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IT Offers Unique Scholarships for Talented Students to Follow Globally Renowned Degree Programmes

The Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) has been playing a pivotal role in grooming Sri Lankan students to become innovators, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders since 1990. Many IIT graduates who have reached the apex of Sri Lanka’s corporate and IT sectors are making the invaluable contribution of empowering their respective organizations and industries.
With the view of providing opportunities to talented students who are unable to afford a globally renowned British degree, IIT has introduced the Infoschol scholarship programme. This unique scholarship programme has been offered to nearly 1000 students since its introduction in 1998.
The Infoschol scheme is offered to students who have obtained good Advanced Level results but who unfortunately have not been able to enter the state universities due to its limitations and for those who are unable to afford a British Higher Education. An opportunity to follow a degree in either Software Engineering, Business Information Systems, Business Managementor Computer Science with specialization pathways either in Mobile and Web Computing, Games and Computer Graphics Development or Multimedia Computing disciplines from University of Westminster, UK is possible with this scholarship scheme.
The selected students for the scholarship scheme will be following their degree part-time while being sponsored by selected leading multinational and local blue-chip organizations in Sri Lanka. Following the successful completion of this programme, the Infoscholgraduate will possess 5 years of work experience from a renowned organization and a globally recognized British degree, thus making the IIT Infoschol graduate to be in high demand in the competitive corporate world we live in today.
Some of the other main benefits Infoschol students will be entitled to are; increased employment outcomes, increased graduate salaries, opportunities to test industry/company/career choice/professional identity, increased ability to gain income while enhancing careers through increased work experiences in areas that complement student study areas, greater understanding of the applicability of theoretical knowledge to ‘real corporate environment’, greater learning of complementary workplace skills not easily accessible through undergraduate university degrees andthe development of confidence and interpersonal skills.
This programme will impart skills and knowledge required to be effective employees in the industry. As an intern employed in these leading organization, the Infoschol students will grow into professional individuals with a well-rounded training, who will also be gainfully employable by the industry.
The Inforscholprogramme is a scholarship programme that is offered by IIT to students within a certain standard. Students applying for this particular scholarship programme must adhere to several qualification tests that are designed for testing IQ, analytical and mathematical skills and competencies in vocational and written skills. Students will be shortlisted within a short span once they have applied for the programme. Once the candidates have been selected for the programme, each of these students will be able to accept internships in well-reputed companies that are based locally and internationally on a full-time basis. This aspect of the scholarship programme will allow students to gather experience in both practical and theoretical fields. They will be provided the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real world problems within their respective industry.
IIT is an award winning campus which has won many accolades such in local and International competitions such as Microsoft Imagine Cup, National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA), Google Summer of Code, APICTA and e-Swabhimani. It has earned a wide reputation as a solid, professional training campus, catering to the needs of the students and producing well-rounded and highly employable graduates, to anticipate the professional world by being armed with confidence and knowledge.
If you wish to apply for the Infoscholprogramme offered by IIT, write to [email protected] or callVajiraKarunaratne, Project Manager – InfoScholon 0768209733. For more information visit www.iit.ac.lk or IIT Main Campus at No.57, Ramakrishna Road, Colombo 6.

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