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Wednesday, 8 September 2010



Sixty not out

Engineering Ex 2010 to motivate budding engineers creativity:

"Engineers create a world that has never been" is a famous quote which sums up the importance of engineers in a nut-shell. If you can justify that statement as an engineer then you are a candidate to be a successful professional. Products of Peradeniya have the inherited talent of understanding the mindset of the public and delivering (design, structure, build, maintain) the goods.

The Peradeniya Engineering Faculty

My wordings will be emphasized further from September 17 to 22 as the pioneering faculty of engineering of Sri Lanka hosts its diamond jubilee commemorative exhibition at the faculty premises.

The event which will showcase cutting edge advances of computer hardware and software, electrical devices, mechanical engineering systems, chemical and production processes and civic engineering applications. A 60th anniversary stamp too will see the light of day at the ICTAD Auditorium, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7, on September 9 at 2 p.m.

The Peradeniya Engineering faculty has produced a lot of all-rounders who have a mixture of engineering skills and human qualities. It is known for giving birth to engineers who have creative minds. Although engineering comes with mathematical and logical thinking, it needs to cooperate with nature to give positive input back to the society.

One of the significant features of the faculty is that it encourages undergraduates to deal with arts. The faculty's Art Circle has done a tremendous job when it comes producing budding engineers with music and literal touch. The surroundings of the university itself makes a difference because Peradeniya is rich with natural beauty and artistic resources. Hence most of the Peradeniya engineering students have excelled in aesthetic aspects like singing, writing, acting and many more.

As an alumnus who was a member of the Art Circle, I know the value added by the Art Circle through first hand experience. We may be able to witness the highways, flyovers, computer software and systems with Peradeniya engineering talents embedded in them in the future. These engineers are groomed for the task. EngEx2010 will prove that fact.

For more information visit: http://www.pdn.ac.lk/eng/engex2010/

The writer is a member of 2002A Batch of the Faculty (2003-2007)


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