SAITM to open a fully-fledged dedicated Multimedia
Audio Visual Studio by June 2016

21st March 2016

The ICT & Media Faculty of Sri Lanka’s leading Green Campus the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) will have a new state of the art dedicated Multimedia AV Studio that marks the gateway to the ever growing ICT & Media industry’s future talent demands.

Speaking on the new dedicated Multimedia AV Studio Prof. Sirimevan Widyasekera, Dean of the Faculty of ICT and Media said that SAITM has invested and committed over Rs.10 million in the new facility to help students who are pursuing their careers in the field.

“The magnificent new Multimedia AV Studio reflects both the great role that ICT & Media will play in the life of SAITM’s ICT & Media Faculty student and the continued growth and progress of the SAITM as an institution that works towards providing best facilities to students” he said.

He said that with its unparalleled technical and Audio Video (AV) facilities, SAITM aims to offer world-renowned faculty and exceptional students the teaching and learning space they need as they seek to scale new heights in the performance and study of ICT & Media. According to Mr. Mohamed Azmeer, Head of the Department of New Media SAITM had been working with Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLBC) for video production and with the new facility coming up in June 2016 will help the institution’s students to get more hands on training and improve their skills and talent in the ICT & Media field.

Mr. Azmeer also highlighted that SAITM’s ICT & Media Faculty was the first private degree awarding institution in Sri Lanka to have a Multimedia Degree Program in their curriculum and added that SAITM was also the first to have a dedicated largest Apple i-MAC laboratory for the students.

Opportunities to work in interactive media are very broad and SAITM Faculty of ICT & Media offers a Diploma in Interactive Media and Edexcel BTEC HND in Interactive Media programs for students. SAITM’s Faculty of ICT & Media alone has over 100 students who enjoys the luxury of using new technologies including the Sri Lanka’s largest Apple i-Mac laboratory environment together with High-end PC laboratories. The state-of-the-art high speed internet facility via fiber optic backbone provides a stimulating teaching and learning environment comprising paperless environment fulfilling green aspects of SAITM whilst the Teaching Staff comprises industry experts from the industry giants such as Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation while facilitating them in their new media development programmes.

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