Message from the Dean
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research was established in 2002 with the concurrence of the UGC in order to foster the development of Graduate studies and Research related activities falling in-line with the vision of the Institute. During a relatively short period, the Faculty has gained momentum with necessary ingredients to initiate a research culture and to provide a conducive platform for the graduate students and the academic staff to engage themselves in carefully planned research & development activities.
SLIIT has established a range of postgraduate degree options encompassing MSc, MPhil and PhD degree programs that are designed to mold independent, passionate, analytically strong individuals with critical thinking who aspire to become performing leaders in their respective fields. These focus on a scholastic approach throughout, with a strong emphasis of practical exposure and experience. Together with our research culture and the ambience, the platform allows to offer our postgraduate students a unique learning experience enabling them to succeed with the challenges in the current world of work.
Research at SLIIT endeavors to make original contributions by discovery of new knowledge to foster the development of the identified thrust areas in view of providing meaningful solutions to current industry problems that could subsequently evolve as emerging technologies. This extends to endeavor commercialization of research and startups and collaboration with the relevant industries in order to conduct industry-focused research of high national value with global focus.
In order to promote and encourage research at SLIIT, several strategic measures have been taken. These range from providing institute level research grants for conducting potentially high-end research, travel grants for staff to present their research findings at international conferences and to the level of SLIIT’s Honorary Professors Network used as an effective complementary platform for providing foreign supervisors in conducting related research envisaging joint research with foreign collaborations.
The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research endeavors to extend all its efforts towards the SLIIT’s goal of securing a leading position in national research.
Professor Rahula Attalage
Dean – Faculty of Graduate Studies & Reasearch