Deepthi Chandrika Bandara

Office Address 

Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council
University Grants Commission
20, Ward Place
Colombo 7
Sri Lanka

E. mail: deepthib@pdn.ac.lk,  directorqaac@ugc.ac.lk

Education

1986 - Ph.D.  The Pennsylvania State University, USA

1983 - M.S. The Pennsylvania State University, USA

1978 - B.Sc (Agriculture), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

 

Professional Experience

2016 January– present
Director – Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council of the University Grants Commission,
Sri Lanka
2010 March – present
Senior Professor of Agric. Biology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
2015 October – June 2016
Consultant and Deputy Director to the World Bank project on “Higher Education for the 21st Century”, Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka
2015 May – 2015 October
Visiting scholar at the Faculty of Agricultural Technology and Management, California State University, Fresno, USA – on sabbatical leave
2011 October – 2013 October
Consultant to the World Bank project on “Higher Education for the 21st Century”, Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka – on sabbatical leave
2002 March – 2010 March
Professor of Agricultural Biology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
1999 April – 2011 September
Director- Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
2007 Feb – 2007 July
Visiting professor at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaigne, USA – on sabbatical leave
2002 August – 2005 August
Head of Department of Agricultural Biology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
1994 April – 2002 March
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
1993 June - 1994 April
Research fellow at the Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Hiroshima University, Higashi Hiroshima, Japan – on sabbatical leave
1986 May – 1993 June
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
1983 May - 1986 May
Full time graduate student (Ph.D.) at the Dept. of Horticulture, Pennsylvania State University, USA
1980 August - 1983 May
Full time graduate student (M.S.) at the Dept. of Horticulture, Pennsylvania State University, USA
1979 Sept. - 1980 August
Assistant Lecturer, Dept. of Agric. Biology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
1978 Oct. - 1979 Sept
Assistant Lecturer, Dept. of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

 

Experience in Curriculum Development/Teaching/Learning /Assessment/ Staff Development and Quality Assurance in Education and Higher Education
The Higher Education for the Twenty First Century (HETC) Project 2010-2016
This was a World Bank funded project administered by the Ministry of Higher Education in Sri Lanka.
Grants are given through this project to all State funded Universities in the Higher Education system with the ultimate goal of improving the employability of graduates.
Two types of grants were given.

  • The University Development Grants (UDGs) these were given on a non- competitive basis to all universities.  Funds were allocated according to the student numbers in a University.  Grants were given for 4 prescribed activities -Improving English Language skills, Improving ICT skills, Improving soft skills, Improving ethnic cohesion

I served as a consultant from March 2010 to October 2011 in this grant.
My TOR included the following

  • National reviewer of proposals by State Universities for the UDGs
  • National trainer of  Reviewers of Proposals for the UDGs
  • National trainer of University academics on Proposal Writing for UDGs
  • The Quality and Innovation Grants (QIGs)-these were given on a competitive basis to all study programs (SPs) in the University system.  SPs were expected to propose interventions to the current status quo to improve the graduate profile of the SP, improve the research capacity of Study Programs and post graduate programs and enhance research dissemination and commercialization activities.

From Oct 2011 to Oct 2013 I served as the sole consultant on this grant.
My TOR included

  • Preparation of guidelines for the Initial Proposal (IP) and Comprehensive Proposal (CP) preparation
  • Preparation of training material and the conduct of training for proposal writers of University SPs for IPs and CPs
  • Preparation of training material and training of reviewers of the Initial Proposals (IPs), comprehensive proposals (CPs) and site visits
  • Preparation of questionnaire for the Baseline survey on student Centred Learning in Sri Lankan Universities
  • Development of TOR for Reviewers of IP  and CPs and conduct the  proposal evaluation process
  • Formulate project proposal evaluation criteria and prepare evaluation templates
  • Accompany reviewers on site visits to Universities
  • Assist grantees in the preparation of Project implementation plans and procurement plans
  • Review of QIGs through biannual progress reports, mid- year forums and annual/mid- term reviews
  • Develop guidelines for progress monitoring
  • Provide relevant technical inputs in the area of Monitoring and Evaluation of QIGs
  • Report to the Ministry of Higher Education on all aspects of QIGs
  • Report to the World Bank on the effectiveness of the program
  • Identify and disseminate the good practices among grantees

 

SLIATE – Sri Lanka Institute for Advanced Technological Education
This State Institute offers Higher National Diplomas and National Diplomas.
 I served as a consultant to SLIATE on the following

  • Team leader of the assignment on Curriculum Revision of SLIATE HND Programs, Feb-June, 2010.
  • Trainer on Human Resource Development and Curriculum Development for staff of SLIATE, Sep, 2009
  • Member of the Committee for Academic Programs conducted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (SLIATE).  May 2010 to May 2013.

