The 13th Convocation Ceremony of the BSc in MIS, Management and HRM offered by National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) in Collaboration with the University College Dublin, National University of Ireland (NUI) was held at the Water’s Edge, Colombo under the patronage of Dallas Alahapperuma, Minister of Youth Affairs.
This year 252 students graduated with 12 students obtaining First Class Honours, 151 obtaining Second Class Honours Grade I and 89 obtaining Second Class Honours Grade II for students who studied Management Information Systems (MIS), Management and Human Resource Management (HRM) degree avenues. D. G. R Dilrukshi was acknowledged as the best student from the MIS stream whilst K. C. Welihinda won the best student award in the HRM stream.
The BSc in MIS programme commenced in collaboration with the National University of Ireland in 1996. This programme provides Sri Lankan students with a unique opportunity to acquire an internationally recognised degree qualification and thereby provide them with equal access to all worldwide Masters Degrees and other opportunities as available to all students from UCD. So far more than 1000 students have been awarded the BSc degree in MIS. The pass rate is over 98%. NIBM introduced the HRM degrees from the year 2009 to Sri Lanka.
The National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) was established in 1968 under the purview of Ministry of Industries and Scientific Affairs in collaboration with the UNDP, with ILO functioning as the executing agency. Since its establishment, the NIBM has aimed at achieving excellence in the programmes it offers to its clients, drawn from the public and private sectors in Sri Lanka. The Institute achieved the ISO 9001 standards further strengthening its standards in the education sphere in Sri Lanka. NIBM branches stretch from Kandy, Kurunegala, Galle and Jaffna forming accessibility for students all around the country to further their higher education.
Founded in 1908, the National University of Ireland is a federation of four university institutions in Ireland. The National University at Dublin, more commonly known as University College Dublin (UCD) - one of the NUI institutions, is with 20,000 students and 2000 staff and is one of the largest universities in either Britain or Ireland. It is a fully accredited university with faculties ranging from Arts to Medicine and large professional schools in Engineering, Law, Veterinary Medicine and Business. The faculty of Commerce was one of the foundation faculties of the University in 1908, and has the distinction of offering the first MBA degree in Europe.
UCD’s success in Europe as a university of academic excellence has encouraged it to extend its programmes to the Asia-Pacific region through a collaborative arrangement with the Asia Pacific Management Centre in Singapore, Hong Kong and with National Institute of Business Management in Sri Lanka.