ESOFT International Education (PVT) Limited, a member of the ESOFT Group of Companies, pioneers of professional ICT education in Sri Lanka, has provided Sri Lankan students with the opportunity of studying for BA and M.Sc degrees by joining with the Bucks New University of Britain.
The official introduction of these courses and signing the memorandum of understanding between the two educational institutions was held recently at the Hotel Galadari, Colombo, with the participation of UK's Bucks New University Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof. Derek Godfrey and ESOFT Group of Companies Chairman and Managing Director Dr. Dayan Rajapaksa.
|(From left) ESOFT International Education (PVT) Limited Director Nishan Sembakuttiarachchi, UK's Bucks New University, Production and New Media School Head Frazier McKenzie, ESOFT Group of Companies Chairman and Managing Director Dr. Dayan Rajapaksa, UK's Bucks New University Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof. Derek Godfrey, ESOFT International Education (PVT) Limited Chief Executive Officer Dr.Prasanna Lokuge, Bucks New University New Media and Technology Department Manager Dr. Kevin Mahar and Bucks New University Recruitment Advisor and Lecturer Ajitha Wanasinghe.
The BA (Hons) Degree in Business and Finance and the M.Sc in Information Systems for Strategic Management Degree are the new degree courses introduced to Sri Lankan students by the ESOFT-Bucks partnership. The BA (Hons) Degree in Business and Finance can be completed in three years and there are ample local and overseas employment opportunities for students completing this degree. The specialty here is that students, who have completed the HND course or the CIMA course, or any other equivalent, can complete the Bucks New University BA (Hons) Degree in Business and Finance in one year. The M.Sc in Information Systems for Strategic Management Degree can be completed in two years and it is very useful for state and private sector executives and proprietors of businesses.
Now, Sri Lankan students can complete these two degree courses of Bucks New University, UK, through ESOFT International Education (PVT) Limited at very reasonable rates. Within two weeks of the official launch Bucks New University has also added B.Sc.(Hons) in Computing degree to ESOFT's line up. The registration has commenced for the new programmes and academic sessions will begin in September.
Two years ago, ESOFT in partnership with Edexcel Institute of the United Kingdom, introduced the HND Higher Diploma Courses in the fields of information technology and business management. ESOFT is the only educational institute in Sri Lanka to conduct HND courses in over 10 locations in the island including Colombo, Kandy, Kurunegala, Matara, Galle, Negombo, Matale, Jaffna, Batticaloa and Kalmunai. Students who successfully complete the HND Higher Diploma from ESOFT Computer Studies (PVT) Limited will be able to complete Britain's Bucks New University's BA (Hons) Degree in Business and Finance in one year at a very special rate. Students who have completed the HND Higher Diploma in any other institution will also get the same opportunity.
ESOFT Computer Studies (PVT) Limited is the first member of the ESOFT Group of companies. Launched in the year 2000, it is the pioneer in Sri Lanka's professional ICT education. ESOFT has 30 branches located island wide. The number of students exceeds 25,000. ESOFT Computer Studies (PVT) Limited conducts ICT courses from Certificate and Diploma level to Degree level. An institution conducting classes for the BIT External Degree of Colombo University, ESOFT has been successful in obtaining the best results for their students from the inception of that course. The Batch Tops in Colombo University BIT External Degree for the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 are students who had followed the Colombo University BIT External Degree course at ESOFT Computer Studies (PVT) Limited. It is one of the two institutions in the country that conduct classes for the Moratuwa University BIT External Degree with the approval of the University. The British Computer Society (BCS) has given ESOFT that conducts classes for its degree courses Accredited Course Provider Certificate holder status.
ESOFT Computer Studies (PVT) Limited has an experienced and well qualified teaching staff. It is equipped with the best facilities for ICT education such as air-conditioned classrooms, auditoriums, experiment units, test centres and libraries. ESOFT has received the ISO 9001:2008 international standard certification for the quality of its education and the environment conducive to education prevailing there.
The ESOFT International Education (PVT) Limited, a member of the ESOFT Group of Companies and a sister company of ESOFT Computer Studies (PVT) Limited was launched to facilitate Sri Lankan students expecting overseas education to obtain quality overseas education facilities. ESOFT International Education (PVT) Limited recently entered into a memorandum of understanding as part of that facilitation. The Bucks New University of the United Kingdom is a first class university in the world, with a 100 year celebrated history. Students from many countries follow degree courses and postgraduate courses at the Bucks New University. Being a genuine shareholder helping to fulfil Sri Lankan students' professional and overseas education needs, ESOFT International Education (PVT) Limited conducts various programmes such as supplying professional advisory services, organizing introductory seminars, workshops and exhibitions and guiding students in finding financial solutions and in completing English language qualifications.