The BTEC Higher National Diploma in Computing & Systems Development (HND in CSD) students had an industrial visit to Virtusa which is a NASDAQ listed globally recognized company in the field of Information Technology located in Orion City, 752, Dr.Dannister de Silva Mawatha, Colombo 09 (Dematagoda). This industrial visit is a proud initiative of Department of Information Technology, School of Computing at BCAS Campus Kalmunai.
The prime objectives of this industrial visit are to provide the students a realistic feel about the IT industry and an opportunity to interact with the professionals and make themselves prepare to secure an internship or training as soon they complete their Higher National Diploma successfully.
In this visit, Twenty Six HND in CSD students were accompanied by Mr. A.R.Mohamed Nizzad (BIT[UOM], MBA [SEUSL]) & Mr. K.M. Ishraque (BIT[UOM], M.Sc in IS [UOC]) senior lecturers at the department of computing at BCAS Campus, Kalmunai to guide and provide insights to the students to make the industrial visit more useful.
The full day session were well organized by Virtusa under four key topics such as Software Quality Assurance, Application Support Management, In-house networking within Software Company and Skills for IT Career. The dynamic sessions were presented by Senior Consultants of each respective discipline and HR Professionals at Virtusa. Each sessions followed Q&A where students had the opportunity to interact with the professionals and get their concerns cleared.
Further, the HR professionals welcomed the prospective students to apply for any internship or start up positions at Virtusa and assured to provide opportunity for deserving students and explained the career path and progression at Virtusa. Many students said that it has become their dream of joining Virtusa once they finish their education.
The visit was really successful and many such initiatives are underway in order to guarantee jobs after completion of HND in Computing at BCAS Campus, Kalmunai.
The department takes pleasure in thanking the BCAS management for extending its support for these kind of initiatives and the Virtusa team who welcomed us and provided an excellent hospitality throughout the sessions.