Workshop on “Five year strategic plan” to Kilinochchi schools’ principals


A workshop was initiated by Mr. M. Kanapathipillai, who is former principal of the Royal College and Council Member of the University of Jaffna. This was organized by the Zonal Director of Education office of the Kilinochchi on 19th November 2016. Here the two Deans of the Faculties: Prof. (Mrs.) Thushyanthy Mikunthan – Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Prof. A. Atputharajah – Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, together with Mr. M. Kanapathipillai conducted this workshop.

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Faculty staff participated to the workshop on “Designing Active Learning for Engineering Education” Organized by the IESL

A full-day workshop on the theme “Designing Active Learning for Engineering Education” was conducted by the Accreditation Board of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) head office in Colombo on 15th November 2016. This was intended for university academic staff involved in curriculum development.
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Field Trip of Faculty students to study the Wave Theory and Coastal Engineering

Wave theory and coastal engineering is a technical elective course offered for students in their 6th semester of study in the field of Civil and Environmental Engineering. As part of the curriculum, the students visited specific locations along the Northern coastal belt of Sri Lanka (Mannar, Mullaitivu and Trincomalee) to study the coastal morphology, beach profiling and coastal waves. Continue reading

Second Surveying Camp of the Engineering students

Surveying Camp is part of the curriculum of the “CE 4010: Surveying and Fieldwork” subject. From the second batch, 29 Civil Engineering Students attended the surveying camp and it was 7 days of residential program, which was held from 7th November to 13th November 2016 at the premises of the University of Peradeniya. Students carried out their measuring activities around Art and Science faculties’ area under 5 different projects. Continue reading

Twenty five bicycles were donated by TEF as remembrance of late Prof. A. Thurairajah

Tamil Engineers Foundation (TEF) have donated 25 bicycles (with the cost of 360,060 rupees) to the students of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna. This was done on 10th November 2016 as remembrance of Late Professor A. Thurairajah and with the invited motivational talk to the students by Professor S.B.S. Abayakoon. The same donation took place in 2015 and the bicycles are used effectively by the students.

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Prof. A. Thurairajah Memorial Lecture 2016: “Ethics for University Teachers”

Prof. A. Thurairajah Memorial Lecture 2016 was delivered on the title of “Ethics for University Teachers”. This lecture was conducted by Professor S.B.S. Abayakoon on 10th November 2016 at the Kailasapathy Auditorium of the University of Jaffna. The lecture was excellent and very well attended by the University lecturers, researchers, Directors and Managers from several organizations and many Engineers. This was organized by the Faculty of Engineering. The lecture very well delivered the message on ethics by taking Prof Thurairajah’s life style. Continue reading