Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in British higher education in Sri Lanka and the country’s premier IT and Business campus with 33 years of educational excellence, successfully concluded the 2023 edition of its annual IIT Career Day at the BMICH recently.
As in previous years, a large number ofIIT students totalling over 1,000 were present at the IIT Career Day where they interacted with more than 80 of Sri Lanka’s leading companies to obtain career placement at their prestigious companies. These students were seeking industrial placement in the 3rd year of their degree programme at IIT. IIT has incorporated this 1-year mandatory industry placement as a part of its 4-year degree programme curriculum as it helps to facilitate real-world skills, knowledge and application necessary for workplace compatibility thereby helping students transition seamlessly to today’s fast-paced corporate work environments upon graduation from IIT.
Organisations that represent the very best in Sri Lanka’s ICT and Business sectors took part at the IIT Career Day. The ICT companies represented those with cutting edge technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Cybersecurity and 5G.
As one of the pioneers in delivery world-class higher education in Sri Lanka, IIT Career Day provides a platform for connecting IIT undergraduates with the country’s leading ICT and non-ICT organisations, including local blue-chip, multinational companies, up-and-coming startups and other reputed business ventures. These organisations always aim to hire the very best talent in the job market and the IIT Career Day provides them with the ideal opportunity to meet, interview and hire IIT undergraduates while also convincing the youngsters as to why they should become an employee in their respective organisation. Given the wide selection of participating companies in terms of industry, size and specialization, IIT students are able to sit for multiple interviews at different organisations and carefully choose the company of their preference to secure their one-year internship.
IIT was established in 1990 as Sri Lanka’s very first private higher education institute that awards internationally-recognized British degrees in the field of IT and Business through IIT’s Business School and School of Computing. It is an award-winning campus offering internal postgraduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Westminster, UK and the Robert Gordon University, UK. Over the years, IIT has played a pivotal role in strengthening the IT and Business sectors in Sri Lanka by producing thousands of world-class graduates. During the course of its 33 years, IIT has produced over 5,000 graduates who are now based in Sri Lanka and across the globe. These graduates have gone on to enjoy impactful careers as IT and Business professionals in both local and international corporate and government entities as well as become successful entrepreneurs in various related fields. They have been instrumental in empowering over 250 multinational and local blue-chip companies by holding key strategic positions while contributing immensely towards the growth of their respective organizations.