ESOFT offers UOM BIT External Degree
The Moratuwa University (UOM) which is renowned for producing some of
the finest Engineering and Technological graduates in Sri Lanka
introduced their own Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) external
degree to cater to the dearth in the ICT field in Sri Lanka. The program
was launched around four years ago by the Information Technology Faculty
and is conducted through the Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL).
The next intake is using slightly different model as the CODL will
not be registering students for the online direct entry mode and
students wishing to enroll for this degree will have to make use of the
collaborative partners. ESOFT is using a revised course fee where the
entire degree will be available at a cost of approx Rs 325,000 including
The University has evaluated several public and private sector
organizations that it considers to have the necessary expertise and
resources to conduct the study programs. Special attention have been
paid during such evaluations to ensure that leaning environment provided
by such institutions is in accordance with the quality standards
expected by the University. ESOFT Computer Studies is one of these
institutions and is currently receiving applications from suitable
students for approval and subsequent enrolment into the latest intake.
ESOFT” collaborative partner” authorized ESOFT centres include
Colombo, Kandy, Kurunegala and Jaffna bringing the total number to four.
This underscores the level of quality that ESOFT strives to maintain
while helping to bring recognized qualifications to the rural masses of
This is the fourth time that the collaborative partner model will be
available thereby allowing the students to study with ESOFT with the
guidance and administrative support from the CODL.
ESOFT was able to secure a healthy intake of students for the three
previous intakes and these students have already commenced classes and
are progressing. ESOFT is gearing for a larger intake in the new session
and will be restricting the numbers with the aim of providing the best
possible study environment.
All examinations will be conducted by the Moratuwa University and
standards will be enforced and maintained in a transparent manner.
Students who enroll for this program will have the added benefit of
receiving free textbooks containing all required study material.
Students will also be able to make use of the ESOFT branch network
for additional study activities including access to library facilities
and computer laboratories for practical work.
Application forms are available at ESOFT branches and can also be
downloaded by the visiting the ESOFT website www.esoft.lk. Students
should hand in their application forms and relevant documents directly
to ESOFT together with the processing fee.
ESOFT will be accepting applications until December 15 and classes
are scheduled for commencement in February 2011. Detailed class
schedules will be made available at a later date.