It auditorium can be also used for holding
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.
Building or 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 purposes.
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
The acoustical 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.
A good 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.
The auditorium 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.
The 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.
The auditorium 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 exhibitions.
The auditorium 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
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