Indian assistance for Kilinochchi Campus, Jaffna University

Consul General of India in Jaffna A.Natarajan and D.C. Manjunath, Head of Development Cooperation Wing, High commission of India in Colombo making a token presentation of the material to the Vice Chancellor of the University R.Vigneswaran at a ceremony held on Monday at the Killinochchi Campus.

An Indian grant assistance package of vehicles, equipment, machinery etc. meant for the faculties of Agriculture and Engineering of Killinochchi Campus of University of Jaffna was handed over to the University at a ceremony held on Monday at the Killinochchi Campus,states a High Commission of India press release.

Consul General of India in Jaffna A.Natarajan and D.C. Manjunath, Head of Development Cooperation Wing, High commission of India in Colombo handed over the material to the Vice Chancellor of the University R.Vigneswaran. Deans of various faculties, other faculty members, officials and students participated in the ceremony.

The grant assistance package is worth SLR 90 million and is part of the SLR 600 million grant project to develop both faculties of the Universities.

It may be recalled that new buildings built under this project for the Agriculture and Engineering Faculties were inaugurated in a special ceremony held on June 30, 2017, by Higher Education and Highways Minister Lakshman Kiriella, High Commissioner of India Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray.

In addition to provision of equipment, vehicles etc., the Government of India will also provide support for curriculum development, faculty exchanges, training and research.

The project will benefit students pursuing professional courses in Agriculture and Engineering by providing them better facilities and an improved learning environment. 

 

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