Faculty of Computing
Chaminda Wijesinghe holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Peradeniya and also holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Post Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya. He is currently reading for his PhD at the Stockholm University, Sweden. His study is on how to improve the relevance and efficiency of the University Industry collaborations especially in the area of Information Technology and Computing. He has presented his research studies in top ranked international conferences.
Chaminda Wijesinghe started his academic career after serving at the Airport & Aviation Services (SL) Ltd for nearly five years. He joined National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) as a Consultant/ Lecturer in the year 2007. Soon after joining NIBM he initiated several new Certificate and Diploma programs such as Diploma in Computer Systems Design (Part Time), Diploma in Software Development, Diploma in Computer Networks and Certificate in Software Development in Java. With this successful track record, he Joined NSBM from the very day of its inception and contributed towards its present success through various academic and non-academic tasks. From the day NSBM started its operations, Chaminda has been leading all academic programs in the Faculty of Computing and initiated Post Graduate Diplomas in Computer Networks and Software Engineering which is approved by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka. Then he initiated and lead the curriculum development for BSc in Software Engineering, BSc in Computer Science, and BSc in Computer Networks. He also contributed towards the development of industry collaborations for the faculty and was able to initiate the NSBM Software incubator with the mentoring facility from major Software development companies. Chaminda has served NSBM as the former Head of Academics, and subsequently Dean – Faculty of Computing and also as a Director of the Board of Directors of NSBM and is currently a member of the Academic Governing Council.
Chaminda Wijesinghe has worked as the program director of the BSc in Management Information Systems program with University College Dublin (UCD) Ireland. BSc in Management Information Systems offered by NSBM and the BSc in Computer Science offered by the School of Computing, UCD, Ireland. Chaminda also engaged in the design and development of a modern University Management Information System for NSBM, as the Project Leader, and led the design and development of the Ministry web application.
He was a licensed Air Traffic Controller when he served at Bandaranayke International Airport as an Air Traffic Controller. He changed his job and joined academia because of his passion of being in academia.