SAITM - News Highlights

South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM)
Convocation 2016
Date : 15 November 2016

The 4th Convocation of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) was held on Tuesday November 15th at 3.00 p.m. at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) amidst a distinguished gathering.

Collaborative AIT - SAITM Masters Degree and
Postgraduate Diploma Programs.
: 2016-10-19

SAITM Engineering faculty is proud to announce the launch of Masters Degree Programs in collaboration with prestigious Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. The official ceremony of signing the MoA with AIT was held on 19 October 2016 at SAITM.

Deputy Chairperson of the SAITM, explains why the controversial private medical faculty has to be protected and promoted.
- Source : www.dailymirror.lk

Q: Your critic number one, the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) and the ‘Centre Against Private Medical Colleges’ charge that the SAITM chairman Dr. Neville Fernando and its Board of Directors had committed fraud in establishing the SAITM by providing false information. What do you have to say about this serious allegation?
A: These are just baseless allegations because SAITM from its inception acquired the license in terms of the Board of Investment Law of Sri Lanka Act No 4 of 1978 (as amended) having been registered under Section 17 (2) of the said Act, to set up a higher education institute to provide training in Information Technology, Management and Finance, Engineering, Vocational Studies, Nursing, Languages and Health Sciences.


SAITM students are ready to sit any fair examination
anywhere in the world
- Professor and Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Professor Weerasekara has 25 years of experience as a Consultant Obstetrician and has had his overseas training in obstetrics for two years in the Professorial unit in Bristol and in Birmingham. He is a keen researcher and delivered three orations based on his research.

SAITM graduates on par with those in state medical faculties
http://www.island.lk - July 30, 2016

"I can assure that you that the quality of education, faculty and facilities at the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe is definitely on par with all state medical faculties in the country. SAITM graduates are on par with any graduate from the state medical faculties. They certainly are much better than some of the graduates who qualified from foreign universities"

No nationalization of SAITM, says management
http://www.dailymirror.lk/ | 2016-07-14

Dispelling media reports, the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) management in a statement said it had not received any intimation from the government of a possible nationalisation of the institution.

A rightful fight for education
By Harsha Subhashana | DAILY FT

SAITM enrols only 75 students per batch out of approximately 500 applicants. Therefore even though the cut off mark for university entrance is 3Ss (for SAITM it is even higher, 2Cs and 1S), those who get selected to SAITM are with much better results than the minimum required.

ONE AIM. ONE AMBITION.
Interview with Dr. Neville Fernando,
the Founder Chairman of the South Asian Institute of
Technology and Medicine and NFTH
July 2016 - businesstoday.lk

Dr Neville Fernando, the Founder Chairman of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), is a visionary. He has ventured into an area that no one has dared to tread. With the primary aim of giving back to the country he established this higher education institution to provide opportunities to students who are not able to enter state universities. Through Dr Fernando's initiatives the massive flow of foreign exchange that leaves our country for students' foreign education has to some extent remained within as there is an impetus of students to study in Sri Lanka. He forges ahead with novel projects that will take Sri Lanka to the world.

SAITM proudly congratulates the First Batch of Medical Students who have successfully completed their MBBS!
05th June 2016

30th May 2016 is a very important day in the History of SAITM. Amidst the many hurdles they had to face while being under close scrutiny, they remained strong, relentless and have achieved their dreams and emerged winners.

SAITM 6th International Research Symposium on Engineering
Advancement (IRSEA 2016)
04th June 2016

SAITM International Research Symposium on Engineering Advancement (IRSEA) is an international conference held annually at the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), Malabe. IRSEA is truly an inspiring event organized by the Faculty of Engineering at SAITM in order to foster and build strong partnerships with the industry and academia.

Philanthropist Dr. Neville Fernando donates private collection of books to national library
19th May 2016

One of Sri Lanka’s veteran Physicians and a Philanthropist Dr. Neville Fernando – the Chairman of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) and Dr. Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) recently donated over 1,600 books in his private collection to the National Library in Colombo. According to the National Library officials Dr. Neville Fernando’s book collection is the second largest private book collection that was donated to national libraries after Sri Lanka’s ‘Greatest Author’ Martin Wickramasinghe’s private book collection that had over 5,000 books.

