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IIT conducts Foundation Awards ceremony for new students

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  • 85 students take first steps towards a world-class British degree

 Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in British higher education in Sri Lanka and the country’s premier IT and Business campus, recently held its Foundation Awards ceremony to felicitate the latest batches of students who have successfully completed the ‘Foundation Certificate in Higher Education’. 

The event was held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI) Colombo 7 amidst a large gathering of IIT staff, students, parents and well-wishers.

All 85 students who had successfully completed the Foundation Certificate in Higher Education were felicitated at the event and will be eligible to follow the University of Westminster internal undergraduate degree programmes in Software Engineering, Business Information Systems, Computer Science or Business Management. 

J.K.D.R. Jayasekara from the September 2017 Batch and B.K.C. Bhareti from the January 2018 Batch were presented with the ‘Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe Prize for Outstanding Achievement’ for topping their respective batches.

The Chief Guest at the event was Roshan De Silva, the Director – Sales and Customer Marketing at Fonterra. He has over 17 years’ experience in sales and marketing in multinational FMCG companies with exposure across Asian markets such as Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Philippines and Sri Lanka. 

Expressing his views, De Silva emphasised on the importance of IT in today’s competitive business environment and how his memorable experiences as a student at IIT shaped his view of the corporate world, laid the foundation for his success and helped him excel in his sales and marketing career.

IIT’s Foundation Programme in IT and Business offers a unique opportunity for students who have completed their O/Ls and A/Ls to follow world-renowned internal British degrees. The one year Foundation Programmes are specifically-designed to fast-track students to progress to their internal British degree. They cater to A/L students who are unable to enter a local university as a result of limited admission and for students who wish to commence their higher education just after O/L. Addressing the audience at the event, IIT Dean Naomi Krishnarajah stated: “Your success in the Foundation course proves that you have the ability to reach greater heights in the years to come. It is a moment IIT will cherish to witness you continue your education at IIT as you progress to the undergraduate programs. The next four years at IIT will no doubt be a memorable journey with the staff guiding you.”

She added: “Education is more than imparting knowledge, developing thinking and working skills. It plays an important role in the building of character of a person. Apart from academic studies, IIT has a wide range of activities through which you will be trained to face the challenges in the world of work, life and make an impact.”

Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) was established in 1990 as the first private higher education institute that awards reputed British degrees in the field of ICT and Business. IIT is an award-winning campus offering internal postgraduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Westminster, UK and Robert Gordon University, UK. 

IIT has played a pivotal role in strengthening the IT and business sectors in Sri Lanka over the years by producing world-class graduates. These graduates have gone on to become successful entrepreneurs and IT/Business professionals in both local and international corporate and government entities. Since its inception, IIT has produced thousands of graduates who have excelled in over 250 organisations around the globe. 


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