Inculcating and nurturing the true essence of research among our undergraduates is paramount. Thus, “NSBM Student Research Symposium 2019: Empowering Young Researchers” is indeed the ideal platform to instill inspiration and appreciation for their research.
“The NSBM Students’ Research Symposium” was held on 20th June 2019, under two tracks, Business Management & Computing and IT & Science, saw the participation of 32 student researchers from NSBM as well as other state and private higher education institutions.
The symposium was graced by Dr. Hemamalie Gunatilake, Senior Lecturer, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Director of Centre for Gender Equity and Equality (GEE) at University of Sri Jayewardenepura, who was the keynote speaker at the event and he was welcomed to the event by Dr. E A Weerasinghe, the Vice Chancellor of NSBM Green University.
Teaching and research are the dual activities of any university. Though the priority given to research (in comparison to teaching) varies across universities, it remains an intrinsic component in any university of standing. NSBM strives to maintain a healthy balance between them through research by students and academics. This is imperative particularly because Sri Lanka is in dire need of developing and disseminating new knowledge pertaining to their people, processes and organizations.
The projects that were selected for presentation at the research symposium are amongst the best student researches we have produced this year; they shall provide evidence of the effective and novel approach to research at NSBM.
Further, Mr. Chaminda Rathnayake, Deputy Vice Chancellor of NSBM Green University, Mr. Baratha Dodankotuwa, Head of Academic Development & Quality Assurance, Deans and the Academic Heads of School of Business, Computing, & Engineering, Academic staff and students were also participated for the “NSBM Students’ Research Symposium 2019”.
NSBM Green University Town is the first ever green university in South Asia and sets an example for the whole South Asia by paving the way for environmental sustainability. The university open a platform for both national & international student communities and it has turned a new chapter in Sri Lankan higher education. NSBM Green University is established under the Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Co-operative Development and Vocational Training & Skills Development. This state-of-the-art university currently has 9000 undergraduates studying in three faculties of Management, Computing and Engineering degree programs which are internationally and nationally recognized, including UGC approved degree programs, and foreign degree programs.