4th Annual SAITM Robotics Challenge 2016 (SRC '16)
Concluded with a Great Success
29th April 2016

Promoting Robotics Engineering among Sri Lankan youth, SAITM Faculty of Engineering, successfully held its 4th Annual Robotics Challenge (SRC ‘16) at the SAITM auditorium on 29th April 2016.

4th Annual SAITM Robotics Challenge (SRC ’16)
21st April 2016

The Faculty of Engineering, at South Asian Institute of technology and Medicine (SAITM) is getting ready to stage the SAITM Robotics Challenge for the fourth consecutive year in few days time. SAITM Robotics Challenge, SRC is a prominent annual competition in Sri Lanka’s technological calendar, with hundreds of students participating with their designs each year. This year’s competition takes place on the 29th of April 2016, at SAITM Auditorium in Malabe.

SAITM to open state-of-the-art Thiel Cadaveric Facility for
Surgeons for first time in Sri Lanka
01st April 2016

Sri Lanka’s leading green campus South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) will soon open a state-of-the-art Thiel Cadaveric Facility for Surgeons for the first time in the country. Speaking on the soon to be opened facility SAITM Chairman Dr. Neville Fernando said that the new Thiel Cadaveric Facility will serve as a training centre and workshop for surgeons in the country and worldwide. He said that the facility will be housed at the Department of Anatomy in SAITM and offer the opportunity for the surgeons and training surgeons serving in Sri Lanka and abroad.

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.

මාලඹේ 'සයිටම්' පෞද්ගලික විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය රජයට පවරාගන්නේ නෑ - නමුත් විධිමත් කරනවා.
ලක්ෂ්මන් කිරිඇල්ල
උසස් අධ්‍යාපන හා මහාමාර්ග අමාත්‍ය
16th February 2016

මාලඹේ 'සයිටම්' පෞද්ගලික විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය රජයට පවරාගන්නේ නෑ - නමුත් විධිමත් කරනවා.
ලක්ෂ්මන් කිරිඇල්ල - උසස් අධ්‍යාපන හා මහාමාර්ග අමාත්‍ය


Launching of the “SAITM Medical Journal (SMJ)”
29th January 2016

Launching of the “SAITM Medical Journal (SMJ)”
on 29th January 2016 - at SAITM Auditorium


Government gives undertaking to provide clinical training for
SAITM students
15th December 2015

The Ministry of Health (15-12-2015) gave an undertaking to the Supreme Court to provide clinical training to the students of the Private Medical College in Malabe at the Avissawella Base Hospital and the Kaduwela MOH.

SAITM STEM ’15 Challenge
A school level island-wide Science, Technology,
Engineering & Management (STEM) Competition
24th and 31st October 2015

South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) successfully completed the inaugural SAITM STEM ‘15 challenge on Saturday, 31st October 2015 at SAITM Malabe campus.

SAITM Ruggerites Gain Recognition in Malaysia
Date : 28-29 August 2015

Rugby team of SAITM which toured Malaysia on the 25th of August to take part in a sevens tournament organized by UiTM Malaysia, where 21 universities from around the globe did participate, SAITM ruggerites made an eye opener when they put a spectacular show to beat the University of Kelaniya by 45 points to nil to outclass them in their 15 minutes only clash.

SAITM BEAT IIT
Date : 26 July 2015

SAITM cricketers had a convincing victory over IIT in their 4th annual big match played at Thurstan grounds on the 26th of July, defending a total of 158 which came thanks to a matured inning by former skipper Asanka Ranthilake.

'flip turn 2015' - inter university swimming meet
Date : 14 June 2015

The swimming team of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) recently organised their inaugural inter university swimming meet 'flip turn 2015' at the Thurstan college swimming pool complex with the participation of both government and privet universities namely - University of Moratuwa (UoM), University of Jayawardhanapura, National School of Business Management (NSBM) and Srilanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT).

