A workshop on “Effective Research Higher Degree Supervision Practices for the PhD Supervisors” was organized as part of the collaboration of the University of Melbourne together with the University Grant Commission. This was conducted by Professor Sophie Arkoudis, who is the Associate Director and Professor in Higher Education, Melbourne CSHE. She shared the experience on guiding the research students at the Melbourne with the University staff members in Sri Lanka. Four staff members from each University participated to this workshop. Prof. A. Atputharajah was nominated to participate from the Faculty of Engineering while from other faculties three professors participated to this program. The workshop was held at the Taj Sumudra Hotel on 25th November as full day workshop. It was excellent on sharing the real experience on supervising the PhD students and best practices of effective supervision were also discussed.