Tuesday, February 8, 2011


SLASSCOM stands for Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service companies, It is an organization formed mainly by major IT companies in Sri Lanka. Main purpose of the association is to provide one place for the software companies to discuss there issues. It also works closely with the government advising on policy issues, encourages the IT/BPO industry in Sri Lanka and a whole lot more. It also educates the public, especially the younger generation about the careers opportunities related to software industry.If you want to keep in touch with the latest happenings about the software industry and the related events then the best way to do this is to join the Facebook page called Future Careers.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

British Degree in Sri Lanka

For an average Sri Lankan getting a British degree is not easy, especially if you have to travel to England to get it. This was the case before the private universities came up and only the elite in the society had the money to afford a British degree. But with opening of private universities affiliated with various British universities it has become possible for Sri Lankans to get a UK degree for the fraction of the cost it will cost in UK. Universities like Sri Lanka Institute of Technology gives you the chance complete there normal course for the first two years and then move to England to do only the final year and get the degree. Needless to say that this cuts down to cost in a huge amount. Some private universities offer the whole UK universities program with guest lecturers coming from time to time for visits. Because of the Internet online exams can be held thus reducing the need to go abroad for final exams etc. This is especially true for IT degrees since multiple choice questions etc can be done easily online.
Another reason why more and more private universities are offering British degrees is the certification of degree programs. There are certifications like Edexcel that standardize a program and rates its quality. One of the biggest reasons British universities didn't offer degrees from Sri Lankan universities was the poor standards maintained by the private universities and the inability to measure the quality of the local degree programs. But nowadays universities can improve there program and get Edexcel qualification and then build affiliations with foreign universities.
SLIIT, APIIT,IIT are few of the private universities that offer British degrees in Sri Lanka. When it comes to cost SLIIT is the most affordable since you can follow the SLIIT programs for the first two years and then go abroad for the final year only. Other than degree programs they offer MSc and MBA programs as well, making it easier to get a degree from a well recognized foreign university.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Computer Networking Degree in Sri Lanka

Computer networking is a field with very high salary scales and which is an area that has a high demand for jobs as well. Unfortunately it is not easy to find  a degree program specially aimed at computer networking in Sri Lankan universities. Most of the time it is done by some private university in affiliation with some foreign university. This is not a bad thing considering that you are getting a foreign degree but the downside is it will cost you much more than doing a degree in Sri Lanka.
E-Soft pathways offers a computer networking degree in affiliation with Coventry university. If you are interested then you can visit there online inquiries page and select B.Eng (Hons) in Computer networking and communication technologies to get further information. You can mention the coupon code 1709 to get a 5% discount. Visit the online inquiry page.
Another university that offers a computer networking degree is Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology which is popularly known as SLIIT. They are giving this in affiliation with Curtin University of Australia. You have the option of doing the first two years at SLIIT in Sri Lanka and going to Australia to complete the degree. You also have the option of completing everything here at Sri Lanka.
As you can see most computer networking degrees in Sri Lanka are offered with affiliation with some foreign university and as of this moment it is just about the only way you can get a networking degree here in Sri Lanka.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Edexcel higher national diploma in Computing from Sri Lanka

Edexcel International is one of the top degree awarding institutes in UK pretty similar to University Grants Commission in Sri Lanka. But the difference being that Edexcel certification is accepted in over 100 universities in UK, USA and Australia. With Edexcel qualification you can enter any of these degree to do the final year only. This is a great opportunity to get a foreign university degree at the fraction of the cost. Also this way you want have to go abroad until the final year to complete your degree.
E-Soft computer studies is a well recognized university that offers Edexcel HND in Sri Lanka. They have a very helpful staff so you can contact them for more details.Go to the EdExcel HND in Computing page. check the requirements and press the place an inquiry button at the very bottom. Mention the code 1709 for a special 5% discount, this code is valid for any program conducted by E-Soft so make sure to use this code if you decided on doing any other course. Visit here and mention code 1709 for a 5% discount.
ESOFT HND in Computing

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