The meeting of the Department Industry Consultative Board (DICB) of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering was held on 23 rd January at the Department. Industry specialist representing a wide variety of industries participated in the meeting, along with the academic staff of the department.

The objectives of this meeting were to improve the interaction between university and the industry, and to identify the improvements which can be made to the curriculam and educational system so that MSE graduates are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills required for the industry. During the panel discussion, views and suggestions on the undergraduate and postgraduate programs, research and development work and employability of MSE students were discussed.

The panel was chaired by Prof. SU Adikary and other panel members include Mr. Sampath Weragoda and Dr. NMVK Liyanage.