The meeting of the Department Industry Consultative Board (DICB) of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering was held on 09 September at the Engineering Faculty board room. DICB was this year on the theme of “Future Trends in Materials Engineering – Towards Synthetic Judgments”.  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 network 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. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Sampath Weragoda. During the panel discussion, chaired by Mr. Sampath Weragoda and Dr. S.U. Adikary,   views and suggestions on the undergraduate program, views and suggestions on the postgraduate program, and views and suggestions to improve department – industry interactions were discussed.