Victoria Higher Education Campus rebrands
Victoria Higher Education Campus (VHEC) was rebranded as Edulink
International Campus (EIC).
It will offer world-class degrees from the University of Greenwich
and other leading UK universities to Sri Lankan students. Outlining the
rationale for the rebranding, Campus Director, Kanishka Weeramunda said,
"We have been in the Sri Lankan market for three years and with an
in-depth understanding of the Sri Lankan education sector, we adopted
the name Edulink to build a global image."
"We will contribute to the Sri Lankan education sector with our
international scholarship programs. We are holding discussions with the
Government and a few other countries regarding this," he said.
"We hope to implement a scholarship program for children of Security
Forces personnel to honour their services," said Weeramunda.
"EIC's portfolio includes BA programs in Business, Accounting and
Finance, IT and Masters programs in International Business and Computer
Science. As most of our students will graduate and look for jobs by
2018, we are in search of courses that will suit the job market at that
time," he said.
"We will launch Engineering courses in 2016 and also include Business
Psychology programs since it has a high demand among organisations," he
CFO, Edulink, Consultants and Financial Director, Edulink
International Campus, Bharath Ratteshwal said, "Edulink International
Campus is fully owned by Edulink Consultants, a multinational higher
education institution which has been in operation since 2004."
"Edulink Consultants is the leading company in the Edulink Group
based in Dubai and is a multi-faceted educational services provider that
has built strategic partnerships with renowned academic institutions
from across the globe. Our vision is to provide quality education at an
affordable price," he said.
The EIC campus equipped for 1,000 students offers state-of-the-art
facilities. These include a library, IT laboratories and wi-fi
accessibility across the entire campus.
"The minimum qualification of our academic staff is a Masters Degree
and a minimum of five years' experience. The part-time faculty is one of
our greatest strengths as most of them come from the industry and have a
lot of exposure and higher academic qualifications," Ratteshwal said.
"Non-academic staff are equally qualified with professional
qualifications or a higher academic qualification and a number of years
experience in the same capacity," he said.
EIC works closely with the Ministry of Higher Education and hopes to
become the hub of excellence in the region. The campus in Colombo has
students from countries such as Nigeria and the Maldives.
Having developed close partnerships with the British Council and the
British Computer Society in Sri Lanka, EIC interacts with leading
employers to enhance employment prospects for graduates. They also
provide internships for students.