The Minister of Higher Education of Sri Lanka, Hon. S B Dissanayake, visited the Northshore College of Business and Technology (NCBT) campus in Sri Lanka on 13 July 2012 for a tour of the campus and to view the Higher Educational opportunities and facilities provided by the Institute.
During the visit Minister Dissanayake met College Director, S. Arunan, and Professor Niranjan Gunawardena, Professor Saman Bandara (Head, School of Construction and Civil Engineering) Vishaka Nanayakara (Head, School of IT and Electrical Engineering), Samantha Senaratne (Head, Department of Information Technology), Dr Chulantha Kulasekara (Head, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering) and Professor Ruwan Weerasekera (Civil Engineering) and Heads of Divisions, Administrative Staff.
The Minister commended NCBT’s vision towards service to the nation. He also addressed a large gathering of students and highlighted the benefits of studying at an Institute that has world class facilities and excellence for education. He urged students to take the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills and become professionals who can serve in the local and global arena.
Northshore College of Business and Technology opened its doors for students in April 2012 and delivers Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in disciplines such as Information Technology, Engineering and Business Management. The programmes are offered as Internal Degrees in collaboration with University of West England, which ranks as 6th in the Top Universities in the UK. What makes NCBT different is that it offers students high quality degrees based in a typical university environment.
Located in Colombo 15, Northshore was built with an investment of over Rs1bn to provide state of art facilities to students. NCBT consists of laboratories, libraries, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, and all the other amenities seen in a typical university. Students learning environment will have learning management system based on Moodle. The faculty consists of highly qualified staff with teaching experience in both local and foreign universities and with industrial exposure in Sri Lanka.