Engineering Faculty Internal Quality Assurance Cell (EFIQAC)

Engineering Faculty Quality Assurance Cell (EFQAC) was established in 2014 with the purpose of creating a culture that seeks to continually improve the quality of the academic and administrative activities of the Faculty. It was renamed to Engineering Faculty Internal Quality Assurance Cell (EFIQAC) in September 2021 in accordance with the recommendations of the KDU Center for Quality Assurance.

Composition of EFIQAC

  • Dean, Faculty of Engineering
  • Chairperson, EFIQAC
  • Heads of Departments
  • A representative from each department
  • Training Engineer, Industrial Training Unit
  • Chairperson, Curriculum Development Committee
  • Chairperson, Faculty Research Cell
  • Chairperson, Information Technology Cell
  • Academic member of the Faculty who will act as the Convener

Any other relevant person/s shall be invited to attend a specific committee meeting as required

Dr. PPCR Karunasekara
Chair – EFIQAC

Cmde (E) MCP Dissanayake
HoD – MR

Wg. Cdr UDLP Gunasinghe
Hod – AE

Dr. US Rahubadda
Hod – MA

Capt. (L) WPC Weerawardena
Hod – EE/ET

Dr. DDTK Kulathunga
HoD – CE

Capt. (E) DS Bogahawatte
HoD – ME

Mr. WSP Fernando
Chair – EFITC

Eng. KM Vignarajah
Chair – CDC

Dr. TA Madanayake
Chair – EFRC

Cdr(E) TADBP Tissaarachcchi
Training Eng.

Eng. PPSS Pussepitiya
Member – ME

Dr. NS Miguntanna
Member – CE

Wg. Cdr. SN Kiriwella
Member – AE

Prof. T Weerawardana
Member – EE/ET

LCdr. RDMHM Ariyarathne
Member – MR

Ms. SAIA Suraweera


Responsibilities and Duties of EFIQAC

  • Liase with KDU Center for Quality Assurance (CQA) and other external quality assurance agencies as well as relevant international agencies in facilitating activities related to quality assurance of Faculty of Engineering (FoE).
  • Promote quality enhancement activities within the faculty liaising with all departments and committees.
  • Support the faculty to prepare for external QA Institutional Reviews (IRs), and in meeting accreditation requirements.
  • Represent the interests of the Faculty of Engineering (FOE) at KDU Senate Standing Committee for Quality Assurance.
  • Offer guidance and assistance to engineering departments in defining programme objectives and outcomes, graduate profiles and course curricula which are in accordance with national reference points such as Sri Lanka Qualifications Framework and Subject Benchmark Statements.
  • Offer guidance in new engineering program development and Curriculum development.
  • Collate and analyse Faculty Quality Assurance (QA) data such as peer review, student feedback and external reviews.
  • Promote and coordinate all quality assurance related activities within the faculty through appropriate means and facilitation of the good practices at interdepartmental level.
  • Develop internal QA policies and standard operational procedures necessary for the Faculty of Engineering.
  • Devise and suggest additional QA measures or changes to the existing measures based on the data collected on various QA indicators such as peer feedback, student feedback and external reviews.
  • Develop standard operating procedures for the academic and other activities of the Faculty for the approval of the Faculty Board.
  • Monitor the implementation of follow-up actions recommended in Faculty/programme/ subject review reports.
  • Organize workshops and seminars on quality related themes and facilitate internalization of the quality culture.

Reflective Practices Seminars/workshops

The Reflective Practices seminar series organised by the EFIQAC provides a common platform for collaborative growth and value addition to existing practices of the Faculty staff. In addition, the cell conducts capacity building workshops for the academic staff of the Faculty.

DateTitle of Seminar/WorkshopResource Person
25.01.2023Assessment of Individual Research Project (CE) Components – A ReflectionDr. NK Gunasekara
22.02.2023Workshop on Programme ReviewProf. AMT Amarakoon
12/09/2022Workshop on Methods and Tools for Measuring Student PerformanceEng. KM Vignarajah
24/08/2022Reflections on Facilitating Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in Construction Management Modules for Civil Engineering UndergraduatesDr. Ramya Kumanayake
19/07/2022Occupational Safety, Health and EnvironmentProf. TL Weerawardane
20/07/2022Reflections on Divergent Assessment in Assessing Problem-Solving CompetenciesDr. RMPS Bandara
29/06/2022Reflective Practices on Scientific WritingProf. TL Weerawardane
31/05/2022Strategies for Effective Lesson PlanningDr. TMWRMB Samarakoon
26/04/2022Effective TLA with Formative Assessments and FeedbackEng. KM Vignarajah
22/03/2022Peer Observation ProcessMr. V. Sivahar Director – CQA,
University of Moratuwa
24/11/2021Second-Guessing (Part II): A Critical Attribute for Success in Teaching and Research in Engineering & TechnologySnr. Prof. Sisil Kumarawadu
University of Moratuwa
27/10/2021Becoming a Reflective Practitioner: Teaching for Employment and Learning for KnowledgeDr. Maneesha S. Wanasighe-Pasqual
University of Colombo
15/09/2021Second-guessing (Part I): A Critical Attribute for Success in Teaching and Research in Engineering & TechnologySnr. Prof. Sisil Kumarawadu
University of Moratuwa
20/07/2021How to Conduct Effective Online ExamsDr. Sumudu Edirisighe
16/06/2021How I Extend my Teaching ApproachesDr. (Mrs)WCDK Fernando
20/05/2021My Experiences in Continuous Assessment of Student PerformanceSnr Prof Rohan Lucas
21/04/2021Reflective Practices in Teaching and LearningDr. NS Miguntanna
How My Experience Helped to Embrace Diversity and Enhance InclusivityCapt (Retd) SU Dampage