CIPM Chief Executive Officer U.A.C. Obeyesekere (fourth from right) exchanging the MOU with University of Ruhuna Vice Chancellor Senior Professor Sujeewa Amarasena. CIPM Professional and Academic Affairs Chief Officer/Director G. Weerathunge and CIPM Professional and Academic Affairs Committee members W.D.R. Senadeera and Janaka De Silva are also present
CIPM Sri Lanka – the Nation’s leader in human resource management and the Faculty of Management and Finance of the University of Ruhuna entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recently to build up mechanisms to strengthen, promote and develop institutional level collaboration and interaction in the field of human resource management.
CIPM Sri Lanka President Jayantha Amarasinghe and University of Ruhuna Vice Chancellor Senior Professor Sujeewa Amarasena signed the MOU on behalf of CIPM and the University of Ruhuna respectively.
CIPM Chief Executive Officer U.A.C. Obeyesekere together with CIPM Chief Officer/Director, Professional and Academic Affairs G. Weerathunge, CIPM Professional and Academic Affairs Committee Member Janaka De Silva, CIPM Professional and Academic Affairs Committee Member W.D.R. Senadeera joined with Faculty of Management and Finance Dean Professor Samantha Kumara, University of Ruhuna Department of Human Resource Management Head Dr. Bandula Galhena and other officials of CIPM and the University of Ruhuna at the University premises in Matara to launch the historic partnership.
“We are confident that this mutually beneficial partnership of collaboration and interaction will be a platform for developing and broad-basing professional human resource management skills and competencies while providing additional opportunities for self-development,” said CIPM Sri Lanka President Jayantha Amerasinghe. Under the terms of the MOU, CIPM will award a Gold Medal and a cash award to the most outstanding student in HRM and a merit scholarship for a student in HRM to follow CIPM’s professional study programs each year while the HRM graduates of the of the Faculty of Management and Finance of the University will be provided with the opportunity to apply for CIPM affiliate membership.
CIPM will also provide opportunities for the academic staff members of the Department of Human Resource Management of the University to participate in seminars, workshops, and conferences conducted by CIPM on themes of HRM discipline and topics, provide opportunities to serve as resource personnel in the conduct of academic and professional programs including study programs, seminars, workshops, and conferences in HRM, and vice-versa thereby mutually broadening the horizons of the academic staff members.
“We are delighted to enter into this mutually beneficial memorandum of understanding with CIPM Sri Lanka which will provide an additional gateway to our HRM students to professional qualifications which are highly recognised by the industry and more opportunities for our academic staff hone their skills,” said University of Ruhuna Vice Chancellor Senior Professor Sujeewa Amarasena.
CIPM and the Department of HRM will also undertake research work relating to the discipline of HRM.
The University of Ruhuna will take necessary steps to recognise CIPM’s Chartered Qualification in Human Resource Management (CQHRM) which was previously known as Professional Qualification in Human Resource Management as an entry qualification for post graduate studies in the field of management conducted by the University of Ruhuna.