Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in British higher education in Sri Lanka and the country’s premier IT and Business campus, welcomed the latest batches of postgraduate ICT and Fashion degree students at the orientation program held at the IIT premises recently.
The fiveMaster’s programs include three awarded by the University of Westminster, UK – MSc Advanced Software Engineering, MSc Cyber Security and Forensics and MA Fashion Business Management and two awarded by the Robert Gordon University, UK – MSc Big Data Analytics, MSc Business Analytics.All five Master’s programs are 2-year, part-time degree programme recognized by University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka.
All IIT degree programmes are offered by friendly, highly-experienced staff, and benefit from the diverse specialist knowledge and skills within the institute. Teaching methodology at IIT includes lab-based sessions, student-led seminars, site visits and lectures by internal staff and guest lectures from experts in the industry while assessments are carried out primarily through practical or research-based course work.
The Welcome Addresses at the orientation programmewere delivered by Prof. Jayantha Wijeyaratne Director of IIT and Naomi Krishnarajah Dean of IIT after which the Guest Speaker for the day, Dr. Sankalpa Gamwarige General Manager / Vice President Engineering of Zone24x7, shared his thoughts with the audience on the topic “Are you ready to invest for your Master’s Degree?”
Prof. Jayantha Wijeyaratne- Director of IIT stated, “Today, we are living in a knowledge-based world. The world is changing rapidly and the requirements are constantly changing. We have to adapt to all these changes and in order to do that we must continue to develop our knowledge and skills. Nowadays, having one degree is not sufficient to survive in this fast-changing world. You must strive to gain more knowledge and skills in your chosen areas and you can certainly achieve that by doing a world-class postgraduate degree. ”
After elaborating on the background and logistical aspects of the degree programmes, Naomi Krishnarajah Dean of IIT added, “These degree programs will help develop important transferable skills such as critical thinking, creative thinking, effective communications, entrepreneurial spirit, ability to think globally while also engaging with local communities as well as the ability to be socially, ethically and environmentally aware.”