IIT once again bagged multiple accolades for innovation at the renowned ICT competition, the National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA) which was held recently at Hotel Galadari, Colombo. At the recent NBQSA awards, IIT students won two Gold awards, a Bronze award and two Merit awards for displaying innovative projects that will help shape society.
Under the Tertiary Student Project – Technology category, IIT student Thiloshon Nagarajah won Gold for his project “AutoMLR”, supervised by senior IIT lecturer, Guhanathan Poravi. IIT student Kuruppu Mudiyanselage Gayakshika Gimhani won a Merit award under Tertiary Student Project – Technology category the for her project “Intelligent Approach on Diagnosing Dementia at Early Stages Based on Machine Learning” , supervised by Achala Aponso.
Under the Tertiary Student Project – Business category, IIT student Lakshika Sivaloganathan won Gold for her project “Rainout Companion – A Smart Cloth Rack with Dryer”, supervised by Abarnah Kirupananda. IIT students Karththikan Nagularajah, Suresh Michael Peiris and Marshal Michael won Bronze for their project Park- ER supervised by Kumudini Sarathchandra under the same category. IIT student Mohamed Ismail Mohamed Fawaaz won a Merit awards for his project “AVNA – A Hyper Personalized Radio Platform for Geo-Targeted and Personalized Marketing Communication” supervised by Prassanna Padmanadan under the Tertiary Student Project – Business category.
Every year IIT has been bagging consecutive awards at the NBQSA competition. Last year, IIT students bagged two Merit Awards and a Special Mentions Award under the Tertiary category for their innovative projects. At last year’s NBQSA, IIT student Raveen Athapaththu was awarded a Merit Award under the Tertiary Computing category for his project which is a knowledge Based System for Medicine Stock Prediction, while IIT students Numee Tilakarathne and Janak Amarasena won a Merit Award under the Tertiary Business category for their project “Shilpa” which is an online platform which empowers the rural artist and handicraft industry in Sri Lanka.
During the three decades of educational excellence, IIT has provided a firm foundation by grooming students to prepare for the competitive industry and providing them the right skills to excel in their careers. IIT has created a culture of educational excellence which fosters creativity and innovation which enables students to explore opportunities and discover the unknown. The grooming and encouragement provided by IIT for students to compete in local and international competitions has enabled IIT students to be ahead of other graduates in the industry and face any corporate challenges.
IIT conducts internal postgraduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Westminster (UOW), UK and Robert Gordon University. The University of Westminster degrees offered at IIT are Software Engineering, Business Information System, Business Management and Computer Science with specialization pathways in gaming and computer graphics development, mobile and web computing and multimedia computing.