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Common Clubs and Societies

Explore Common Clubs and Societies at Department of Electrical and Information Engineering.

Engineering Faculty Student Union (EFSU) is the students’ body which represents fellow students of the Faculty. The EFSU consists of 13 representatives of students and one office bearer as Senior Treasurer from academic staff in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, who are elected for one year. Students can get actively involved with the union by becoming a committee member and attending councils and general meetings or by becoming an elected officer.

The EFSU is at the forefront to help lift the faculty for academic excellence in engineering sciences and applications through education, knowledge creation, innovation and transfer of technology while encouraging students to improve their leadership qualities to become world-class graduates. The EFSU organizes social service programs and entertainment events to provide students with a solid platform and exposure to express their talents during the stay at the university. Some of the specific activities carried out by the EFSU include:

  • Holding Annual General Meeting to elect office bearers for a tenure of one year.
  • Holding common meetings to make decisions on students’ issues
  • Maintaining Ruhuna Engineering Faculty Scholarship Foundation (REFSF) to provide financial scholarships to needy students in the faculty
  • Organizing entertaining and musical events in collaboration with the Art Society of the Faculty
  • Organizing sport events in collaboration with the Sports Club of the Faculty
  • Organizing various social programs as community services to the society being the recipients of the benefits of free education.

ගවේශකයෝ-Gaweshakayo is the explorer club in the university. 

Tree planting at Vilpaththuwa jungle

AIESEC is a global, independent, non-political, non-profit, youth-run organization. AIESEC does not discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, creed, national ethnic group or social region. AIESEC is present in 126 countries and territories, 70,000 active members worldwide and 2,400 university representations.

The vision of AIESEC is to develop responsible and entrepreneurial young leaders who can meet the modern-day challenges in the world by providing practical leadership experiences through volunteer experience and professional internships.

As an educational institution in Sri Lanka, University of Ruhuna has already launched its AIESEC chapter – AIESEC in University of Ruhuna with groundwork commenced by Faculty of Engineering. Now, it has been expanded among whole the university community. AIESEC is one of the societies in which students and academic staff from all the departments of the Faculty of Engineering work on a common platform.

Typical annual activities of AIESEC in University of Ruhuna include;

  • Annual General Meeting to elect office bearers for a tenure of 12 months
  • Participation for national conferences organized by AIESEC Sri Lanka Chapter; National Leadership Development Summit (NLDS), Expansion Conference (ExCon)
  • Organizing charity activities with the collaboration of foreign students to serve underprivileged sectors in Sothern Province
  • Providing opportunities for the students in the University of Ruhuna to have international volunteer experience abroad through Global Volunteer Program
  • Providing opportunities to participate in internship programs in other countries through the Global Internship Program

IESL YMS Student Chapter of Ruhuna University actively participates and collaborates with IESL which is the apex body for professional engineers Sri Lanka.

Ruhuna Engineering Gavel Club was initiated in 2015 aiming to enhance interpersonal and communication skills of engineering undergraduates. The society mainly comprises undergraduate students of the faculty.  The club regularly conducts activities and workshops on English Speaking, Presentations, Leadership and Interpersonal skills which are essential to foster professional skills of undergraduates. The Gavel club helps students:

  • Overcome nervousness when speaking before an audience.
  • Organize and present ideas logically and convincingly.
  • Listen carefully to others’ ideas.
  • Participate and lead group discussions or meetings.

Offer advice to help others improve their speaking and leadership skills.

Engineering Faculty Art Society plays a great role to open up the talents of undergraduates by organizing various extracurricular activities/functions in a calendar year. The society was formed with the help of the student union, academic staff and the Dean of Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna.

Typical functions of one calendar year;

  • “Thambarawila”, Aesthetic Talent Show (Every other year).
  • “Sinhala/Tamil New Year Festival” (Annual)
  • “SadhahamBathi Gee” during the Wesak Season (Annual)
  • “Carol” function in the Christmas Season (Annual)
  • “Saraswathee Pooja” in October (Annual)
  • “Padura” Outdoor Musical Show (Annual)
  • “ PirithDeshana and Alms Giving” (Annual)