SLIIT, Sri Lanka’s largest non-state degree awarding institute, announced that it was awarded Full Accreditation status for its undergraduate computing programmes from the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) recently.
With nearly five decades of rich legacy, CSSL is recognised as the apex body in Sri Lanka, representing ICT professionals. CCSL has awarded SLIIT’s Bachelor of Science Honours in Information Technology Specialising in Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Systems and Network Engineering and Information Systems Engineering Programs of the Faculty of Computing full accreditation status from the 2017 intake onwards. The other computing undergraduate specialisations will go through the accreditation process in the near future.
CSSL is currently a provisional member of the Seoul Accord, which is the International Accord for the mutual recognition of IT degrees across the world. Most developed countries such as the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, etc., are Seoul Accord members.
As a result of SLIIT’s accreditation from CSSL, all Seoul Accord members will also recognise the Institute’s IT degrees when CSSL becomes a full member, which is anticipated in the near future.
Commenting on this milestone, SLIIT Faculty of Computing Dean, Prof. Chandimal Jayawardena said, “We are delighted to have received Full Accreditation status for our undergraduate computing degree programmes. Achieving CSSL’s stringent accreditation standards demonstrates the high quality and academic integrity of our programmes. This recognition endorses the high quality curriculum and academic staff teaching in our programmes.
“We are proud that SLIIT is able to offer students fully accredited computing degree programmes that are recognised internationally. Moreover, SLIIT’s undergraduate computing degree programmes are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK as well.”
SLIIT recruited students for the first time in 2000 to provide the nation with information technology professionals necessary for the country’s growth. Over the last two decades, the Faculty of Computing of SLIIT has produced more than 60 per cent of the total IT workforce needed for the country.
The SLIIT Faculty of Computing is currently working on introducing two new degree programmes, Bachelor of Science Honours in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Computer System Engineering.