Attributes of Graduates of SLIIT

A SLIIT graduate will:

(a) have in-depth knowledge
(b) communicate effectively
(c)  retrieve, analyze and assimilate information
(d) think critically, creatively and reflectively
(e) be ethically and socially aware, and conduct oneself with professionalism
(f) use technologies appropriately
(g) work both autonomously and collaboratively
(h) demonstrate global citizenship

The attributes specified above enable the graduates of SLIIT to excel in their career and generate a skillful workforce to best serve the nation and beyond. The Graduate attributes complement to the core competencies specified in Sri Lanka Qualifications Framework. The development of these attributes will be explicitly focused in the curricular.

Each of the graduate attribute specified are associated with a set of indicators as stated below which serves as a guide to their development

(a) In-depth discipline knowledge


  • Possess in-depth knowledge and skills in their discipline
  • Demonstrate breadth of knowledge and skills beyond their discipline
  • Apply knowledge to produce innovative solutions to real world problems
  • Participate in the creation of new knowledge in the discipline through research and inquiry


(b) Communicate effectively


  • Communicate clearly, concisely, perceptively and confidently in different formats
  • Communicate effectively for different purposes and in different contexts
  • Demonstrate attentive listening skills and provide informed arguments


(c) Retrieve, analyze and assimilate information


  • Demonstrate the ability to locate and retrieve information in need from different sources using appropriate techniques
  • Evaluate, integrate and interpret data as required to make valid judgments.


(d) Think critically, creatively and reflectively


  • Identify, evaluate and define complex issues in the discipline in a systematic manner
  • Use appropriate information and strategies to formulate creative solutions to a problem
  • Critically evaluate feedback and use feedback for continuing development


(e) Be ethically and socially aware, and conduct himself with professionalism


  • Demonstrate awareness of ethical and social issues
  • Respect social and cultural diversity
  • Demonstrate positive attitude, honesty, integrity and social responsibility
  • Exercise initiatives, personal responsibility and accountability in tasks performed


(f) Use technologies appropriately


  • Identify and use technologies appropriate for performing specific tasks
  • Use technologies respectfully and responsibly
  • Use technology for sustainable development


(g) Work both autonomously and collaboratively


  • Identify one’s strengths and weaknesses, and regulate oneself to overcome barriers in accomplishing intended goals
  • Share logical arguments, evaluate arguments of peers and negotiate with peers to develop a shared understanding required to accomplish a goal
  • Resolve conflicts, build and sustain positive relationships, and exercise leadership to achieve a shared goal
  • Accept responsibilities and demonstrate commitment to accomplish a shared goal


(h) Global citizenship


  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate an issue from a global perspective
  • Demonstrate awareness of and an ability to apply global standards and practices in one’s discipline
  • Demonstrate an awareness of other cultures and their perspectives and present oneself as an ambassador of one’s own culture and its perspectives
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