SLTC signs Agreement on Academic Exchange with Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thailand
With the intention of offering the most diverse educational experience possible, Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC) has signed an Agreement on an Academic Exchange program with Thailand’s Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT). This Agreement, signed last month, aims to facilitate cooperation between the two universities on exchange programmes that will benefit both faculty and students as well as giving them the opportunity to further enrich their learning experiences.
SLTC’s School of Engineering and SIIT will work on the exchange of undergraduate and post graduate students on the coordination of joint projects, seminars and conferences etc. Five students an year can avail themselves of this opportunity.
The Agreement was signed between Professor Somnuk Tangtermsirikul, Director of SIIT and Eng. Ranjith G. Rubasinghe, Founder President / CEO of SLTC. Also present at the event was SIIT’s Asst. Prof. Dr. Prapun Suksompong, Chairperson of Electrical Engineering (EE) programme, Asst. Prof. Dr. Itthisek Nilkhamhang, Assistant Director for International Affairs and Corporate Relations, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Waree Kongprawechnon, Assistant Director for Admission and Public Relations, Prof. Pruettha Nankorn, Assitant Director for Academic Affairs and Dr. Paiboon Sreearunothai, Assistant Professor. Representing SLTC were Dr. Udesh Oruthota, Head of School of Engineering, Mr. Mahesh De Silva, Bursar and Ms. Pabasara Amarawardena, Registrar.
SIIT is one of Thailand’s leading universities offering undergraduate and graduate programs (Master and Doctoral levels) leading to the Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) SIIT has established similar, faculty member and student exchange programs with a number of universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. These programs allow not only faculty members to collaborate with their counterparts in research projects, but also students to have an opportunity to take courses at respective universities. Additionally, invitations to visit and teach SIIT courses are regularly extended to qualified foreign professors under such programs.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Eng. Ranjith Rubasinghe said, “Together with SIIT, we have agreed to work in cooperation to explore options and to work together to create research and teaching programmes that will encourage students to not only learn academically, but to also learn to integrate with other nationalities and become global citizens.”
A fully owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC, SLTC offers four-year Engineering degrees in Electronics & Power Systems Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Electronics Engineering & Engineering Management. These programs are designed to provide sound theoretical, practical and analytical knowledge with the fundamentals of Engineering and Technology.