SAITM 5th Annual International Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements [RSEA 2015]

Date : 25 April 2015

South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) is the first non state sector higher education institute in Sri Lanka to receive the degree awarding status by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka. SAITM offers degree programs in Engineering, Medicine, Multimedia, Management and Finance.

SAITM has the most advanced facilities and state of the art infrastructure, which provides the unique university experience at an affordable cost. It has built up its image as an opportunity provided for the students who have not had the privilege to enter in to State Universities.SAITM is proud of being supportive, flexible and relevant to the real world.The teaching Faculty comprises of a team of highly qualified and experienced academics recruited according to UGC guidelines.

SAITM faculty of engineering established in 2009 offers Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Engineering in the fields of Civil, Mechatronics, Electronics, Bio Systems and Telecommunications in affiliation with the Asian institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) which was established in Bangkok in 1959,is a leading postgraduate institution in the Asia Pacific region and is actively working with public and private sector partners throughout the region and with some of the top Universities in the world.

Recognized for its multinational, multi-cultural ethos, the Institute operates as a self-contained international community at its campus located 40 km (25 miles) north of Bangkok, Thailand.

Besides the usual labs and academic buildings, the main campus includes housing, sports, and medical facilities, a conference center, and a library with over 230,000 volumes and 830 print and on-line periodicals.

AIT is a degree awarding university fully recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka. AIT offers many scholarships at MSc and PhD levels to the graduates of Sri Lankan State Universities currentlyaccommodating a student population of over 3000, including many Sri Lankan Students. AIT boasts of over 25,000 Alumni spread across the world attached to many leading organizations.

Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements (RSEA) organized by SAITM faculty of engineering marks the 5th occasion this annual event is held. In fact RSEA is the pioneering and the only research symposium organized by a non-state sector higher education institute in Sri Lanka. It will no doubt enhance the research competencies of the SAITM engineering students making them stand out in the engineering profession when they graduate. Already it is evident the positive contributions previous symposiums had on the students.

The event is participated by over 400 from the academia, professional and student communities representing state universities, industries and statuary bodies with over 80 research papers to be presented at the sessions.

The Chief Guest for the event will be Mr. AriyaseelaWickramanayake, a visionary Industrialist and Chairman of the Master Divers Group and the key note speeches are to be made by Prof. RahulaAttalage (Deputy vice Chancellor, University of Moratuwa), Prof. K.D.W.Nandalal (Department of Civil engineering, University of Peradeniya) and Dr. JanakaWijekulasooriya (Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, University of Peradeniya).

Chairman of SAITM Dr. Neville Fernando and Dean Faculty of Engineering Dr. Sisuru Sendanayake will be present at the event. Symposium Chair is Dr. Nandika Miguntanna (Head of Department of Environmental and Bio Systems Engineering, SAITM)