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Dr. Christian Peters, Managing Director, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) Conducts Seminars on German Higher Education System and AI in Higher Education under the ERASMUS+ Project SSAPI

As part of the European Union funded project “Strategic Support for Accreditation of Programs and Internationalization at South Asian Higher Education Institutes (SSAPI). Dr. Christian Peters has been leading two highly anticipated training sessions at SLTC. These sessions focus on navigating the German Higher Education Landscape and Exploring the Prospects and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Higher Education. Dr. Peters, a distinguished expert in social science has been providing comprehensive seminar on navigating the German Higher Education Systems. His session has attracted students and young faculty members of SLTC. In addition to German higher education, Dr. Peters led a session on the prospects and challenges of integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) in higher education. As AI continues to revolutionize various sectors, its impact on education is profound and multifaceted. The SSAPI project aims to elevate the standards of higher education in South Asia by providing strategic support for the accreditation of academic programs and promoting internationalization. The inclusion of training on German higher education and AI reflects the project's commitment to equipping South Asian institutions with the tools and knowledge needed to thrive in a global academic environment.

The International Conference on Accreditation and Internationalization in South Asian Higher Education Institutions

The International Conference on Accreditation and Internationalization in South Asian Higher Education Institutions was held at the Higher Education Commission (HEC Secretariat), Islamabad, Pakistan on 04 June 2024. Dr Zia Ul-Qayyum, Executive Director of HEC graced the event as the Chief Guest. The conference was organized jointly by the Quality Assurance Agency, HEC, and FAST- National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan. The gathering marked the culmination of the ERASMUS+-funded project titled “Strategic Support for Accreditation of Programs and Internationalization at South Asian Higher Education Institutions”, where SLTC is a partner Institution. Presenters from Portugal, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan shared their insights and recommendations on internationalization and accreditation in HEIs. The event attracted approximately 100 attendees from various universities, with over 100 participants joining online. SLTC is represented by Dr. Deepika Priyadarshani, Dr. Lasith Yasakethu and Ms. Chamari Ketakumbura.

SLTC Wasath Hiru Udanaya 2024: Celebrating Tradition and Unity

On April 30th, 2024, our campus came alive with the vibrant festivities of the SLTC Wasath Hiru Udanaya. Organized by the Student Interactive Society of SLTC, the Media Unit of SLTC, and the Sports Council of SLTC, this event brought together students, faculty, and staff for a day filled with traditional games, cultural performances, and joyous celebration. Relive the memorable moments through these snapshots of our campus community coming together in the spirit of unity and tradition.

Celebrating a Greener Future: Agreement Signing with First Energy SL (Pvt) Limited

On May 7, 2024, SLTC had the pleasure of hosting the signing ceremony for the Rooftop Solar Project, awarded to First Energy SL (Pvt) Limited. This 370 kWp project marks a significant step towards sustainable energy. The agreement was signed by our Vice Chancellor, Mr. N.L. Veranja Vipul Karunaratne, and the Managing Director(First Energy SL (Pvt) Limited), Mr. Prabath Wickramasinghe . Together, we are committed to fostering a greener future.

SLTC Forges Strategic Partnerships with Leading Companies for Student Internships and Career Readiness

In a continued commitment to enhancing career readiness and fostering industry connections, SLTC Research University (SLTC) has recently signed three more Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with three esteemed companies: Engenuity Telco Pvt Ltd, Fidenz Pvt Ltd, and Venora Lanka Power Panels (Pvt.) Ltd. These strategic agreements are poised to provide invaluable internship opportunities for SLTC students, with the potential for permanent employment based on their performance. About the Partner Companies Engenuity Telco Pvt Ltd Engenuity Telco Pvt Ltd is a premier software development company that has been catering to a diverse global clientele since 2010. Their proficiency spans the entire spectrum of software development, from creating cutting-edge Proof of Concepts (PoCs) and Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) to maintaining and supporting mission-critical SaaS platforms. Fidenz Pvt Ltd Fidenz Technologies, established in 2010, is a development services firm headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Their expertise lies in native mobile applications and Ruby on Rails backends. With a global clientele spanning the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore, Fidenz delivers top-notch software solutions. Venora Lanka Power Panels (Pvt.) Ltd Venora Lanka Power Panels (Pvt.) Ltd (VLPP) is an export-oriented manufacturer with a state-of-the-art factory at the Export Processing Zone in Biyagama, Sri Lanka. They provide electrical panel boards to mega projects locally and export to countries such as Bangladesh, Maldives, Kenya, Ethiopia, Seychelles, and Myanmar. These collaborations will empower SLTC students, equipping them with practical experience and enhancing their employability upon graduation.