The Improving Relevance and Quality of Undergraduate Education (IRQUE) Project 2003-2010
This was a World Bank funded project administered by the Ministry of Higher Education in Sri Lanka.
Grants were given through this project to all state funded Universities and private HEIs on a competitive basis to improve the relevance and quality of undergraduate programs.
I served as a consultant on the Quality Enhancement Fund (QEF) of the IRQUE project from Jan 2004 to Jan 2010.
My TOR included the following

  • National reviewer of annual progress of QEF grantees, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • National trainer of Proposal Writers for Quality Enhancement Fund -Batch 3
  • National reviewer of initial proposals, comprehensive proposals and site visits of Study programs- Batch 1 and 2, 2004 and 2005.
  • National Reviewer of project implementation plans submitted by study programs selected for funding in the IRQUE Project, 2004.

 

Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council of Sri Lanka
This is the authority that would evaluate study programs and universities through subject review and institutional review activities and site visits. This was funded by the World Bank’s IRQUE project.
I served as a consultant to the QAAC from 2004 – 2010.
My TOR included the following

  • National assessor for Quality Assurance of study programs– 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.
  • Preparation of the Code of Practice: Work Loads and Work Norms for Academic Staff in the Sri Lankan University system
  • Preparation of the Code of Practice: Peer Observation in the Sri Lankan University System
  • Compiler of subject review reports for Study Programs and Faculties in the State Universities

 

 

The Staff Development Centre – University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

This is a Centre established in 1999 by a circular of the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka to develop the efficiency and effectiveness of the academic, non- academic and support staff of any University through programs –at most times custom designed.
I served as the Director of the SDC at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka from its inception in 1999 to Sept 2011. 
I was a resource person in all Induction Programs for Academic Staff at University of Peradeniya. 
My expertise is in the following topics

  • Theoretical framework of Education
  • Identifying Training Needs of Programs
  • Determining the Target Populations of Programs
  • Identification of Stakeholders in Programs and Obtaining Inputs
  • The Educational Domains and their Learning Outcomes
  • Outcomes Based Curriculum Development
  • Teaching Methods – Traditional and Innovative (Active Instruction Techniques, Participatory and Interactive learning, Self Directed, Student Centered)
  • Lesson Planning
  • Development of Teacher and Student Portfolios
  • Assessment Methods – Traditional and Innovative
  • Evaluation of Teachers and Programs

In this capacity I served as the following.

