From left: UOW Associate Head, Transnational Education Stephen Wallis, IIT Dean Naomi Krishnarajah, UOW UK Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global) Prof. Alex Hughes, Informatics Group Founder and Chairman Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe, University of Westminster Vice-Chancellor and President Dr. Peter Bonfield and IIT Director Prof. Jayantha Wijeyaratne
Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in British higher education in Sri Lanka and the country’s premier IT and business campus, celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, consequently hosting its annual convocation at the BMICH recently. The Chief Guest for the event was Dr. Peter Bonfield OBE, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Westminster (UOW).
The convocation witnessed over 200 students of IIT obtain globally-renowned undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the field of IT and Business offered by the University of Westminster – United Kingdom. During the ceremony, degrees were conferred to students who had successfully completed the Master of Science in Advanced Software Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Software Engineering, Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business Information Systems degrees.
The degrees were conferred by Dr. Peter Bonfield OBE – Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Westminster (UOW). Prof. Alex Hughes - Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global), Prof. Stephen Brookhouse – Associate Head (External Relations) and several other academics of the University of Westminster graced the occasion together with a large gathering of IIT staff and parents.
Informatics Institute of Technology Founder Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe stated: “We are extremely proud of our students who have performed remarkably throughout their years at IIT. IIT goes beyond theoretical knowledge and gives real world, on-hands experience while setting students up for a great career path. Informatics Institute of Technology celebrates its 30th anniversary this year as we strive to utilize the best practices and measures in delivering superior education to our students. The perseverance and hard work of all employees at every level of the organization stands as the pillar of strength in all our successes. We will continue to improve and maintain the highest quality in the services we provide and the courses we deliver to our students.”
Numerous awards were presented to students who performed exceptionally during their time at IIT. Gold medals were awarded to Ishanka Lakshan Wasalage – M.Sc. in Advanced Software Engineering, Nagarajah Thiloshon – B. Eng. (Hons) Software Engineering, Christine Laurie Melissa Diaz – BSc (Hons) Computer Science and Sudhara Vinodi Karagampitiya – B.Sc. (Hons) Information Systems with Business Management.
The University of Westminster award went to Brion Mario Piumal Silva – B. Eng. (Hons) Software Engineering, Nethmi Venu Jayawardena – B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science and Sukith Charutha Atulugama – B.Sc. (Hons) Information Systems with Business Management.
Additionally the Best Final Year Project was awarded to Nagarajah Thiloshon – B. Eng (Hons) Software Engineering, Nuwan Stanislaus Gomis Abeysingha Jayawardene and Sudhara Vinodi Karagampitiya – B.Sc. (Hons) Information Systems with Business Management.
IIT, a strong-standing pillar for education in Sri Lanka, also celebrated its 30th year of proffering excellent higher education. IIT’s success is seen in over 3000 graduates practicing globally within the industry and beyond.
The IIT campus is currently affiliated to the University of Westminster UK which is an acclaimed modern university that has won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for two years consecutively. In the past, IIT has also delivered internal degree programs of Manchester Metropolitan University and Keele University.