Sri Lankan initiates world’s first ‘College-As-A-Service’ platform

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 Sri Lankan entrepreneur and LIBT Co-founder Sesiri Pathirane


  • The London Institute of Business and Technology takes professional and vocational education to new heights 

Sri Lankan entrepreneur Sesiri Pathirane, Co-founder of The London Institute of Business and Technology (LIBT), recently announced the launch of the world’s first ever ‘College-As- A-Service’ platform successfully adopting principles of ‘Software-As-A-Service’ or SAAS into higher education. LIBT will differ from conventional learning platforms because it will enable prospective students to enjoy a ‘trial period’ prior to signing up or making a long-term commitment for a specific course of one’s choosing. 

By obtaining an All-Access Pass at only GBP 9, prospective students will be permitted access to all lectures, in real time, for a period of 30 days after which they could upgrade to either the Monthly Academic Pathway for GBP 220 or One-Time Academic Pathway for GBP 1,600; two latter options will entitle students to a Certificate or Diploma upon successful completion of a course, leading to Progression Pathways to complete Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes. All programmes at LIBT have been designed to be relevant to the appetite of the fast-paced job market of today. 

LIBT is unique in its approach to higher education having moved away from the traditional academia and strategies to be more explorative and pragmatic in its efforts to impart knowledge; the faculty at LIBT consists of respected veterans in relevant disciplines eager to groom and mentor vibrant, perceptive, creative and job-ready successors rather than mere graduates.  

All LIBT Campuses across Asia have been designed seamlessly incorporating ample spaces for collaboration: A feature shared commonly with thriving start-up ecosystems in the world such as Silicon Valley, London and Singapore. 

“This product serves to revolutionise how education is seen and consumed. For many in tech, education is an intimidating experience often seen as ‘optional’ – the objective therefore is to make education not only accessible but also relevant and palatable. Students are availed a taste or sample of it before making an investment or commitment which is very in line with the millennial preference and thinking,” opined Pathirane. All three packages will grant students unrestricted access for 30 days to all courses & resources offered by LIBT. 

Accredited by a host of global bodies including ATHE and QUALIFI, LIBT offers courses in a wide range of areas including Information Technology, E-Commerce, Cyber Security, Business Enterprise, Accounting and Finance and Law. College-As-A-Service is a manifestation of the Founder/CEO Pathirane’s vision to universalise knowledge transcending socio-economic, geographic and other limitations. 

LIBT’s most recent campus was launched in January 2021 at The BETA Park in Bhutan while the Cambodia campus is due for commencement in March 2021. For further information and registration, visit: