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UWIC Ties Up With ICBT

Aug 7, 2010 3:00:18 PM - thesundayleader.lk

Dr. Mohamed Loutfi and Jagath Alwis

ICBT Campus, the leading provider of private higher education in Sri Lanka has launched a range of world-class degree programmes in collaboration with the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) at a ceremony held at Rajabojun Ceylinco Seylan Towers, Colombo recently.
ICBT Campus, which pioneered the introduction of foreign education programmes to Sri Lanka more than a decade ago has now introduced a range of British qualifications which are globally recognized and affordable.
UWIC is ranked among the top three universities in Wales and among the top 10 new universities in the UK by Independent’s Complete University Guide 2010.
In addition UWIC is currently ranked the top new university in Wales by the Guardian University Guide (GUG), the Times Good University Guide and the Sunday Times University Guide.
This year the university is one of the only universities in Wales to improve its UK rankings in all four major university guides and is now ranked in the top 60 universities in UK by GUG and Independent University Guide.
UWIC degrees at ICBT Campus will present an opportunity for Sri Lankan students to gain a qualification from a high ranking university. Special considerations to costs have been given and a Masters Degree can be completed for LKR. 480,000 and Bachelors Degree (top-up) for LKR. 350,000.
UWIC degrees taken at ICBT Campus will be awarded in accordance with UK Quality Assurance Agency policies and students have the option of transferring to Wales and even attending the graduation ceremony in UK. Students will also have access to the University’s on-line portal where they can find important programme related material and information.
Speaking at the ceremony, ICBT Campus Chairman Jagath Alwis said: “UWIC degrees have all the components a prospective student looks into before enrolling for a programme; namely ‘recognition, affordability, accessibility, duration & quality of delivery.”
UWIC International Development Director Dr. Mohamed Loutfi in his speech said, “UWIC courses are career-orientated and aim to prepare students for long-term success in their chosen employment areas. Even though the programmes are internationally recognized and respected, they remain competitively priced so that students get maximum value for their money. We were searching for a partner in Sri Lanka to deliver our high quality programmes without compromising in quality and it is an achievement for us to find such a partner in Sri Lanka, ICBT Campus.”
Speaking to The Sunday Leader he said, “What we hope to do is get more international students to consider Sri Lanka as a destination for higher education and maybe transfer here on exchange programmes because we want all our students to be global and exposed to international work and education standards.”
ICBT Campus CEO and Executive Director Mohan Pathirana said: “As ICBT Campus is celebrating 10 years of excellence in education this year, the UWIC MBA will be our gift to all those who aspire to be MBA graduates of high calibre with wider employability opportunities.”
ICBT Campus is a first-class learning environment and boasts of a range of state-of-the-art facilities including spacious air-conditioned lecture rooms, audio visual equipment, Broadband Internet with wifi access, libraries, cafeterias and recreational facilities.