OpenArc Convocation 2012


Daya Hettiarachchi, the CEO/Chairman OpenArc Systems, inaugurating the Convocation 2012. Seated in the front row are Lalith Gunathilake (Director of OSM), Masami Awano (Director of OSM), Chief Guest Prof. Gihan Wickramanayake (Director of University of Colombo School of Computing), Guest of honor Niranjan De Silva (CEO of Metropolitan Computers), Ms. Neranjala Weerasinghe (Regional Manager of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT) and Vijith Sinhabahu (Managing Director of OSBT).

The 2012 Convocation of the OpenArc School of Business and Technology (OSBT) was held at the BMICH, recently.

Professor Gihan Wickrmanayake, Director, University of Colombo School of Computing, was the chief guest, while Niranjan De Silva Director/CEO, Metropolitan Computers, was the guest-of-honor.

Students who successfully completed the Diploma in Industrial Software Development (IDSD) were conferred with IDSD diploma certificates by Prof. Gihan Wickrmanayake. The new batch of 40 IDSD IV (2013) students received their offer letters for the full and the half scholarships awarded by OpenArc School for four years of free education towards BIT degree of University of Colombo, from Niranjan De Silva and Ms. Niranjala Weerasinghe, respectively.

Prof. Wickrmanayake delivering convocation speech emphasized the value of the IDSD program and stressed that it is very important to provide software industry experiences with the academic studies which is the practice of OpenArc at all times. He further emphasized that the students in the present society continue without goals in the life. He shared his personal experience and said how one should focus in cooperate world and the society.

Daya Hettiarachchi, Chairman/CEO of OpenArc explained the study program of Industrial Diploma in Software Development (IDSD) and said the OpenArc School offers 25 annual scholarships to provide 100% free education over a period of four years for them to complete the diploma in the first year and then three year degree of BIT offered by University of Colombo School of Computing.

These scholarship holders are offered not only free education but job opportunities at the end of first year of IDSD diploma.

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