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BCAS HOLDS 3rd ANNUAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM BCAS HOLDS 3rd ANNUAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

November 27 2017

 

BCAS HOLDS 3rd ANNUAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

 

BCAS HOLDS 3rd ANNUAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

 

In keeping with its avowed policy of encouraging academic research, BCAS held its Third Annual Research Symposium on 27th November, at its Mount Lavinia Campus. The Inauguration was held at the Mirahe Hotel, Wellawatte on 25th November at which Professor Reima Suomi, Professor of Information Systems Science, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland was the Chief Guest. Prof Geoff Layer, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, UK, also addressed the gathering on research, development & innovation.

 

This year the theme was “Innovative Research for Economic Progress of a Nation” and Professor Reima presented some important facts on the topic. He mentioned that innovation developed through research must be accepted by the society people. The state assistance together with the private sector is important and should have a holistic approach.

 

This year too, the Research Symposium was open to international participation and it was heartening to note that several research papers were submitted by international academics. Research presentations flowed in abundant measure from both local and international academics, students, industrialists and professionals. This year a total of 62 abstracts were accepted having a significant increase from last year. Considering the large number of research submissions, it became necessary to conduct four parallel sessions of the symposium in four separate halls at the Mount Campus from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.

 

Two Keynote addresses; “Planning Healthy Cities” by Professor Reima Suomi and “Genetics, Molecular Diagnostics of Diseases and Personalized Medicine” by Professor Ranil Dassanayake, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo.

 

Papers were presented with innovative and dynamic application of knowledge for varied problem solving under such diverse research areas as: Law & International Relations, Biomedical Science, Business Management, Information Technology, Science & Technology, Environmental Science, Telecommunications Engineering, Quantity Surveying and English Language & Literature. Both the staff and students are now becoming interested in presenting their research findings is also a significant observation. Students are now aware if they conduct a valuable research in the final year, they are able to present them at the Annual Research Symposium which adds value to their cv.  

 

The Panel of referees consisted of national and international scientists, academics and professionals who spoke appreciatively of the high standard of the papers. The papers presented will be available for reference in the Symposium Journal and the BCAS website.

 

BCAS is committed to encouraging the quest for academic excellence in the seats of higher learning and is keen to take forward this research initiative annually with continual improvement for students, academics and industry professionals alike.