  • Resource person at the Induction Program for Academic Staff – 2014 conducted by the Staff Development Center, University of Peradeniya, Sept-Nov 2014
  • Resource person at the Induction Program for Academic Staff – 2014 conducted by the Staff Development Center, University of Peradeniya, Feb- April 2014.
  • Resource person at the Induction Program for Academic Staff – 2012 conducted by the Staff Development Center, University of Peradeniya, Feb- April 2012.
  • Resource person at the workshop on External Degrees and Extension Courses for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences conducted by the Centre for Distance and Continuing Education, University of Peradeniya, April 2011.
  • Consultant on Short Term Human Resources Training Plan of the HETC Project of the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka, March 2010
  • Consultant on Improving of Staff Development Centres of the University System in the HETC Project of the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka, March 2010.
  • Resource person at the Induction Program for Academic Staff – 2010 conducted by the Staff Development Center, University of Peradeniya, Oct-Dec 2010.
  • Resource person at the Syllabi Revision workshop for External Degree Programs conducted by the Centre for Distance and Continuing Education, University of Peradeniya, Nov , 2010.
  • Resource person in the Staff Development Program for Teachers in Faculties of Health Sciences, Medical Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya , Oct 2008, Oct 2009
  • Consultant at the Training Program for Training of Trainers in Integrated Water Resources Management organized by the South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs), Kandy, Sri Lanka. 16-25th Sep 2010
  • Resource person at the Curriculum Development workshops on Masters in Development Practice, conducted by the Department of Economics and Statistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya. March - April 2010.
  • Resource person at the Induction Program for Academic Staff – 2009 conducted by the Staff Development Center, University of Peradeniya, Oct-Dec 2009.
  • Resource person and organizer of workshops on “eLearning Strategies at the University of Peradeniya”, July 2009.
  • Resource person at the Induction Program for Academic Staff – 2009 conducted by the Staff Development Center, University of Peradeniya, Jan -March 2009.
  • Resource person at session on “Curriculum Development and Revision based on new Developments in Educational Technology” for academic staff in the Departments of Zoology and Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya. Aug 2008.
  • Resource person at the workshop for developing new postgraduate programs at the Faculty of Dental Sciences. Dec 2007
  • Resource person at the Training Program on Effective Teaching Aids for Oral Health Promotion conducted by the Dept. of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya with collaboration of JICA.  Nov, Dec 2007.
  • Resource person in the Staff Training in Educational Technology, Medical Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya , Nov 2007
  • Coordinator and resource person at the national training program on “ Curriculum Development in Higher Education”  19-21st Sep 2007, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Resource person in the training program on upgrading teaching skills of staff of the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya organized by the IRQUE/SAKTI Project. 3rd and 4th October 2006
  • Resource person on the revision of the BVSc curriculum, University of Peradeniya – August 2006
  • Resource person at the “7th Training Program on Teaching Methodology” conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya, January to June 2006
  • Resource person at the “6th Training Programme on Teaching Methodology” conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya, January to June 2005
  • Resource person at the Training Programme on Teaching Methodology for English Language Training Unit Staff of the University of Peradeniya conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya, 3rd-12th October 2005
  • Consultant at the Training Programme on Teaching Methodology for Sri Lanka Forest Institute and Forest Department Staff conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya, 1st to 10th August 2005
  • Coordinator and resource person of the Workshop on Curriculum Development and Revision for Academic Staff of the University of Peradeniya conducted by the Local Technical Secretariat of The IRQUE project of the University of Peradeniya.14th June 2005
  • Resource person at the “5th Training Programme on Teaching Methodology” conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya, January to June 2004
  • Resource person at the “4th Training Programme on Teaching Methodology” conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya, January to June 2003
  • Resource person at the “3rd Training Programme on Teaching Methodology” conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya, January to June 2002
  • Resource person at the “ Teacher and Course Evaluation “ workshop conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya in October 2002
  • Resource person at the “ Training Subject Reviewers” Workshop conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya in December 2002 
  • Resource person at the “National Diploma in Plantation Management Training Programme conducted by the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya in June and July 2002 
  • Resource person at “Implementation of the Course Unit System in Semesters” conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya, October 2001
  • Consultant at the “Teaching Methodology” training programme conducted for Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI) staff in March 2001
  • Resource person at the “2nd Training Programme on Teaching Methodology” conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya, January to June 2001
  • Resource person at the Training workshop on “Leadership & Management Skills for Women in Higher Education” conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya
  • Resource person at the “Staff Development Seminar for Health Professionals”, Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya. 29 Sept 2000.
  • Resource person at the “1st Training Programme on Teaching Methodology” conducted by the Staff Development Centre, University of Peradeniya, November 1999 to March 2000
  • Resource person in “Training Workshop on Paper Presentation for Presenters at the Annual Congress of the PGIA”, University of Peradeniya. 1996,1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
  • Resource person at the “Teaching Methods” workshop conducted by the Teaching Methods Unit (TMU), Faculty of Agriculture, for university academic staff, 20 – 31 July 1998.
  • Resource person at the residential workshop for Production Engineering undergraduates on “Developing Management Competencies”, 1-2 May1998, University of Peradeniya
  • Resource person at the “Teaching Methods” workshop conducted by the Teaching Methods Unit (TMU), Faculty of Agriculture, for university academic staff, 04 – 15 Aug. 1997
  • Resource person at the “Teaching Methods” workshop conducted by the Teaching Methods Unit (TMU), Faculty of Agriculture, for university academic staff, 19 – 30 Aug. 1996.
  • Resource person at the “Training Seminar for Teachers in Agriculture”. 19-20 Feb, 1996, Postgraduate Institute of agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Resource person at the “Teaching Methods” workshop conducted by the Teaching Methods Unit (TMU), Faculty of Agriculture, for university academic staff, 07 – 18 Aug. 1995.
  • Resource person at the “In- Service program for Directors/Assistant Directors of Education in Agriculture” 11-13 Oct, 1994, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Resource person at the “Teaching Methods” workshop conducted by the Teaching Methods Unit (TMU), Faculty of Agriculture, for university academic staff, 27 June.- 08 July 1994
  • Resource person at the “Training Workshop for Trainers of Women Agricultural Entrepreneurs” 25-28 May, 1993, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Resource person at the “Teaching Methods” workshop conducted by the Teaching Methods Unit (TMU), Faculty of Agriculture, for university academic staff, 20 Jan.- 01 Feb. 1992.
  • Resource person at the “Teaching Methods” workshop conducted by the Teaching Methods Unit (TMU), Faculty of Agriculture, for university academic staff, 20 Aug.- 04 Sep. 1990.

