In keeping with its avowed policy of encouraging academic research, BCAS held its Second Annual Research Symposium on 01 December at its Mount Lavinia Campus. The Inauguration was held at the Jaic Hilton on 30 November at which Prof Geoff Layer, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, UK was the Chief Guest.


This year the 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. Considering the large number of research submissions, it became necessary to conduct three parallel sessions of the symposium in three separate halls at the Mount Campus from 10 am to 4.30 pm.


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.


The Panel of referees consisted of national and international scientists, academics and professionals who spoke appreciatively of the high standard of the papers submitted. Prof. Reima Soumi, Professor in Information Systems of School of Economics of the University of Turku, Finland, Mr. Keith Blizzard – experienced Chartered Quantity Surveyor, UK and Dr Mike O’Shea an international renowned expert on snake research from Wolverhampton University, UK were the key-note speakers.


The papers presented will be available for reference in the Symposium Journal and the BCAS website.

The Vice-Chancellor of Wolverhampton University in his address invited BCAS academics on collaborative research with the university. He also mentioned about doctoral programs by BCAS.

During the symposium day, innovative research by students on IT and Telecommunication were exhibited catching the eye of international participants.


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.