NIBM recognized as degree awarding institute
The National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) which is the one
of the leading institutes of the Vocational and Technical Training
Ministry has now been recognized as a Degree Awarding Institute under
the Universities Act, No. 16 of 1978. A gazette notification has been
issued by Higher Education Minister Wiswa Warnapala to this effect.
The NIBM is now authorized to award a BSc in Business Management
(Human Resource Management, Logistics, Project management and Industrial
Management) and BSc in Management Information Systems. Students may
enrol in these degree programs immediately after A/ L examinations. Both
programs are tailored to international standards and each level is a
complete qualification in itself.
NIBM Director General E.A. Weerasinghe said, "Earlier we offered BSc
in Management Information Systems in collaboration with the University
of Ireland, a Higher Diploma in Computer Systems Design, a Diploma in
Computer Systems Design and many Certificate courses to cater to
different needs as well as to ensure students with lesser entry
qualifications to National Universities.
They are able to work towards a well recognized degree in MIS from
Europe. Now we can offer our own degree and we can save money. Earlier
60 percent of our income went to foreign universities."
"We never get funds from the Treasury. So as a self financing
institute we have to get money from the students. With the main campus
being situated in Colombo and regional centres in Kurunegala and Kandy,
the NIBM ensures that quality training is available to a wider range of
The NIBM further intends to establish regional centres in other key
districts to meet the needs of the youth and have them, qualified and
trained . We hope to open the Galle branch in March 2010. Under the
Uthuru Vasanthaya development and construction program we are going to
establish our new branch in Jaffna.
The latest development will give an opportunity to students who do
not get entry into universities to still obtain degrees that are
approved by the University Grants Commission,"said the Director General.