What is BIT at UoM?
Information and communication technology (ICT) is one of the fastest growing sectors in Sri Lanka. The workforce requirements to sustain this growth is one criterion that would ensure the sustainable growth of this sector. However, the local universities, funded by the government, can accommodate only a limited number of students every year for ICT education.
University of Moratuwa is always cognizant of the demands of the world of work and identifying that there is a huge gap in the required ICT workforce in Sri Lanka, Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) External Degree was started to enhance opportunities to provide qualified industry ready IT graduates. This is a great opportunity for students, since this programme offers them a chance of graduating at lower cost compared to foreign degrees offered by many institutions.
“Sri Lanka's information technology and business process outsourcing sector tripled exports and doubled the workforce in a little over five years. The sector grew by 120 percent over the past five years making it one of the highest growth areas in the economy and the fifth largest export segment. Sri Lanka’s IT/business process management sector envisions $5 billion in revenue, 200,000 direct jobs, and 1,000 start-ups by 2022.” https://www.export.gov/apex/article2?id=Sri-Lanka-Information-and-Communication-Technologies
The Bachelor of Information Technology External Degree provides access to University of Moratuwa education through open and distance mode and enables students from all over the country to benefit from all the advantages of a well-planned and meticulously executed degree programme.