Professional development course for deans, administrative staff, directors and coordinators of the centers of the eastern university, Sri Lanka 07 – 14 August 2017

This seven day workshop/exposure visit program aims to provide insights to the academic staff members in the best practices in the international, private and public institutes of higher learning in the areas of science and social-science to cope with the dynamic changes due to technological advances and newer market demands. It is expected that at the end of the program the members will be able to enhance their knowledge and skills on the technological advances, current issues in energy and environment, industrial linkage in the regional and rural development, gender studies, eco-tourism, modern library, medical sciences, business and commerce.


The Eastern University, Sri Lanka, was established on the 01st of October 1986 by a University Order dated 26th September 1986 issued under Section 2 of the Universities Act No: 16 of 1978. The University was preceded by the Batticaloa University College established on 01st August 1981 which was started in the buildings of the Vantharumoolai Madya Maha Vidyalayam. In addition, over 100 acres of land have been added to the original Campus. Student hostels and staff quarters have been constructed on this land and many new buildings are planned. The Batticaloa University College began with two faculties: The Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and both these faculties were affiliated to the University of Peradeniya. Two new faculties viz. the Faculty of Commerce & Management with the Departments of Economics, Commerce & Management, and the Faculty of Cultural Studies with the Departments of Arabic, Islamic Studies and Fine Arts were established in 1988. The Faculty of Cultural Studies was then expanded to include the Department of Languages and the Department of Social Science and renamed the Faculty of Arts & Culture in 1991.

TIMING:  07 – 14 August 2017 (excluding travel time) 

VENUE: Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

DONOR:  Eastern University, Sri Lanka

PARTICIPANTS: The participants for this course will be a team of academic staff selected by Eastern University, Sri Lanka.  There will be about 15-25 participants drawn from the council members.



CONTACT: Mr. Fazle Karim

Head,Information Technology & Engineering

AIT Extension, Asian Institute of Technology