The inauguration of the KIU degree programmes for 2016 was held on 27th May 2016 at KIU auditorium. Over 400 participants including students, parents, lecturers and other well-wishers attended this formal reception of the new students who took the first step, towards their glorious journey at KIU on this day.
Hon. Lakshman Kiriella – Minister of Higher Education and Highways, Hon. (Dr.) Rajitha Senaratne – Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous medicine and Hon. Mohan Lal Grero – State minister of Higher Education participated as the chief guests for this prestigious event. The guests were received by Dr. Jagath Senevirathne – The Managing Director/CEO of KIU, Prof. Neluka Fernando – Honorary Vice chancellor of KIU and Dr. Rasika Perera – Head of Department of Examinations. Honorary Vice chancellor of the KIU Prof. Neluka Fernando delivered the welcome speech. Mr. Saman Rathnapriya – President Government Nursing Officers’ Association, Mr. Ravi Kumudesh – President, Sri Lanka Society for Medical Laboratory Science (SLSMLS), Senator Ogola Foster – National Assembly of Federal Republic of Nigeria were among the other distinguished guests who graced the occasion.
Hon. Lakshman Kiriella, Hon. Mohan Lal Grero and Hon. Dr. Rajitha Senaratne addressed the gathering, emphasizing the contribution of KIU to the Higher Education in Sri Lanka. The new students received gift packs including laptops and books.
KIU offers the best choices for higher education for school leavers as well as those already employed. New students are enrolled for the following undergraduate degree programmes ; Bachelor of Science Honours in Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology, Bachelor of Management Honours in Human Resource, Bachelor of Management Honours in Marketing, Bachelor of Management Honours in Accounting, Bachelor of Science Honours in Nursing, Bachelor of Science Honours Medical Science in KAATSU, Bachelor of Science Honours in Medical Science in Acupuncture, IT and Acupuncture Diplomas. KIU is a unique institute accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education, and all the degree programmes offered are recognized by the University Grants Commission. The curriculum’s are developed by highly experienced and reputed professors and senior lecturers to serve the best of knowledge to the students. KIU is an institution which gives the students a high standard education, where the students will be recognized locally as well as globally.
Standing gracefully touching the sky, KIU is located at Koswatta, Battaramulla, adding beauty to the area. It has a student capacity over 2000, and is in the process of expanding it further to give more students the opportunity to have a quality education.