MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Sri Lanka Instiute of Advanced Technological Education.
Later, professor Evan A Hardy, 126th Birthday celebration, Damma preaching ceremony on the 14st of October 2016, at 9.00 a.m. in Hardy premise And Arms giving to “Sarana” Adult’s house in Ampara on the 15th of October 2016.
Dr.Hilary E.Silva Director General of Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education made a visit to Hardy Advance Technological Institute on 16th of September 2016.During his visit, he inspected the progress of student hostel, Auditorium and other construction projects on going in the Hardy ATI premises. He also visited sammanthurai ATI section during his visit.
A program to prevent dengue was organized by Hardy Advance technological institute on 12th of October 2016 with the participation of student and all staff.A team from the MOH-Ampara headed by Dr.Danushka provided necessary instruction to Carrey out the project
The library of the Hardy ATI is a vast source of information providing facilities for all ATI students. It plays a vital role in catering to the educational needs of both students and the academic staff members of the Hardy ATI. The books range from Science to Arts and Management to Information Technology. These books are essential for the self-studying of the students as well as the staff as there is no other library in the region which is sufficiently resourceful.
The library was started in 1956 under the guidance of the founder Prof. Evan A Hardy. At the initial stage it was known as the Hardy Technical College Library. The ATI was separated from the Technical College later and the library was taken under the Hardy Advanced Technological Institute.
At present, the library consist 6207 books, Daily News papers, Monthly magazines, government gazettes, past examination question papers and research reports to provide the necessary information to anybody who enters the library. Currently the library is handled and maintained by the Librarian Mr S.K. Wijesinghe with the support of a non-academic staff member.
The Dewey decimal classification method is in use in the library to keep the books in order. The Library Assistant is currently developing an electronic catalogue system to improve the quality of the service provided to its’ users. The services provided by the Hardy ATI library include inquiry, reference and lending services as well as photocopying facility.
The library is available for students to borrow two books at a time and the books from the reference section can be kept for one week. The academic staff is given 10 library cards to obtain books from the lending and reference sections, 5 from each. Apart from that, certain rare books are kept for permanent reference. All the students and staff members are given the time and space to spend in the library to enhance knowledge and to be informed.
The library of Hardy ATI is opened seven days a week from 0800 hrs to 1600 hrs except on public holidays.