It is a
well-known fact that Sri Lankan university system is not fulfilled with those
high facilities. It is mainly because of the most government universities are
established under the free education system. But there are some common
unfulfilled facilities in the universities and not having a proper auditorium
is one of the most identified problems in university of Sri Jayewardenepura.
having an auditorium is somewhat expensive. An auditorium provides the advantage in promoting the aims
of education in a university .In many cases the auditorium would be idle and
therefore the relevant authorities tend to believe that it is good to have
those small auditoriums rather than having big and advanced auditoriums. It is
really important to have an auditorium where recreational activities and
celebrations could take place. Curricular and creative things such as music,
dramas, debates, talent shows, exhibitions can be carried out. An auditorium
can be also used for holding public lectures. This is beneficial for university
as we can involve many students for these kinds of learning activities. Very
often university students use this auditoriums for various, cultural and social
The size of an
auditorium has to be decided on the basis of its uses and functions as well as
the capacity of undergraduates of the university. The auditorium should be
enough to accommodate the needs of the university. Another aspect that we need
to consider is the auditorium should be located on the ground floor and should
be easily accessible from all departments and faculties. This should be
preferably located in a separate wing so that while it is being used, lectures
won’t get disturbed due to noise and crowd. For the convenience auditorium must
provide the parking facilities outside or near.
design of an auditorium is different because of the specific demands of the
performing arts, which differentiate the auditorium from a common lecture hall.
The auditorium will provide many students their first introduction to
performing arts, both as performers and audiences. We would like this
introduction to the stage to be a positive one. Therefore it is better to have
an auditorium in the university with these requirements. The acoustical design
must be with room size and shape, and properly designed sound amplification
system. This must also include careful sound isolation from nearby places and a
very quiet mechanical system.
auditorium must have good acoustics. There should be relevant equipment like
speaker’s stand and comfortable surroundings. An auditorium should be
constructed in a way that the speaker’s voice is clearly heard in the entire
auditorium without echoes. The appearance and the acoustics have to be improved
using appropriate curtains, wall hangings and absorbent roof and ceilings. The
most important thing is the lighting. It plays an important part in overall
efficiency of an auditorium. The lighting facility should be flexible. There
should be facilities for increasing or decreasing the intensity of colour.
Adequate facilities of flood lightings and spot lightings should be available.
should have a screen and good audio-visual equipment in order to show
educational and entertaining films and videos. A specific space must be
provided for the film projectors. The stage of the auditorium should be of
adequate size and should be at an appropriate height. The sufficient off stage
requirements should be provided. There must be at least two green rooms one for
male students and another for girls and a washroom. There should be adequate
number of chairs permanently kept in the auditorium for special purposes.
Sometimes it is really important to vacate the auditorium if the students are
to be seated on the floor of the auditorium. It will be easy to use the chairs
in folding type. These are some common features of an auditorium and the walls
of the auditorium hall must be well painted adorned with picturesque colours to
give a grand look.
construction of an auditorium should be governed by the activities that are to
be carried on it. An auditorium can be made to promote the public educational
objectives. There is a major use of an auditorium in our university as we
aren’t privileged to have a proper auditorium. In most of the times our own
graduation ceremonies take place in Bandaranayke Memorial International
Conference Hall. But these ceremonies and various functions cost lot of money
for reservation. If we have a proper auditorium with good facilities we would
have reduced the cost incurred in various ceremonies and functions.
as a unit in university buildings seems to have been introduced to provide a
place for above requirements. Experience has proved, however, that a good
auditorium does not lend itself adequate use as a study hall. The function of
an auditorium will be varied with the purposes. Its main purpose is to provide
a meeting place in which the university may conduct graduation ceremonies and
is a central and important space in any university mainly because of its advantages.
In university of Sri Jayewardenepura we only have the science faculty
auditorium and the Bandaranayke hall. But these two halls aren’t enough to
cater various events happening in the university. And also for the formal
assemblies like award ceremonies, dramatic plays, musical theatre productions
(naada), battles of the bands, dance competitions (mini vibes and vibes),
concert performances of opera and so on.
We have been
suffering for not having a good auditorium for many years. A well designed auditorium can bring many
advantages to a university. A good auditorium will continue to pay educational,
financial and artistic dividends for years to come.
By doing a
little bit of research you will find that it is better to locate an auditorium
in our university. You can find numerous events that could be hosted in an
auditorium as these auditoriums are operated in an efficient and professional
manner .Having an auditorium will give you the plus points like easy financial
arrangements and easy access as university students.