Professional development course for Technical Officers of Eastern University, Sri Lanka 12-19 December 2017

This seven day exposure visit program aims to provide an avenue for academicians and personnel in the science based program to enhance their capacity through discussions on the best practices and modern trend in teaching-learning methods. The course will focus on the academic research activities, education administration and management, industrial linkages and student counselling in higher learning.


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:  12-19 December 2017

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 14 participants attending this program.


COURSE COORDINATOR: Mrs. Thaniya Jirasathitpornpong

CONTACT:  Mr. Fazle Karim

  Head,Information Technology & Engineering

  AIT Extension, Asian Institute of Technology