Signing the agreement, Dr. Jayasingam remarked that the academic
partnership with AIT will focus on curriculum development, faculty and
staff exchange, consultancy, capacity building, and academic and
research programs. He added that the first batch of participants from
Eastern University will join AIT for capacity building in the first
quarter of 2017. “We hope to have six batches of training programs at
AIT in 2017,” Dr. Jayasingam said.
Welcoming Dr. Jayasingam, Prof. Worsak remarked that AIT will be happy
to serve as a mentor in curriculum development.
Eastern University commenced operations in 1981 as Batticaloa
University College, and it became a university in 1986. From 150
students in 1981, it has around 4,700 students, the Vice-Chancellor
AIT was represented by Prof. Worsak, Prof. Sivanappan Kumar, Vice
President for Academic Affairs; Prof. C Visvanathan and Dr. Abdul Salam
of School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD); Dr.
Jonathan Shaw and Mr. Fazle Karim of AIT Extension; Mr. Sanjeev
Jayasinghe of Office of Advancement; and Mr. Shawn Kelly and Ms. Carol
Guzman of the Office of External Relations (OEXR).
More details about Eastern University are available at this link: http://www.esn.ac.lk/