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Electrical and Information Engineering Society - University Of Ruhuna

Electrical and Information Engineering Society (EIES) is the main society within the department that consists of the academic staff and students.  The academic staff of the department facilitates to EIES as an advisory board and the students lead each activity organized by the society.  The goal of the Electrical and Information Engineering Society is to upgrade student’s life in the department allowing them to improve not only academic and technical skills but also their leadership interpersonal and professional qualities. Some of the specific activities carried out by the EIES include:

  • Holding Annual General Meeting to elect office bearers for a tenure of 12 months.
  • Organizing guest lectures by inviting key personnel from the industry and research organizations.
  • Organizing workshops to junior students who have entered to Electrical and Information Engineering stream as their field of specialization.
  • Organizing charity work to promote and encourage students of serving underprivileged sectors of the society.
  • Conducting “XbotiX” every year, collaborating with IEEE Student Branch University of Ruhuna, IET Ruhuna Chapter and MMESS.
  • Organizing workshops for school children.

IEEE Student Chapter- University Of Ruhuna

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IEEE and its members of more than 420,000 over 160 countries inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow and highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe.

About Ruhuna Chapter

The university of Ruhuna student branch was started in year 2012 is one of the conspicuous student branches in Sri Lanka which has been rendering an inevitable service for the society through technology. This has been pioneering so many activities such as XbotiX,App contest,workshops in electronics,power and telecommunication to enhance the social and technical skills of the students. Also it has been conducting robotics workshops and practical sessions for school children as a service to the society.

Affinity Groups:

  1. IEEE Industrial Applications Society University of Ruhuna.
  2. IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) affinity group University of Ruhuna
  3. IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES), University of Ruhuna
  4. IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), University of Ruhuna

IET on Campus - University of Ruhuna

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is an international Professional Institution for Engineering professionals and Technical related personal, having headquarters in the UK and consists of branches in 127 countries and many members across the world. IET promotes the advancement of electrical, electronic, communication, and manufacturing engineering disciplines, and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and ideas.  It also provides a broad range of services to members in assisting them in developing their careers by improving their capabilities as engineers.

The IET-Young Professionals’ Sri Lanka Network in under the umbrella of the main IET of Sri Lanka, members of the IET-YP are Undergraduates and young professionals involved in Engineering and Technology fields. At present, there are IET-YP chapters at the Engineering Faculties of the Universities of Moratuwa, Peradeniya and Ruhuna.

The IET-YP conducts various activities throughout the year to develop and to nurture more competent and able resource personalities to the nation. While it conducts guest lectures with resource personal both locally and internationally, many field visits too are organized to allow the members firsthand experience to the field of study and to groom them to new emerging technologies.

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Women in Engineering at University of Ruhuna

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Women in Engineering (IEEE WIE) Student Branch Affinity Group of the University of Ruhuna was established to empower women engineers’ involvement in technical fields. It was formed on 11th November 2018, having fulfilled the requirements of the Member and Geographic Activities Board Operations Manual of IEEE.

Being the seventh WIE Affinity Group in Sri Lanka, IEEE WIE Ruhuna strives for the promotion and betterment of women engineers and increasing the interest, awareness, and involvement of young females in technical disciplines, especially in the field of Engineering. The group mainly comprises undergraduate students of the Faculty of Engineering. As a recently established group, the committee aims to conduct programs with guest lectures, hands-on sessions, competitions, etc. with the objectives of awaking the undergraduates to become a member of this group and, exploring the opportunities.

The IEEE WIE Ruhuna Student Branch strives to,

  • empower young females to take part in events, competitions related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields,
  • encourage female engineers to take challenges, overcome nervousness and to become leadership roles,
  • support young technological enthusiasts to collaborate and perform in technical disciplines,
  • recognize the outstanding accomplishments of women in the fields of electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering,
  • provide assistance with the selection of ones’ field of interest, career development and advancement in the engineering profession.