Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith with the officials of BCI Campus at the press briefing
- BCI Campus Negombo announced its new degree programmes at a media briefing held on November 30 at the Archbishop’s House in Colombo
- The aim of BCI Campus is to widen the educational opportunities to a wider cross section of the community
The Catholic church in Sri Lanka has no objective of converting others though it has increased its role in Sri Lanka’s education lately, Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said recently.
Addressing a recent media briefing to announce the launch of new BCI Campus degree programme at Benedict the XVI Catholic Institute (BCI) Cardinal Ranjith said that the aim of establishing this institute was to widen the educational opportunities to a wider cross section of the community. He added, “BCI Campus aims to enable as many students to receive a higher education that they deserve, and to make it affordable without compromising the quality of content and delivery”. Cardinal Ranjith also stressed on the fact that it will be operated as an entity that is not profit oriented and instead will focus on upgrading the skills, competences and attitudes of its undergraduates.
BCI Campus Negombo announced its new degree programmes at a media briefing held on November 30 at the Archbishop’s House in Colombo.
At the briefing it was officially announced that BCI Campus has been granted the Degree Awarding Status by the Ministry of Education with the Extraordinary Gazette (2201/4) published on November 9, 2020 and now offers degree programmes in Business Management – BBM (Hons) and Information Technology – BSc. (Hons). The first student intakes will commence studies in January.
"BCI Campus aims to enable as many students to receive a higher education that they deserve, and to make it affordable without compromising the quality of content and delivery"
Speaking of the new degree programmes Rev. Fr. Quintus Fernando - Rector of BCI Campus said, ‘’This occasion marks a major milestone in BCI’s journey as the institute now becomes a UGC approved degree awarding institute. BCI was started 6 years ago with a unique and holistic approach to higher education which emphasises on developing students’ professional/academic knowledge and skills sets whilst also mentoring them to assert their dignity and integrity as true human beings. We are determined to produce world class graduates who are equipped with the right knowledge and skill sets to meet the evolving demands of the job market. But most importantly they will also be quality human beings with great values instilled in them. In this regard, BCI is turning a new leaf in the country’s higher education’’.
BCI Campus has been offering several higher education programmes in English, IT, and Professional Qualifications and has served well over 17,200 students since its inception. The institute also recently launched ‘BRIDGE’, a special pre-university bridging programme recommended by the Ministry of Higher Education.
"BCI Campus has been granted the degree awarding status by the Ministry of Education with the Extraordinary Gazette (2201/4) published on November 9, 2020 and now offers degree programmes in Business Management – BBM (Hons) and Information Technology – BSc. (Hons)"
BCI Campus, as a campus, focuses on providing students with more than just academic opportunities as the institute is dedicated to shaping well-rounded, responsible, knowledgeable, confident and ethical individuals who can excel globally at their chosen vocations. To accomplish this BCI Campus has compiled a team of highly qualified education professionals with many years of experience whose dedication in teaching goes well beyond the classroom. They are complemented by a team of support staff who ensures perfectly efficient operations.
Modern facilities at the campus provide the students all the tools, technology and resources needed for succes. In fact, the buildings and surrounding environment are designed to provide a holistic community of learning, fellowship, and wellbeing. The campus offers a world-class facility, which is endowed with gorgeous natural gardens and includes plenty of greenery. This in turn guarantees a locality with the right ambiance, which encourages a mindset open to knowledge and promotes personal growth.
A visit to the institute will also give you an opportunity to see the university’s comprehensive, purpose-built, facilities and amenities which incorporate state-of-the-art technology. As enrollment of students for these programmes has commenced students as well as parents are invited to visit BCI Campus for further information or initiation.
BCI Campus hopes to conduct the intake for students for the two degree courses early next year.