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KIU celebrates first convocation ceremony in grand scale

Views - 42 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

KIU commenced the Bachelor of Science Honours in Nursing Degree program in the year of 2015. The BSc. Hons in Nursing is a degree program which is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and recognised by the University Grant Commission. As a


SLIIT opens student enrolment for 2018

Views - 253 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

The intake of students for 2018 has commenced at SLIIT for the degree courses starting on 5 February. SLIIT is a world class institute with UGC approved degrees in Computing, Business, Engineering, Architecture and Quantity Surveying. The Institute


India offers higher education scholarships to 175 Sri Lankan students

Views - 327 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

India’s High Commission in Colombo has announced 175 undergraduate and post-graduate scholarships for meritorious Sri Lankan students to study in India under the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) scholarship scheme. The ICCR scholarships


St George’s University to attract Sri Lankan students

Views - 17 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

For almost 40 years, St. George’s University (SGU) has been training more than 17,000 doctors who have practiced in over 50 countries and in all 50 US states. “Since 1999, we have trained nearly 1,000 veterinarians in our now AVMA-accredited Doct


Over 120 students graduate with BSc. Applied Accounting Degree at CA Sri Lanka’s School of Accountin

Views - 122 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

A total of 121 students were conferred with a BSc. in Applied Accounting Degree at the 2017 convocation of the CA Sri Lanka School of Accounting and Business which was held in December. The convocation was held under the patronage of Emeritus Profe


Randhi latest Scholarships for USA’s placement at Truman State University in Missouri

Views - 68 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:00

Randhi Perera, an alumnus from American College of Higher Education (ACHE), recently became Scholarships for USA’s latest placement at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Having completed two years at ACHE, Randhi is transferring to T


World-class IT and Business graduates enter corporate world at 23rd IIT Convocation

Views - 41 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:00

For the 23rd consecutive year, Sri Lanka’s unmatched pioneer in providing globally renowned British IT and Business higher education, the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) held its convocation at BMICH recently. The convocation which saw n


Horizon Campus joins hands with Govt. to offer interest free loan scheme for higher education

Views - 181 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:00

With more than 80% of academically well prepared Sri Lankan students being deprived each year of entering state universities due to capacity constraints in the universities, Horizon Campus has taken the initiative to expand access to higher education


Australian High Commissioner congratulates Australia Awards recipients

Views - 48 Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:00

Australian High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson hosted a reception in Colombo on 7 November to congratulate 30 Sri Lankans who have been offered Australia Awards scholarships to study at Australian universities in 2018. The recipients will undertake ma


INSEE Cement’s endeavour to educate youth in Puttalam

Views - 161 Tuesday, 5 December 2017 00:00

INSEE Cement strongly believes in encouraging and inspiring youth to achieve career success through focus on training and education that would help them to progress professionally. INSEE Cement spearheaded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between


USAID launches Youth Employment Skills Project Office in Hambantota – YouLead!

Views - 97 Tuesday, 5 December 2017 00:00

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce, opened a regional YouLead! office in Hambantota on 29 November. YouLead! is a USAID-funded 1.8 billion rupee program ($12


‘WeAre2030: Youth Dialogue and Incubation Program’ comes to an end

Views - 33 Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:57

‘#WeAre2030: Youth Dialogue and Incubation Program,’ a youth dialogue bringing 350+ young people from across the country, was concluded recently at the BMICH.


Unilever launches 4th edition of SPARKS Student Ambassador Program

Views - 61 Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:00

Reaffirming its commitment to empowering the country’s future business leaders, Unilever Sri Lanka, the No. 1 employer in the nation[ As per a Nielson survey conducted in 2016],welcomed 21 undergraduate students from some of the country’s top hig


#WeAre2030: Empowering young start-ups

Views - 80 Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:00

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with the aim of empowering young entrepreneurs held a youth dialogue under the title ‘#WeAre2030: Youth Dialogue and Incubation Program’ on 7-8 November in Colombo. The two-day Dialogue hosted by the


SLIIT Computing launches BEng honours degree in electronic and electrical engineering

Views - 83 Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:57

SLIIT Computing, in association with Liverpool John Moores University, UK, has launched a three-year route towards a BEng (Honours) degree program in electronic and electrical engineering with registrations for the January 2018 intake now open.


