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Common Clubs and Societies

Explore Common Clubs and Societies at the faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna.

AIESEC Ruhuna Chapter

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AIESEC is a global, independent, non-political, non-profit, youth-run organization. AIESEC does not discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, creed, national ethnic group or social region. AIESEC is present in 126 countries and territories, 70,000 active members worldwide and 2,400 university representations.

The vision of AIESEC is to develop responsible and entrepreneurial young leaders who can meet the modern-day challenges in the world by providing practical leadership experiences through volunteer experience and professional internships.

As an educational institution in Sri Lanka, University of Ruhuna has already launched its AIESEC chapter – AIESEC in University of Ruhuna with groundwork commenced by Faculty of Engineering. Now, it has been expanded among whole the university community. AIESEC is one of the societies in which students and academic staff from all the departments of the Faculty of Engineering work on a common platform.

Typical annual activities of AIESEC in University of Ruhuna include;

  • Annual General Meeting to elect office bearers for a tenure of 12 months
  • Participation for national conferences organized by AIESEC Sri Lanka Chapter; National Leadership Development Summit (NLDS), Expansion Conference (ExCon)
  • Organizing charity activities with the collaboration of foreign students to serve underprivileged sectors in Sothern Province
  • Providing opportunities for the students in the University of Ruhuna to have international volunteer experience abroad through Global Volunteer Program
  • Providing opportunities to participate in internship programs in other countries through the Global Internship Program

IEEE - University of Ruhuna

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IEEE and its members of more than 420,000 over 160 countries inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow and highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe.

About Ruhuna Chapter

The university of Ruhuna student branch was started in year 2012 is one of the conspicuous student branches in Sri Lanka which has been rendering an inevitable service for the society through technology. This has been pioneering so many activities such as XbotiX,App contest, workshops in electronics, power and telecommunication to enhance the social and technical skills of the students. Also it has been conducting robotics workshops and practical sessions for school children as a service to the society.

Affinity Groups:

1. IEEE Industrial Applications Society University of Ruhuna.
2. IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) affinity group University of Ruhuna
3. IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES), University of Ruhuna
4. IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), University of Ruhuna


Visit ගවේශකයෝ Website

ගවේශකයෝ-Gaweshakayo is the explorer club in the university. 

Art Society - University of Ruhuna

Engineering Faculty Art Society plays a great role to open up the talents of undergraduates by organizing various extracurricular activities/functions in a calendar year. The society was formed with the help of the student union, academic staff and the Dean of Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna.

Typical functions of one calendar year;

  • “Thambarawila”, Aesthetic Talent Show (Every other year).
  • “Sinhala/Tamil New Year Festival” (Annual)
  • “SadhahamBathi Gee” during the Wesak Season (Annual)
  • “Carol” function in the Christmas Season (Annual)
  • “Saraswathee Pooja” in October (Annual)
  • “Padura” Outdoor Musical Show (Annual)
  • “ PirithDeshana and Alms Giving” (Annual)

IESL (UOR) Chapter

IESL YMS Student Chapter of Ruhuna University actively participates and collaborates with IESL which is the apex body for professional engineers Sri Lanka.

IET - University of Ruhuna

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is an international Professional Institution for Engineering professionals and Technical related personal, having headquarters in the UK and consists of branches in 127 countries and many members across the world. IET promotes the advancement of electrical, electronic, communication, and manufacturing engineering disciplines, and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and ideas. It also provides a broad range of services to members in assisting them in developing their careers by improving their capabilities as engineers.

The IET-Young Professionals’ Sri Lanka Network in under the umbrella of the main IET of Sri Lanka, members of the IET-YP are Undergraduates and young professionals involved in Engineering and Technology fields. At present, there are IET-YP
chapters at the Engineering Faculties of the Universities of Moratuwa, Peradeniya and Ruhuna.

The IET-YP conducts various activities throughout the year to develop and to nurture more competent and able resource personalities to the nation. While it conducts guest lectures with resource personal both locally and internationally, many field visits too are organized to allow the members firsthand experience to the field of study and to groom them to new
emerging technologies.

IET Committee:

Gavel Club - University of Ruhuna

Ruhuna Engineering Gavel Club was initiated in 2015 aiming to enhance interpersonal and communication skills of engineering undergraduates. The society mainly comprises undergraduate students of the faculty.  The club regularly conducts activities and workshops on English Speaking, Presentations, Leadership and Interpersonal skills which are essential to foster professional skills of undergraduates. The Gavel club helps students:

  • Overcome nervousness when speaking before an audience.
  • Organize and present ideas logically and convincingly.
  • Listen carefully to others’ ideas.
  • Participate and lead group discussions or meetings.

Offer advice to help others improve their speaking and leadership skills.

Women in Engineering - University of Ruhuna

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Women in Engineering (IEEE WIE) Student Branch Affinity Group of the University of Ruhuna was established to empower women engineers’ involvement in technical fields. It was formed on 11 th November 2018, having fulfilled the requirements of the Member and Geographic Activities Board Operations Manual of IEEE. Being the seventh WIE Affinity Group in Sri Lanka, IEEE WIE Ruhuna strives for the promotion and betterment of women engineers and increasing the interest, awareness, and involvement of young females in technical disciplines, especially in the field of Engineering. The group mainly comprises undergraduate students of the Faculty of Engineering. The present counsellor of the affinity group is the Head of the department, Electrical and Information Engineering. As a recently established group, the committee aims to conduct programs with guest lectures, hands-on sessions, competitions, etc. with the objectives of awaking the undergraduates to become a member of this group and, exploring the opportunities.

The IEEE WIE Ruhuna Student Branch strives to,

● empower young females to take part in events, competitions related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields,

● encourage female engineers to take challenges, overcome nervousness and to become leadership roles,

● support young technological enthusiasts to collaborate and perform in technical disciplines,

● recognize the outstanding accomplishments of women in the fields of electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering,

● provide assistance with the selection of ones’ field of interest, career development and advancement in the engineering profession.