SAITM Launches BSc Engineering degree programs under UGC, with a direct link to AIT Masters.
Date : 01 June 2015

The Faculty of Engineering (FoE) of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) which has made a name for itself for its high quality brand of engineering degree programs launches into a new phase offering two 4 year full time BSc. Engineering degree programs under the University Grants commission (UGC) approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), Sri Lanka. The Gazette notification in this regard was issued on 7th May 2015 thus making SAITM the first non state sector campus to offer government approved engineering degree courses.

SAITM beat SLIIT : 10-07
SAITM vs SLIIT 10 a-side Rugby Encounter - 2015
Date : 17 May 2015

As the SAITM sports season is about to kickoff for yet another season the SAITM rugby team took the field for the first encounter of the season against hometown rivals SLIIT in what was a revival of the classic ‘Malabe Derby’.

SAITM, 5th Annual International Research Symposium on
Engineering Advancements [RSEA – 2015]
Date : 25 April 2015

South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) is the first non state sector higher education institute in Sri Lanka to receive the degree awarding status by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Sri Lanka. SAITM offers degree programs in Engineering, Medicine, Multimedia, Management and Finance.

South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM)
Convocation 2014
Date : 25 October 2014

The Second Convocation of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) was held on Saturday October 25th at 3.00 p.m. at the SAITM Auditorium in Malabe amidst a distinguished gathering.

SAITM Ruggerites to Thailand
Date : 24 September 2014

South Asian Institute of technology and medicine rugby team toured Thailand from the 18th - 22nd September to participate in a ‘10 a side’ rugby tournament organized by Thamasat University in Bangkok.

SAITM Engineering Students Top AIT Graduation
Date : 11 September 2014

The 121st graduation ceremony of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand held on 23rd May 2014 at Bangkok saw 68 engineering students who had transferred from South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) graduating with top honors making Sri Lanka proud.

SAITM Trounce APIIT by 2 Wickets
“The Clash of the Gentlemen” SAITM VS APIIT Annual Cricket Encounter 2014
Date : 19 June 2014

SAITM cricketers beat APIIT in a close contest game played at Irrigation Grounds, Ratmalana on the 19th of June 2014. Thanks to Navod Gunasekara’s All-round performance of claiming three wickets for thirty five runs and scoring a matured innings of 52 helped SAITM cricketers walk away with a victory.

2nd Annual SAITM Robotics Challenge 2014 (SRC '14)
Concluded with a Great Success
Date : 30 May 2014

SAITM Robotics Challenge (SRC), organized for the second consecutive year by the Faculty of Engineering, at South Asian Institute of technology and Medicine (SAITM), concluded with great success on 30th of May 2014, at SAITM Malabe campus. With close to a hundred of robots, designed and build by students around the country, competing in the event, SRC ‘14 brought the Sri Lanka youth together in a vibrant event celebrating innovation and technical advancements.

Dr. Neville Fernando Football Championship Trophy
- Inaugural Match (SAITM vs ANC)
Date : 28 May 2014

The inaugural match of the Dr. Neville Fernando football championship trophy was played between the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) and The American National College (ANC) on the 28th of May at the city league grounds in Colombo. The game kicked off at approximately 5:00 pm and displayed 60 minutes of exceptional football talent by both teams.

4th Annual SAITM Research Symposium on Engineering
Advancements Concluded in a Great Success
Date : 26 April 2014

SAITM Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements is an annual international conference organized by South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) where the outcomes of research work carried out by the academia, professionals and students on a multitude of engineering fields of specializations are presented to the engineering fraternity.

