The Derby MBA at HRMI: A genuine asset to improve business productivity

Published : 12:00 am  January 25, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  652 views  |  

MBAs are amongst the most popular degrees in the world. The Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration established the first MBA program in 1908. Since then, many thousand institutions and universities award MBA degrees. Amongst these are unscrupulous institutions which award bogus or fake MBAs. Google provides a long list of unaccredited institutions of higher education which sells degrees.  For some, the MBA is merely a label. For a decisive individual, it is the strategy to acquire the managerial competencies en route to the top of the hierarchy. When embarking on an MBA, a prospective student must establish without doubt the credentials of the awarding institution and its academic... 


CSE attracts large crowds at EDEX career and job fair

Published : 12:00 am  January 25, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  298 views  |  

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) saw a large number of registrations for their educational workshops at the EDEX Expo Education and Career fair, with over 800 persons registering to be contacted for investor education programs, conducted by the education arm of the CSE. Over 2,000 persons visited the stand to gather information about the investment opportunities available in the Lankan capital market. CSE officials elucidated the process of investing in the stock market through lively presentations which featured a simplified and straightforward explanation of the functioning of the capital market. Many existing investors also visited the stall in order to register for more advanced workshops... 


Pakistani students in Sri Lanka on a Goodwill visit

Published : 12:00 am  January 25, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  286 views  |  

A 22-member student delegation of Pakistan National College of Arts which is on a goodwill visit to Sri Lanka from 23 January to 1 February 2014, visited the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, today . While, welcoming the delegation, the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Major Gen(R) Qasim Qureshi highlighted that Pakistan has a dynamic and vibrant society with more than 3,000 years old civilization. The country has produced a number of renowned artists, painters, musicians and poets which speaks volumes of its cultural diversity, he added. He expressed the hope that the visit would add value to the already strengthened bonds of friendship between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He added... 


Hirdaramani Group creates winning presence at inaugural EDEX Job Fair

Published : 12:00 am  January 25, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  396 views  |  

The Hirdaramani Group’s notable presence at the inaugural EDEX job fair added credence to the Group’s commitment to empower the country’s youth. With a team of experienced HR andindustry experts on hand, the Hirdaramani team conducted one on one discussions with over 2,000 individuals who visited their stall at EDEX EXPO 2014.  The team provided immediate career guidance and information on opportunities. EDEX, is the largest and most comprehensive National Higher Education and Careers Expo in Sri Lanka and isheld annually in Colombo and Kandy. The launch of the Job Fair is aimed at providing an opportunity for youth ready for the ‘world of work’ to interact directly with employers,... 


UCSC deploys first-ever government vCloud

Published : 12:08 am  January 21, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  1,759 views  |  
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University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) became the first-ever governmental institute and first-ever academic institution to own a Software Defined Data Centre powered by Vmware vCloud suite. With this new Development University of Colombo School of Computing now has a private cloud infrastructure consisting of Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Management technologies that enables Server Virtualisation, Network and Security Virtualisation, Storage Virtualisation, Operations Management, Availability, Automation, Orchestration and Provisioning. This allows the UCSC to automate most of the data centre operations, centralise the management of IT operations and create a highly reliable ICT infrastructure... 


Mercury Institute offers ACCA certificate and diploma in IFRS

Published : 12:07 am  January 21, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,018 views  |  

As Sri Lanka gets ready for compliance with the International Financial Reporting Standards, finance professionals may wish to update and certify their knowledge through ACCA Certificate and Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards. ACCA and their only platinum status tuition provider in Sri Lanka, Mercury Institute of Management have collaborated to make this qualification available in Sri Lanka to enable finance professionals to update their knowledge and also to certify the competency gained in this specialised field. The IFRS certificate and diploma addresses international financial reporting and first time application of international financial reporting standards and is designed... 


Apex’s Nipuni Hansika bags world first in Performance Operations at CIMA 2013 examination

Published : 12:03 am  January 21, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  693 views  |  

Text and Pic by P.D. DE SILVA K.A. Nipuni Hansika a student of Apex Business Academy in the Southern Province has won the world prize for ‘Performance Operations’ at the CIMA Operational stage examination held in November 2013. This is the first and only world prize a Sri Lankan has secured at the November 2013 examination conducted by CIMA and is the first southerner to win a world prize at any examinations conducted by the Charted Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Nipuni a brilliant student of Southland College Galle passed the GCE Advanced Level examination in 2012 with 3As offering Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. “I joined Apex Business Academy because my parents and teachers... 


SLIIT commences enrolment for Sheffield Hallam University and Curtin University Degree programs

Published : 12:05 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  621 views  |  
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For over a decade, SLIIT has been recognised as the premier degree awarding institute in the country which provides a broad scope of academic opportunities for students in the fields of Computing, Business and Engineering. SLIIT has been affiliated with over 26 prestigious universities in UK, Australia, USA and Canada. SLIIT has now commenced enrolment of students for the undergraduate degree programs of Sheffield Hallam University, UK and Curtin University, Australia which are conducted at SLIIT. SLIIT and Sheffield Hallam University have been in partnership for many years. The three year BBA (Hons) degrees in Business Management will be conducted by an experienced in-house lecture panel to... 


CA Sri Lanka rewards island’s best AL achievers 

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  794 views  |  

The number one leader in accounting education in the country, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently rewarded the best and the brightest of the 2013 Advanced Level Commerce Stream students with full scholarships to pursue a rewarding career in chartered accounting. At a function held recently at the Rathnawali Balika Vidyalaya, Gampaha under the patronage of the Minister of Education, Bandula Gunawardena, CA Sri Lanka President Arjuna Herath awarded scholarships to three students from the school, including Erandi Kanchana, the island’s first and best student in the2013 Advanced Level commerce stream. He also awarded CA Sri Lanka scholarships to Lasanthi... 


‘NFresher’ internship program for school leavers from Nations Trust Bank

Published : 12:00 am  January 20, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  12 Comments  |  1,207 views  |  

Nations Trust Bank launched the first ever ‘NFresher’ program with the objective of attracting school leavers to join the banking industry in order to prepare a young and knowledgeable workforce for tomorrow. Eighteen students who completed their Advance Levels were offered the opportunity to spend their time fruitfully while awaiting their exam results, working as team members at Nations Trust Bank branches, thus gaining valuable work experience. This initiative has resulted in integrating their secondary education with professional knowledge and skills gained through practical on the job work experience in the banking industry. The NFreshers were trained by the Nations Trust Bank Learning... 


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