An Inaugural Celebration: Another 1200 undergraduates joined with NSBM to pursue their higher education dream.
In the month of celebrating its 3rd anniversary, Nation’s premier degree awarding institute, the NSBM Green University Town greeted a group of 1200 students today, the 14th October as the second batch of the year 2019. University Grants Commission approved degree programs and programs affiliated with top world-ranked universities: University College Dublin Ireland, Plymouth University UK, Victoria University and the University of Western Australia were commenced on the day in related to the fields of Business, Computing, Engineering, and Designing. The inauguration ceremony was conducted in four sessions at the NSBM Green Universitypremises.
Dr P B Jayasundara, former Secretary of the Ministry of Finance & Treasury, Prof. Sudantha Liyanage, Dean of the Faculty of Technology of University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Mr. Athula Pathinayake, an academic and a practicing lawyer attached to the Deakin Law School’s Australia as Executive Director, and General Daya Rathnakaye, the 20th Commander of the Sri Lanka Army participated as the keynote speakers for the four sessions of the event. They were welcomed to the ceremony by the Vice-Chancellor of NSBM Green University Prof. E A Weerasinghe together with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of NSBM Green University Prof. Chaminda Rathnayake.
The Inauguration Ceremony is the first formal reception of an undergraduate on his journey to be a globally wholesome graduate with NSBM Green University. And after the inauguration ceremony, the orientation programs to the new undergraduates will be conducted over 04 days starting from the 15th to the 18th of October 2019 where the new undergraduates will receive a comprehensive training on how to adapt to the university setting. Furthermore, the existing student population will engage in entertainment and team-building activities with fresh undergraduates. The students will also get an opportunity to join the 50 student-run clubs, organizations, and societies where they will continue to perform in various aspects such as aesthetic, sports and educational throughout their undergraduate years.
Head of Academic Development and Quality Assurance, Prof. Baratha Dodankotuwa, Head of Student activities Mr. Mohammed Shafraz, Dean of School of Business Ms. Thilini De Silva, Dean of School of Computing Dr. Rasika Ranaweera, Dean of School of Engineering Dr. Chandana Perera, academics and parents of the new undergraduates also participated to the Inauguration Ceremony.
This state-of-the-art university currently has over 9000 undergraduates studying in three faculties of Management, Computing and Engineering which offer internationally and nationally recognized degree programs. Moving forward, NSBM Green University is all set to begin its second phase on an adjacent 15-acre site. Accordingly, a Faculty for Bio Science, a Faculty for Law, a Multi-Purpose Hall with the capacity to house 2000 spectators, a playground and a hostel with a capacity to hold 1500 students, along with numerous other facilities is planned to be built in the second phase.
Being a 100% government-owned higher education institute, NSBM Green University is established under the Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Co-Operative Development and Vocational Training & Skills Development.