The Director, Access Projects, delivered motivational talk to the third batch of students during their orientation program on the 30th of November 2016. This was an excellent opportunity for the students to listen to the success story of the young leading personal from a well renowned engineering company.Nishal Ferdinando explained the levels of engineers and what is required of the engineer to become a responsible engineer.
Dr. A. Anburuvel has been invited to join one of the World Bank Mission Teams by the Government Agent of the Jaffna District. Dr. Anburuvel, a PhD in transportation, takes part in a group that develops a transportation plan for Jaffna. There were few meetings and field visits regarding this were carried out from 27th to 28th November 2015. The discussions will be continued for couple of months to converge towards better transportation plan for the Jaffna city in 2050.
The first building of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Jaffna at Ariviyal Nagar, Kilinochchi was ceremonially opened by Hon. LakshmanKiriella, Minister of Higher Education & Highways in the presence of Hon. Mohan LalGrero, State Minister of Higher Education, Hon. VijayakalaMaheswaran, State Minister of Child Affairs, Hon. Mavai S. Senathirajah,Member of Parliament, Mr. D.C. Dissanayake, Secretary to the Ministry of Higher Education & Highways and Prof. Mohan de Silva, Chairman of University Grants Commission, Professor P.S.M. Gunaratne, Vice Chairman of University Grants Commission, Prof. (Ms.) V. Arasaratnam, Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna,Council members, Senate members, Provincial Directors of Departments, Government Agent Officers, Engineers, Faculty staff members and Students.
Vidulka National Energy Symposium was held for the sixth consecutive year on 20thNovember 2015 from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. at the BMICH, Colombo. This symposium was objected at enhancing the sustainable energy related R&D in the country and aligning the research activities of different organizations related to the subject to the national sustainable energy development agenda focally coordinated by Sustainable Energy Authority. Research papers submitted from researchers of universities and research institutions in the country are presented in the symposium and those are evaluated based on the merits of particular researches in context of the sustainable energy development agenda and other important scientific and allied aspects.
Two resourceful professionals conducted a seminar on “Energy Efficiency and Energy Audit” on 17th November 2015. They are, Mr. Philipp Tobias Poferl, Consultant (Arqum GmbH, Germany) who is currently working on the energy audit project on small and medium scale businesses with GIZ and SLEMA and Mr. Nimal Perera who was the president of Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association. Both the resource persons conducted this workshop for half day at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna. Continue reading
Dr. P. Kathirgamanathan and Dr. D. N. Subramanium were nominated as Faculty representatives to the Senate on 16th November 2015. This nomination to the Senate will increase the faculty representation at the Senate and thus to contribute to the effective and efficient development of the Faculty of Engineering. Presently, the faculty operates with 7 PhD holders from different disciplines, all of them contribute immensely to the development of the faculty playing various roles.
Tree planting is one of the annual events of the students from the Faculty of Engineering. This contributes on creating a greener and clean environment to have a cool and pleasant atmosphere, which will avoid us getting trapped into the global warming and droughts. The second batch of the students planted one hundred trees with the help of the staff members. All the trees were donated by the forest department at Kilinochchi and the Faculty thanks for their donation. The tree planting event started on 2nd November and ended on 10th November 2015. This event was coordinated by Mr. S. Arunan and Ms. H. Krishnarajah. The students planted the trees along the west side paths to the Faculty of Engineering.
Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna has successfully inaugurated the orientation program of the third batch of students on 9th November 2015. There were 49 students registered out of 50 allocated. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Professor K. Kandasamy, who represented the Vice Chancellor of the University and the team of the Faculty staff members. It was noteworthy to mention that the faculty has been operating very successfully for the last two years according to the schedule prepared back in February 2014. According to the calendar, the academic program of the third batch starts on 7th December 2015 and the students are expected to complete their degree by August 2019.
Professor Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy visited to the Faculty of Engineering on 9th November 2015 and donated 229 books to the Faculty library. He also attended the inauguration ceremony of the 3rd batch of students of the faculty held on the same day. The students were delighted about such reputed professionals visiting the faculty and motivating them. Soon after the ceremony, he had brief chat with the staff members regarding the help that he’s willing to offer in the future. He also expressed his keen interest in assisting curriculum development related to water resources and lecturing in relevant area.
Aim: The aim of the WaterH is to develop improved learning and teaching tools, methodologies and pedagogical approaches using best practices. As a result, there will be developed skills in multiple use of resources and long-term planning for multiple benefits in such a way that project partners will have harmonised teaching and pedagogical approaches in water related gradual education.