SLIIT tie up with Prestigious University of Cincinnati
The Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) signed an agreement on the 13th of May 2010 with the prestigious University of Cincinnati (UC), expanding the institution’s educational opportunities for SLIIT students. Ranked 19th amongst the top 20 universities in America and 4th among 84 universities across 4 continents, UC has garnered high ratings and recognition for its diverse educational programs and eco-friendly initiatives.
SLIIT students will benefit through the IT degrees offered by this acclaimed institution, which also provides opportunities for industrial placement upon completion of their degree. The first two and half years of study will be conducted at SLIIT, with courses carried out in strict accordance with UC standards, and thereafter students are able to transfer to UC to complete the three final years of their course, one year of which includes co-operative education in which students will go through an industrial placement and obtain their baccalaureate degree in Information Technology at the completion of the programme. Those who acquire a GPA of 3.25 or its equivalent from SLIIT become eligible for the UC Global Transfer Scholarship, valued at $ 7,000 annually.
The MoU was signed by Mr. Jonathan Weller, Director of International Admissions at the University of Cincinnati and Professor S. Karunaratne, Chancellor and Chairman at SLIIT. Ms. Priyanthi Dissanayake , Lankan representative of UC, Mr. Dissnayake, Dr. Malitha Wijesundara, Head of the IT Services Division and Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at SLIIT,Dr. Mahesha Kapurubandara ,Dean Student Affairs, Dr. Koliya Pulasinghe, Dean Academic Affairs, Dr. Malitha Wijesundara , Mr. Nuwan Kodagoda, Dr. Theekshana Suraweera ,Mr. Chandra De Silva, Ms. Asangi Jayasinghe, Ms. Peumika Karunarthna from SLIIT participated at this occasion.