Department of Civil Engineering

Department-Industry Interaction Cell (DIIC)

The Department-Industry Interaction Cell (DIIC) was established on 1st February 2022 to strengthen the relationship between the Department of Civil Engineering and the Industry leading to a mutually beneficial partnership.

The tasks assigned to the DIIC include:
  • Dissemination of information on ongoing and completed research to the industry
  • Identification and collation of research requirements of the industry
  • Securing of mutually beneficial funding for research and postgraduate training
  • Application and commercialization of research outcomes in partnership with the industry
  • Initiation and organization of industry visits, seminars by industry experts
  • Organizing and hosting of Research for Industry Webinar series
  • Facilitation of Department-Industry Consultative Committee (DICC) meetings
  • Coordination with faculty level Engineering Technology Incubation Centre (ETIC)
  • Matters connected to students undergoing industrial training in liaison with ITCGU

The DIIC comprises three permanent academic staff members of the Department of Civil Engineering on voluntary, part-time basis and assigned by the Head of the Department (HoD), who function under the overall guidance and direction of the HoD:

Team Leader - Overall Coordinator

Dr. A.G.H.J. Edirisinghe
+94 81 239 3534

Coordinator (Industry outreach, training and consultative committee)

Dr. S.K.Navaratnarajah
+94 81 239 3519

Coordinator (Industry relations and partnerships)

Dr. H. A. D. Samith Buddika
+94 81 239 3546

An advisory panel comprising nominated staff members and eminent industry personnel is associated with DIIC for consultation on a regular basis.

Department of Civil Engineering