South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM)
APQN’s Best/Model Internal QA Award Winner for 2014
Date : 07-08 March 2014

SAITM Internal Quality Assurance Committee (SAITM_IQA) has been awarded the “APQN’s Best/Model Internal Quality Assurance Award – 2014” at the APQN 2014 Conference and AGM in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Professor Chettiyappan Visvanathan - Dean of SERD, AIT
visited SAITM
Date : 07 February 2014

Professor C. Visvanathan, Dean of The School of Environment, Resources and Development visited South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), Sri Lanka along with Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe (Director Fundraising/ Interim Director Alumni Affairs) on 7 Feb, 2014.

SAITM/NFTH - Corporate Social Responsibilities
towards the objective of making a healthier society

Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSRs) are one of the most important focuses of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) and Dr Neville Fernando Sri Lanka – Russia Friendship Teaching Hospital (NFTH) towards the objective of making a healthier society.

SAITM-AIT engineering graduates dive into local and foreign industries
Source : http://www.sundaytimes.lk

A few weeks since graduation, a set of fully qualified and energetic young engineers have already taken up their duties in engineering careers in both Sri Lankan and international firms. This new generation of dynamic BSc. (honours) engineers is the product of a unique and pioneering league of local private sector higher education provided by the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), Malabe, together with the prestigious Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand.

114 undergraduates from SAITM joined the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) officially at its Orientation held on
2nd September 2013
Date : 02 September 2013

The 155 students come from Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Bhutan, India, Japan and Thailand. Out of them, 114 have already completed their first two years at the South Asian Institute of Medicine (SAITM), Sri Lanka, and they will attend the third year of their undergraduate program at AIT. Another 30 students come from Myanmar Computer Company (MCCi), Myanmar. One exchange student is joining from Japan. A quarter of the incoming students are female.

SAITM Robotics Challenge 2013 Concluded in a Great Success
Date : 31 May 2013

SAITM Robotic Challenge, 2013 (SRC'13) an inter university robotics competition, organized by the Robotics Association of the Mechatronics Engineering Department, of the Faculty of Engineering SAITM was held on 31st of May at SAITM premises and concluded in a great success.

Sri Lankan Undergraduates excel at AIT
Date : 23 May 2013

23rd May 2013 will be marked as a historical day at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. On that day 40 Sri Lankan students graduated, amongst many others from different nationalities, as the first group of honors graduates in Bachelor of Engineering (BSc. Eng Hons.) at the 119th graduation held at AIT conference center.

NFTH Begins to Create History in the Private Healthcare
Industry in Sri Lanka
Date : Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Source: http://www.dailynews.lk/2013/04/30/news49.asp

Dr. Neville Fernando Sri Lanka Russia Friendship Hospital (NFTH) had its ceremonial opening on 5th April 2013 in grand style. The Chief Guest, Prime Minister D M Jayaratne and Guest of Honour, Minister of Higher Education S B Dissanayake, Russian Ambassador His Excellency Alexander A. Karchava and many other distinguished guests including Minister of Public Relations Dr. Mervin Silva, Western Province Health Minister Jagath Angage, Mayor of Kaduwela Municipal Council G.H. Buddhadasa and Provincial Director of Health Dr. Amal Harsha De Silva graced the occasion.

3rd Annual SAITM Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements
Date : 27 April 2013

Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements (RSEA) organized by SAITM faculty of engineering marks the 3rd occasion this annual event is held.
In fact RSEA is the pioneering and the only research symposium organized by a non-state sector higher education institute in Sri Lanka. It will no doubt enhance the research competencies of the SAITM engineering students making them stand out in the engineering profession when they graduate.

Premier impressed by Malabe medical college achievement
Date : 08 April 2013, The Island

Some professional organizations, especially trade unions of medical professionals, had been protesting against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) at Malabe, out of jealousy, said Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne, after declaring open a 1002-bed ultra-modern teaching hospital belonging to SAITM there last Friday.

Dr Neville Fernando Sri Lanka – Russia Friendship Teaching Hospital
Grand Opening Today
Date : 05 April 2013
 

Dr Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH) is not, yet another private hospital in the country which charges exorbitant prices from their patients for the services provided. The hospital services are presented in such a way that it is very much affordable to the greater majority of the local population who are average or lower middle income earners, but never compromising on the service standards or the quality of medical care.

