EDEX Expo 2020- Education Exhibition in Sri Lanka, Visit to University of Peradeniya & Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka

IIT Roorkee participated in EDEX Expo 2020, Colombo during January 17-19, 2020 and visited the University of Peradeniya and Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka. During the EDEX Expo, Mr. Gopalan Narayan counsellor (education) at Indian High Commission at Sri Lanka visited IIT Roorkee’s exhibition booth along with Mr. Sandeep Goel from SII. He expressed his interest in strengthening the academic and research collaboration between IIT Roorkee and Sri Lankan institutes.

During the visit to the University of Peradeniya (UoP), Deputy Vice-Chancellor Hon’ble Prof. S.H.P. Karunaratne in the meeting with IIT Roorkee representatives explored the possibilities to encourage academic and research-based collaboration between the institutions. Prof. P. Arumugam also briefed about the Post-graduation opportunities at IIT Roorkee along with the schemes and fellowships at all academic levels.

Meeting at Vice-Chancellor’s office, University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Prof. Arumugam with Mr. H.M. Kumara. R. Herath, Director (Training), Ministry of Mahaweli Authority, Sri Lanka.

In the meeting with Mr. H.M. Kumara. R. Herath, Director (Training), Ministry of Mahaweli Authority, various aspects were explored to deepen the link between IIT Roorkee and Ministry of Mahaweli, Sri Lanka. Mr. Herath expressed his interest in increasing the number of officers visiting India for the training. Prof. Arumugam discussed the possibilities for consultancy assistance from the experts at IIT Roorkee in various projects running under the Mahaweli Authority.