Higher education is the single most important contributor to success in life. Higher education leads to better careers and higher earnings. Numerous studies have demonstrated again and again that graduates earn several times more than non-graduates and go on to have rewarding careers and fulfilling lives. Not surprisingly, millions of students all over the world pursue higher studies. It has been estimated that there are close to 150 million students in higher education in the world. In Sri Lanka too, a large number of students aspire for university education. Unfortunately, the opportunities for higher education in Sri Lanka are limited.
Responding to the increasing demand for higher education in Sri Lanka, APIIT, a leading higher education institution in the country, provides opportunities for higher education in three attractive fields, namely, Computing/ IT, Business/ Management and Law.
APIIT School of Computing offers diploma and degree programmes in Computing/ IT. Equal emphasis on theory and practice of computing and emphasis on project work during the final year of the programme is a distinctive feature of the Computing degrees. The 'hybrid' degree programmes such as Business Information Technology and Business Computing are a unique combination of computing and management disciplines and meet the demands of the modern world where business takes place in an IT environment.
APIIT Business School offers diploma and degree programmes in Business Management. While the programmes are designed to cover comprehensively all areas of business, the course content is advantageously integrated with the theory and practice of information technology. This unique blend of Business with IT ensures that APIIT graduates will be able to use the full potential of Information Technology in analysing and solving business problems giving them a cutting edge in their professional career.
APIIT Law School offers an internal British degree in Law. The internal University degrees are unique and have special characteristics. A unique feature of the Internal LL.B (Hons) Law degree is the SKILLS training programme that will take place throughout the first year. SKILLS training will be conducted mostly through workshops and will impart skills such as legal problem solving, legal writing and research, client interviewing, and critical analysis. Consequently, students will be equipped with not only subject knowledge but also a wide array of skills to become effective practitioners on graduation.
Students have the option of completing the entire degree at APIIT in Sri Lanka or transferring to Staffordshire University in UK. They may also transfer to affiliated universities in UK and Australia. Three intakes per year allow students to enter higher education as soon as they complete their O/L and A/L examinations without wasting precious time. The next intake of students has been scheduled for September 2010.
The degree programmes offered at APIIT are internal degree programmes and the degree certificates awarded by Staffordshire University are identical to those awarded to internal students studying in UK. There is close monitoring of the facilities and the conduct of the programmes by Staffordshire University to assure that the required quality standards are maintained. Further, as a higher education institute offering British degree programmes in Sri Lanka, APIIT - Sri Lanka comes under the purview of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) of the United Kingdom.
Staffordshire University is amongst the leading UK universities which offer their degree programmes in Sri Lanka. It has been awarded "Excellent" and "Commendable" teaching scores 13 consecutive times by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and the Solicitors Regulation Authority in UK. The University was awarded the Best Teacher Training Award in 2003 and was adjudged as the best new university by computing employees in 2005.
Over 5,000 overseas students study for Staffordshire University programmes in China, Malaysia, Singapore, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and many other EU countries. Over 1000 students studying at the APIIT City Campus in Colombo form part of this proud international student community.
APIIT is pleased to invite prospective students, including those sitting the A/L examination in August 2010, to visit the City Campus at 388, Union Place, Colombo 02; APIIT City Campus is open on weekdays from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm and on Saturdays from 8.30 am to 1.00 pm. You may also call (2675060) Senani, Erandi, Kanchana or Ruzlie or visit APIIT web site (www.apiit.edu.lk) for more