Friday, August 16, 2013

Sri Lanka universities planning new technology degrees and departments

Chairperson of Sri Lanka's University Grants Commission Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama said that the Ministry of Higher Education is planning to establish technology departments or faculties in universities to cater to the new technology stream students entering the universities in 2016.
With the intention of preparing the youth to suit the modern high-tech employment market, Sri Lanka has taken measures to enrich the school curriculum with a new subject stream that focuses on advance technologies.
The departments or the faculties to be initiated for the technology stream will be affiliated to the science faculties.
University Grants Commission and the universities are also planning new degree courses for these students. The graduates will be offered the Bachelor of Technology degrees.
The Ministry of Education introduced the new technology stream in schools as a pilot project in July and the first batch of technology students will enter the universities in 2015.
The Technology stream is introduced in addition to the current subject streams, Arts, Science, Mathematics and Commerce.