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First ever SLIM Study Centre Awards honours excellence in accredited Study Centres


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High Flyer Winner, Royal International College, Trincomalee

High Flyer First runner-up Inspire Business Academy, Polonnaruwa

E BEST Campus Ltd, Kalmunai

 Sabaragamuwa Business School, Ratnapura

The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) organised an award ceremony to celebrate the excellence of its various study centres on 24 January at Waters Edge. The event was hosted by the National Institute of Marketing where several SLIM Study Centres received accolades and were rewarded for their excellent results in imparting knowledge and promoting marketing discipline among the nation’s youth.

SLIM boasts a portfolio of some 22 centres scattered throughout the island, in which lectures are conducted in the Sinhala and Tamil mediums as well. The Preliminary Certificate in Marketing (PCM) opens the doors for students to follow subsequent advanced programs at the institute, as it is accredited as a foundation course. The SLIM Study Centre Awards were conferred under three categories: Highest Student Enrolment, Quality of Service and Highflyers. Under the Highest Student Enrolment Category Royal International College, Trincomalee produced winners in the PCM III and IV intakes during the past year.  On time submission of documentation, zero complaints from students, maintaining a good relationship with SLIM, and a great overall track record of work are a few criteria falling under the microscope in the Quality of Service Award. The winners in this category were the Sabaragamuwa Business School, Ratnapura and E BEST Campus Ltd., Kalmunai. In the Highflyers category the first runner-up was Inspire Business Academy, Polonnaruwa, while Royal International College, Trincomalee emerged the winner. These centres were recognised under this category for bringing in the highest revenue from Marketing in Sinhala (MIS), Marketing in Tamil (MIT) and the Preliminary Certificate in Marketing (PCM). “The SLIM Study Centres add great value to the institute as well as the entire marketing fraternity as its reach spreads throughout the country. It is through these affiliated arms that SLIM is able to execute the task of promoting and facilitating the study of marketing throughout the country. If not for the existence of such centres, students keen on following marketing courses would be compelled to travel to the major cities of Colombo, Kandy or Matara where SLIM Business Schools are located. We are therefore glad and honoured to work with the twenty-two centres under our aegis, which saves our students the need to travel very far,” stated SLIM President Pradeep Edward. 

SLIM CEO and Executive Director Sanath Senanayake said, “The Council and Executive Committee were thinking of the best way institute could appreciate the unparalleled service the study centres were rendering SLIM and the marketing fraternity. A unanimous consensus was arrived at, that the best way to bestow recognition would be to host an awards ceremony. After much planning the concept became a reality this year for the excellent performances of the affiliate centres for the preceding year.” He disclosed that, “this will be an annual event in the SLIM calendar.” Senanayake invited more study centres to register and affiliate with SLIM. Functioning under it, would elevate their status while increasing their growth in the long run. It would also serve to uplift marketing education in rural areas, which would benefit the youth of this country to take charge of their lives and be equipped with the acumen to meet corporate challenges with confidence. 

SLIM has its Accredited Study Centres in following regions; Aluthgama, Ampara, Anuradhapura, Badulla, Bandarawela, Batticaloa, Colombo, Galle, Gampaha, Hambantota, Jaffna, Kalmunai, Kalutara, Kilinochi, Kurunegala, Negombo, Polonnaruwa, Puttalam, Ratnapura, Trincomalee, Vavuniya and Wattala.

To register with the SLIM Accredited Study Centres network, please contact Subodha Meepage on 0703 669 339.


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