Looking for the Best International Degree for your investment?

By Indika Perera

ANC University College is Sri Lanka's leading international degree provider with a large number of graduates placed in top local and multinational companies. There are many other ANC University College graduates who are already following postgraduate degree programmes in reputed international universities. We interviewed the Manager of ANC University College Mr.Gishan Sumanasiri to find out more about the Sri Lankan university education option, degree programmes, international universities, and entry options.

Q:What advice can you give for a student who's considering higher education options after A/Levels?
There are many options available for students after A/Level examinations. Local university entry, professional qualifications, and international university entry are just a few. The high competition and limited options have made local university entry next to impossible for a large number of students. Professional qualifications are limited to a selected group of students who prefer to specialize and restrict themselves to a chosen profession.

Today most employers demand a recognized university degree as an entry level qualification to apply for a well paid job. A reputed university degree can reward you with better employment opportunities and a five-figure salary from employers. A poor choice of a university degree programme will result in wasting years and millions of rupees. A proper choice in university degree gives you global opportunity, while optimizing time and cost.

Q:What are the factors to consider when selecting a degree programme?
There are many important factors to consider when selecting a degree for your child. I will mention the most important factors here. You must get to know about the ranking of the degree awarding university globally and regionally. Find out about the academic quality assurance given because most international degrees are taught by local faculty members. Do not forget to ask about the faculty members, their background and qualifications. Since it's an investment for 3 years, find out about the local campus facilities and the quality of existing students and their values. Last but not least find out whether you are getting real value for money.

Q:What makes ANC graduates different?
Many employers are today looking for graduates with industry relevant skills making them job ready from the day they start working. There are many reasons for the superior performance of ANC graduates. First, they are exceptional in their communication skills. Second, they have an in-depth knowledge in their area of study. But most importantly they have practical hands-on experience obtained through company visits in Sri Lanka and abroad in addition to internships which are part of their degree programmes. The guidance given by the US, British, Canadian and Australian faculty members and internationally qualified Sri Lankan professors help ANC graduates to be the top choice for many employers.

Q: What are the degrees offered at ANC?
ANC offers degree completion programmes in Business Management, Information Technology, Psychology, and Pre-Medicine. Students have the option of completing either a dual major or a single major in their degree programme. The focus of all these is to produce graduates who are sought after by top employers for middle and upper management positions. At ANC we don't just teach our students, they learn how to become the best in their respective areas of study.

Q:When can the students after A/Ls enrol for degree programmes at ANC University College?
ANC University College now accepts student applications for the September intake. Students can apply with pending A/Level results to optimize the time advantage. You may contact our enrolment staff members Natalie - 0777 556 556 or Sharmain - 0777 662233 for more details or visit us at ANC University College, No. 308 - 310, R.A.De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03.

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