As a part of the MoU signed between India and Sri Lanka, construction and development of Mechanical Engineering section of the department of Interdisciplinary studies, Faculty of Engineering was carried out from September 2015 to May 2017. The building construction project worth of LKRs 256 million was done by Link Engineering. This building complex includes mechanical engineering laboratories, lecture theaters, computer aided design lab, administrative offices, lobby and court yard. Basically it has the comprehensive set up for conducting the Mechanical, Manufacturing and Process Engineering study program.
Students of 2013/E and 2014/E, who are specializing in the fields of Electrical & Electronic Engineering visited Eluvaitheevu hybrid power station on 30th of June 2017, which has the solar power generation, wind power generation as well as Diesel power generation in a small scale. This visit was arranged by Dr. V. Aravinthan under the course “Distribution on Automation and Smart Grid”. The visit covered the discussion on the problems and solutions in the distribution network design and the arrangement of the grid in detail. The process of the power generation, fault recovery and maintenance were explained by the staff at the power station. The real environment experience was a valuable opportunity for students to relate the theoretical knowledge in the real world application.
The Waste for Life is a project was initiated by Dr. Randika Jayasinghe together with the leadership of Profesor Caroline Baillie from the University of Western Australia. This was one of the excellent project which proven its outcome. This was initiated in August 2014. This was target to develop Community-based Waste Recycling Businesses, with particular focus on the progress in Northern Sri Lanka. It was excellent hard work of the team headed by Dr. Randika, Dr. Cynthujah and Mr Ashokcline Thayalan.
Eng. Eng. T.L.R. Thilak Silva deliver a talk on the Perspective of a Good Civil Engineer to the students in the Faculty of Engineering. This was organized by the Civil Engineering Society on 23rd June 2017. Eng. T.L.R. Thilak Silva is Deputy General Manager (Construction) Maga Engineering (Pvt.) Ltd. The talk was excellent and very well attended by the students and staff of the Faculty of Engineering.
This program was organized by Water Harmony Erasmus+ (WHE+), Water Harmony Eurasia ii (WHII) and Water Magic (WM) projects. Three students from University of Jaffna attended WHII, WHE+ and WM Masters Summer School courses at Oslo, Norway from 19th June till 7th July 2017: (1) Mr. Nirojan Kumaradevan, Master Student doing the research part at the Faculty of Engineering, (2) Mr. Vigneshwaran Vijayakanth, PhD Student at the Faculty of Engineering and (3) Mr. Kuddithamby Gunaalan, Lecturer, Department of Fishery, Faculty of Science. All these students attended from UoJ with the support from the WHE+ project of the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering University of Jaffna.
This summer course program was organized by Water Society and Climate Change project (WaSo). Two students from University of Jaffna attended WaSo Masters Summer School courses at Oslo, Norway from June 19 – July 7, 2017: (1) Mr. Nagamuthu Piratheeparajah, Lecturer, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and (2) Ms. Piratheepa Vipulan, Lecturer, Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts. This visit was supported by the WaSo project attached to the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Jaffna.
The team from the Faculty of Engineering, the Dean Professor A. Atputharajah, Heads of the Departments Dr. T. Thiruvaran, Dr. A. Anburuvel, Dr. A. Kaneswaran and Dr. B. Ketheesan from Department of Civil Engineering, had very good interactive discussion for couple of hours in South California on 10th June. This visit was coordinated by Eng. P. Piratheepan and his team. Number of professionals participated to this event. It was pleased notified that Mrs. Thurairajah was invited for this discussion. Professor K. Chelvakumar was also participated to this discussion, who knows the Faculty of Engineering operations, as he visited few times and served the faculty, by staying a month per year.
The team from the Faculty of Engineering, the Dean Professor A. Atputharajah, Heads of the Departments Dr. T. Thiruvaran, Dr. A. Anburuvel, Dr. A. Kaneswaran and Dr. B. Ketheesan from Department of Civil Engineering, visited to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) on 10th June. This visit was coordinated by Professor K. Chelvakumar and supported by care for education.
The Waste for Life is a project was initiated by Dr. Randika Jayasinghe (who completed PhD in this field) together with the leadership of Profesor Caroline Baillie (who is the Chair of Engineering Education at the School of Civil Environmental and Mining Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at University of Western Australia). This was one of the excellent project which proven its outcome. This was initiated in August 2014.
The team from the Faculty of Engineering, the Dean Professor A. Atputharajah, Heads of the Departments Dr. T. Thiruvaran, Dr. A. Anburuvel, Dr. A. Kaneswaran and Dr. B. Ketheesan from Department of Civil Engineering met few Engineering professionals during the dinner time discussion at California USA. The team stayed with the Engineering professionals residential places and therefore the discussions were held during 7th to 9th June 2017 at their residential places in small groups. It was excellent and nice to meet the graduates, who graduated from Universities of Peradeniya, Moratuwa and Ruhuna. The discussions were on meeting friends, possible collaborations, networking, possible financial support for poor students, motivational awards for students and possible logistic supports for students exchange program. The faculty team thanking all the members in California and care for education, who helped for organizing this excellent activities while networking with leading professionals.