උසස් පෙළ සමතුන්ට ජනපති අතින් ශිෂ්‍යත්ව...
Date : 28 March 2013
 

2011 අධ්‍යාපන පොදු සහතික පත්‍ර උසස් පෙළ විභාගය සඳහා ජීව විද්‍යා අංශයෙන් පෙනී සිට A සමාර්ථ 03ක් ලබා වෛද්‍ය විද්‍යාලයට ඇතුලත්වීමට නොහැකි වූ සිසුන්ට ජනාධිපති මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මැතිතුමා අතින් ශිෂ්‍යත්ව පිරිනැමීම අද (28/03/2013) පෙරවරුවේ අරලියගහ මන්දිරයේ දී සිදු කෙරින.

First Ever Convocation Ceremony of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM)
Date : 16 March 2013
 

The first ever Graduation Convocation of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) was held on Saturday March 16th at 5.30 p.m. at the SAITM Auditorium in Malabe amidst a distinguished gathering.
The Chief Guest at this event was the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Buckinghamshire New University (BNU) – UK, Derek Godfrey, who conferred the degrees. The occasion was presided over by the Founder and Chairman of SAITM, Dr. Neville Fernando.

Open letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa
SAITM maximally utilizing its limited resources have bi-annual intake, 100 students in February and another 100 in September.
Date : 12 March 2013

SAITM maximally utilizing its limited resources have bi-annual intake, 100 students in February and another 100 in September. University Grants Commission and the Sri Lanka Medical Council has approved SAITM to enroll 200 students in two batches every year as this feasible.

Dr Neville Fernando Sri Lanka – Russia Friendship Teaching Hospital (NFTH)
A brilliant example of the successful development of our bilateral relations: Russian Ambassador - Alexander A Karchava
Date : 16 February 2013

I am confident that the Hospital, which was established due to the joint efforts of Dr. Neville Fernando, the Ministry of Higher Education and the Russian partner Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, is a brilliant example of the successful development of our bilateral relations.

SAITM given green light to award medical degrees
Date : 11 November 2012

The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) has won the legal battle to award MBBS medical degrees in Sri Lanka. The Supreme Court recently dismissed the case against the institute, paving the way for it to award medical degrees to students of its Malabe Medical College. The training will be monitored by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Graduation Announcement of SAITM,
Faculty of Management and Finance
Date : 12 October 2012

South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) is proud to announce that the graduation of first batch of students who have successfully completed their programs of studies at the Faculty of Management and Finance in collaboration with Buckinghamshire New University – UK, leading to the award of ‘Bachelor of Arts in International Management’ and ‘Bachelor of Arts in Business Management’ degrees.

Supreme Court dismisses petition against 'South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM)'
Date : 8th October 2012

Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake issuing a statement on the Supreme Court verdict which dismissed the Fundamental Rights petition filed against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) said he was happy that the Malabe Private Medical College can now continue awarding degrees.

The Faculty of ICT & Media celebrated the certification ceremony of Edexcel BTEC HND in Interactive Media
Date : 4th October 2012

The Faculty of ICT & Media celebrated the certification ceremony of Edexcel BTEC HND in Interactive Media on 4th October 2012. 30 students have completed the BTEC HND program.

2012 A/L Students Begin their Engineering Education at SAITM
Date : 02nd October 2012

The Faculty of Engineering of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) held the inauguration ceremony for its 7th intake of Engineering students for the academic year commencing in October 2012.

Dr Neville Fernando Sri Lanka – Russia Friendship Teaching Hospital of SAITM, Malabe - OPD Opening
Date : 27th September 2012

SAITM has almost completed construction of the High Tech Modern Teaching hospital with 1002 beds at No. 406 B, Church Road, Welivita, Malabe within close proximity to the Campus. The OPD has commenced functioning successfully from 27th September 2012.

