The engineering faculty is in an accelerating process of converting the jungle area into green city and further to a knowledge city as its name ‘Ariviyal Nagar’ implies. It is very important to notice that the team work of all Faculty Staff, University Administrative Staff and Other Professionals, mostly Engineers, Medical Doctors, Political Members, District Secretariat and her office staff constantly help for the development of this faculty. Continue reading
Ms. Janaki Kanagarajah, Assistant Registrar of the Faculty of Engineering, successfully completed the Induction training program. This was organized by the University Grants Commission from 18th to 24th December 2014 at Hotel Janaki in Colombo, for the newly recruited executive officers. This was an excellent program which provides initial knowledge on the University history, rules and regulations, counselling, administrative matters, human relationship, communication skills, Organizational Management, etc.. Furthermore it was a very good opportunity to get to know each other officers and to build a good relationship with almost all the Universities in Sri Lanka.
Dr. A. Atputharajah co-chaired a session on “Sustainable Power and Energy Systems” conducted in 7th International Conference on Information and Automation For Sustainability (ICIAFS 2014).The conference theme was “sharpening the future with sustainable technology”. This conference was held from 22nd to 24th December 2014 at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. More information about the conference can be found from http://www.iciafs.org/
A solar measuring station with online data transfer facility was installed at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna (UoJ) and operated by Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA) from March 2013. It was handed over to the Faculty of Engineering, UoJ on 19th December 2014 by Dr. Thushitha Sugathapala, Director General, SEA to the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering during a seminar session on sustainable energy development in Northern Province. It is one of the two calibrated solar measuring stations funded by ADB in Sri Lanka.
A program targeting the concept of energy saving and promoting alternative energy technologies to achieve green electricity consumption was launched by the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA). An interactive full day program was conducted on 19th December 2014 at the Auditorium of Kilinochchi newly built District Secretariat Office, targeting the potential officers from the Government and other organizations. Main focus of this program was to uplift knowledge on improving energy efficiency without compromising the comfort and quality of service delivered to the occupants. Continue reading
Dr. Kumar is JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University (UNU-IAS) in Tokyo, Japan. He has arrived Sri Lanka to attend the conference on Sri Lanka-Japan collaborative research 2014 held at Kandy, Sri Lanka. He visited Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna during 16th – 19th December 2014. He has delivered a guest lecture for first year undergraduates on 17th December 2014.
Mr. D. S. Sampath attended pre conference workshop on International River Interface Cooperative- Water System Modeling on10th and 11th December 2014 at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He presented his research paper at the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE 2014) during 12th – 15th December 2014 at Earl’s Regency Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka.Objective of the conference was Capacity Development for sustainability.
Second batch students visited the Wind Farm in Palai, Jaffna, Sri Lanka on 15th December 2014 during their orientation program. A 10MW wind power plant is under construction by Beta Power (Pvt) Ltd while another 10MW wind power plant by Joule Power (Pvt) Ltd. Continue reading
Second batch students visited the MAS INTIMATES – Vidiyal, Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka on 11th December 2014 during their orientation programme. It was excellent experience to the students while watching the time line operational process in the apparel industry such as MAS INTIMATES. It was also important to note, how engineering is applied in garment industries especially on man-machine interactions. This visit gave an overall idea about a garment factory and also understood the important of team work in an industrial environment.
During the orientation program of the second batch of the Engineering Faculty, students visited the Katcovalam ice factory, an industrial visit as a part of the orientation program. Complete process of the ice factory was explained very well. Students were very keen to understand the ice factory processes. They questioned about the entrepreneurship and the challenges behind it.