Final year Special Degree Students receive the BT-Virtusa Scholarship, 2011

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Eight special degree students of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Jaffna won the BT-Virtusa scholarship – 2011.

The Virtusa, which is one of the leading IT company in Sri Lanka has awarded scholarships to our special degree students. Ten of our students competed with students of other Universities in Sri Lanka for this scholarship. All the candidates for this scholarship had an aptitude test and a face-to-face interview at the Virtusa Corporation in Sri Lanka.

Mr. Madu Ratnayake, (General Manager of the Virtusa Corporation, Sri Lanka) has commented as follows about our students’ performance in his letter written to the Jaffna University:

“We were impressed with the quality of the students and it was indeed difficult to narrow down the final bursary awardees. Starting from your shortlisted candidates, we followed a rigorous interview process to select the deserving candidates.”

Following are the list of students who have secured the BT-Virtusa scholarship (names in alphabetical order):

  1. Mr. A. Chandilyan.
  2. Mr. V. Kaveevendan.
  3. Mr. S. Mayurathan.
  4. Mr. A. Rajeevan.
  5. Mr. S. Ranjith.
  6. Ms. Shiyama, S.
  7. Ms. Sinthiya, T.
  8. Mr. P. Thivakaran.

The scholarship includes a monthly allowance, a laptop, course text books, English language training programme, and a three month work experience in the UK working British Telecom.

This is a milestone in strengthening the relationship with the IT Industry. This award is attained as a continuation of the two-day industrial visit made in November, 2010 which was organised by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Jaffna.