A plaque was unveiled ceremonially to officially commence the construction of civil and mechanical engineering building for the Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna on 11th December 2015 jointly by His Excellency Shri Y.K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka and Honorable Mr. H. M. G. S. Palihakkara, Governor of Northern Province. Continue reading
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.
Surveying Camp is part of the curriculum of “CE 4010:Surveying and Fieldwork” subject. Seventeen Civil Engineering Students attended the surveying camp and it was 7 day residential program which was held from 30th November to 6th December 2015 at Kanakarayankulam Training Centre (Integrated Farm and Training Centre of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna) at Kanagarayankulam. Students carryout their measuring activities around Puliyankulam and Kanagarayankuam area.
Mr. T. Kankeyan and Ms. R. Ramachandran joined department of interdisciplinary studies as lecturer (probationary) from 1st December 2015. They both have been recruited to take care of academic programs related to mechanical engineering. With the new additions, the number of academic staff in the department of interdisciplinary studies increases to five.