MATRIX Trusted for BCS and BIT in Sri Lanka

Viraj Pinto Jayawardena -Managing Director

MATRIX Institute of Information Technology (Pvt) Ltd. Established approximately three years back has now dominated the IT training sector in Sri Lanka through their dedicated training and guidance to the students. The Institution is headed by a well known personal in the IT sector namely Mr. Viraj Pinto Jayawardena the Chairman and Managing Director of the Institution. The Company offers several programmes ranging from Certificate programmes to Degree level qualifications.

BCS Professional Examinations

British Computer Society (BCS) is a professional body in UK which was offered the Royal Charter. The BCS Professional examination is one of the main IT qualifications offered by BCS. The professional examination has three basic levels which are equivalent to the three years in an academic degree offered by many universities. BCS Professional examination has two sittings each year one in April and in October. The main advantage of the BCS Professional qualification is that the total duration to complete the programme is approximately two years and the total cost is less than many other foreign degrees offered in Sri Lanka. Further for a student to commence the BCS Professional examination they have to only pay less than 15,000 Sri Lankan rupees to MATRIX. MATRIX now an accredited partner with East London College (ELC) of UK provides the students an opportunity to continue the final year in UK and further continue with the Masters and even the Phd in UK. According to the Post Study Work scheme the candidate also has an employment opportunity in UK. For the students convenience MATRIX offers weekday classes for fulltime students and weekend classes for part time or students who are employed. The final weekend batch for BCS commences today and the final week day batch will commence on 17th November 2008.

Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) of the UCSC

The BIT offered by the University Of Colombo School Of Computing (UCSC) is another demanding IT qualification in Sri Lanka. The course is very well structured to suit the local and foreign demand in IT and is deemed as one of the most competitive programmes offered in our country with a very high industrial recognition. The BIT programme is offered through six semesters and spans for three academic years where the students have to complete over 20 subjects from various disciplines in IT and management. The total fee to complete the programme at MATRIX is less than 150,000 with the exam fee and students need not pay the full amount initially but can make the payment semester wise and further in installments, where an installment will not be more than 10,000 Sri Lankan rupees. Further for full time university students MATRIX offers a 50% discount on the course fee and there are many other discounts on offer for students following other full time programmes. MATRIX is renowned among students for the quality of the lecture panel and further for offering a very affordable course fee, the institution in this sitting has recorded the highest number of student intake for semester 01 and the number is further growing according to the Managing Director. The entry to the BIT programme can be achieved in either one of the following methods. (1) By obtaining at least three passes in Advanced Level examination and then successfully completing the selection test offered by the UCSC or (2) by completing the Fundamental of Information Technology (FIT) programme offered by the UCSC. MATRTIX will be commencing the FIT classes for students on 5th January 2009 which will enable the students to commence the BIT semester 01 for the 2009 intake. For students who have already completed the selection test or even the FIT can join with some of the vacant batches with MATRIX for the BIT semester 01.

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