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The legend in IT education continues

For forty-nine years, the National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) has produced thousands of IT professionals to the industry annually. As the pioneer in IT education in Sri Lanka, NIBM has always striven to update its IT courses to match the global industry requirements and to make sure that the knowledge and the training the students receive are of international standard. As the main pillar of strength, NIBM constantly trains it faculty to improve their delivery and make sure that the students receive the best from their teaching and training. Currently the institute has undertaken a rigorous process to match its courses with the Sri Lankan Quality Frame Work (SLQF) regulated by the University Grants Commission (UGC), and the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), regulated by the Ministry of Vocational and Skills Development. In addition, the MIS Division hasthe ISO 9001-2000 certification since 2007 to prove the true quality of education and services provided by the Division.
The Management Information Division (MIS) of NIBM offers a wide array of full time diplomas for those who have passed GCE O/L and part time IT Diplomas for the professionals who are either in the IT industry and seeking to gain a recognized qualification or to the professionals who would like to start a career in the IT field. The Diplomas offered includes Diploma in Computer System Design (DCSD), Diploma in Software Engineering (DSE), Diploma in Computer Networks (DCN), Diploma in Management Information Systems (DMIS) and Advanced Diploma in Advertising and Multimedia (ADAM). These Diplomas are recognized as an academic qualification which fulfills the entry requirements to a wide range of degrees. In addition, they can also be considered as a professional qualification for the practicing Computer professional. After completing the Diploma, the participant has the option of proceeding to the Higher Diploma in Computer Based Information Systems (HDCBIS), Higher Diploma in Software Engineering or to the Higher Diploma in Computer Networks (HDCN).
The division also offers a range of part time Certificate and Advance Certificate courses in Application Packages, Computer Programming, Software Engineering, Web Development, Graphic Design, Hardware and Networking.
Since 2016 NIBM has become a CISCO Networking Academy and therefore students following the Advanced Certificate in Computer Networking and the Diploma in Computer Networks will be able to obtain the Cisco Networking Academy Certifications. In addition, the students will be eligible for a 58% discount when sitting for the CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) industry certification exam. Cisco Networking Academy is considered as the world’s largest classroom and there are more than 10,000 academies worldwide in more than 170 countries.
On successful completion of the Higher Diploma at NIBM, the participants can select an internationally recognized university to complete their degree.
Why join hands with NIBM?
The National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) is a government institute, owned, governed and regulated by the government. This may be the first and the foremost reason why you should select NIBM as you partner for higher education. Secondly the institute has one of the best faculties that a higher education institute can possess. Your education experience with NIBM will be both a rewarding and an enjoyable one because of the friendly and well qualified faculty that you will interact with. No IT course is worth following if it does not make you ready for the industry of today and tomorrow.
At NIBM the courses are taught and the participants are groomed for the industry not only by the internal academic staff, but also by the industry practitioners who serve as an integral part of the faculty. The student life at NIBM will therefore be truly rewarding academically while you train yourself for the industries. The graduates produced by NIBM for the past five decades now work as industry leaders here in Sri Lanka and world wide in leading IT firms. The strong alumni of NIBM will make the life of a NIBM student exciting and well rewarding in the industry.
The wide network of branches in Galle, Matara, Kandy, Kurunegala along with the main campus in Colombo provide state-ofthe-art lecture facilities, and conducive learning environment for the students to earn internationally recognized IT qualifications at the National Institute of Business Management (NIBM). Your journey with NIBM will be the best investment that you make for your future.

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