 

Consultant and Resource  Person in Other State Universities

  • Resource person in the Induction Program for Academic Staff of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka, June 2016.
  • Resource person in the Induction Program for Academic Staff of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, March 2016.
  • Resource person in the Induction Program for Academic Staff of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Feb 2016.
  • Consultant on Incorporation of Student Centered Learning and Configuration of Student e Portfolio, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna, Oct -Dec 2015
  • Consultant on Modernizing the Curriculum, Faculty of Science, Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Jan – Dec 2015
  • Consultant on Curriculum Revision and Developing Program Outcome Matrix, Department of Textile and Clothing Technology, University of Moratuwa, April – Dec 2015
  • Consultant on Curriculum Module Development, Applied Biology Study Program, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Dec 2014 – Oct 2015
  • Consultant on Drafting Syllabi, Establishing Procedures and Implementation, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, April – Oct 2015
  • Consultant on Drafting Practical Manuals and Records Books, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, April – Sept 2015
  • Consultant on Identification of Potential Professional Short Courses, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Jan – June 2015
  • Consultant on Development of Teaching and Student Course Portfolios to Facilitate Student Centered Teaching with the Revised Curriculum, Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Oct – Dec 2014
  • Consultant on Student – Centered Teaching Methods and Techniques To Use with the Revised Curriculum, Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Oct -Dec 2014
  • Consultant on Survey and Strategy Development for Skills Development, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, June – Dec 2014
  • Consultant on Curriculum Revision and Modernization, Applied Biology Study Program, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, June – Oct 2014
  • Resource person for Training Workshop on Outcomes Based Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods, Faculty of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 27th and 28th Sept 2014
  • Consultant on Evaluation of ComLink Module, Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries and Nutrition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, June – July 2014
  • Consultant on Redesigning of curriculum and course units for interactive and participatory learning,  Faculty of Agriculture, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, April – June 2014
  • Consultant on “Staff Training on Innovative Teaching, Learning & Assessment Techniques”. Department of Textile and Clothing Technology, University of Moratuwa. May – Oct 2014
  • Resource person in the Induction Program for Academic Staff of the Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka on ‘Outcomes Based Curriculum Development”. Oct 2014
  • Resource person in the Induction Program for Academic Staff of South Eastern University of Sri Lanka  on ‘Outcomes Based Curriculum Development”, “Lesson Planning and Assessment Strategies”. June, July 2014
  • Consultant on “Obtaining Stakeholder Participation for Outcomes Based Curriculum Development” at the Faculty of Agriculture, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. April – July 2014.
  • Consultant on “Incorporation of Soft Skills in to Curriculum” for the academic staff of the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. Oct- Dec 2013.
  • Resource person in the Induction Program for Academic Staff of Rajarata University of Sri Lanka on ‘Outcomes Based Curriculum Development”, “Training Needs and target Populations”, Teaching Philosophy and Teaching Portfolios” and “Educational Domains and  Levels of Learning”. November 2013
  • Consultant on ‘Outcomes Based Curriculum Development” for the academic staff of the Uwa Wellassa University of Sri Lanka. October 2013
  • Consultant on ‘Outcomes Based Curriculum Development” for the academic staff of Management Faculties of Sri Lankan State Universities. July 2013.
  • Consultant on ‘Outcomes Based Curriculum Development” for the academic staff of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. March 2013
  • Consultant on ‘outcomes Based Curriculum Development” for the academic staff of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka. March 2013
  • Consultant on “Outcomes Based Curriculum development and writing research articles”   for the academic staff of the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka. April 2012.
  • Consultant on “Outcomes Based Curriculum Development” for the academic staff of the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. March 2012
  • Consultant of “Workshop on self assessment and quality assurance in higher education” for senior academics of Universities in Bangladesh. Feb 2102.
  • Consultant for academic staff development on “Designing a University Curriculum and Quality Assurance in University education”  at the BuddhaSravakaBikksu University, Sri Lanka, Sep , 2011
  • Resource person for the workshop on Development of Intended Learning Outcomes and Assessment Procedure at the SirJohnKotelawalaDefenseUniversity, 2nd August 2010.
  • Consultant on Outcomes Based Curriculum Development at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. Feb – August 2010.
  • Resource person at the Workshop on Developing Skills for High Performance Levels of staff of the GampahaWickramaarachchiAyurvedic Institute, 22-23 June 2010.
  • Consultant on Outcomes Based Curriculum Development and Revision for Staff of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka.  August, 2009.
  • Consultant “Teaching in Higher Education” at the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.  Oct 2008
  • Resource person at the workshop on “Quality related issues in higher education” conducted by the QAAC of Sri Lanka for the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka. Oct 2008.
  • Consultant in Small group teaching/learning methodology, IRQUE project, Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries and Nutrition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. Sep 2008 – March 2009.
  • Coordinator and resource person of the workshop on curriculum revision of the Faculty of Agriculture, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka,3rd Oct and  22nd Dec 2006.
  • Resource person at a 2 day workshop on staff training in teaching methodology for probationary lecturers of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, 30th and 31st May 2006.
  • Consultant on Outcomes Based Curriculum Revision and development in the IRQUE Project of the Faculty of Agriculture, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 2006.
  • Consultant on the development of self learning material and study guides in the IRQUE Project of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, 2006
  • Resource person at the Workshop on Curriculum Revision at the Faculty of Science, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. 24th September. 2005.
  • Consultant at the ‘Teaching Methodology” training programme conducted for Sabaragamuwa University staff. December, 2003
  • Consultant at the “Teaching Methodology” training programme conducted for Sabaragamuwa University staff. August 2001 

