Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering

ENTC
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Dulini Mendis '12

If you have dabbled with circuitry since school days and have a passion for electronics or if you are thinking of joining the rapidly advancing field of telecommunications, the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering is the best place to start at. The curriculum offers a wide range of subjects, not only related to these two major fields but also extending across areas such as robotics, machine vision and image processing, biomedical engineering etc. Being equipped with such a diverse knowledge base makes a versatile graduate who can move into a professional career or higher studies in numerous fields. The department also molds its graduates into self-motivated and productive individuals who have the complete skill set required to survive and prosper after graduating.

Being the highest ranked department in the University of Moratuwa, the department draws in the best intellectuals in the country. Hence it will always be a nurturing environment to challenge yourself and bring out the best in you. However, that does not mean the students bury themselves in a pile of books all day long. There are a variety of events organized by the students themselves ranging from musical evenings and cricket tournaments to the infamous E-nite held to welcome the freshers every year. Being in the department also makes you a proud member of the E-Club where you have the opportunity to be involved in mass scale technological exhibitions, compete in robotics and programming competitions as well as give back to the community through programs such as E-Care.

In a nutshell, it is indeed a rewarding and enriching experience to be in the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering which will be a memorable as well as formative phase in any graduate's life.

Charith Mendis '13

Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering at University of Moratuwa is a great place to inaugurate your college dreams with a learning atmosphere suitable for new inquisitive undergraduates. What I mostly adored in my stay at the department for the last four years is the culture of promoting self learning. This not only moulds graduates which are adaptable, but also increases independence within individuals which is an essential facet to succeed in their future careers. The projects I did were challenging and motivational and allowed me to get hands on experience with engineering. The department further provides ample internship opportunities and in my internship at Zone24x7, I was lucky enough to work on a project concerning a Fortune 500 company. I would recommend pursuing your college education at Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering at University of Moratuwa.

Janaka Senarathna '09

ENTC at UoM is the best place in the country to learn two fascinating fields of engineering, telecommunications and electronics. My passion for mathematics and electronics drove me to select ENTC among other departments. And the range of courses offered enabled me to benefit from a balanced knowledge about multiple fields.

At ENTC there is a broad range of subjects covering many areas of interest and they emphasis on developing the thinking pattern rather than burden students with too much course work. There is a general trend for students to be involved in extracurricular activities. I led a very active role at the Rotaract Club of UoM while carrying out my studies normally. The faculty gives encouragement and support to explore broader career prospects. This empowered me to use electronics and mathematics as a tool and venture into biomedical engineering; a field non-existent in Sri Lanka as of then, eventually enabling me to secure a position at a prestigious biomedical engineering research university in USA. This broadening of horizons simply changed my life.

Several months into our final year project, we were at a terrible standstill. It was as if everything was stuck and not working, with no clue as to what to be done. And we stayed stuck for quite a while! This was the time where faith in ourselves and team effort were tested to the maximum. While we had to make practical compromises, we came through victorious in the end. Bottomline: do dare to go out of your comfort zone, that’s when wonderful things happen. But, remember to be smart and not smash your head against a stone wall. At ENTC, I got a taste of this balance, a lesson that keeps aiding me even today.

I was the Gold medalist and joint recipient of Prof. Dayantha S. Wijesekera award for the most outstanding graduate award (2008). Currently I am a Doctoral student in biomedical engineering, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA.

The department is challenging and fun. The department offers variety, and to reap the best benefits you need to be passionate. If you are interested in electronics or in signal processing, this is the best place in the country. Just go for it!