This program on “Energy Productivity Improvement” was conducted on 7th February 2015 at the auditorium of District Secretariat office, Jaffna. It was organized and held with the purpose of sharing the knowledge in energy productivity improvements with the government officers, academia and energy experts in the country. The energy productivity and energy saving are playing a vital role in the developing regions of this nation. At present, Northern Province is a developing area after 30 years of conflict. Therefore, this awareness program was conducted at the appropriate moment through knowledge sharing to the government officers in Jaffna District in collaboration with the University of Jaffna.
Visit of Officials from MAS ACTIVE Factory, Mihinthale to the Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna
Managers and Engineers from MAS Active Factory in Mihinthale branch paid an official visit to the Faculty of Engineering on 29th January 2015. They delivered a talk and presentation to the undergraduates and explained the projects that have been handled in their factory to improve the productivity while minimizing the time taken and energy usage. They also focused on improving the safety features in the factory.
Mr. S. Thananjeyan participated in the 25th South Asia Network Operators Group Conference
Mr. S. Thananjeyan, Lecturer from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, attended five days’ workshop on “Network Security” at Information Technology Center, University of Peradeniya organized by SANOG. The twenty fifth South Asia Network Operators Group (SANOG) conference was hosted by LEARN in the historical city of Kandy, Sri Lanka from 16thto 24thJanuary 2015. It was organized in collaboration with the Information Technology Center, University of Peradeniya. Continue reading
2014 PES Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award to the Faculty Member
Dr. A. Atputharajah was awarded with the outstanding engineer award of IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) chapter 2014. He received this prestigious award during the Annual General Meeting of IEEE PES Sri Lankan Chapter-2014 at University of Moratuwa on 24th January 2015, as a recognition of his outstanding contribution towards power engineering profession. This award remunerates his remarkable services such as his leadership as a chairman of IEEE PES Sri Lanka chapter 2012/13, his immense contribution in field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Sri Lanka and his accomplishment in establishing a new Engineering Faculty in a war affected zone.
Mr. D. S. Sampath received merit award for his paper presented at Young Scientists Forum
Mr. D. S. Sampath participated in the 4th symposium organized by the Young Scientists Forum (YSF) of National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC) on 23rd January 2015 at Hector Kobbekaduawa Agriculture Research and Training Institute (HARTI), No.114, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7. Nine technical sessions were conducted during this conference with three parallel sessions as a time.
Meeting by Rotary Club of Kilinochchi Town at the Faculty of Engineering
The Rotary Club of Kilinochchi Town Organized a meeting for potential members from the faculty to learn about Rotaract. The Rotary Club of Kilinochchi town has in its membership; Doctors, Engineers, Directors, Managers, School Principals, Retired Professionals, Business Developers from Private and Public sectors. It is not only a club that has most number of professionals by percentage they have vast hands-on experience in their fields of expertize. It is also recognized as a club that has one of the biggest number of charter members.
Establishment of IESL Student Chapter, Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna
Dr. (Eng.) S.B. Wijekoon, Chairman, Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) visited the Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna, Ariviyal Nagar, Kilinochchi on 19th January 2015. His visit was a follow-up event after the opening ceremony of a new office for the IESL Northern chapter which at Old Kachcheri premises, Kilinochchi.
Thai Pongal celebration by students of the Faculty of Engineering on 15th January 2015
The first and second batchof students of the Faculty of Engineering celebrated Thai Pongal day on 15th January 2015. They all gathered early in the morning to cook pongal in front of male hostel, Kilinochchi premises and went on to have a brief religious ceremony in front of the administration building of the Faculty of Engineering. The guys worked together in harmony to organize the event and finished it at a successful note. They shared delicious pongal with everybody in the premises that day. This is the first ever Thai Pongal event celebrated in the history of the Faculty of Engineering.
Assistant Professor Visvakumar Aravinthan visited to the Faculty
Assistant Professor Visvakumar Aravinthan from Wichita State University, delivered a seminar to the students on 5th January 2015. It was a very good opportunity to the students to interact with the experts from foreign Universities and get their knowledge shared with them. Different method of teaching, updated knowledge with ongoing research work will help the students to take up challenging projects for their undergraduate education.
Successful completion of orientation program for the second batch engineering students
Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna has successfully completed the five weeks orientation program for the second batch students on 2nd January 2015. Initially, 48 students were registered on 1st of December, at the beginning of the orientation program. The number of registered students increased up to 54 at the end of orientation program. The faculty targeted for an intake of 50 students as per the requirements from ‘University Grant Commission (UGC)’. Continue reading