HCL Technologies signs MoU with Horizon Campus

December 09, 2021

Horizon Campus Malabe recently renewed its Memorandum of Understanding with HCL Technologies, which includes a dynamic programme of higher education and employment combination offered to students who wish to enter the field of Information technology.

HCL Technologies is a next-generation global technology company that helps enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age. HCL technology products, services and engineering are built on four decades of innovation, with a world-renowned management philosophy, a strong culture of invention and risk-taking, and a relentless focus on customer relationships. With a worldwide network of R&D, innovation labs and delivery centers, and 187,000+ ‘Ideapreneurs’ working in 50 countries, HCL serves leading enterprises across key industries, including 250 of the Fortune 500 and 650 of the Global 2000.

Horizon Campus is a Ministry of Higher Education approved and UGC Recognised, Non State higher education Institution, which has been in existence over the last decade. Horizon Campus currently functions under 6 faculties in the fields of Law, IT, Management, Technology, Science and Education with 2 new faculties in the fields of Engineering and Nursing to Commence in the year 2022. Horizon campus not only has the Degree awarding status from the MoHE, but also has international recognition from international quality assurance bodies such as APQN and INQAAHE as well as being only one of three Non State institutions to receive ACU membership. It currently operates in Malabe in the recently opened Knowledge City Malabe(KCM) premises, which provides for international standard, state of the art facilities for student education and recreation.

The TechBee programme which is part of the present MoU is the first of its kind to be offered to students who have completed and successfully passed the local OR international GCE A/L examinations. The uniqueness of this programme offered jointly by HCL Technologies and Horizon Campus stems from the fact that the selected students would be offered training/employment while they read for their selected degree in the field of Information Technology at Horizon campus Malabe.  HCL Technologies and Horizon campus announced that under the TechBee programme, the entire cost of the degree programme will be covered through a scholarship scheme and the student will also be entitled to a monthly renumeration once they complete the training programme and retained on a Full time Employment cadre at HCL Technologies Sri Lanka.

The benefits of this partnership between HCL Technologies and Horizon Campus is two-fold to the nation as a whole. This includes as a first, Foreign Direct Investment in Education offered through the Techbee scholarship scheme. Secondly with the country needing approximately 20000 employees into the IT industry per year, this partnership will be able to generate a fairly large proportion of this human resources to the industry and the nation.

The MoU was signed by Ms.Srimathi Shivashankar, the VP/Corporate on behalf of HCL Technologies and Mr.Upul Daranagama/Chairman of Horizon Campus in the presence of Mr.Sumal Perera/ Chairman-Access Group of Companies, Mr.Theo Fernando/Managing Director/Horizon Campus, Mr.Shamal Perera/Group Director-Access Engineering, Mr.Ayesh Fernando/ Director Horizon Campus and dignitaries of Horizon Campus, Malabe.

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