SLIIT for Information technology degrees and diplomas

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Loading... Sri Lankan Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) is a degree awarding institute recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). SLIIT offers local degrees and degrees in collaboration with foreign partner universities in Australia and the United Kingdom. At present, SLIIT operates two main campuses: Malabe City Campus and Metropolition campus in Kollupitiya. Also it operates two centers at Matara and Kandy. SLIIT has over 100 academic and professional staff members.

Update 2014: You can now apply for June 2014 intake – Upto 19 May 2014

Update: You can apply for BIT degree offered by SLIIT for 2013 batch upto 10 January 2013
Degree and Masters Programs

SLIIT conducts programs of studies leading to B.Sc Special Honors degrees, B.Sc . General Degrees, M.Sc degrees and postgraduate diplomas in Information Technology, Information Management and Business Management. Students while conducting their degrees can earn other qualifications such as diplomas, advance diplomas which are designed fulfill the industry requirements.

Following degree programs of SLIIT are recognized by UGC, Sri Lanka:

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Management
M.Sc in Information Technology
M.Sc in Information Systems
M.Sc in Information Management

SLIIT Students can transfer to its partner universities after completing two or two and half years of study at SLIIT, and they can graduate from Curtin University of Technology in Australia or Sheffield Hallam University in UK.

Curtin University of Technology Degrees
B.Sc. in Information Technology
B.Sc. in Computer Systems and Networking

Sheffield Hallam University Degrees
B.Eng.(Hons) in Electronic Engineering
B.B.A.(Hons) in Business Management

SLIIT also conducts a number of industry certified development programs such as Microsoft, IBM, CISCO systems. SLIIT has commenced a Business Management degree program and an Electronic Engineering degree program from 2009.

SLIIT has a current enrollment of over 3500 Students for its B.Sc degree programs and another 1000 students for its Master’s degree and other programs. SLIIT is focused on providing opportunities to produce about 1000 IT professionals  each year.

SLIIT won numerous awards including Microsoft Imagine Cup Silver award (2007, 2008), Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance.

Student Welfare

SLIIT students are provided a foundation course to improve their communication skills. Its also provides training to improve reading, writing, listing and speaking abilities in English. All SLIIT programs are conducted in the English medium.

SLIIT provides modern facilities for students to enrich their studies. These include air-conditioned lecture theaters, Laboratories, Auditoriums, Libraries and reading rooms, rest areas and canteens. SLIIT also provide facilities for indoor and outdoor sports and other activities at the Malabe City Campus.

Campus Accommodation for students is available within the campus and also around the campus.

Other facilities given to students include student housing, SLIIT students Transport, SLIIT Gymnasium/Recreation Center, SLIIT carrier Guidance Unit, SLIIT English Help desk and medical facilities.

Many extracurricular and co-curricular activities are conducted by the SLIIT, which includes many clubs and societies such as student Interactive Society, Sport Council, FOSS Community, HEDRA SLIIT programming community, CSN student community, Information system unit, SLIIT Alumni Association, etc.

Student scholarships

SLIIT provide some scholarships according to the excellent Grade Point Average (GPA). Also it provides Mahapola Higher Education Scholarships who obtained high marks /grades in GCE (A/L) examination. Also provides IFS scholarships and industry sponsored scholarships.

Cost (Tuition Fees)

Approximate cost for IT related degrees is about Rs 72000.00 per semester, and rate per semester increase each year. Cost is very much higher for foreign degree programs.

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  1. SICD April 26, 2016 at 1:23 pm -  Reply

    can i apply SLIIT computing for degree? i’m after O/l and still A/l.

  2. Safroon December 28, 2014 at 1:47 am -  Reply

    I like to do bachelor of information technology. I want to contact you

  3. Rishad Hafeel October 31, 2014 at 7:53 pm -  Reply

    I did my a/l in cmrce strrm in 2014 result pending i want to study sliit plz hlp me

  4. Maneesha December 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm -  Reply

    i did A/L in 2013 i have 3-s in maths can i follow civil engineering ,meka end karata passe job ekak aniwaryen labeda plz……………… me

  5. Shaira July 5, 2013 at 1:58 pm -  Reply

    I am wishing to complete an IT degree in SLIIT,can I pay the annual fee in installments?

    • Hiran July 9, 2013 at 6:52 am -  Reply

      Shaira – Check with SLIIT web site for their payment options.

  6. shashini April 9, 2013 at 1:32 pm -  Reply

    when will you start next badge in computer system engineering?

    • Hiran April 9, 2013 at 3:26 pm -  Reply

      shashini – Call SLIIT to get information regarding the starting date.
      Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology.
      New Kandy Rd,
      Phone :+94 11 241 3900
      Fax:+94 11 241 3901

  7. studentlanka February 6, 2013 at 7:05 am -  Reply

    SLIIT students emerge champions at International Robotics Challenge – India
    The triumphant SLIIT team beat 17 teams from eight countries, including Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand and UAE to emerge champions of the International Robotic Challenge grand finale held during TechFest at IIT, Bombay.

  8. IT Prof January 28, 2013 at 11:51 pm -  Reply

    SLIIT launched the University Grants Commission (UGC) approved Engineering degree programme to be offered by a non-state sector institute for the first time in Sri Lanka.

    SLIIT, the largest degree awarding institute outside the state sector has diversified its academic programmes to include the engineering degree programme. SLIIT is the only non-state higher education institute in Sri Lanka that has been granted UGC approval for Engineering degrees. The institute is also a member of the prestigious Association of Commonwealth Universities. SLIIT will be offering Engineering degrees in the following specializations; Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering. The institute also conducts engineering programs with long-standing academic partners Curtin University – Australia and Sheffield Hallam University – UK.

    “With large scale infrastructure investments and project development in the country in both the private industry and the government sector, there is a growing demand for engineering professionals” states Professor Lalith Gamage, President and CEO of SLIIT. “We feel that the introduction of this degree programme is timely in filling a much-needed gap for highly qualified engineers with sound practical knowledge in the country. As SLIIT will always have its finger on the pulse of Sri Lanka’s tertiary education needs, now is the time to respond and begin our UGC approved engineering degree programme at our newest faculty, the Faculty of Engineering.

  9. Hiran January 22, 2013 at 10:44 pm -  Reply

    SLIIT now offers Engineering degrees with Curtin University – BEng in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical Power Engineering

  10. viraj September 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm -  Reply

    Whats the minimum qualifications for softwear engineerin????plz rply!!!!

    • Hiran September 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm -  Reply

      Normally you need GCE A/L to follow SLIIT degree courses. But you can follow Foundation Certificate in Information Technology with O/L and later you can go to do Degree In IT

  11. Apiit July 18, 2012 at 9:12 am -  Reply

    I have to do msc for software

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