Seventy eight (78) undergraduates from SAITM joined the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) officially at its Orientation held on 3rd September 2012.
Date : 03 September 2012

A large number arrived from two prominent partner institutions, with 78 entering AIT from Sri Lanka's South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) and 16 coming from the MCC Training Institute in Myanmar.

SAITM First to Offer Environmental and Bio Systems Engineering Degrees
Date : 01 August 2012

South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), Faculty of Engineering in affiliation with Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is launching two new undergraduate programs in Environmental Engineering and Bio Systems Engineering, keeping with new trends in the industries where huge scope is open for such field of study.

"Dr. Neville Fernando Sri Lanka-Russia Friendship Teaching Hospital", Work Progress, Reviewed by the Russian Ambassador H.E Vladimir. P. Mikhaylov
Date : 26 July 2012

The Russian Ambassador H.E Vladimir . P . Mikhaylov on July 26 2012 visited the Teaching Hospital under construction for the Faculty of Medicine of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (Pvt) Ltd. (SAITM) in Malabe.

Meeting between H.E. Mr. Vladimir P. Mikhaylov, Russian Ambassador, and head of the Sri-Lanka – Russia educational project Dr. Neville Fernando
http://www.sri-lanka.mid.ru/pr/e-28.html

On June 13, 2012 a meeting between H.E. Mr. Vladimir P. Mikhaylov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Sri Lanka, and Dr. Neville Fernando, head of the Sri Lanka – Russia educational project, well-known public figure and entrepreneur of the country, was held at the premises of the Russian Embassy.

SAITM holds International Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements
Source: Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) | Date : 13 May 2012

Continuing in its bold march towards becoming one of the esteemed higher educational institutes in Engineering in the Asian region, South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) faculty of Engineering has concluded a highly successful Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements ( SAITM RSEA 2012) recently at SAITM Auditorium, Malabe. Following its ground breaking historical inaugural Research symposium (SAITM RSEA 2011) in May last year, this year’s event signifies the continuation of a very important event to be held annually.

We Will Set Up Two More Pvt. Medical Schools
Higher Education Minister S. B. Dissanayake

Outspoken Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake, who got into trouble even with the Supreme Court and was incarcerated for contempt of court says he is now a changed man at the age of sixty only interested in doing good things like attending to religious practices, but because of his tough stand the universities the hot beds of rebellion for decades are once again places of learning.

SAITM a Medical Degree-awarding Institution
Higher Education Minister S. B. Dissanayake

The Malabe Private Medical Faculty has been recognized as a degreeawarding institution by the UGC and the Higher Education Ministry with the concurrence of the Sri Lanka Medical Council, the Higher Education Minister said yesterday.

Quality Multimedia Education at SAITM is Recognized by the Industry

Quality versus quantity is the hot topic today. In keeping with the traditional quality education which was available in Sri Lanka, which is still prevails in our traditional universities, can also be seen at SAITM as Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council of the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka recognized SAITM as the first higher educational institute in the country to offer their own degrees.

Russia affiliated with SAITM

The Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy (NNSMA) of Russian Federation has confirmed its affiliation to the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM). This was announced at a press conference held at SAITM on 31 st January 2012 where the head of International relations of NNSMA, Prof. Vladimir Zagainov noted that Russia is willing to help Sri Lanka to create high quality educational establishments.

Russian Academy Pleased with SAITM’s Progress

The Russian Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy which is affiliated with the private medical college in Malabe said yesterday that they were pleased with the progress made by the institution.

Why Sri Lanka needs private universities? - The Nation, 09/10/2011

Sri Lanka needs more universities and the annual intake of students to the universities be increased. Considering the number of people per universities in other countries, Sri Lanka needs to establish a minimum of new 40 universities. This is not an easy task for the government, with other priorities in health, transport, and infrastructure development sector, etc. to invest in 40 more new universities and increase the current intake. The government has to think innovatively to cope with this massive demand for university education

SAITM Faculty of Engineering Scores another First

For the first time in the history of engineering higher education in Sri Lanka, a engineering student from a non-state sector higher education institution in Engineering has participated in an international scientific research conference.

