Business News Sri Lanka: CIPM Sri Lanka – the Nation’s leader in human resource management and Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology(SLIIT) entered into a historical Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for institutional cooperation on July 6 2020 at the CIPM Head Office “HR House” in Colombo 5.
Under the terms of this MOU, students of CIPM and SLIIT following specific courses of study will receive exemptions from the other which will expand their horizons while adding values to their careers.
The MOU was signed by Dhammika Fernando-President CIPM Sri Lanka and Prof. Samantha Thelijjagoda-Dean, SLIIT Business School in the presence of Dr. Neil Bogahalande-Council Member, CIPM and Chairman-Academic & Professional Affairs Committee, U. A. C. Obeyesekere–Chief Executive Officer/Director CIPM Business School, Prof. Nagalingam Nagendrakumar-Head, Department of Information Management SLIIT Business School.
Senior Lecturers of SLIIT Business School Ms. Chalani Kuruppu, Ranitha Weerarathna and Ms. Anupama Dassanayake, and other officials from both institutions.
“We are delighted to enter into this landmark agreement in this post-Covid era with the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, a highly respected and leading institute in the education sphere. Collaboration is the key to success and way forward especially during turbulent times” said Dhammika Fernando-President, CIPM Sri Lanka.
“Our study courses are on par with Australia and Singapore as CIPM study courses are standardized under the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) which is a great advantage to our students” he added.
Under the MOU, CIPM will provide exemptions from Operational and Managerial Level of the PQHRM programme to graduates of the BBA in Human Capital Management (HCM) Degree Programme of the SLIIT Business School and the SLIIT Business School shall provide exemptions from BBA HCM Special Degree to students who have fully completed PQHRM Qualification (English medium only) and also accept the complete PQHRM qualification with two years’ post qualifying experience as an entry qualification for the MBA programme conducted by SLIIT.
“It is an important day for SLIIT as we begin our collaboration with CIPM which is Sri Lanka’s leading institute for human resource management. We appreciate CIPM’s contribution to the Nation” said Prof. Samantha Thelijjagoda-Dean, SLIIT Business School.
“Students are the wealth of the Country. As a leading private University, these types of relationships that benefit students are extremely important which also helps us to align our students with industry demands” he added.
“SLIIT and CIPM Sri Lanka will lead together and be a formidable force that will help drive the HR profession to new heights in Sri Lanka” said U. A. C. Obeyesekere–Chief Executive Officer/Director CIPM Business School delivering the vote of thanks.
CIPM was founded in 1959 – incorporated by Parliamentary Act No. 24 of 1976, amended by Act No. 31 of 2018. CIPM is affiliated to the Asia Pacific Foundation of Human Resource Management and to the World Federation of People Management Associations.
CIPM, being a professional institute is also a constituent member of the Organization of Professional Associations [OPA] Sri Lanka. Currently, CIPM comprises of over 1600 Professional Members who serve in both public and private organizations. It was elevated to Chartered Status by the Parliament of Sri Lanka on the 28th of September 2018 by amending the original Act of establishment.