account of what he/she proposes to achieve if appointed to the Post of Director. Where the present incumbent is an applicant he/she should highlight in his/her report the contribution made to the development of the Institute concerned during his/her first term of office and plans for the future.

Prospective applicants presently employed in the University Grants Commission, Higher Educational Institutions and such other Institutes should forward their applications through the respective Heads.

Application/Nomination with relevant documents as requested above should be addressed to The Vice Chancellor, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, Vantharumoolai, Chenkalady and send under registered cover or hand delivered to reach on or before 28th September 2018 by 3.00 p.m.

The envelope containing the application / nomination with the required documents must be marked as “Post of Director - SVIAS” on the top left – hand corner.

Applications/Nominations received at the Office of the Vice Chancellor after the closing date and time will not be entertained.

(Prospective Applicant/Nominee are invited to visit the University web site

Acting Registrar and Secretary to the Council
Eastern University, Sri Lanka