Mission

To produce socially responsible professionals with entrepreneurial skills, leadership qualities and integrity.

What we do

The Professional Development Centre (PDC) is one of the centers at UCSC, established to ensure the quality of career competencies of UCSC undergraduates by enhancing professional skills, morality, ethical awareness and ethical behaviour. The center will offer training/awareness programs for UCSC undergraduates on current trends in the IT industry, industrial practices and career paths in various disciplines. This would lead to an improvement of the undergraduate programs and thus creating a value addition to enhance overall graduate quality and employability.

Activities

  • Tech Talks

Industry sessions conducted by professionals on technologies and practices currently being applied in the industry. Students in their 2nd and 3rd years of undergraduate study are required to participate these sessions to get an idea on the skills they should acquire before joining the industry.

  • Guest Lectures

Lectures conducted by professionals on professional skills, ethics and legalities with the aim of improving the quality of students joining the industry (offered to 3rd Year undergraduates)

  • Industry Workshops

Companies offering internship opportunities for UCSC undergraduates will be given an opportunity to present the company profile and their capabilities / opportunities to motivate students to have their internship in the respective company/industry.

  • Mock Interviews

A mock interview is an opportunity, extended to undergraduates in their 3rd year for the purpose of providing experience for a candidate to train themselves to face a real interview. Mock interviews will be conducted by different companies registered under UCSC internship program and during the training the students will be guided on CV preparation and successful interview techniques.

  • Industrial Placement Program

A 5-6 months program, where the students will be placed in different IT companies (registered under UCSC internship program) to give the exposure on practical use of the knowledge they have acquired from the university curriculum. At the end of this period students will be evaluated on their progress / achievements.

  • Industrial Placement Monitoring Program

A team from UCSC will visit the places where the interns are placed after 2/3 months of their internship. During this visit UCSC will get the opportunity to monitor the progress of the interns and to discuss any issues in the perspective of student/company.

Staff Members

Coordinator

Dr. (Mrs.) Lasanthi.N.C De Silva – Lecturer

Team PDC

Dr. (Mrs) H. N. D. Thilini  – Assistant Lecturer

Ms. G. Kokila. K Perera – Assistant Lecturer

Mr. Gihan Jasinghe – Project Officer

Ms. Waruni Samarawickrama – Project Officer

Contact Information

Address: 

Professional Development Centre,

University of Colombo School of Computing,

35, Reid Avenue ,Colombo 7

e-mail: pdc@ucsc.cmb.ac.lk

Telephone: +94 -011-2158912 / 2158969

Fax:  +94-1-2587239