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Forestpin and University of Sri Jayewardenepura sign MoU for data analytics


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From left: Department of Information Technology Senior Lecturer Dr. Ranil Peiris, Forestpin Director Dilanke Hettiaratchi, Forestpin Managing Director Ransith Fernando, University of Sri Jayewardenepura Vice Chancellor Senior Prof. Sampath Amaratunga, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce Dean Dr. U. Anura Kumara, Department of Information Technology Head Dr. P.D.K. Amitha Kumara and Department of IT Senior Lecturer Dr. Lasith Gunawardena

The University of Sri Jayewardenepura recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Forestpin, in which undergraduate and postgraduate students will have opportunities to enhanced learning experiences in data analytics. Forestpin Analytics is used by some of the largest and most respected conglomerates in Sri Lanka.  

As part of the MOU, students of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura would have access to Forestpin Analytics software during their tenure at the University. Last year, around 150 students from University of Sri Jayewardenepura who followed Forensic Accounting related programs gained experience by using Forestpin Analytics. 

The Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura is the largest faculty in terms of undergraduate student population across any discipline in Sri Lanka. It is also considered as the premiere Management Faculty in the country, and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the areas including Accounting, Business Administration, Business Economics, Commerce, Decisions Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Estate Management and Valuation, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Marketing Management and Public Administration.

This software will provide an experiential learning opportunity for the students, and they will better understand the basic operations of analytics while being able to possess knowledge in using industry-compatible tools and software to apply their skills in the relevant field. In addition, under the MoU, Forestpin will explore further areas of collaboration, including research and internships in analytics. 

University of Sri Jayewardenepura Vice Chancellor Senior Prof. Sampath Amaratunga and Forestpin Managing Director Ransith Fernando signed the agreement on behalf of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Forestpin respectively. 

The event was attended by Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce Dean Dr. U. Anura Kumara, Department of Information Technology Head Dr. P.D.K. Amitha Kumara, Department of IT Senior Lecturer Dr. Lasith Gunawardena, Department of Information Technology Senior Lecturer Dr. Ranil Peiris and Forestpin Director Dilanke Hettiaratchi.


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