IIT - InfoSchol

 

 

Informatics Group in collaboration with the Ministry of Education Sri Lanka and the leading Industry partners offer selected candidates an opportunity of receiving a scholarship to follow a prestigious British Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Business Information Systems or Business Management.

 

The core of InfoSchol is to identify local talents, groom them to drive the local ICT industry forward to position Sri Lanka as an emerging knowledge based economy in the global business community. At the same time InfoSchol through its scholarship programme is assisting the Sri Lankan economy to meet and exceed local goals and challenges of over 5 Billion Dollar IT exports in 2022.

InfoSchol, the brainchild of Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe, endorsed by the local ICT industry and industry bodies as a highly recognized tool to produce quality candidates for the IT industry, offers talented young school leavers the opportunity to enter the world of their passion – technology!  

 

The Programme

Selected scholars will follow BEng/BSc degrees at IIT campus, offered by the University of Westminster, UK. The duration of the programme is 5 years and the programme will be conducted completely free of charge. Being employed as full time interns in leading companies in Sri Lanka, the scholars will be paid a monthly allowance by the respective organization.

 

Upon completion of the degree, scholars will have 5 years of work experience, making them highly employable locally and internationally.

Benefits of Infoschol

    • 100% free degree from IIT Campus.
    • Bachelor’s degree certificate from the University of Westminster.
    • Opportunity to work in a reputed company as an intern.
    • Free 3 months induction programme prior to the degree.
    • Opportunity to engage in all extracurricular activities at IIT.
    • Free library facilities at IIT Campus.
    • Graduate with 5 years of experience in the relevant industry.
    • High demand for InfoSchol graduates with higher salary scales.

IIT together with Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, UK offers this 2-year part-time Master’s degree in Business Analytics.

The course is designed to equip students with an understanding of state-of-the-art methods and tools to solve any big data business challenges. It will also help managers to select the appropriate software tools for such scenarios.

This Master’s degree course offers extensive training in Business Analytics technology and methods, providing the opportunity to upgrade existing skills to state-of-the-art in areas such as Web Mining, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Data Science, NoSQL databases and Business Modelling techniques. The course has a strong research focus.

During the 2 years of the degree programme, the student will attend classes on Saturdays and one evening during the week.

G.C.E. O/L with Credit Passes for Mathematics and English.
G.C.E. A/L: Priority will be given to students with 3 Credit Passes OR above for main subjects in any stream.

*Please note that these are minimum entry requirements, and does not necessarily guarantee a position to the intake. Students are selected through a selection process.

After the call for applications, successful applicants will be invited to participate in written tests followed by interviews conducted by a panel of academic and business representatives.  Once these two steps are successfully completed, the applicants are invited to participate in a 3-month induction programme at IIT campus to prepare them for the work / study programme that is to follow.

From the beginning, corporate sponsors are involved in the selection process to assure that the selected candidates fulfil their requirements.

Once the selection process is completed, the successful graduate, the sponsor and IIT will sign a Tri-Party-Agreement in which the monthly payment schedule for IIT’s fee, the stipend to the graduate and other details are specified. The contract will be for a period of 3 years in total (2 years work/study programme, 1-year work only) with the option of employment to be extended.

Important dates For 2019 Intake

Application closing date: to be announced

(Late applications will not be accepted)

The selected candidates will be notified of the date, time and venue of the IQ/ Aptitude Test.

Course Commence in January 2020

Application Procedure

The application for the Infoschol 2020 intake can be downloaded here. Application can be sent via email or via registered post to the address given below before the closing date. 

  • via email to : infoschol@iit.ac.lk
  • via registered post to : INFORMATICS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, 57, Ramakrishna Road, Colombo 06

Please mention ‘InfoSchol Application’ as the email subject or on the top-left corner of the envelope.

You can also follow the link to the online application and submit your application online.

Please note : Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. 

Application Should be sent to

InfoSchol 2020

INFORMATICS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

IIT CAMPUS

57, Ramakrishna Road, Colombo 06

For further clarifications and information please contact us on,

Tel: +94 11 2 360 212

Mobile : +94 76 820 9733

E-mail: infoschol@iit.ac.lk

Successful InfoSchol Graduates of the Past

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Dr.Sasakthi Abeysinghe

(Staff Software Engineer Tech-Lead Manager at Google)

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Thilan Warnakulage

(Director - Professional Services & TKM at Zone24x7)

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Suren Nanayakkara

(CTO at Mazarin (PVT) Limited)

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Asanga Marasinghe

(Director, Software Development and Technical Services at IFS Research and Development)

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