Sept 15, Colombo: Lanka Nippon BizTech Institute (LNBTI) launched its first degree program today (15th September ) at KNBTI premises Maharagama in the presence of Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena and Japanese Ambassador, Hideaki Mizukoshi.
LNBTI is an accredited degree awarding institute for its unique IT degree program, BSc (Hons) Software Engineering. LNBTI becomes Sri Lanka’s first and only Japanese Higher Education Institute to feature a Japanese job-oriented program, approved by the Ministry of Education.
The Prime Minister thanked the institution for introducing such degree programs at a time when the country needed them.
The salient feature of the new IT degree program is that the Japanese private sector employment opportunities will be available for the Sri Lankan students passing out of this university. Furthermore, the IT sector investment opportunities will also be available for them IT related programs in Sri Lanka.
Speaking at the event, Ambassador Mizukoshi extended his warm congratulations to LNBTI for having been accredited as a degree-awarding institute in this special year of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Sri Lanka by pointing out that LNBTI’s efforts would eventually create a win-win situation for both countries by providing IT human capital in Japan and revitalizing Sri Lankan economy through earning foreign currency.
He also emphasized that LNBTI graduates would become goodwill ambassadors in the future and elevate Japan – Sri Lanka relations to a next level, expanding our relationship in IT and beyond.
LNBTI was established in 2016 as a joint venture between two companies, Metatechno in Japan and hSenid in Sri Lanka, and it is the only higher education institute in Sri Lanka that provides education oriented specially for Japanese job market.
Combining the hallmarks of Japanese culture with a carefully curated degree program, studying at LNBTI ensures that students are equipped with the necessary skills and training to pursue rewarding career opportunities in the field of IT in Japan.
It is unique in that it develops human resources that well-suited for the Japanese society by teaching not only IT but also Japanese language and Japanese business culture.
LNBTI is the only Japanese higher education institute in South Asia to offer quality IT degree programs with an arrangement of professional and permanent employment in the Japanese IT industry.
The institute’s strong relationship with professional Japanese business counterparts owes in part to the synergies between its parent companies Metatechno Inc, Japan and hSenid Group of Companies, Sri Lanka.