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Earn a BIT Honours Degree Via Interest Free Loan Scheme @ ESOFT Metro Campus

The Ministry of Higher Education, under the guidance of the The University Grants Commission (UGC) has given approval for ESOFT Metro Campus to confer degrees as a non-state degree awarding institution.
Under this approval and as the first stage, ESOFT Metro Campus has made arrangements to confer the four year Bachelor of Information Technology Honours Degree.
Any student who has obtained three passes at the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination in 2018/17/16 in any subject stream from any District in Sri Lanka could apply for the BIT-Hons four year Degree on information technology of the ESOFT Metro Campus.
There are opportunities to follow this degree course under the Interest Free Student Loan Scheme presently launched by the Government.
Airing his views on this, Dean of the Information Technology Faculty of ESOFT Metro Campus Professor of Computer Science Ruwan Abeysekera said, “The Government giving approval to confer degrees to ESOFT Metro Campus, a reputed higher education institution in Sri Lanka with over 20 years of broad experiences, could be considered a timely step. The reason for that is, even though a large number of students pass the G.C.E. (Advance Level) Examination every year, only a very limited number of them get the opportunity of entering a University in the State Sector. By giving approval to confer degrees to ESOFT Metro Campus, a large number of students who pass the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination will get the priceless opportunity of following a recognised Honours Degree.”
Prof Ruwan Abeysekera said, “we are recruiting students for the Honours Degree in Information Technology. This degree program is conducted at the main institute of the ESOFT Metro Campus in Colombo. But, students from all areas of the Island, including the North and the East, could apply for this Honours Degree Program.
The information technology industry in Sri Lanka requires about 21,000 graduate professionals every year. But, only about 9,000 information technology graduates pass out from Universities each year. Because of this, there is a great demand for information technology graduates in the Sri Lankan and overseas job markets.
We have prepared the contents of this degree program to suit the present and future needs of the information technology industry. Furthermore, the syllabus of the degree program has been prepared according to the higher education criteria of the University Grants Commission and approved by the same Commission.”
The four-year Honours Degree of the ESOFT Metro Campus could be followed by students by paying the course fees directly to the Campus or through the Interest Free Student Loan Scheme presently launched by the Government. When the course is followed through the Interest Free Student Loan Scheme, the course fee is given as a loan and it can be repaid in installments that commence one year after graduating.
This gives the graduate time to find employment and settle in. Willing students also have the opportunity of joining our affiliated UK Degree programs, so that they can achieve a dual qualification.
The ESOFT Metro Campus is making arrangements to launch such additional degree programs in business management and engineering in the near future.
ESOFT Metro Campus, the largest private sector higher education network in Sri Lanka, was launched in 2000. It has 40+ branches in Sri Lanka including the North and the East. ESOFT Metro Campus conducts higher diploma courses, degree courses and post-graduate degree programs and, in that, works in collaboration with Sri Lankan State Universities and recognized universities of the world. ESOFT Metro Campus has a full-time panel of lecturers with theoretical and practical knowledge, well-qualified and experienced in relevant subjects.
The ESOFT Metro Campus is a fully-equipped higher education institute with all facilities conducive to higher education, such as air-conditioned modern lecture halls, ultramodern laboratories, modern libraries, modern rest rooms, recreation areas, canteen and parking facilities.
Further details about the Honours Degree Program of the ESOFT Metro Campus could be obtained from the website www.esoft.lk or by calling 0766 550 550.

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