The Peradeniya Engineering Faculty Alumni Association (PEFAA), formed in September 1991, is a government registered charity organization. Its main objectives are to encourage, foster, and promote close relations between the Faculty and its alumni and among alumni, and also to assist and support, financially and otherwise, the Faculty and its students and alumni. Any person who has completed an undergraduate or postgraduate course in the Faculty or has been a member of the academic staff of the Faculty can be a Life Member of PEFAA. Here 'Faculty' means the Engineering Faculties of the University of Ceylon, the University of Sri Lanka (Peradeniya Campus), and the University of Peradeniya. The present membership is around 3000.

PEFAA supports needy students of the Faculty by giving financial assistance through its Needy Students' Fund, and its Benevolent Fund helps needy alumni. It also helps the undergraduates through orientation programs and by organizing lectures and seminars on industry related topics. PEFAA also supports industrial training of undergraduates and collects material for the Faculty library and laboratories through its members. In the recent past, PEFAA has been involved in administering a number of scholarships to undergraduates, granted by alumni.

In addition to the Annual General Meeting, PEFAA organizes trips, visits and get-togethers for its members to meet and exchange ideas both formally and informally. A quarterly newsletter (PEFAA News) keeps members informed of PEFAA activities.

In 1997 PEFAA embarked on its most ambitious project, setting up of the Engineering and Technology Centre (ET Centre). The main objective of the ET Centre is to educate, entertain and inspire people of different backgrounds by making Engineering and Technology accessible to them at their own level. The location for the proposed ET Centre is directly opposite the Faculty, across the Upper Gampola Road. The estimated cost of the project is about Rs. 120 million. Due to lack of sufficient fund this project is now stalled.

About the PEFAA Official Web Site

The main aim of the development of this web site is to provide a place where details and other correspondence information of all members could be obtained. Furthermore this is going to be a virtual place for effective interaction amongst the alumni for knowledge sharing and other career development activities. The web page will consist of the Members database, PEFAA news, PEFAA calendar, details regarding PEFAA projects, Office bearers and the Executive committee details, and annual events such as annual trips and the General Body meetings

What is PEFAA

The Peradeniya Engineering Faculty Alumni Association (PEFAA), formed in September 1991, is a government registered charity organization. The present membership is over 3000.

Objectives of PEFAA

To encourage, foster, and promote close relations between the Faculty and its alumni and among alumni.

To assist and support, financially and otherwise, the Faculty and its students and alumni.

Who can become a Life Member

 

  • Any person who has completed an undergraduate or postgraduate course in the Faculty
  • Any person who has been a member of the academic staff of the Faculty can be a Life Member of PEFAA.

 

Here 'Faculty' means the Engineering Faculties of the University of Ceylon, the University of Sri Lanka (Peradeniya Campus), and the University of Peradeniya.

Main activities of PEFAA

Support given to the students and the Faculty of Engineering

 

  • Providing loans and bursaries through its Needy Students' Fund
  • Administrating scholarships and bursaries and awards given to undergraduates, granted by alumni, either individually or as a group.
  • Administrating donations to improve infrastructure facilities of the Faculty, granted by alumni.
  • Providing drawing instruments on loan.
  • Partly funding overseas travel for the students who represent the university at international seminars or sports competitions.
  • Partly funding innovative activities organised by the faculty.
  • Contributing to the annual  'Industry Day', an open day where personnel from the Industry are invited to the faculty to interact with the students and vice versa.
  • Organizes a Seminar Series conducted by leading personalities in many different spheres sharing their experiences.
  • Supports industrial training of undergraduates
  • Collects material for the Faculty library and laboratories through its members.

 

Activities for the benefit of its membership

 

  • Annual Industrial visit.
  • Annual excursion with family members.
  • Annual get-together with family members to meet and exchange ideas both formally and informally.
  • The Benevolent Fund to help needy alumni.
  • Organizes or facilitates Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes through the Engineering Design Centre (EDC).
  • Issuing quarterly newsletter (PEFAA News) that keeps members informed of activities of PEFAA, and the achievements of its members.
  • Project for setting up of the Engineering and Technology Centre (ET Centre).
  • Project for establishment of an Engineering Alumni Centre (EAC).