Sunday, May 27, 2018
Home > Higher Education > With 17 Years of Successes, SLIIT Now Looks to Securing Your Future

With 17 Years of Successes, SLIIT Now Looks to Securing Your Future

Now celebrating 17 years of unbeatable success, a degree from SLIIT truly puts you on the path to greatness.
Established in 1999, at the dawn of the new millennium, SLIIT was started to create a better educated Sri Lanka, with more academic qualifications being advocated. In the beginning, SLIIT opened its doors to 400 students, with its first intake in the year 2000. SLIIT was granted approval by the University Grants Commission in early 2001 to begin award professional and academic qualifications.
Throughout the years, SLIIT has offered students a wide variety of subject streams to pursue. As a result of high demand and rapid growth, SLIIT further widened its reach by establishing its first regional centre in Kandy, where it began offering diplomas and degrees in IT and Business Management. After which it started offering graduate degrees, followed by the Institute partnering with RMIT over the next two years.
A key milestone for SLIIT was the launch of its standalone IT campus, brought upon by massive demand in Sri Lanka for IT professionals encompassing several subject streams. With IT still to this day being one of Sri Lanka’s fastest growing sectors, SLIIT continues its longstanding support of this field by ensuring a significant percentage of its human talent needs are met.
SLIIT continued ramping up its IT portfolio by offering a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Systems Networking in 2006. Additionally, SLIIT introduced its BBA in Business Management, meeting the increasing demand for business graduates in Sri Lanka.
A MSc in Enterprise Application Development followed soon after. Subsequently, the Institute gained membership into the Association of Commonwealth Universities which allows it the privilege of partnering with reputed universities all over the world, providing its students with an unprecedented level of opportunity derived by access to many of the world’s top universities.
As a result of this partnership, SLIIT programs were expanded to incorporate accreditation by international universities such as Australia’s Curtin University, UK’s Liverpool John Moores University and Sheffield Hallam University and many, many more. Currently, the Institute works closely with several universities in Australia, Canada, UK and USA to award a number of qualifications to students.
At the same time, SLIIT also started an Engineering faculty, an urgent need that stemmed from an increased demand for engineering courses. This included the introduction of a B.Eng. in Electronic Engineering.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management, associated with the globally recognised William Angliss Institute, was also launched subsequently.
Recently, SLIIT also established regional centres in Kurunegala , Matara and Jaffna, with plans in the works to branch out even more into Sri Lanka’s heartland.
Continuing its boundless expansion, SLIIT has in the past few months added qualifications in the fields of Science and Education, respectively, to its course work, ensuring potential students have an even greater scope of choice in their future careers.
To this end, and in partnership with several Government and Private sector organisations, SLIIT has formalised within its coursework the requirement for vital industry related training and knowledge for students via its Internship programmes.
These engagements also help to guarantee employment for the many graduates that successfully pass out from the institute every year.
With a current capacity of over 7,000 student, and a diverse lecturing panel of 300 highly qualified academics who have, over the years, produced world class professionals in a number of fields, SLIIT has become the benchmark for success in private higher education in Sri Lanka.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *