The B.Sc. Estate Management and Valuation (Special) Degree Programme offered by the USJP is the first land base higher education programme in Sri Lanka specialized in Real Estate Management and Valuation and it has a proud history since 1973.
The first National Symposium organized by the Department (DEMV) under the theme of “Contribution of Real Estate Management and Valuation on Socio-Economic Development of the Country” was held on 05th November 2015.
In fact, the Real Estate is not an option but a fundamental ingredient for the development. As it is highly expensive and a complex phenomenon, for managing and ensuring higher value of real estate, scientific knowledge is essential. Hence, this symposium plays a vital role in generating and disseminating knowledge in the area of real estate management and valuation. Further, this symposium expects to build active relationships/networks for seeking new knowledge among stakeholders mainly academia, state agencies, professionals and business organizations. So, DEMV will grow this and continue as an annual event in line with the national development needs.
The Chief Guest of the Symposium was Prof. Sampath Amaratunge and the Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce participated as the Guest of Honour. The Keynote Speech was delivered by Emeritus Professor (Mrs.) Chitra Weddikkra, University of Moratuwa. Representatives of Government Valuation Department, Surveyor General Department, Urban Development Authority, National Housing Development Authority, Colombo Municipal Council, Mahawali Development Authority, Mortgage and Investment Bank, Housing Development and Finance Company, and several private sector institutions were participated.