Applications for 2014/15 UK Chevening Scholarships now open

Published : 12:00 am  September 4, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  574 views  |  

Applications for 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships, the prestigious global scholarship program of the UK Government, open on Sunday, 1 September 2013 and will continue until Friday, 1 November 2013. Potential candidates from both Sri Lanka and the Maldives are strongly encouraged to apply during this period. The Scholarships, which are funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, operate in 118 countries worldwide. This year – the 30th anniversary of the program – the scholarships will support over 600 established or emerging leaders. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any of the UK’s leading universities. The Scholarships... 


CMA grants 100 full scholarships to AAT students

Published : 12:01 am  August 29, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,409 views  |  
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The Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka, the national professional management accounting body, has granted 100 full scholarships to AAT Sri Lanka students on the occasion of the silver jubilee celebrations of AAT. It was on 21 October 1987 that the Founder President of AAT Sri Lanka Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala signed the historic document for the formation of AAT Sri Lanka who was then the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and currently the President of CMA Sri Lanka. The main objective was to set up a body to produce accounting technicians to meet the shortage of middle level accountants estimated at that time to be 2,000 accounting technicians... 


12 month MBA at Oxford College of Business

Published : 12:00 am  August 29, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,067 views  |  

The 12 month AIB MBA is credited with providing graduates with a number of different skills, not least a wider perspective on business management and practices. But the benefits of this prestigious business school degree offered at Oxford College of Business (OCB) in affiliation with the Australian Institute of Business (AIB) go much further.     A new way of thinking A unique selling point of the 12 month MBA at Oxford College of Business is the ‘helicopter view’ of business it gives seasoned managers. Rather than focusing on a particular aspect or specialisation, the 12 month MBA at OCB allows participants to increase their knowledge of a variety of business functions while being... 


Kings International Institute, associate of SLIIT introduces iBBA/BBA degrees with Memorial University, Canada

Published : 12:02 am  August 28, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  16,490 views  |  
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Professor Michael Burns to meet prospective students from 2 to 6 September at SLIIT Metro Campus SLIIT, a leader in the education arena of Information Technology in Sri Lanka, has joined hands with Memorial University, one of the top five comprehensive universities in Canada to provide students with a diploma leading to International Bachelor of Business Administration (iBBA) and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).  This diploma program will be conducted by Kings International Institute (KII) an associate of SLIIT. Prospective students are encouraged to meet Professor Michael Burns, the foreign representative of Memorial University, from 2 to 6 September at the SLIIT Metro campus. The... 


Raffles Australian International Bachelor of Design launched in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  August 28, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  886 views  |  

Raffles Colombo in Sri Lanka will offer the Raffles College of Design and Commerce (RCDC) Bachelor of Design degree, with specialisations in fashion design, interior design and multimedia design, commencing 30 September 2013. In addition, for the first time, Raffles Colombo will also offer a one-year Foundation Program for O/Level students who are interested in pursuing degree programs in design. These new offerings will help students jump start a career in the international design industry. The RCDC Bachelor of Design degree complies with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), is accredited by the Australian Government through the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA),... 


LAHES committed to uplift Lankan corporate sector

Published : 12:00 am  August 28, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,365 views  |  

To uplift the education sector and to provide equal opportunities for all masses of the population, LAUGFS Higher Education Services Ltd., the education arm of Laugfs Holdings, was established in 2011. Continuing to uplift the corporate sector since its inception by extending structured learning programs to those on the lookout for skill development, the institute has so far produced and released 800 qualified individuals. With the objective of filling the gap prevailing in the local job market and the education sector, LAHES Director and CEO Vindhya Weeratunga shared the contribution made by the institute to the two key areas that is a source for the corporate sector. In an interview with the... 


Up-skilling students in the north

Published : 12:03 am  August 27, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  575 views  |  
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In a unique partnership, HSBC Sri Lanka together with HSBC Global Service Centre (GSC) joined Sri Lanka Unites, a youth movement for hope and reconciliation, to empower students in the Mullaitivu district with academic opportunities through the provision of 150 scholarships. With many challenging conditions brought on by a three decade long civil war which affected the Mullaitivu district, students who sit their A Level examinations often find it difficult to compete for university entry, resulting in many dropouts. Without adequate qualifications, they are often forced to take up manual labour, with only a very small number being able to take up skilled labour. The remaining students are forced... 


SLIIT 2013/2014 intake for IT, engineering and business degrees now open

Published : 12:02 am  August 27, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,031 views  |  

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Applications open for second intake of SLIIT graduate diploma in cyber security

Published : 12:02 am  August 27, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  814 views  |  

Enrolment is now open for the second intake of the graduate diploma in cyber security offered by the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT). SLIIT collaborates with long-standing academic partner Curtin University, Australia to provide students with an opportunity to obtain an internationally recognised graduate diploma in cyber security awarded by Curtin University. Upon successful completion, students can follow a MSc. in information technology specialising in cyber security awarded by SLIIT. Students must possess a Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, software engineering or a related discipline to be eligible for this program. The program will be... 


We have very talented fashion designers waiting to be discovered: Dinesh Chandrasena

Published : 12:02 am  August 23, 2013  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,225 views  |  
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 Sri Lankan designers should innovate more to make their designs cater to global audiences Raffles Colombo, a unique education provider in Sri Lanka specialising in art and design, celebrated its 3rd anniversary of operations in Sri Lanka recently. Raffles Colombo, which is registered in Sri Lanka as Raffles Design Institute Ltd., is the local arm of Raffles Education Corporation Ltd., a reputable education provider listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Singapore. Raffles Education Corporation Limited is the largest private education group in Asia-Pacific. Raffles Education Corporation operates 33 colleges in 30 cities across 11 countries. Following are excerpts of an interview... 


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