Professor Emeritus, of the Physics Department, R.Kumaravadivel has been appointed to the University Grants Commission for a period of 5 years.
President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed, Professor R.Kumaravadivel as a member of the UGC on 31 March 2015 , on recommendation from the Chairman of the UGC, Dr.Mohan de Silva.
It is notable that Professor R.Kumaravadivel had served as lecturer-in-charge of the Department of Physics, Peradeniya Campus of the University of Sri Lanka between January 1978 and January 1979. He served as Head of the Department of Physics, University of Jaffna three times: February 1985 to February 1988; March 1991 to June 1991; and April 1994 to November 1999. He had also served as the Dean of the Science Faculty for 11 years and the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jaffna from June 2006 to December 2007.