In a heartfelt message to the graduates of Birmingham City University, Professor Peter Francis, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, conveyed his wishes and congratulations to the students who have achieved a significant milestone in their academic journey. Despite not being able to attend the ceremony in person, Professor Francis expressed his pride and admiration for the hard work, dedication, and perseverance that the graduates have shown throughout their studies. The graduation ceremony marked the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of these students, who are now poised to pursue their future ambitions with passion and commitment. The news of the graduation ceremony has generated widespread interest and has become a topic of conversation among the academic community, family, and friends of the graduates.
Hello. I am Professor Peter Francis, deputy Vice Chancellor at Birmingham City University. I am sorry that I am unable to join you today on this momentous occasion, but I am pleased that I have had the opportunity to send you this message of congratulations. Graduation is a time of great joy and pride in your accomplishments. It is a time to celebrate with friends, family and with tutors who have guided you on your journey to this ceremony.
You should all be very proud of what you have achieved. What makes graduation so special is the unique story each and every graduate has to share. You will all have your own path that you have followed to this point and you will all have different paths to follow in the future. But you should share in your pride today as you become a graduate of Birmingham City University. I hope you all feel inspired as you hear each other's stories today and you join together to celebrate all of your many accomplishments.
Many of you will have been juggling your studies with other commitments, demonstrating your ambition and commitment to growing and developing to be the very best you can be. This dedication stands you in good stead for your future endeavours and I hope your studies lead you to fulfil all of your hopes and ambitions. Here at Birmingham City University, we are committed to transforming the lives of our students and in turn the lives of society through the work of our graduates. And we are proud to work strategically in partnership with institutions across the globe to provide opportunities like the one you have had. Graduation is such a special time and we hope you all enjoy celebrating with your family and friends as you look back on your journey and look forward to what the future brings.
Sincerest congratulations to all of you. From all of us at BCU, enjoy your day to day. Congratulations!!
John Kerr, CEO of UK Awards, has announced the collaboration with Athena Academy for Strategic Management. The partnership is aimed at providing UK Awards' RQF 3,4, and 5 certifications in collaboration with BIIAB, a subsidiary of the Skills Education Group. Athena Academy is Sri Lanka's first research-based Strategic Management degree-awarding institution.
Mr. Kerr expressed his admiration for Athena Academy's commitment to research-based higher education and congratulated them on their choice to be certified by UK Awards. He noted that their certifications would help to recognize the skills and knowledge of the students of Athena Academy, and they would be well-prepared for a successful career in the field of Strategic Management.
UK Awards is committed to providing high-quality education and training, and the partnership with Athena Academy is a step towards shaping the future of Strategic Management education in Sri Lanka. Mr. Kerr expressed his belief that the collaboration will be mutually beneficial, and they are looking forward to working together to provide the best possible education and training to their students.
The RQQ certifications offered by UK Awards are designed to recognize the knowledge and skills of individuals in a particular field. The RQF 3,4, and 5 certifications in Strategic Management are specifically aimed at individuals who have experience and knowledge in this field. By offering these certifications in collaboration with BIIAB, UK Awards and Athena Academy hope to provide their students with the best possible education and training in Strategic Management.
Athena Academy is known for its commitment to research-based education, and the partnership with UK Awards is a step towards providing their students with the recognition they deserve for their skills and knowledge. The collaboration will also help to provide UK Awards with a foothold in Sri Lanka's education market, and it is hoped that this will lead to further collaborations in the future.
In conclusion, the collaboration between UK Awards and Athena Academy for Strategic Management is a significant step towards providing high-quality education and training in Sri Lanka. The partnership is aimed at recognizing the skills and knowledge of students in the field of Strategic Management and providing them with the best possible education and training. The CEO of UK Awards expressed his admiration for Athena Academy's commitment to research-based education and is looking forward to working together to shape the future of Strategic Management education in Sri Lanka.
In a recent video address, John Kerr, CEO of UK Awards, announced an exciting new partnership between UK Awards and the Java Institute for Advanced Technology in Sri Lanka. Kerr praised the Java Institute's impressive track record of excellence in research-based higher education and expressed his pleasure at the opportunity to collaborate with them.