Private HEIs

  • Consultant on the training program “Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – Principles and Practices II”, for academic staff of the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT), Sri Lanka,  July – Sep 2016
  • Consultant on Teaching Methodology for Effective Teaching for Academic Staff of the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT), Dec 2015
  • Consultant on “How to be an Effective Marking Examiner” for all marking examiners of the Institute of Charted Accountants in Sri Lanka.  September, 2013
  • Consultant on “How to get the Best of Assessments” for academic staff of the Institute of Charted Accountants in Sri Lanka. August, 2013
  • Consultant on “Assessment Strategy for Institute of Charted Accountants in Sri Lanka”. Feb – April, 2013.
  • Consultant of the “Workshop on Outcomes Based Curriculum Development in Higher Education” for academic staff of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine, Sri Lanka. June, 2013
  • Resource person on “ Workshop on Assessment” for academic staff of the ICASL (Institute of Charted Accountants of Sri Lanka), Nov 2012
  • Consultant at the “Workshop on Teaching Methodology” for the International College of Business and Technology (ICBT), Dec, 2011
  • Consultant the “Workshop on Problem based teaching and Discussions” for academic staff of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine, Sri Lanka. Nov, 2011
  • Consultant of the “Workshop on Outcomes Based Curriculum Development in Higher Education” for academic staff of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine, Sri Lanka. Oct, 2011
  • Consultant of the “Workshop on Assessment of Students: Setting Questions” for academic staff of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine, Sri Lanka. Sep, 2011
  • Consultant of the training program “Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – Principles and Practices”, for academic staff of the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT), Sri Lanka,  March – June 2011.
  • Consultant at the Workshop on Teaching Methodology for Academic Staff of the International College of Business and Technology (ICBT), 25th and 26th Sept 2010
  • Resource person at the Opening of the E-library of the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, Kandy Branch. Presentation on “New Teaching Strategies”. 15th Sep 2007

 

 

Publications as Training Manuals
 – Commissioned by the University Grants Commission, Sponsored by the World Bank Project on “Higher Education for the 21st Century”

  • Bandara, Deepthi C. (2012) –“ Induction Program for Academic Staff of Sri Lankan Universities”
  • Hemachandra, Gamindu  A. and Bandara,  Deepthi C.  (2012) – “ICT in Higher Education for teachers of Sri Lankan Universities “
  • Bandara, Deepthi C. and Ponnamperuma, Gominda (2012) – “Curriculum Development for Undergraduate Study Programs”
  • Bandara, Deepthi C. and Wickramasooriya, Heshan (2012) – “Lesson Planning and Instructional Teaching Methods for Undergraduate Teaching”

 

Other Publications in the Discipline of Agriculture Biology

Publications as Books -2

Research Publications in Refereed Journals – 46

Research Published in Abstract Form and Presented at Conferences - 40