- Name: Rizna Arooz
- Year: 2011
- Studio: Level V
- University: University of Moratuwa
as an “urban catalyst” to regenerate University of Colombo
- annual intake of students is on the increase
- but available facilities are not increasing at same place
- this has resulted inadequacy of not only class rooms tp conduct courses but also essential facilities such as toilets, common rooms, canteen, teaching/ learning aids & accommodation
Insufficient hostel facilities
There is a trend that the gender comparison of the undergraduate students changing with the increase proposition of female students. This has created an imbalance with regard to the hostel facilities for students along with the overall growth of students over the years.
This problem has further aggravated with the increased cost of land in the city of Colombo & the cost of construction.
For, fresher… finding accommodation is stressful & worry of the university & problem of finance & difficulty to survive, when dealing with complete strangers.
Limited time schedule of university life – UoC’s doors are closed at 5.00 pm.
Thought, UoC has a multi-cultural, multi-ethinic student population… – it is difficult to see a social cohesion, due to the lack of interactions between students.
With this demanding situation, it’s endeavor to meet the challenges of maintaining its proud history over 138 years & position as the “university with a modern & international outlook & character”…
Why students need in-house accommodation facilities,
- ensure the habitability
- protect the female students from social hazards (for a secure living)
- protect the identity of under graduates
- enhance the university life
- to gain maximum benefit through developed infrastructure in university
- promote young innovative skills
- create a team spirit and a sense of institutional commitment by interaction
- demand from students
The demand from both undergraduate and postgraduate students for placements in UoC is high. This leads to a opportunity for the university to adjust its priorities and emphasis in favour of courses that are in high demand.