Vidyodaya Undergraduate Research Day (VURD) 2019 organized by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) for the third time with the theme “Scaffolding for the Future: Unleashing Undergraduate Research Potential” was held on 5th and 6th December 2019 at the Sumangala Reading Hall.
Prof. Sudantha Liyanage, Acting Vice-chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Prof. Shirantha Heenkenda; Advisor of the Research Day and the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences graced the event. Prof. Emeritus M. M. Karunanayake participated at the inauguration ceremony as the Keynote Speaker.
This year’s undergraduate research day was chaired by Dr. Nishantha Hettiarachchi; Senior Lecturer of the Department of Geography with the assistant of the Secretariate Ms. D. P. Kanthi Manel; Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Social Statistics.
‘The main objective of this research conference was to create a platform for the final year undergraduates who follow special degree programs in different disciplines to reach higher levels in their academic research endeavors. Moreover, the conference provided exposure to the students on the creation of knowledge and how to share knowledge through conferencing. In addition, the conference strengthened the skills of the students which are needed to transform them into quality ‘social scientists’ and ‘humanists’.
Vidyodaya Undergraduate Research Day Web Site: http://fhss.sjp.ac.lk/vurd/