University of Moratuwa selects OpenArc as partner to offer BIT Degree
Thursday, 5 February 2015 00:00
University of Moratuwa (UOM) recognised OpenArc as the partner organisation to offer Bachelor of Information Technology Degree of University of Moratuwa, commencing from the new intake in February 2015.The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding took place at the University of Moratuwa on 21 January. The specialty of the degree offered by the University of Moratuwa is that their students are employed 100% even before graduating, especially in the ICT Industry.
OpenArc with her unblemished history of 23 years as an IT school and a software company has been providing educational services and software solutions to the nation saving millions of foreign exchange to the country. OpenArc has been generating its own software engineers for its commercial software development teams and today, it has recorded the market leadership in the banking and finance software sector of the country. The company has computerised a large number of finance companies, merchant banks and parts of commercial banks and holds a market leadership for their flagship product ‘OpenArc SkyBank’. OpenArc Campus has been feeding the software development company with talented human resources for the world class software projects undertaken by them. Through this process it has been evolved as an ‘Industrial Campus’ that has been producing highly employable IT graduates. At the OpenArc Industrial Campus, senior software engineers engaged in practical software projects take part in teaching and students get the opportunity to work in software projects as early as second year of their graduate study program.
OpenArc involvement with BIT of University of Colombo goes back to the inception of the program in the year 2000. The OpenArc campus has added many practical components to the degree and is offering ‘Industrial BIT’ with industrial training and job guarantee. OpenArc campus students have produced very good results in BIT since the inception of the degree program. Our students produced best island-wide results in the very first examination. The recent achievements of OpenArc students include ‘Best island wide project in 2001 and 2013’, two first classes in 2012 and ‘Best results in 2013 semester 1 examination’.
On top of weekend/part time program, the campus has introduced a ‘Full Time BIT’ degree program as well and it has so many additional study areas to prepare the students for the ICT industry. They will do at least two additional projects in the industry on top of the degree components.
“We are a quality conscious company and our software development company is CMMI LEVEL 3 assessed and OpenArc Campus is ISO 9001:2008 certified. With our commitment to develop graduates with knowledge, skills and values, OpenArc strongly believes that the new partnership with the UOM will create a lot of synergy and it would enable us to produce graduates/Software Engineers of very high calibre,” OpenArc Chairman Daya Hettiarachchi said.
They will also learn Japanese language to prepare for the job market in Japan. Masami Awano, the Director of OpenArc said there are many job opportunities for OpenArc Software Engineers, if they have Japanese language proficiency.
Students can get more details about this program by visiting www.codl.lk or by contacting: Centre for Open & Distance Learning (CODL)
University of MoratuwaTel: 0113082787 and 0113082788Fax: 011 265 0572E-mail:[email protected]Web: www.codl.lk
Signing of MOU between University of Moratuwa (UOM) and OpenArc Systems Management (OSM) from left: UOM Chairman/CODL Dr. Ranga Rodrigo, UOM Program Administrator Visakha Korale, UOM Faculty of Information Technology Dean D.K. Withanage, UOM Registrar A.L.J. Sadique, UOM Vice Chancellor Prof. A.K.W. Jayawardane, OSM Chairman D.K. Hettiarachchi, OSM Director V.K. Sinhabahu, OSM Director H.C.L.P. Goonatilleke, OpenArc Campus Chief Academic Officer K.D.R. Perera and UOM Online Tutor Saranga Jayalath