Saegis Campus ties up with top ranked Heriot Watt University UK

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Leading local higher education provider Saegis Campus has joined hands with a top university from the UK, bringing world class education to Sri Lanka. Saegis Campus, an ambitious venture of Sakya Group of Higher Education, recently tied up with the UK’s Heriot-Watt University that is ranked 13th amongst all UK universities by the Guardian University Guide 2015 and which has an international reputation as one of the leading UK universities for business and industry.   Saegis Campus currently offers Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA), BBA (Marketing), BBA (Enterprise), BBA (HRM) and BBA (Accounting and Finance). These degrees, awarded by Heriot-Watt University, conform to high academic standards. Course contents of these degrees represent those in demand by present day leading companies and, upon completion of the degree, graduates can expect to gain employment in prestigious companies. Those having completed a Higher National Diploma (HND) or a similar qualification from a recognised university are qualified to enrol straight to the final year of the Heriot-Watt Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and BBA specialising in (Accountancy and Finance) degree programs.     The program will be conducted at the Saegis Campus, located in Kohuwala, Nugegoda, by a panel of highly qualified and experienced lecturers. The panel will include visiting lecturers from state universities and the industry, providing a well-balanced qualification-one that ensures employment once graduated. Commenting on the recent tie up, Sakya Group of Higher Education Chairman Bandara Dissanayake expressed, “Heriot-Watt University is one of the top universities in the UK and its qualifications are recognised in any part of the world. We are privileged to be associated with such a brand. By doing so we are providing local students the opportunity to have access to world class qualifications in Sri Lanka at an affordable price.”   Saegis Campus Academic Dean Chandima H. de Silva also commented on this venture and stated that while the campus aims to be the foremost professional and higher educational institution in Sri Lanka, the ultimate objective of Saegis Campus is to produce not only academically qualified people but competent, individuals who can take up challenges and make a mark in their respective professions in today’s competitive business world. “With a committed staff of well experienced and much respected professors and lecturers as resource persons, the management of Saegis strives to deliver high quality education on par with international standards while students are encouraged to take part in many extra-curricular activities. In addition, students will get involved in group work, presentations and tutorials as a part of their learning process. Additional sessions to improve communication and other soft skills are also conducted regularly,” assured the Dean.   de Silva also explained that while the institute aims at producing highly skilled graduates with excellent communication skills that is much sought after in global job market, English is given prominence, it also comprise of a Centre for English Learning and Teaching (CELT) that is geared towards enhancing the English Language competency of the students in the long run. In addition to the English courses CELT conducts a Speaking Club for Saegis students where the oral competency in English is given an extra boost. In addition, the English Help Zone (EHZ) equipped with a mini language lab offers exciting and innovative English learning activities.   Saegis Campus is a BOI (Board of Investment) approved project located in a picturesque and scenic block of land between Kohuwala and Nugegoda, with easy access to the capital city. Saegis Campus is equipped with all the modern facilities a campus should have from latest teaching/leaning aids, comfortable and air conditioned lecture theatres, IT laboratories, and auditoriums to sports centres. Further information on Saegis academic programs could be obtained by visiting their website or by calling 077 043 0000.