The collaboration will involve the delivery of RQF 4,5, and 6 certifications in Software Engineering, which will help to recognize the skills and knowledge of the Java Institute's students and ensure that they are well-prepared for a successful career in the field of software engineering. The certifications will be delivered in partnership with the Skills Education Group Awards, a leading provider of vocational qualifications in the UK.
Mr. Kerr expressed his appreciation for the Java Institute's commitment to research-based higher education and congratulated them on their decision to be certified by UK Awards. He believes that the partnership will be mutually beneficial, providing high-quality education and training to the students of the Java Institute.
This announcement is great news for students of the Java Institute who are interested in pursuing a career in software engineering. The certifications offered by UK Awards are highly respected and widely recognized in the industry, and they will help to give the Java Institute's graduates a competitive edge in the job market.
The collaboration between UK Awards and the Java Institute is also a testament to the importance of international partnerships in the field of education. By working together, institutions in different parts of the world can share knowledge and expertise, providing students with a more diverse and well-rounded education.
Overall, this partnership between UK Awards and the Java Institute for Advanced Technology is a significant development in the field of software engineering education. It is an excellent opportunity for students of the Java Institute to enhance their skills and knowledge and ensure that they are well-prepared for a successful career in this fast-paced and dynamic industry.
On 24th March 2023, the Java Institute for Advanced Technology recently held its convocation ceremony, celebrating the accomplishments of over 400 software engineering graduates. The ceremony was held at the BMICH Main Hall in Colombo from 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm and was attended by proud family members, esteemed faculty, and distinguished guests.
The Java Institute for Advanced Technology is a renowned institution known for providing top-quality education and training in the Software Engineering field. It is recognized for its innovative approach to teaching and research and is committed to providing students with the skills and knowledge required to excel in their chosen careers.
During the convocation ceremony, the graduates were praised for their hard work and dedication and urged to use their education to positively impact the world. The event was an opportunity for graduates to reflect on their achievements, and celebrate their success with their peers, family members, and faculty.
During the speech to the graduating class, Dr. Ishantha Siribaddana, the Chairman of the Java Institute for Advanced Technology, Academic Council Members, and Industry partners from Virtusa and Epic Technology were stressed the significance of innovation, creativity, and perseverance in the constantly changing technology industry. He urged the graduates to utilize their education as a foundation to follow their aspirations and to effectuate a constructive influence on the world.
The convocation ceremony was a fitting end to the graduates' academic journey and marked the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. It was a time for celebration, reflection, and gratitude, and the graduates will undoubtedly carry the memories of this special day with them for years to come.
As the graduates embark on their new careers, we wish them all the best of luck in their future endeavors. We are confident that they will positively impact the world, and will continue to uphold the values and principles they learned at the Java Institute for Advanced Technology. Congratulations to the Class of 2023!
We are thrilled to announce the official launch of Sri Lanka Software Valley, an innovative online marketplace that connects businesses and individuals with talented freelancers who offer a wide range of digital services. From 3D design, web development, data analytics, security support, and quality assurance to much more, Sri Lanka Software Valley is the go-to platform for finding skilled freelancers who can help you bring your projects to life. Currently, the platform is exclusively available for Java Institute students to offer their services, making it an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable experience and earn money while building their careers. The platform allows clients to easily browse through the services offered by freelancers, communicate with them, and hire them to complete their projects, all in one convenient location. At Sri Lanka Software Valley, we are committed to providing a safe and secure platform for clients and freelancers to connect and collaborate. We carefully screen all freelancers before they are allowed to offer their services on our platform, ensuring that they have the necessary skills and experience to deliver high-quality work. We also provide a secure payment system that ensures that both clients and freelancers are protected throughout the transaction process. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey as we continue to grow and expand our community of talented freelancers and clients. Whether you are a business looking for top-notch digital services or a freelancer seeking to showcase your skills and build your career, Sri Lanka Software Valley is the place to be.
