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Ladies College OGA Quiz night on 6 September

Published : 12:00 am  August 21, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  392 views  |  

Jehan Mendis and Navin Ratnayake, quiz masters extraordinaire and hosts of the famous Barefoot Garden Cafe quiz night, are back once again to host the Ladies’ College OGA quiz night to be held on Friday 6 September 2013 at 6.30 p.m. at the school hall. Quiz lovers are welcome to tax their IQs to the maximum on a myriad of topics such as current events, sports, music, movies, geography, history, entertainment and fashion. Old girls can bring friends and family of both sexes. Old boys of LC who are members of the OGA will be considered “LCites” for this purpose and can form their own table just like an old girl.  Tables can be booked for a minimum of five and a maximum of seven participants.... 

11-year-old UK schoolgirl has higher IQ than Albert Einstein

Published : 12:00 am  August 21, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  408 views  |  

London(ANI): A schoolgirl, from Northampton, has scored the highest marks possible on a Mensa IQ test, which were even higher than those of renowned scientists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Cerys Cooksammy-Parnell, 11, was named one of the smartest people in UK after she scored 162 on the Cattell B scale, the Daily Express reported. Cerys, who is one of the youngest people to have sat for the test as it is only offered to kids aged over 10 and a half, gave the supervised test with her father Dean, who is already a member of Mensa and has an IQ of 142. She said that her primary aim was to beat her dad, who is very smart, but she didn’t expect to beat him by such a huge margin. Meanwhile,... 

HSBC and British Council seek emerging young entrepreneurs

Published : 12:00 am  August 21, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  483 views  |  

By Kinita Shenoy HSBC and the British Council officially launched their joint project, the ‘HSBC Youth Enterprise Awards’, which is in its third year, at a press conference on Thursday 15 August. The HSBC Youth Enterprise Awards (YEA) is a business plan contest that is aimed at recognising and supporting young entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka and supporting them to start their own businesses. The contest is open to Sri Lankan undergraduates, postgraduates and students aged 16 to 26 years representing universities, private higher education institutions, technical and vocational institutions and professional training bodies in Sri Lanka. Interested applicants can apply under any of the industry... 

Thames College holds first-ever graduation ceremony in tourism and hospitality

Published : 7:14 am  August 16, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  884 views  |  
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Thames College held its graduation ceremony for tourism and hospitality management students on 5 August 2013 at the Hilton Colombo Residence. It was the first-ever graduation for hospitality and tourism management from a private educational institute in Sri Lanka.  Read More →

New intake for internationally recognised DITEC Information Technology Diploma

Published : 7:12 am  August 16, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  2 Comments  |  1,182 views  |  

ESOFT, the country’s largest network of information technology training centres, has started recruiting new students for the DITEC Diploma Course, Sri Lanka’s only information technology diploma with international recognition. The specialty of this Diploma course is that the students completing the course successfully get the opportunity of obtaining two certificates. One certificate is given by ESOFT Institute of Computer Studies and that certificate is printed in Malaysia conforming to international standards and cannot be counterfeited. The other certificate is given by EDEXCEL International of the UK. ESOFT has entered into an MOU with EDEXCEL International to enable them to present their... 

SAITM-AIT engineering graduates dive into local and foreign industries

Published : 7:12 am  August 16, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  622 views  |  

A few weeks since graduation, a set of fully qualified and energetic young engineers have already taken up their duties in engineering careers in both Sri Lankan and international firms. This new generation of dynamic BSc. (honours) engineers is the product of a unique and pioneering league of local private sector higher education provided by the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), Malabe, together with the prestigious Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. The SAITM engineering program is unique in the sense that all of its students get the best of both Sri Lankan and foreign engineering education and industry experience. Students have the privilege of... 

Software engineering degree with industrial placement

Published : 7:11 am  August 16, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  528 views  |  

OCBT Campus, one of the leading professional higher educational institutes in Sri Lanka, currently conducting degree programs in collaboration with overseas universities with world-wide acceptance, has introduced a software engineering Degree that provides the opportunity for its students to enrol for the final year of an information technology degree program in Sri Lanka or overseas. Presently, the OCBT Campus is in the process of accepting applications for this full time program. More details can be obtain from the OCBT Campus, No. 443, Level 5, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka or by e-mailing or by accessing the OCBT web site Students who complete the Software Engineering... 

Peradeniya Uni’s Dasuni heads to University of North Dakota

Published : 12:01 am  August 14, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  1 Comment  |  910 views  |  
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Dasuni Perera from Madampe, a recent graduate from the University of Peradeniya with a second class upper honours in geography (where there weren’t any first classes), assisted by Scholarships for USA Ltd. (, recently became the first candidate to be accepted by University of North Dakota ( for a Masters in Environmental Geography under a MOU reached between the University of Peradeniya ( and UND in November ’09 – yet another collaboration between US-SL universities brought together by SUSA. The MOU covers many areas for collaboration such as undergraduate and graduate placements, exchange of graduate students and joint faculty research. Although... 

MSc in Psychology awarded by University of West London at ANC

Published : 12:00 am  August 14, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,076 views  |  

The ANC Education is in its eleventh year of operation and is about to introduce an MSc in Psychology in collaboration with the University of West London (UK). The School of Psychology, Social Work and Human Sciences at the University of West London runs one of the oldest psychology programs in the United Kingdom and is also accredited by the British Psychological Society for the past twenty five years.   ANC Education has been delivering the BSc and BA Psychology programs with the Missouri S&T University, USA for the last five years and has a proven track record of producing internationally recognised Psychology graduates. ANC Education having identified the vacuum in the Sri Lankan education... 

New Zealand Career College offers pathway for logistics, supply chain professionals

Published : 12:00 am  August 14, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  494 views  |  

New Zealand Career College (NZCC) is a New Zealand government funded private tertiary education provider with a category one ranking (the highest possible indicator of performance). NZCC has six campuses in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Waitakare and Manukau, with over 900 students enrolled, of which about 100 are overseas students. The diploma in procurement and supply is designed to expand practical knowledge in purchasing and supply chain management and to develop specialist skills in the field. The syllabus offered would be solely based on the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) with whom NZCC has tied up exclusively in New Zealand. The subject areas covered include... 

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