A Student Development Centre of the Agriculture Faculty of the Jaffna University and a two storey building for the Engineering Faculty set up with financial assistance provided by India were declared open by the Higher Education Minister Lakshman Kiriella, High Commissioner of India Taranjit Singh Sandhu and the Governor of the Northern Province Reginald Cooray today.
The Vice Chancellor of the Jaffna University, Deans of the various faculties, faculty members, officials and students also participated in the ceremony.
The High Commissioner in his remarks said the Government of India would continue to help the well-being and socio-economic development of the people of Sri Lanka.
He highlighted the importance of agriculture and engineering in economic development.
The Government of India provided a grant of Rs. 600 million for the project, which included infrastructure development like lecture halls, conference halls, a computer laboratory, a library and a sports complex, an administrative office and a staff room for the two faculties.
In addition, support would also be provided for curriculum development, faculty exchanges, training and research.
The project will benefit students pursuing professional courses in Agriculture and Engineering by providing them with better facilities and an improved learning environment.