Mountaineering is a challenging sport that involves climbing mountains and steep terrains using various techniques such as hiking, rock climbing, ice climbing, and alpine climbing. It can be done either alone or as part of a team. To succeed in mountaineering, one must possess physical strength, endurance, technical skills, and knowledge of safety procedures and equipment. Mountaineering can be high-risk, with hazards such as rockfall, avalanches, and extreme weather conditions. Hence, safety precautions must be taken to ensure the safety of the participants. The Adventure Wolves Society at Java Institute is a mountaineering society that provides monthly mountain climbing expeditions for students. The society chooses routes that are both challenging and scenic, which include popular destinations like Horton Plains, Kirigalpotta, Thotupala Mountain, Adams Peak, Namunukula, Kinihirigala, Hulangala Mountain - Gampaha, Alagalla, Devil's Staircase, and others. The trips organized by the Adventure Wolves Society at Java Institute cater to both experienced and novice climbers. The Adventure Wolves Society at Java Institute is a mountaineering society that provides students with a chance to explore the natural beauty, climb mountains, and gain valuable experiences that help them escape from their daily routines.
The Motor Racing Club of Java Institute is a community of enthusiastic racing enthusiasts who share a passion for motorsports. The club provides a platform for students to develop their driving skills and compete in various racing events. With a focus on safety and skill development, the club organizes regular training sessions, track days, and competitive events. Members of the Motor Racing Club of Java Institute come from diverse backgrounds and have varying levels of experience, making it an inclusive and welcoming community for anyone with an interest in racing. Karting events are included in the java institute club. In this, the path to becoming a professional racing driver from the beginner level is taught. Students who complete go-karting and gravel-karting levels are trained in stock car racing. This club conducts karting training and karting championships. The winner will be given the scholarship to participate in the main events. After karting, children who have experience can join the main events beyond that. There is an internal professional racing team at the Java Institute, where there are venter drivers. Staff and students are involved in this
Our team joins the national racing calendar every year for the tarmac and gravel championship
Archery is a sport in which participants use a bow and arrow to shoot at a target from a specified distance. The objective is to hit the target with the arrow as accurately and consistently as possible. It requires physical and mental strength, as well as precision and focus. Archery can be practiced individually or in teams and is often enjoyed as a recreational activity as well as a competitive sport. It has a long and rich history, with roots in hunting and warfare, and has become a popular Olympic sport.
The Java Institute Dancing Society is home to some of the most talented and skilled dancers in Sri Lanka. The society is led by two headmasters, Mr. Priyadesh Gamage and Mrs. K. S. Rangika Jayasinghe, who are both highly accomplished dancers with extensive experience in a variety of dance styles.
Mr. Priyadesh Gamage is a master of art graduate from the University of Kelaniya, Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he majored in dance. He also holds a bachelor of arts degree from the same university and a diploma in Kathakali Dancing from Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University in India. Mr. Gamage is a qualified choreographer and a member of the Judge Board of the All Ceylon Government Schools Dancing Competition.
He is an expert in various dance styles and techniques, including Western styles such as Contemporary, Latin, and Freestyle dance, Indian styles such as Kathakali, Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Bollywood, and Indian folk dance, and Sri Lankan styles such as Kandyan, Low country, Sabaragamuwa, and Sri Lankan all folk-dance styles. Mr. Gamage has skills and competencies in dance concepts, choreography, designing and planning dance routines, knowledge of dance theory and history, evaluating student performance, understanding safe dance practices and injury prevention, physical fitness and strength, flexibility and coordination, musicality and rhythm, memorization and recall of choreography, performance skills, and stage presence. He has also showcased his talent on an international stage, including performances such as the Peacock Ballet (Mayura Sandeshaya) at the Key Theatre in the UK, the International Ramayan Ballet in Indonesia and India, the Shakunthala Ballet at the Goethe Institute in India, and The Vijayakala Kuveni Ballet in Ladakh, India.
