Auston Institute of Management of Ceylon and Coventry University host Second Graduation Ceremony

Auston Institute of Management of Ceylon and Coventry University host Second Graduation Ceremony

Sunday, 11 November 2012

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The Sunday Times, Sri Lanka

Auston Institute of Management of Ceylon, a subsidiary of Auston Institute of Singapore held the convocation of the graduating students at Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel, Colombo on the 4th of November 2012. This year the Auston Institute of Management celebrated the second graduation ceremony of students from the Coventry University.

The grand graduation ceremony saw more than 130 graduates proudly walk across the stage to receive their degrees, from the distinguished panel of guests, in the presence of their proud relatives, parents and friends.

The event was graced by the presence of Chief Guest, Dr.Sunil Jayantha Navarathne, Secretary to the Minister of Higher Education. Other distinguished guests in attendance included Mr.Ian Keith Dunn – Pro-vice chancellor (student empowerment) of Coventry University; Ian Webster – Senior Lecturer, International Strategic Support for Sport and Event Management and Link Tutor of Coventry University and ; Mr.Michael Lin – Group Managing Director Auston Institute of Management; Prof. S. Gopinathan – Fellow, National Institute of Education, Singapore and Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of Auston Institute of Management; Dr.T.A.G. Gunesekara, Director Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa; Dr.Thennakoon, Director, Institute of Technology, Katunayake; and senior academics.

The awards presented at the ceremony included Bachelor of Engineering (honours) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (honours) in Computers, Networking and Communications Technology, and Bachelors degree in Business, Bachelor of Science (honours) in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science (honours) in Engineering Business Management, Bachelor of Science (honours) in Network and Mobile Computing, Bachelor of Arts in Business and Finance, Bachelor of Arts (honours) in Human Resource Management, Bachelor of Arts (honours) in Business and Human Resource Management, Bachelor of Arts (honours) in Marketing Management, Bachelor of Arts (honours) in Business and Marketing.

Students who had completed Diploma and Advanced Diploma stages were also presented with their awards. Diplomas were presented in the categories of Computers, Electronics and Communications, Business, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Advanced Diploma in Business from the Auston Institute of Management. Meanwhile, students who had displayed significant achievements in their academic performance were awarded with best performer awards as well.

Prof. Gopinathan addressing the graduating students at the ceremony said “for those on the academic side, our greatest joy is to see the students do well. So, I give you my heartfelt congratulations and wish you the best in all your future plans”. Mr. Ian Keith Dunn addressing the graduates at the event said “to see students, come on stage and get their award is one of the most beautiful moments in academics. It is a moment that marks your transformation as a global graduate”. He further added “With a qualification from Coventry University, you have a degree that is internationally portable – recognised and valued across the world. In turn, as you move out in to the global marketplace, you are ambassadors for Auston and Coventry University, and I am absolutely confident that our reputations will be enhanced by each of you through your interactions in business, commerce and industry”.

Auston Institute of Management, Singapore has been providing courses in the areas of Business, Information Technology and Engineering. Auston Singapore has been the recipient of awards such as Edutrust, Singapore Quality Class, Case Trust and ISO 9001:2000. The Institute has built a strong partnership with Coventry University over the past ten-years. It was in April 2010, that Auston Institute of Management Ceylon was initiated at its strategic location on Galle Road in Colombo 03. The location provides students with all the modern facilities at an affordable price. The learning process is supported by a panel of skilled lecturers from the most prestigious universities and leaders in their respective industries. The Institute focuses on providing value added education that also has a strong practical relevance in a work-place atmosphere. Auston Institute of Management also offer MBA qualifications from the Coventry University.

Coventry University, UK, is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), and has a long tradition as an education provider in the United Kingdom. The university works closely with leading multinational companies, and these links have positively shaped the design of the courses and hence the qualifications gain increased recognition among leading companies, thereby increasing job prospects of the university graduates. Based on the Sunday Times Good University Guide (UK) 2012, Coventry University is ranked 32 out of 122 ranked universities in the UK. Coventry University has also received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2007, and was named as an Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2011.

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