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InfoGrad Scholarship

“The new match-making Programme for Corporates and Graduates”

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Following the successful formula of IIT’s InfoSchol programme, InfoGrad was created to help bridge the gap between the increasing demand of the industry for IT specialists and available workforce in the form of non-IT graduates.

InfoGrad offers an opportunity for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree  (Second Class or higher) from the fields of Commerce, Management, Science, Agriculture and Social Sciences, who have graduated after 2017 to reinvent their career. This opportunity offers 100% full scholarships for a 3 year work-study MSc degree in Business Analytics awarded by Robert Gordon University Aberdeen (RGU), UK.

The course is designed to equip students with an understanding of state-of-the-art methods and tools in data analytics and how to apply these to solve any particular business problem. It will also help to select the right software tools for such a project. This will in turn benefit the industry in Sri Lanka. At all stages of study, the course content is complemented by practical work intended not only to reinforce the learning process, but also to enhance the vocational relevance of the course of study. The syllabus content incorporates course modules intended to enhance the technical and professional skills required to manage and execute Business Analytics systems.

The Programme

Following the successful formula of IIT’s InfoSchol programme, InfoGrad was created to help bridge the gap between the increasing demand of the industry for IT specialists and available workforce in the form of non-IT graduates.

InfoGrad offers an opportunity for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree  (Second Class or higher) from the fields of Commerce, Management, Science, Agriculture and Social Sciences, who have graduated after 2017 to reinvent their career. This opportunity offers 100% full scholarships for a 3 year work-study MSc degree in Business Analytics awarded by Robert Gordon University Aberdeen (RGU), UK.

The course is designed to equip students with an understanding of state-of-the-art methods and tools in data analytics and how to apply these to solve any particular business problem. It will also help to select the right software tools for such a project. This will in turn benefit the industry in Sri Lanka. At all stages of study, the course content is complemented by practical work intended not only to reinforce the learning process, but also to enhance the vocational relevance of the course of study. The syllabus content incorporates course modules intended to enhance the technical and professional skills required to manage and execute Business Analytics systems.

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Benefits of InfoGrad

Student
  • New perspective to earn a living
  • 100% scholarship
  •  Monthly stipend paid while studying for 3 years
  • Assured employment and salary for 3  years with option of employment extension
  •  Increased employability
Company
  • Contributing to the national strategy to re-skill graduates to meet the market needs
  • Getting a valuable in-house resource for a minimal investment
  • Filling gaps in workforce
  • Grooming workforce over a period of 3 years thus decreasing employment turnover
  • Increasing loyalty from the applicant to work for 3 years (or longer)
  • Staying competitive within the national and international demands of the industry
  • Mentorship opportunities for existing staff / fostering leadership skills in current employees

IIT together with Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, UK offers this 3-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 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 3 years of the degree programme, the student will attend classes on Saturdays and one evening during the week.

Graduates from government universities who have graduated after 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree (Second Class or higher) from the Faculties of Commerce, Management, Science, Agriculture, Arts, and Social Sciences who will successfully pass IIT’s entry test for the scholarship programme.

 

Companies in need of business analysts, data warehousing architects / developers, report designers (just to name a few of the potential assignments that this programme will create) willing to enter into a 3-year contract with IIT and the graduate. During this time, the graduate will work full-time while his/her course fee and a monthly stipend will be paid by the corporate sponsor.

After the call for applications, successful applicants will be invited to participate in a written test 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 fulfill 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 with the option of employment to be extended.

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Associated Careers

At the end of the programme the graduate will be qualified to undertake the following roles:

• Data Warehousing: Business Analyst, ETL Expert, Architect, Developer, Engineer
• Business Analytics: Engineer, Systems Administrator
• Data: Analyst, Scientist, Miner
• Report: Architect, Designer
• Business Intelligence: Manager, Technical Specialist, Technology Solutions Architect

Important dates For 2020 Intake

Applications for InfoGrad can be submitted throughout the year.

The academic programmes for MSc in Business Analytics start in May and September. The mandatory induction programmes starts respectively  in February/March for the May intake and June/July for the September intake. 

Graduates should send their application (Cover letter, CV with unrelated references, copy of degree certificate and transcript) to 

IIT, 57, Ramakrishna Road, Colombo 6 

referring to InfoGrad in their cover letter and on the envelope. 

The application can also be submitted by clicking on the “Register Online” button.

Corporates interested in becoming sponsors should contact Ms. Wilja Witcombe via email on wilja.w@iit.ac.lk

For further enquiries, please contact infograd@iit.ac.lk or call 0761  490 844.

Application should be sent to: InfoGrad 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 : +94 761  490 844. E-mail: infograd@iit.ac.lk
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