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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2589

Ceylinco Educational Programme to confer Doctor of Business Administration

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Colombo, 24 September, (Asiantribune.com): The educational arm of the Ceylinco Consolidated last week launched a programme to confer Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) through the School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

At the launch Prof Said Iranboust, President AIT said, it has been contributing to the education of Sri Lanka by conferring more than 760 postgraduate degrees to Sri Lankans and through their Extension work has provided non-degree training for about 1,600 Sri Lankans.

He said AIT is an international academic institution based in Bangkok to assist in sustainable development initiatives in this region. Our primary focus is on human resources through our graduate degree and short-term professional development programs.

Twenty five staff members of Sri Lankan university have come to AIT and has obtained their higher degrees under a programme of Asian Development Bank and the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Currently they are discussing with the Ministry of Education to open a center in Applied Biotechnology in collaboration with the University of Colombo’s Institute for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and with the University of Peradeniya.

AIT is partnering with SriLankan Airlines to develop tertiary professional education in Sri Lanka and the South Asian Region through the Airline’s International Aviation Academy to provide young people with necessary skills.

He said the inauguration of DBA programme is significant not only in AIT’s relationship with Sri Lanka but in the institute’s overall mission to serve the needs of the Asian region as a whole.

The Dean of AIT SOM, Prof I M Pandey, said they are in 40 countries and faculty teachers are from 30 countries He said AIT SOM is not just a business school but is a management school to improve and professionalize management practices of public systems and other non-business organizations as well.

Dr Lalith Kotalawala, Chairman, Ceylinco Group said their educational venture in Sri Lanka has gone a long way with the belief that the greatest wealth that they could give to the people of Sri Lanka would be education so that the country could rise in an unprecedented manner in its development process.

He said to use the natural resources which is in abundance for the benefit of the people, there should be proper education to utilize talent and professionalism.

He said the present venture is a joint investment with AIT and the International College of Business and Technology (ICBT) and is a very valuable one. He said there is great future with such investments and the country needs more of such joint ventures in education to bring new vision and vistas in education.

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