30th AUGUST 2011 - EXTRA ORDINARY GAZETTE No.1721/19

The South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (Pvt.) Ltd - (SAITM) as a Degree Awarding Institute for the purpose of developing higher education therein leading to the award of the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) - Ministry of Higher Education

SAITM Engineering undergraduates take wing to AIT

Come August 31, 2011, the lives of 60 bright young Engineering students of SAITM will change forever. After successfully completing the first stage of their degree programmes in various disciplines ranging from Civil and Infrastructure Engineering to Mechatronics Engineering, they will take wing to Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand for the final stage of the BSc. Eng.(Hons) degree spanning two years.

The External Verifier from Edexcel , UK Gives an Excellent feedback to the Faculty of Management and Finance.

The Edexcel External verifier visit which was held on 9th August 2011 was a very successful visit. The External verifier Ms. Nicola Mortimer- Stokes, who is also the European representative of the Internal Quality Assurance Advisory committee, awarded an “A” grading for the consecutive second time and gave an excellent feedback to the faculty of Management and Finance.

SAITM Talents 2011 – Where Creativity and Intellect Intertwined

The Student Union of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) held its annual talent show on 17 th June 2011 at the campus auditorium. It was a memorable event for students as well as their lecturers and parents who admired the talent displayed in numerous ways.

The Launching of UK BSc Degrees in Management and Multimedia by SAITM Sri Lanka and Buckinghamshire New University (BNU) UK

The Faculties of Management and Media looked at Buckinghamshire New University (BNU), which is an upcoming and fast developing British University as a partner with whom we can serve the student community. Our aim is to march together and serve the South Asian Students who seek a degree in Management, Marketing, International Business and Financial Management.

The SAITM Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements – 2011

The SAITM Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements is designed to bring together university students, researchers, academics and industrialists in an open and interactive forum that recognises engineering and scientific challenges, practical barriers, theoretical developments & their applications in order to bring a sustainable development.

SAITM keeps going strong with Fourth Intake !

Under the new policy of the Government of H.E. President Mahinda Rajapakse, Private non Governmental Universities have been allowed to be set up in Sri Lanka.

Accordingly a monitoring committee headed by Prof. Rohan Rajapakse – Vice Chairman of the UGC visited the Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy Sri Lanka Campus at Malabe on the 19th of November 2010.

3rd Engineering batch inaugurates at SAITM

The new batch of Engineering students of South Asian Institute of Technology and Management (SAITM) commenced their academic year on 5th October 2010 for the BSc Eng degree awarded from the prestigious Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.

Locally studying Medical students of foreign Universities need not sit for Act 16 Exam

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Sri Lanka will emerge as a centre of excellence for tertiary education inclusive of medical studies once over 20 non -state universities are set up in the country early next year, said Mr Sunil Navaratne Secretary to Ministry of Higher Education.

SAITM Opens up Opportunities for Jaffna Students

The South Asian Institute of Technology and Management (SAITM) Participated in Jaffna Education Fair on 18th & 19th September 2010 at Jaffna Central College. The objective of participating in the event was to build awareness about SAITM in the Northern Province as well as to provide counseling/career guidance for students who are seeking for higher education options. Event was a success and SAITM expect a considerable number of students from North to join its October and February intakes, for Medicine, Engineering, Management and Multimedia degrees.

External verifier visits SAITM ICT and Media Faculty

As part of quality assurance procedure, Ms. Stella Power, the External Verifier from Edexcel UK, visited SAITM ICT and Media Faculty last month. After going through the course material, facilities and student assignments in detail, this is what she said:

“ The excellent standard of the accommodation, Both the buildings and the resources which together provide a professional higher education learning environment for the students.

Want to be a part of next great Sinhala Theatre production?

Amédée, or How to Get Rid of It (1954), (Original French title, Amédée ou comment s'en débarrasser ) is a play written by Eugene Ionesco . It is about a playwright named Amédée and his wife Madeleine, a switch board operator. They discuss how to deal with a corpse in the other room that's continually growing.

 

 
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