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1 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA Prof. Malik Ranasinghe Vice-Chancellor University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. University Industry Interactions - Challenges and Opportunities

2 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA Structure of the Presentation. Opportunities Opportunities Sustainability Sustainability Summary Summary Challenges Challenges

3 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA Challenges Product – Graduates / Services Customer – Society / Industry Industry – University does not understand the requirements of industry in terms of skills, knowledge and attitudes.

4 Challenges University – Industry does not understand the capabilities of graduates, does not train or support them to become entrepreneurial graduates. Industry and University work independent of each other in training the Graduate

5 Industry Requirements 5. Positive outlook / market friendly 3. Team player who is flexible 2. Soft skills, English and ICT literate 6. Being able to perform from day one 4. Confident with proper attitudes 1. Academically sound and technically competent graduate Challenges

6 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA Challenges Competitive and Individualistic Raw Material - Student Intelligent and eager to Learn Diverse backgrounds / skill levels Insufficient knowledge in English and ICT, lacking social skills Multi talented

7 Challenges Converts the Intellectual Capital that the University posses to Business Opportunities by solving problems of Society and Industry - Services Entrepreneurial University

8 Opportunities Industry and University work together to: Train the product Graduate to meet the needs of the customer – Employer / Industry Convert Intellectual Capital t t t to Business Opportunities by solving problems of industry.

9 University Industry Interactions 3. Consultancy and Service Based Opportunities 2. Transfer of Knowledge / R & D Based Opportunities 1. Student Based Opportunities Opportunities

10 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA University Industry Interactions 1. Industrial Training / Visits 2. Student Mentoring Student Based Opportunities

11 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA University Industry Interactions 4. Curriculum Revision 3. Visiting / Guest Lecturers

12 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA University Industry Interactions 6. Industry Focused Events 5. Career Guidance

13 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA University Industry Interactions 7. Department Industry Consultative Boards – DICB ; FICB; UICB 8. Accreditation by Professional Institutions – Local & Overseas

14 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA University Industry Interactions 1. Post Graduate Courses 2. CPD & Training Programs Knowledge Transfer / R & D

15 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA University Industry Interactions 3. Student Research Projects 4. Intellectual Property Policy

16 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA University Industry Interactions 5. Contract Research 6. Industry Sponsored R&D Centers

17 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA University Industry Interactions 7. University Research Symposia 8. R & D Incubators

18 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA University Industry Interactions 9. Industry Sponsored Endowed Chairs / Fellowships

19 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA University Industry Interactions Consultancy Based Opportunities 1. Individual/Team Consultancy 2. Single Sourced Consultancy

20 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA University Industry Interactions 4. University Consultancy Company 3. University Industry Interaction Cell

21 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA University Industry Interactions 6. Industry Focused Initiatives 5. Spin Off Companies 7. University Industry Parks

22 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA Student Based Initiatives Sustainability University has the students for 4 yrs while Graduates are Industrys main resource for the next 35 years. Industry must take responsibility for activities that improve quality and relevance of Graduates. Tracer Studies on Employment Unemployed 3 months after final exam

23 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA Unemployment % Overall Engineering Architecture 4.0N/A18.8 Quantity Surveying 0.0 N/A Design– C, J, F, G, Co I T (Honours) -0.0 I T (General) Town & Country Plan Fashion Design

24 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA Highest ranked University Worldwide in 2007, 2008 & 2009 at the Google Summer of Code for Free and Open Source Software by Students. A Student Team won the IEEEXtreme Worlds most intense programming competition conduct by the IEEE, USA. University of Moratuwa in 2009 Two student teams won 2 of the 6 categories at IIT, Indias - Robotech for Innovations. One of the 8 gold winning student teams at the UNESCO Mondialogo Awards for Engineering to meet MDGs. Global runners up at Global Business Challenge 2009 organized by CIMA, UK.

25 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA Knowledge Transfer / R & D Sustainability Increase in postgraduate programs and students; CPD and Training programs, Industry based projects. Industry sponsored Research Labs, Research Programs and Chairs.Industry sponsored Research Labs, Research Programs and Chairs. Tell us of your problems and you may be surprised with what we can do for you.

26 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA Sustainability Consultancy & Service Transparent and clear procedures Share earnings with the Staff Public Finance Circular 380 Entrepreneurial University Business Opportunities Invest earnings to improve quality

27 U of Moratuwa - Enterprise Policy Non – Profit & Cost Recovery Over & Above Normal Workload Income in Rs. Million P G Courses Training Consultancy Services Industry Initiatives Total – Enterprise Recurrent Budget Enterprise / Recurrent22%32%35%

28 UNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA, SRI LANKA Academically sound ICT Literate/Quality Assured Competent manager with communication skills, and correct attitudes. Market oriented, highly employable and much sought after by all Employers. Confident and well rounded, having good soft and entrepreneurial skills. Internationally recognized Summary – U I Interactions World Class Graduate Entrepreneurial University


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