The Council consists of eighteen persons, the majority of whom are representatives of various social constituencies including public and private universities, religious organizations, commerce, industry, agriculture, the general public, the Ministry of Education and people with disabilities. The Council members are appointed under Section 7 of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act, 2001 as follows:

  • Chairperson appointed by the president
  • Vice Chairperson elected by the Council members
  • Two Representative of Vice-Chancellors of Public and private Universities.
  • Two Senates Representative Private and public Universities
  • Four Representative of religious non-degree awarding institutions appointed by the Minister of Education
  • Three  Representative  from Commerce, industry and agricultural  Sector
  • Four members of other sectors of higher education
  • One Representative  of the public elected by the Council
  • One  Representative of people with disabilities
  • An officer in charge of Higher Education, Ministry of  Education and Sports
  • Two  Representatives  of Students from Tertiary and Universities

Executive Director, National Council for Higher Education