Kilinochchi premises of the University of Jaffna covers over 568 acres of land. Out of this already 250 acres is in active mode including two faculties and common facilities. Therefore the students need an efficient transport system to effectively use their time. This issue was very well recognized by the Tamil Engineering Foundation and while remembering Late Professor A. Thurairajah, it was decided by TEF to donate bicycles to the students. It is important to note that, in 1979, the proposal for this Engineering Faculty was prepared by late Professor A Thurairajah. Furthermore,most of the time, he was travelling by bicycle when he was serving as Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna, a decade ago.
Prof. N. Ravichandran from Clemson University, USA visited and served as a visiting lecturer at the faculty of engineering for three weeks from 8th December 2015. He engaged in teaching Geomechanics for third year civil engineering students.In addition to teaching, he involved in developing curriculum, designing labs, preparing strategic plan of the faculty and mentoring young academics.Even before this visit, he has been actively involving in helping the faculty for a longer period. His earlier visit to the faculty was in July 2014.