IMechE Sri Lanka group started in 1997 with less than five members. Present membership in Sri Lanka group is 790+ and steady growing. The membership distributions across categories are described in the graph. There is a steep increase of membership during last few years. The main reason is more activities by young members of the group.
Goals of the SL group board of management are:
- Double the membership in 2018 by achieving 1000 members.
- Increases student chapters to 05 by 2017
- Introduce more CPD programs
- Create a collaborative working platform with other engineering institutions
The group regularly arranges visits to manufacturing industries and other engineering services organizations to familiarize members with the state of play in the local engineering and manufacturing sector.
Seminars, lectures are presented at regular intervals to update members on current technology and new technology updates from overseas.
University - Industry Interaction
The group is working closely with all leading universities in the country. There are four active student chapters in Sri Lanka. University of Moratuwa, University of Peradeniya, University of Ruhuna and Sri Lanka Institute of Technology (SLIIT). Sri Lanka Group also maintains close links with the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) and a majority of SL group members are also members of IESL.
The SL group currently has a membership of 790+. The group set up a goal in May 2016 to double the membership by end 2017. The membership in may 2016 was 530+. Various engagement projects helped the group to obtain 50% growth by November 2016. It is the belief of the Group that our student’s chapters will form the nursery for organic growth of IMECHE in Sri Lanka.
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