The inaugural NSBM Industry Transformation Program 2022 organized by the Association of Engineering of NSBM Green University under the guidance of the Faculty of Engineering of NSBM was held on 30th August 2022 at the NSBM Auditorium.
The prime objective of this event is to establish a technological hub to upgrade the local industry to suit modern requirements with the participation of engineering undergraduates, internal academics, and external industry experts.
This program paid particular interest in identifying the gaps in the present Sri Lankan industry while aiming to initiate a discourse among the key stakeholders on how to address the current economic challenges and prepare emerging engineers and engineering undergraduates to suit the future engineering world. Further, to ensure that the future of the country is also involoved in this invaluable endeavour, students from several schools were also invited to attend the event.
The occasion was graced with the presence of Prof. E. A. Weerasinghe, Vice Chancellor of NSBM Green University, Prof. Chaminda Rathnayake, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Baratha Dodankotuwa, Head – Academic Development & Quality Assurance, Deans of the Faculties including Dr. Chandana Perera, Dean – Faculty of Engineering, academics, students of NSBM.
The honourable participation of Mr. Tilak De Silva, Chairman of Sri Lanka Engineering council as the Chief Guest and Prof. Sudesh Wijesinghe, an adjunct associate professor at National University of Singapore as the Guest of Honour, added more glamour to the event. The guest speaker of the event Dr. Shamil Appathurai, Head of Network Strategy and Transformation, SLT Mobitel inspired the audience by sharing insider knowledge through his years of expertise.
Moreover, The event took place with the participation of over 100 industry partners representing many sectors, including Engineering Technology Partners, Engineering Material Suppliers, Manufacturing Industries, Engineering Solution Providers and Finance and Government Organizations. Over 100 school students and teachers were also a part.
The Faculty of Engineering of NSBM expects to progress through this program annually to ensure its outcomes are assessed and continued forward.