Trincomalee Campus
RECTOR

Prof.V.KANAGASINGAM

Rector
PERSONAL PROFILE
Full Name Vallipuram Kanagasingam
Address 315, Dockyard Road, Trincomalee
Date of Birth February 1st, 1969
Contact +94 26 2227410 (Office)
+94 77 7589738 (Mobile)
+94 26 2227017 (Res)
+94 26 2227411(Fax)
rector@esn.ac.lk(E-mail)
ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION
Institution
(Date from – Date to)
Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained
Faculty of Commerce and Management,Eastern University, Sri Lanka (1989 -1995) BBA(Hons), Management
Human Resource Management, Faculty of graduate Studies, University of Sri Jeyewardenapura (1999-2001) M.Sc(Management)
Postgraduate Institute of Management(PIM), University of Sri Jeyewardenapura (2009-2016) PhD (Title of thesis “Explaining the unemployment of Management graduates in Sri Lankan State Universities with the Theory of Communicative action”)
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (2016) International Training Programme on “Revitalizing Higher Education Management
Staff Development Centre,University of Colombo (2003) Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education
Sri Lanka German CEFE Program(2001) Training of Trainers(TOT) and possess license to provide training to the Entrepreneurs Development
PRESENT POSITION
Trincomalee Campus,Eastern University, Sri Lanka (2015 to date) Rector
PREVIOUS POSITION
Faculty of Commerce and Management, Eastern University, Sri Lanka (2004 to 2007) Dean
Department of Management, Faculty of Commerce and Management, Eastern University, Sri Lanka (20010to 2012) Head
OTHER POSITIONS HELD AT EUSL
Acting Vice-Chancellor, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
(During absent of Vic-chancellor, during the year 2004 to 2007and 2011)

Chairman, Campus Board, Trincomalee Campus, EUSL.

Chairman, Faculty Board, Faculty of Commerce and Management

Member, Council, EUSL (2004 to 2007 and 2015 to date)

Member, Senate, EUSL (2001 to 2007, 2009 to 2012and 2015 to date)

Member, Finance Committee, EUSL

Chairman, Regional Procurement Committee from 2015 to date.

Chairman, Building Progressive Review meeting, Trincomalee Campus

Member, Building Committee, EUSL (2004 to 2007)

Member, Tender Board, EUSL (2004 to 2007)

Member, Study Leave Committee, EUSL (2002 to 2007)

Member, Curriculum & Evaluation Committee, EUSL (2004 to 2007)

Member of the Convocation committee of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka since 2010 to 2012.

Country coordinator, Eastern University , Sri Lanka and Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu,India

Coordinator for International Conference on “Revitalizing Management Practices” organized by the Eastern University, Sri Lanka from 16-18 December, 2010.16.Served as a resource Person for Teaching Methodology Programme,Staff Development Center,Eastern University, Sri Lanka and South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.

Served as a resource person for Short Professional Training Programme (SPTP) Organized by Career Guidance Unit, Open University, Sri Lanka.2012.

Served as a Second and First Examiner for the undergraduate(BBA, B.Com and B.Sc) and Postgraduate(PGDM,MBA and MDE) Courses at the Eastern University, Sri Lanka and South Eastern University of Sri Lanka)

Worked as Research Supervisor for internal and external Research Supervisor for Undergraduates and Postgraduate Programmesof the Eastern University, Sri Lanka

Served as an examiner for the viva –voce examination for undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka

Served as a chairman and member of the selection panel of the interview for the selection of academics and non-academic and other staff promotion at EUSL

POSITIONS HELD AT UGC
Member, Committee of Vice chancellor and director (CVCD) from 2015

Member,Standing Committee, Commerce and Management Studies, University Grants Commission (2004 to 2007)

Member, Standing Committee, External Studies, UGC (2004 to 2005)

Member, Advisory Committee, Distance Education Partnership Programme (DEPP) ,ADP project (2004 to 2007)

Member, subcommittee for utilization of funds generated by External Degree Programme /UGC, 2007

Member, Advisory Committee for Developing Founding Formula to the Higher Educational Institutions in Sri Lanka under IRQUE Project with UGC, Sri Lanka (2004 to 2007)

Member, Interim Council of Management of National Centre for Advanced Studies (NCAS) in Humanities & Social Sciences.(2004 to 2007)

SPECIAL GUEST, KEYNOTE SPEAKER & CONFERENCES CHAIR
Keynote speaker at the Students’ Research symposium on 5thAugust, 2015“The Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government Relations; An application to Management Faculties in Sri Lanka”, Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce, University of Jaffna.

Special Guest at the International Conference on General Management Practices for Organizational Sustainability, Organized by AUDMBA, Annamalai University, India 28-30 July,2010.

Served as a Session Chair for the International Conference on General Management Practices for Organizational Sustainability, Organized by AUDMBA, Annamalai University, India 28-30 July,2010.

Conducted a guest Lecturer on ‘Assertive Personality and Office Communication’ to the MBA students of the Department of Department of Business Administration, Annamalai University, India on 13/08/2012

Served as a Session Chair for the 2ndInternational Conference Contemporary Management at Faculty of Management Studies & Commerce, University of Jaffnaon 11th & 12thJune, 2015.

Served as a Resource Person for Staff development Centre, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka and conducted session on Examination Procedures and Strategic Planning and Strategic Management in universities on 19th November, 2015

RESOURCE PERSON AS A SPEAKER
“Change Management” Faculty of Training & development, People’s Bank, Batticaloa, 2002.

“Total Quality Management” Faculty of Training & development, People’s Bank, Batticaloa, 2003”

Conducted workshop on Presentation Skills for the Senior Administrative staff in Batticaloa from 12th and 13th July, 2010.

Conducted TV Programme in Shakthi TV for Preparation for G.C.E.A/L for 2010,2011 (Business Studies) on 17th May,2010 and 20thMay,2011

Served as resource Person for the Curriculum Revision Faculty of Management Studies, University of Jaffna (10.08. 2013)

Served as resource Person for the Staff development Center, EUSL and South Eastern University of Sri Lanka

AWARDS & HONORS
Certificate is awarded for recognition for distinguished services, Loyalty and Dedication in the Silver Jubilee Year 2006.

British association for south Asian studies (BASAS) bursary awards 2006

Fellowship for the short term training in Thailand, 2006

Awarded PhD scholarship from NUFU project , Norway, 2007

Research fellowship, University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka-2009

CONTACT

Trincomalee Campus
Eastern University, Sri Lanka
Konesapuri, Nilaveli-31010
Sri Lanka

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General enquiries:rector@esn.ac.lk
Phone: +94 26 2227410
Fax:+94 26 2227411

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