Mr. R. Valluvan attended a workshop on drafting constitution for the University Business Linkage cell

The Sri Lankan Universities are in the process of giving expertise services to promoteMicro, Small, and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSME). The University of Jaffna also took this initiative directed by the UGC very positively. For this the Faculty of Engineering, even though it is with a very small team, took action in par with other Faculties. It has been notified that the existing MSMEs need help from professionals to boost their businesses. Currently they are mostly with the traditional mode of operation. Therefore the Jaffna University has come forward to use its resources and expertise to locate, and identify complications in the MSMEs within their region and provide solutions for them. By this it is intended to strengthen ties between the University and the Mercantile Enterprises with a common goal of improving the regional Economy.

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Dr. P. Balakumar visited the Faculty

Dr. Ponnampalam Balakumar visited Engineering faculty on 26th October 2015. He is presently working as a research scientist at the NASA Langley Laboratory. Prior to joining NASA, he was a professor at the Old Dominion University, VA. He received his BSc.Eng. (Civil) from University of Peradeniya, M.S. (Mechanical) from University of Missouri and Ph.D. (Aeronautics & Astronautics) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Traditional house warming ceremony was held on the Vijayathasami pooja day for the new building of the Faculty of Engineering

The Vijayathasami pooja day is the best day for education to kick off. The traditional house warming ceremony of the new building was held on the same day on 22nd October 2015. The event was blessed with the participation of the Vice Chancellor Senior Professor Vasanthy Arasaratnam, Deans of the other Faculties, Staff of the Faculties of Engineering and Agriculture and Students of the Faculty of Engineering. This function was organized by the students of the Faculty of Engineering with the guidance from Assistant Registrar together with the Faculty staff members. Milk was boiled with prayer to Goddess Saraswathy and the happiness was shared among all participants by sharing the milk with sweet.

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Students’ Projects were presented at the IESL YMS 2015 sessions

The Young Members Section (YMS) is one of the program included in the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka’s 109th Annual sessions. This was held on 21st October 2015 at the IESL head office in Colombo. Among the 17 papers presented, in this IESL YMS 2015, from Universities as well as Industries, two papers were from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna. The papers were presented by (i) Mr. S. Sangar supervised by Ms. H. Krishanarajah and Dr. K. Velayuthamurthy and (ii) Mr. B. Shanthigan, coauthored by Ms. V. Tharshikka and supervised by Mr. S. Thananjeyan and Dr. V. Cynthujah. These were the first two papers from the undergraduates of the Faculty presented in a technical session. The faculty congratulates the success of these two students with their volunteer based projects under supervision of the Faculty staff members.

University of Western Australia donated a machine for waste-to-business project

A core team of staff members headed by Dr. Randika Jayasinghe, who is the Project Coordinator of the Australian – Sri Lankan University Partnerships to develop community-based waste recycling businesses from the University of Western Australia, visited to the Faculty on 20th October 2015. This project is mainly targeted to convert the waste materials into business for the community. As a result a heat and compressing machine was donated to start small scale projects with community interaction with demonstration. Continue reading

Two solar panels were donated by Eng. K. Gnanalingam

Eng. K. Gnanalingam, who is a retired Additional General Manager from the Ceylon Electricity Board, donated two solar panels (Model- Phono Solar, Module type-PS250P-20/U) through his cousin Mr. Thirayambagan on 10th October 2015. This donation was to enhance students’ projects at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The donor is willing to use these solar panels to promote the use of Solar Energy in the country, which is blessed with very good sunshine.

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