INSEE-IESL Concrete Challenge 2017 winners announced

Views - 107 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading cement manufacturer Siam City Cement (Lanka) Ltd., also known as INSEE Cement, announced the winners of the 2017 Concrete Challenge organised in partnership with the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) at the BMICH during


India assists in developing Kilinochchi Campus, Jaffna University

Views - 27 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

A grant assistance package of vehicles, equipment, machinery, etc., meant for the faculties of Agriculture and Engineering of Kilinochchi Campus of University of Jaffna was handed over to the university in a ceremony held on


KIU: Higher education opportunities beyond traditional boundaries

Views - 34 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Are you looking for an internationally valid management degree?Is your desire to have an international university experience in Sri Lanka?Then KIU is the best destination.


British Council blazes trail for intercultural fluency

Views - 52 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Whether you have secured a new role in an international organisation, engage with a multicultural client base or manage a team of people from different cultures – performing at your best in different cultural contexts requires more than just busine


IIT offers internship opportunities at multinational and local blue-chip companies

Views - 30 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in providing globally renowned British higher education in Sri Lanka since 1990, is offering a unique opportunity for its undergraduate students to gain invaluable professional exposure at multin


NEXT Campus celebrates decade of success with exciting new positioning strategy

Views - 56 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

Marking a decade of successful operation in the market, NEXT Campus celebrates this achievement with the launch of a brand new logo and positioning strategy, that has received positive responses from key stakeholders


Proposal to provide 50,000 new university places for GCE A/L qualified students who are not admitted

Views - 281 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:00

Today there is a lot of frustration among the youth due to many students passing the GCE A/L exams and eligible to enter universities unable to gain admission to universities due to limited number of places in universities.


‘My Friend Foundation’ organises motivational Children’s Day event

Views - 21 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Aligned with its commitment to uplift the lives of children from economically underprivileged schools, My Friend Foundation organised an exclusive event to mark Children’s Day on 4 October


People’s Leasing partners LIIN and WUSC to empower rural youth through ‘U IMPACT Vocational Training

Views - 84 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Every year nearly 500,000 youth sit for Ordinary Level (O/Ls) Examination and approximately 250,000 youth get through their O/Ls and qualify for the Advanced Level (A/Ls). Of this 100,000 youth pass their Advanced Level


Coca-Cola and AISEC forge partnership to empower youth in Sri Lanka

Views - 68 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Coca-Cola announced its partnership with AISEC in Sri Lanka at the Coca-Cola Youth Speak Forum on Saturday 14 October.


Stage is set to ‘Let your voice be heard’ on Friday

Views - 30 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:03

The Coca-Cola Youth Speak Forum powered by AIESEC is being held this year, organised by AIESEC at the University of Moratuwa.


KIU holds first convocation ceremony

Views - 68 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:03

KIU commenced the Bachelor of Science Honours in Nursing Degree program in the year of 2015. The BSc. Hons in Nursing is a degree program which is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and recognised by the


Cornell: Global leader in Sri Lanka studies

Views - 23 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:02

Located in the rural and picturesque Finger Lakes Region of New York State in the US, Cornell University seems an unlikely site for an academic centre focused on the study of historical and contemporary Sri Lanka. Yet one unique feature of this Ivy L


NSBM Green University Town announces ‘Career Fair – 2017’

Views - 258 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

NSBM Green University Town announced its Career Fair – 2017 to be held on 25 and 26 November at NSBM Green University Town, Pitipana, Homagama.


Bhagya recaps successful two years at University of Cincinnati

Views - 38 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

Bhagya Godakanda from Gateway International reached Scholarships for USA (SUSA) in 2015 seeking admissions to a US college. Her requirements were affordability and quality education. As her older brother Hashan too was helped by SUSA to get into the


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