ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday March 23, 2008
Vol. 42 - No 43
Financial Times  

JKH schols for Moratuwa University undergrads

The John Keells Social Responsibility Foundation recently launched a scheme to grant scholarships to students reading for an Honours degree of Bachelor of Science in Transport and Logistics Management (BSc (T&LM) Hons.).

Speaking on behalf of John Keells Holdings PLC, Romesh David, President, Transportation and IT Groups, commented, “JKH is delighted to have found a partner as responsive and proactive as we are in the University of Moratuwa.

In addition to fully sponsoring both the English language programme and the mentoring programme for all first year under graduates, JKH have undertaken to award scholarships to students in all four years of the degree program.

For students in the first year we offer up to 5 scholarships based on economic need. In the second, third and fourth years we award in each year 7 scholarships to the students based on academic excellence and involvement in extra curricular activities. When all four batches are in place this will amount to a total of 26 scholarships a year.”

The inaugural awards ceremony for the John Keells Holdings English Language Programme for the undergraduates was also held at this event. Fifty students came forward to receive their awards at a ceremony that recognised their value and marked a stepping-stone towards their lives as world-class professionals in their chosen industry.

Speaking at the ceremony, Prof. Malik Ranasinghe, Vice Chancellor, University of Moratuwa, said, “This has been one of the most successful programmes implemented at the university and its value addition has been enormous. I am extremely impressed by the commitment show by John Keells Holdings towards the Transport and Logistics Management degree programme.

The 4-year, undergraduate honours degree programme in Transport and Logistics Management (BSc (T&LM) Hons) at the University of Moratuwa was commenced in 2006. The programme of study was designed to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to equip undergraduate students to face the modern day challenges of a career in management with specialisation in the fields of Aviation, Shipping, Logistics and Supply Chain Management or Public Transport.

With all lectures conducted completely in English, this course has been provisionally accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport International, which entitles the graduates to gain membership (MILT) on completion of the degree programme.


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