SLIIT, the pioneering institute for Information Technology has ushered in a new era of academic excellence in Sri Lanka, now offering students from Africa and South Asia valuable academic pathways through the institutes globally recognised range of degree programmes and through its global partner universities.
SLIIT has enrolled about 20 students from Nigeria and three students from Pakistan, Nepal and Maldives. “We have received numerous enquiries from Africa, as these students are interested in the academic programmes offered at SLIIT as well as the off-shore programmes offered through the institute” explains Professor S. Karunaratne, Chairman of SLIIT.
“This demand from overseas allows SLIIT to provide valuable educational opportunities for students in neighbouring regions. These students receive the best prospects not only academically but also in terms of a wholistic education” notes Professor Lalith Gamage, President and CEO of SLIIT. Students can avail themselves of SLIIT’s array of degree programmes in the streams of Information Technology, Business Management and Electronic Engineering, as well a whole host of facilities and extracurricular activities geared to provide students with a well-rounded education.
Cheta and Bushra, students from Nigeria and Pakistan who recently enrolled at SLIIT to pursue degree programmes in Information Technology, noted that the facilities at SLIIT are of a very high standard overall. “The staff are very friendly and helpful, and they encourage students not only to succeed academically but also place focus on extracurricular activities to ensure that students receive a well-rounded education” further notes Bushra. The institute is committed to fostering an environment which nurtures top-notch professionals who will make a contribution to society through both their academic and career choices as well as their personal achievements.
SLIIT boasts five educational centres located around the island, with the main campuses situated in Malabe and Colombo and three centres at Matara, Kandy and Jaffna, making academic resources available to a wider student population. The institute has a wide range of programmes for undergraduate degrees; Information Technology (BSc Special(Hons) in Information Technology, BSc in Information Technology and Foundation Program), Business Management (BBA(Hons) in Business Management and BBA (Hons) in Business Administration), and Electronic Engineering (BEng(Hons)in Electronic Engineering and BEng in Computer Systems Engineering). Postgraduate degrees include the MSc. in Information Technology, MSc. in Information Systems, MSc. in Information Management, MSc. in Enterprise Application Development and MBA - Sheffield Hallam University - UK.
The institute has produced more than 50% of Sri Lanka’s IT / BPO professionals for the workforce to date, marking a significant contribution to the country’s 5th largest export earner.