|22nd Convocation 2012|
IDM - Nations Campus honoured successful graduates of the following Universities at the 22nd Convocation 2012 held at BMICH on 7th March 2012.
Dr. Ann Latham, Associate Dean, University of Wolverhampton was the chief Guest. In her speech she mentioned that the six B.Sc. (Hons) programmes and the two M.Sc. programmes are running very successfully. She offered a scholarship to the student who topped the batch and obtained a First Class pass. IDM conducts two convocations a year and this is the first for the year 2012.
This ceremony also included the presentation of Certificates to IDM students who have completed the following Diploma Programmes.
IDM has gained International recognition through the affiliations with the foreign Universities. Presently University of Wolverhampton (UK) is offering six B.Sc. (Hons) degree programme and 2 M.Sc. programmes. University of Greenwich (UK) is offering one B.Sc. (Hons) degree programme at IDM. The Business School of IDM won Grade ‘A’ for its Quality maintenance from EDEXCEL International UK external verification process.
86 Graduates including Masters at this session with 5 first classes, were conferred at this ceremony fulfilling the IDM’s vision of Providing Educated and Skilled Professionals to Contribute to the Economic Development of Sri Lanka.
The best graduate was selected by Virtusa Corporation taking into account the academic and work experience and was offered a special award to him named as “Best achiever in IT field”.
In addition to the above graduates there were 24 students qualified for the award of NCC International Advanced Diploma in Computer Studies, 10 students for the NCC International Diploma in Computer Studies, 109 students for Edexcel Higher National Diploma, 270 students for Edhat International Diploma in Computing & Edhat-International Diploma in Business Mgt and 90 students for Premier Diploma.
The Chairman of the Board of Management of the IDM Nations Campus Dr. Bandu Ranasinghe stated that year 2012 is a very special year for IDM for many reasons. Firstly we have entered into the 4th decade of continuous service to the nation, Secondly our academic relationship with University of Wolverhampton has now reached six years. Thirdly through our research and development division we conduct a research conference as a part of academic life to present and publish the academic outcomes of postgraduate students. The fifth conference was successfully conducted in Nov 2011 and the sixth one is scheduled for May 2012.
In addition to the academic studies, IDM also has a Division to improve the soft skills of our students through the IDM Nations Campus Students Association. These include the preparation of our students to appreciate aesthetic values, the environment, cultural values, music, and dance and to improve communication skills so that they are also able to lead a balanced life on the one hand and to improve the chances of getting well employed.
IDM’s Alumni Association, provides its members with the opportunity of exchanging ideas and share experiences, while allowing them to develop useful networking possibilities with those already practicing in the ICT Industry in order to get their knowledge updated.