The objective of the BCI Campus is to increase instructional alternatives to a wider phase of the neighborhood, says Cardinal Ranjith. Thus, many college students can be ready “to obtain the upper training they deserve, and make it reasonably priced with out compromising the standard of content material and supply.”
Colombo (Asia Information) – The Benedict XVI Catholic Institute (BCI) in Negombo will turn into a college, Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church introduced yesterday at a media briefing.
The Ministry of Schooling granted the academic institution the authority to award levels, which now embody a Bachelor of Enterprise Administration Hons (BBM) and Bachelor of Science in Info Expertise Hons (BSc IT).
The choice was revealed within the Extraordinary Gazette (2201/4) of 9 November 2020. The primary pupil will arrive in January 2021.
Talking to the media, Card Malcolm Ranjith, BCI’s first chancellor, stated that the objective of this establishment is to supply instructional alternatives to a wider phase of the neighborhood.
For the prelate, BCI is will make it potential for “many college students to obtain the upper training they deserve, and to make it reasonably priced with out compromising the standard of content material and supply.”
He harassed that the institute can be operated as a non-profit entity, specializing in upgrading the talents, competences, and attitudes of its graduates.
What’s extra, the purpose of the undertaking can be creating good civilised individuals who can face life with power, not be spreading faith.
The concept for the BCI Campus is the results of a dialog he had with Pope Benedict XVI, which Pope Francis welcomed throughout his go to to Sri Lanka.
The cardinal thanked the Sri Lankan authorities “for accepting our request to show BCI into a level awarding institute.” He additionally used to event to say that “this establishment is accessible for the federal government, different establishments, and people accountable for larger training to make use of to strategy increasingly younger individuals sooner or later.”
The prelate had “particular thanks for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for his fullest assist to construct an attractive inexperienced campus.”
BCI Campus director Fr Quintus Fernando briefed the media, illustrating the brand new levels, noting that that is “a significant milestone in BCI’s journey because the institute now turns into a College Granted Fee (UGC) accredited diploma awarding institute.”
“The BCI Campus was began six years in the past with a singular and holistic strategy to larger training, which emphasises creating college students’ skilled/educational information and abilities while mentoring them to claim their dignity and integrity as true human beings.
“We’re decided to provide world-class graduates who’re geared up with the proper information and abilities to fulfill the evolving calls for of the job market. Most significantly, they may even be high quality human beings with nice values. On this regard, the BCI Campus is popping a brand new leaf within the [history of the] nation’s larger training”.
The BCI Campus gives a number of larger training programmes: English, IT and Skilled Research with greater than 17,200 college students enrolled since its inception.
The institute not too long ago launched BRIDGE, a college preparation programme developed in step with the college bridging programme really helpful by the Ministry of Schooling
“Scientists have recognized 5 abilities that can be wanted by future generations, that’s, the power to analyse, enterprise information, numbering know-how, creativity, and emotional intelligence. All of them “are all effectively built-in in each of our programmes,” stated Prof Ajantha Dharmasiri, a member of the Tutorial Council of BCI Campus.
This “is why we be sure that these programs are effectively ready to go well with tomorrow,” he added. Certainly, “We have now additionally deliberate to impart that information to kids by way of the 2 programs designed by a really mature employees.”
BCI Campus offers college students with extra than simply educational alternatives because the institute is devoted to coaching well-rounded, accountable, educated, assured and ethical people who can excel wherever on this planet for his or her chosen vocation.
To this finish, BCI employs a staff of extremely expert training professionals with a few years of expertise and a dedication to educating that goes far past the classroom. They’re complemented by a staff of assist employees who guarantee completely environment friendly operations.
The campus’s trendy amenities present college students with all of the instruments, know-how, and assets they should succeed. Certainly, the buildings and their environment are designed to supply an interdisciplinary neighborhood of studying, friendship and well-being.
The campus is a world-class facility, with stunning pure gardens and wealthy vegetation. This in flip ensures the proper environment, which inspires open mindedness to information and promotes private development.
When pupil start enrolling, they and their dad and mom are inspired to go to BCI for extra info. Extra info is accessible on www.bci.lk or by calling 031 2035100/070 6035100.
The media briefing held on the Bishop’s Home in Colombo was presided by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo and founding father of BCI Campus, Father Quintus Fernando, Rector of BCI Campus, Prof Ajantha Dharmasiri, chairman/director of the Board of Administration, Submit Graduate Institute of Administration (PIM); Lalith Senevirathne, Group CEO of Sri Lanka Telecom; Nimal Perera, Secretary within the Ministry of City Growth and Housing, and Eardley Perera, Member of the Governing Council of the BCI Campus and a former lecturer on the Submit Graduate Institute of Administration (PIM).