The SLIIT, the leading non-state higher education institute has won the prestigious ‘Most Popular Education and Professional Services Website in Sri Lanka’ award held at the BestWeb. lk ceremony organized by the LK Domain Registry. The gala event which saw the convergence of all the top companies and brands vying for supremacy in the virtual domain arena was held at the Galadari Hotel on Friday, 18th July 2018. Upon receiving the award, Mr. Uditha Gamage of SLIIT stated, “We are proud to be awarded for our portal, which is a team effort in being accessible to the world. SLIIT has always pursued the path to excellence in every aspect and our multiple awards and accolades lay claim to our renown.
This competition has given us the opportunity to raise our standards in ensuring that our website meets the required benchmark and is ultimately browser friendly to those who are seeking information in the field of education.” SLIIT’s website, which was registered under the Education and Professional Services category, passed the stringent judging criteria to win the ‘Most Popular Education & Professional Services Website in Sri Lanka’ award. The competition was conducted in three stages: Registration, Judging, and Voting. Thereafter, the final scores were determined on a basis of Judge’s Points which amounted to (70%), Public Vote (20%) and total generated web traffic for the period of the competition (10%).
The elite panel of judges used the four categories ranging from Technical, Design, Content, and Interaction to award points for competing websites. The innovative, informative and interactive website by SLIIT surpassed the panel of judges which comprised of web experts and other professionals. The content consisted of award winning aspects of creativity, quality of graphic design, artistry, technological expertise and the quality of the content, made available to the user. Further SLIIT’s award winning website superseded the sub categories in the Technical Criteria – completeness, navigation, standards and performance, Design Criteria- web site design, page design, Content Criteria –quantity, quality, Interaction Criteria – interaction with users, privacy, security, standards and bonus points.
The BestWeb.lk is a webbased competition which has been in existence since 2009 and functions as a platform to promote and popularize Sri Lankan websites and showcase Sri Lankan abilities online. Since its inception in 1999, SLIIT has encompassed a novel outlook on par with international standards, attracting a multitude of local and international students who are keen to obtain a world class education in a leading non-state degree awarding institute. The prestigious entity has been approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under the Universities Act.
It is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), as well as the International Association of Universities (IAU). Among its pioneering efforts is the title of being the first Sri Lankan institute to be accredited by the Intuition of Engineering & Technology, UK. More than 11,000 alumni have graduated from the three faculties: Business, Computer, and Engineering. The website per se informs of the pride felt by the institute in producing graduates who make meaningful contributions to their communities and professions; among the diversely qualified graduates, alumni are software engineers, engineers, business analysts and noted entrepreneurs.
SLIIT attracts the largest share of private higher education students in Sri Lanka and the courses are designed to equip graduates to succeed in contemporary workplaces with their exposure to practical as well as the classroom environment. According to the graduate Tracer Studies of 2016/2017, nearly 90% of the Bachelor degree graduates find full-time employment within six months of course completion. SLIIT is one of premier degree awarding institutes, encouraging students to learn beyond the taught content and enhance their professional personality, providing them with a greater understanding about the practical application of their knowledge.