Inauguration Ceremony of the new entrants for Undergraduate degree programs of UCSC – Academic Year 2021/2022
The Inauguration Ceremony of the new entrants for Undergraduate degree programs of University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) – Academic Year 2021/2022 was successfully held on 6th June 2022 at the Vidya Jyothi Professor V.K. Samaranayake Auditorium of the UCSC with the participation of more than 300 students, adhering to the COVID-19 health guidelines. The event was graced by the Vice-Chancellor of the University – Senior Professor (Chair) H. D. Karunaratne, The Dean Faculty of Science – Senior Professor Upul Sonnadara, The Senior Student Counselor – Dr. Rajitha Silva, The Registrar – Mr. K.A.S. Edward, The Director of the UCSC – Dr. Ajantha Atukorale, The Deputy Director of the UCSC – Dr. Kasun De Soyza, Heads of the Academic Departments, Coordinators of Centres and the academic, administrative and non-academic staff members of the UCSC.
After lighting the traditional oil lamp by the dignitaries, one minute’s silence was observed in memory of the late Vidya Jyothi Professor V. K. Samaranayake, the founder of the University of Colombo School of Computing. Dr. Athukorale delivered a speech welcoming all the dignitaries and the students present. The Vice Chancellor addressed the gathering and provided some valuable insights into the student life at University of Colombo.
A splendid introduction to UCSC was given by Professor K.P. Hewagamage, former Director of UCSC enlightening the students. Professor Sonnadara addressed the gathering and elaborated on the value of the degrees offered by the University of Colombo. Furthermore, Dr. Rajitha Silva emphasized that the students are always welcome to discuss their issues and that the counselors are happy to extend their support whenever needed.
Dr. Chamath Keppetiyagama, the Head of Internal Undergraduate Studies presented an introduction to the Undergraduate degree programmes. Finally, Dr. Kasun De Soyza presented the vote of thanks concluding the ceremony successfully. It was also noteworthy the manner in which the senior students of the UCSC entertained the audience with glamorous performances.