Mrs. K. S. Rangika Jayasinghe is another talented headmaster of the Java Institute Dancing Society. She holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Special) Degree from the University of the Visual and Performing Arts in Sri Lanka and completed a one-year dancing diploma in Indonesia. She has also completed Visharadha Part II at Kathak Lucknow University in India and a yoga course in Bali, Indonesia. Mrs. Jayasinghe is a qualified professional dancer, director, and choreographer, and a teacher at several dance academies in Sri Lanka. She has performed internationally at various events and festivals, including the ICCR Program in India, the Kathakar Festival in Bangalore and Delhi, the Sibu Dance Festival in Malaysia, the Ramayanaya Dance Drama program in India, and Sri Lankan traditional dance performances in Trivendrapuram India. In conclusion, Mr. Priyadesh Gamage and Mrs. K. S. Rangika Jayasinghe are both accomplished dancers with extensive experience and expertise in a variety of dance styles. They are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and passion for dance with students at the Java Institute Dancing Society and inspiring them to reach their full potential.
Exploring the underwater world using specialized equipment, such as scuba gear, is known as underwater diving. Scuba diving enables divers to breathe underwater, allowing them to stay submerged for extended periods and explore the aquatic environment. There are various types of underwater diving, including recreational, technical, and commercial diving. Recreational diving is the most popular type of diving, undertaken for leisure purposes, such as exploring coral reefs or shipwrecks. Technical diving involves advanced equipment and training and is typically done to explore deeper or more challenging dive sites. Commercial diving is done for professional purposes, such as underwater construction or maintenance.
Proper training and certification, as well as specialized equipment such as wetsuits, tanks, regulators, and fins, are required for underwater diving. It also necessitates a strong understanding of safety procedures and skills such as buoyancy control, equalization, and underwater communication. Underwater diving can be an exciting and rewarding experience, offering divers a unique perspective on the underwater world and a sense of exploration and adventure.
The Java Institute diving club, based in the Unawatuna area, guides children to obtain PADI certification for safe and professional-level diving. Interested children can join the club without prior knowledge, and PADI-certified trainers provide training from basic to advanced levels.
Rock abseiling, also known as rappelling, is a thrilling sport that involves descending steep rock faces or cliffs using specialized equipment and ropes. Unlike rock climbing, which involves ascending a rock face, abseiling entails a controlled descent down the rock face using a rope and harness system. A harness is worn by the participant and attached to a rope, which is anchored to a secure point at the top of the cliff or rock face. The participant then lowers themselves down the rock face, controlling the speed of their descent using the rope and braking devices. Abseiling can be performed both indoors and outdoors and is commonly used in adventure sports. Proper safety training and equipment, as well as strength, balance, and skill, are required to perform abseiling. The Java Institute Rock Abseiling club provides a safe opportunity to enjoy rock abseiling. The club conducts systematic training from beginner to advanced levels.
Karate is a martial art that originated in Okinawa, Japan, and is now practiced all over the world. It involves a combination of strikes, kicks, and blocks, as well as throws and joint locks, with the ultimate goal of self-defense. Karate practitioners also focus on mental discipline, including aspects such as respect, focus, and perseverance. Karate is practiced both individually and in groups, and there are various styles and organizations that teach and compete in the sport. It is a popular sport for both recreation and competition, with many practitioners striving to achieve black belt status through rigorous training and testing. Karate is also an Olympic sport.
Mr. Neel Rajapaksha is an accomplished Head Master of the Java Institute Karate Club with a wealth of experience in the field. He holds a Diploma in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
As the Branch Chief of the Hokushin Karate Association, Mr. Rajapaksha holds a 5th Dan Black Belt from the Japan Karate Federation, where he also serves as a Referee Control Member. He has participated in numerous karate championships, including the World Karate Championship in 1991, where he showcased his exceptional skills and techniques. Apart from his impressive achievements in karate, Mr. Rajapaksha is also a National Tour Guide Lecturer, where he shares his knowledge and passion for Sri Lanka's rich cultural heritage with visitors from around the world. With his extensive experience and expertise, Mr. Rajapaksha is a highly sought-after coach in the field of karate. He inspires and motivates his students to develop their skills and reach their full potential, making a lasting impact on their lives both on and off the mat.
In addition to regular training sessions, our organization also arranges diverse events and programs throughout the year. These events comprise workshops, seminars, and competitions, which provide opportunities for learners to acquire knowledge from experienced mentors and other practitioners, compete, and demonstrate their abilities. We also actively participate in community service events and charity fundraisers to contribute to society and propagate the positive influence of martial arts.