Special guest lecture on “Project Governance and Management in Construction”

Problem Brief:This program was organized by the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka (NCASL) North Chapter with collaboration of Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna together with the World University Services Canada Sri Lanka regional office. The Special guest lecture session was conducted on “Project Governance and Management in construction industry. This was conducted at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Engineering on 22nd September 2017. Around 60 participants attended this event from the Private and government sectors.

The session cover wider spectrum of participants from all 5 districts from Vavuniya, Mannar, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu and Jaffna. The same day a book was published on the same subject and handed over to the NCAL/N and IESL Northern Province Chapter.

Outcome of the event:

  1. Improved key stakeholder’s knowledge on the subject of project governance and management in construction industry.

  2. Improved network with the academic institutions and private sector to sort-out construction related key issues and challenges experienced in the region.

  3. Improved their recognitions among stakeholder as regional Apex in the construction industry.

  4. Developed network with Engineering Faculty, University of Jaffna, and NCASL/N and WUSC SL.

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Professor Kasivisvanathan Chelvakumar delivered a talk on entrepreneurship to the Faculty Students

Dr. Kasivisvanathan Chelvakumar appointed to the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies as visiting professor during September 2017. He is teaching to the Mechanical Engineering students. He also visited here already in three times in the past and continuously encouraging the students with. His vast knowledge and experience immensely contributed to the development of the mechanical engineering discipline while students were enjoying his teaching in the past. He created number of connections to the Faculty for future collaborations. His timely assistance is very much appreciated.

Dr. Kasivisvanathan Chelvakumar graduated with B.Sc Eng degree with first class honors from the University of Peradeniya in 1980. He completed his M.Sc Eng and PhD at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences at California Institute of Technology with major specialization in Civil Engineering and Mechanical ENgineering and minor specialization in Aeronautical Engineering in 1981 and 1985, respectively. He obtained a number of awards Valedictorian; Irvine Company Award for highest GPA; Beta Gamma Sigma; Dean’s Scholar; Outstanding Service Award at University of California, Irvine, Ananda Amarasinghe Award for graduating first in the country at the University of Peradeniya. He also obtained MBA from University of California Irvine in 2005. He had excellent professional experience in industries and held academic positions as adjunct professor at California State University from 1983 to 2001, Tenure-track assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University from 1985 to 1989. Currently he is a visiting professor at the Department Mechanical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad. Gujarat, Inida.

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