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Message from the Dean

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

 It is both a privilege and an honor to address you as the Dean of the Faculty of Computing at the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT). With a student population of over 13,000, we are proud to be the largest computing faculty in the country, and possibly one of the largest in the world.

 As we stand at the forefront of the technology revolution, I am filled with immense pride and anticipation for the challenging yet exciting future that lies ahead.

 Our faculty of computing serves as a beacon of innovation, where cutting-edge research converges with hands-on learning to shape the future of technology. Committed to nurturing inquisitive minds, cultivating creativity, and empowering our students to become leaders in their fields, we offer a range of four-year honors degrees in Information Technology, specializing in areas such as Software Engineering, Data Science, Information Systems Engineering, Computer Systems and Network Engineering, Interactive Media, and Cyber Security. Additionally, we offer degrees in Computer Science and Computer Systems Engineering.

 Our curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed to succeed in the fast-paced world of computing. Through internal and external quality assurance processes overseen by our Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, we ensure that our programs meet the highest standards. Our Information Technology degrees are accredited by the Institute of Engineering Technology, United Kingdom (IET), and the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL).

 In addition to academic excellence, we also prioritize the holistic development of our students. Our vibrant student experience culture includes a wide range of student-centered activities, from entertainment and skill development to professional activities such as annual music events, sports events, seminar series, workshops, and specialization-based communities.

 Our faculty and students actively engage in the global arena, participating in international competitions such as the Microsoft Imagine Cup, and collaborating with top-ranked universities on research projects. Our flagship events, the International Conference on Advances in Computing (ICAC) and CODEFEST, a national software competition, highlight our commitment to innovation and excellence.

 We understand the importance of self-learning, which is why we provide resources such as digital databases like IEEE, online learning resources like O'Reilly, and courses through the SLIIT Centre for Open and Distance Education (CODE). With a team  of 160+ academic staff including 9 professors and 30 PhD holders, we are proud of the expertise and dedication of our in-house staff.

 Ensuring the employability and skill development of our students is paramount for us. Our Industry Engagement Unit (IEU) works closely with over 1,000 companies in Sri Lanka and overseas to provide our students with real-world experience and opportunities. Additionally, our Associate Dean for Research is dedicated to enhancing the research quality and innovative product development of our faculty.

 As we navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, I urge each of you to seize every moment as an opportunity for growth and discovery. Let us push the boundaries of what is possible, challenge conventional wisdom, and strive for excellence in all that we do.

 To our students, I encourage you to show dedication and commitment to achieve your academic and professional goals as you embark on the next chapter of your journey.

 To our esteemed faculty and staff, thank you for your unwavering dedication and tireless commitment to our shared mission. Your passion for teaching, research, and service inspires us all and drives us forward in pursuit of excellence.

 Together, let us embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead with courage, resilience, and optimism. As we chart a course towards a brighter future, let us do so with humility, integrity, and a relentless pursuit of knowledge.

 Together, let us achieve excellence.

Prof. Pradeep Abeygunawardhana

Dean – Faculty of Computing

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