Quality of our research

At SLTC, the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit is implanted from the very beginning. Our mission statement stresses on the “pursuit of higher education and research to enrich and transform individuals and society…” and we always strive towards the highest international standards of excellence. Innovation is driven by a steady supply of exceptional ideas and SLTC is blessed with a faculty that constantly stream of such ideas. Together with the fundamental research which underpins these ideas and the constant interaction between academics and industry, government and non-governmental organizations, has been the key for our success.

SLTC is a workshop for inventing the future and we are all apprentices learning from each other. We have established various mechanisms to help our academics nurture future innovation. In addition to the strong departmental support structures, SLTC has founded the Office of Research and Innovation Services (ORIS) that provides technology transfer, consultancy services and funding opportunities.

A glimpse on some of our research projects:

  1. Project: Visual Odometry System for a Quadrotor
    Research Assistant: Ms. T.W.U Madushani, BScEng(Hons) Peradeniya. 1st class honours graduate in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    Supervisors: Dr. D.H.S Maithripala, Dr. J.V Wijayakulasooriya, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya.
    Duration: 2016 Jan - 2017 Aug
    Currently Reading for a PhD in Princeton University, USA.
  2. Project: Automated System for Brain Tumor Detection and Extraction
    Research Assistant: Ms A.M.C Malkanthi, BSc Peradeniya, 1st class honours graduate in Computer Science (Special)
    Supervisors: Dr. Mahesh B. Dissanayake, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya
    Duration: 2016 Jan - 2016 Dec
  3. Project: Optimum Utilization of network asserts through the estimation of dynamic line rating of power distribution lines and demand side management.
    Research Assistant: Ms A.H Wijethunga, BScEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Supervisors: Prof. J.B Ekanayake, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya and Prof. Ashoka Polpitiya, Sri Lanka Technological Campus, Padukka. Duration: 2016 Aug - to date
  4. Project: Intelligent driver assisted steering system for reversing an articulated vehicle
    Research Assistant: Mr R.N Ranaweera, BScEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
    Supervisors: Dr. D.H.S Maithripala, Faaculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya
    Duration: 2017 Jan - to date
  5. Project: Design and Implementation of a Visible light Communication System.
    Research Assistant: U.G.R.K.W.S Palitharathna, BScEng (Hons) , 1st class honours graduate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
    Supervisors: Dr. Himal Suraweera, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya.
    Duration: 2017 Dec - to date
  6. Project: Systems approach to analyzing data from Genomics experiments in Heliothine Insects
    Research Assistant: Madushika Rodrigo
    Supervisor: Prof Ashoka Polpitiya
    Duration: 2018 April – September

Quality of our teaching

At SLTC, we revel in a culture of learning by doing. Our students work hand in hand with our academics who take on global challenges, pursue fundamental questions, and translate ideas into action. We have over 20 PhDs in the faculty and they acquired their experience in top universities in the US, the UK, Europe, and Australia. Across over 10 departments and 3 schools, our students combine curiosity, playful imagination, and the appetite for solving some of the hardest problems with analytical rigor. We offer excellence in all disciplines from Engineering, Technology, to Management. We follow the modern learning paradigms such as Outcome based Education, and Problem Based Learning. Our Engineering programs follow the international standard established as the Washington Accord and our Technology programs follow the Sydney Accord.

All our faculty is required to take appropriate training. Those who have been teaching for a number of years and wish to develop their practice can also pursue a more advanced training program. We have established a Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Innovation (CETLI) that conducts all the teacher training for both SLTC and the outside world. These training programs examine the process of preparing and giving lectures, including structuring and writing a lecture; how to gauge the appropriate level for a lecture; enhancing lectures through handouts and visual aids; pace, voice projection, body language; alternative strategies for effective lecturing.

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