Department of Civil Engineering, University of Jaffna has organized the second workshop on Introduction to GIS using ArcGIS on 20th and 21st February 2017. Workshop covered basic features of ArcGIS and some advanced analysis sections. This workshop was funded by Water and Society (WaSo) Project of University of Jaffna.
The Engineering Week also help the community in many different ways. There were always a medical camp organized with the help of medical doctors. The Kilinochchi hospital is always helping on this regards.
Indoor games activities were conducted throughout the Engineering Week program. It was mostly held from 6:30pm till 10:00pm. Number of games were played among all the students, between staff and student, mixture of staff and students. It was very well organized to make it in parallel operation to accommodate many activities. The faculty congratulate all students for their effective and efficient way of conducting these activities.
The cricket tournament organized by Young Members’ Section for the IESL Members and University Students was held on Saturday, 18th February 2017 successfully at the Thurstan grounds. Twenty two (22) teams competed representing Sectional committees, Provincial chapters & Universities. Matches were conducted under two categories namely, ‘Members Category’ & ‘University Category’.
Students from Faculty of Engineering of the University participated to this tournament with the team name of University of Jaffna. The team was organized by the IESL YMS University of Jaffna chapter. The faculty also thank the IESL for organizing very interactive event.
The second day program on sports is also started on 16th February afternoon. It was so energetic sports among the students. Very well coordinated all batch of students and the play was fantastic. This created excellent interaction between students, also with the staff members. This was started from 3:00pm and went up to 6:30pm.
Engineering week is an annual event of the Faculty. It has number of activities including sports, talent shows, exhibitions, laboratory demonstration to school children and many social activities. The E-week 2017 started on 15th February with a cricket match between students, staff including academics and non-academics. It covers all the members in the faculty. It is one of the best event where the whole faculty come to the highly interactive sessions. It was very interesting cricket tournament activities started from 15th late afternoon onwards.
D. S. Sampath attended workshop on Introduction to GIS Using ArcGIS (5 days training course) from 13th Feb – 17th Feb 2017 at GIS Solutions (Pvt) LTD, 370, Galle Road, Colombo 3. Workshop was organized by GIS solutions (Pvt.) Ltd. Department of Civil Engineering, University of Jaffna purchased 31 license of ArcGIS software from GIS solutions (Pvt.) Ltd. This training program also included in the same package. This workshop targeted to cover basic principles and some advanced analysis using ArcGIS software.
A full day workshop was conducted to the students using Power System CAD program. This is to give opportunity to the students on visualizing their theoretical knowledge through simulation package. This workshop was organized by the student societies. The Electrical and Electronic Engineering Society organized this workshop on 12th February full day. IT was selected on a weekend to give opportunity to all batch of interested students. Especially this was targeted to third year and final year students.
The “IESL Day” event for the year of 2017, which is the first event of its kind in Sri Lanka, was organized and successfully conducted on 11th February, 2017. The event was started from 8am and finished at 4pm at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Engineering. The IESL president Eng. Mr. Jayalal Meegoda graced the event with his presence as Chief Guest. The IESL Vadakin Chapter President Eng. Mr. Barathitasan, the IESL YMS President Eng. Mr. Dayan Herath and few Engineers working in industries and organizations in Northern Province took part in the technical session. The Dean of the faculty, Head of Departments and students from all 4 departments participated in the event.
The parent IESL has approved to form a Kilinochchi District Centre on the request of IESL Vadakkin (Northern) Chapter. Therefore it has been decided to inaugurate Killinochchi District center, which will serve members of Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu Districts. The inauguration was held on 10th February 2017 (Friday) from 6.00pm onwards at the Friends Inn hotel. The event was chaired by Eng.T.Barathithasan, Chairman of the Vadakkin Chapter. Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, the President of the IESL, blessed the event as Chief Guest while Prof. (Eng.) A. Atputharajah, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, supported as Guest of Honor in this event. Fellows, Members, Associate Members, Faculty Academic Staff and Students participated to this event. This event was coordinated and conducted by the IESL Vadakkin (Northern) Chapter. The chairman Eng.T.Barathithasan and executive committee of the IESL Vadakkin (Northern) Chapter was thanked for conducting this successful event with the participation of more than 40 members.