SLTC Research University Strengthens Industry-Academia Partnerships through MoU Signings

In a significant stride towards bolstering career readiness initiatives, SLTC Research University (SLTC) has achieved a noteworthy milestone by formalizing Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with three prominent companies: Aklan International Pvt Ltd, Magicbits Pvt Ltd, and Effective Solutions Pvt Ltd. These strategic agreements aim to provide SLTC students with invaluable internship opportunities, with the potential for permanent employment based on their performance. The MoU signing event, held at the SLTC Residential Campus in Padukka, brought together distinguished attendees, including representatives from the partnering companies and esteemed SLTC lecturers. Through these collaborations, SLTC seeks to tailor internship programs to meet the specific needs of students based on their degree programs. By gaining practical experience and valuable insights into their respective industries, students enhance their employability upon graduation. About the Partner Companies Effective Solutions Pvt Ltd Effective Solutions, a renowned brand and award-winning company in Sri Lanka, has earned the trust of numerous manufacturing and service industries for its delivery of high-quality, innovative technological solutions. With a track record of continuous growth and expansion into international markets, Effective Solutions brings robust research and development capabilities to the table. Charith Vithanage, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Effective Solutions, played a pivotal role in signing the MoU with SLTC. This collaboration underscores Effective Solutions’ confidence in SLTC graduates and its commitment to nurturing talent for the benefit of future professionals. Additionally, Effective Solutions Pvt has previously offered internships to SLTC students and conducted career readiness programs since 2022, further solidifying their dedication to talent development and industry engagement. Magicbits Pvt Ltd Magicbits Pvt Ltd stands out for its high-end features and unique blend of hardware and software support. The company empowers students across various domains, including coding, electronics, IoT, robotics, and AI. Magicbits provides extensive creative exploration opportunities at an affordable rate. Migara Amithodhana, CEO and Co-founder of Magicbits, signed an MoU with SLTC to offer internship opportunities. Magicbits has already demonstrated its commitment to talent nurturing by providing permanent employment positions to SLTC graduates. Aklan International Pvt Ltd Eng Ravi Rupasinghe signed the MoU with SLTC. Since 2020, SLTC students have had the privilege of undertaking internships at Aklan International Pvt Ltd, a testament to the company’s proactive stance towards nurturing talent. This collaboration not only provides students with invaluable hands-on experience but also reinforces Aklan International’s dedication to fostering industry-ready graduates. Prof Veranja Karunaratne, Vice Chancellor of SLTC, expressed confidence in the efficacy of these partnerships. He emphasized their role in bridging the gap between academia and industry, stating, “This initiative marks the beginning of a sustained effort to forge meaningful collaborations with our industry partners. We are committed to providing our students with the skills and experiences necessary to thrive in today’s competitive job market.”

WORKSHOP ON ‘HOW TO MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN’

A successful workshop for our Academic and Non-Academic staff in Admin positions on “How to Make Change Happen”; a crucial and timely topic in contemporary business organizations. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Deepal Sooriyaarachchi a renowned corporate trainer and chartered marketer in the country. This is an initiative of the ERASMUS+ ENACT Project Team of SLTC.

Dr. Dimithri Jayagoda on Management Principles for a Balanced Life

Dr. Dimithri Jayagoda, Head of Department – Business Studies at SLTC, was recently featured on Gaja TV, sharing his expert insights on ‘Management Principles for a Balanced Life’. In this enlightening segment, Dr. Jayagoda explores the intersection of management principles and personal well-being, offering valuable guidance for achieving harmony in our daily lives. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of SLTC’s leading academics.