It is a great privilege for me to be an undergraduate of the Department of Estate Management and Valuation. The opportunities I have received from the Department of Estate Management and Valuation are incalculable. Specially from the activities conducted by the Students Association of the department opened the door for us to engage with the corporate world. The lecturers provided us the platform to learn property valuation as well as real estate management. Therefore, it is a great blessing to study under a well-supported and dedicated lecture board. The best benefit which the undergraduates of the department gains is that the B.Sc. Estate Management and Valuation (Special) degree programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyor (RICS) and by the Institute of Valuers Sri Lanka (IVSL). At last I’m proud to be a student of Department of Estate Management and Valuation which is the only place that property valuers are born in Sri Lanka.
The very first day that I stepped into the Department of Estate Management and Valuation, I started a new chapter in my life. Having a very supportive and dedicated lecture panel is a great blessing that we can receive as undergraduates. The lecturers helped me to climb up the ladder of success. They showed me the correct path to do it. It has been a blessing for me and my team to attend the International Conference on Real Estate Management and Valuation as Publishers with the great support and guidance of our beloved lecturers. Further I would like to say that the Department of Estate Management and Valuation, gave us a bunch of opportunities not only to enrich our academic skills, but also the extracurricular skills as well, by organizing events like Nethin Ethera, EMV Trophy, Annual Pirith Chanting Ceremony, etc. Another specialty of the department is that we have our own computer lab and resource centre in the department which give the undergraduates the opportunity to practice the practical subjects at any time and find out the knowledge to a greater extent, respectively. So, I really feel this place as my mother whom giving her best assistance, guidance and support to enlighten their children’s future and mold us in every aspects of the life in order to be the unique character to the society. Finally, I would love to say that I extremely feel proud to be a member of the family of Department of Estate Management and Valuation.