University of Moratuwa Mentoring Programme

The Closing Ceremony for 2012 of the University of Moratuwa Mentoring Programme conducted in Collaboration with John Keells Holdings, was held yesterday at Cinnamon Grand on 21st of May 2013.

The Transportation Sector of John Keells Holdings PLC continued its sponsorship of the Scholarship Programme for the students reading for an Honours degree of Bachelor of Science in Transport and Logistics Management (BSc (T&LM) Hons.) at the University of Moratuwa. This 4-year programme, which commenced in 2006, is a strategic CSR project designed to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to equip the undergraduates to face the modern day challenges in Transportation and Logistics.  It also helps develop a much needed resource base of professionals for the country’s growing transportation industry. The scholarship programme consists of an aggregate of 26 scholarships awarded on a both need- and merit-based scheme. The first year students are entitled to a need-based scholarship while the second, third and fourth year students benefit from a merit-based scholarship.

The lectures are conducted entirely in English, the first-year students (numbering 40) were also provided English Language training via a customized programme conducted by Gateway. In this instance, rather than conducting the usual 2 ½ months of classroom learning, an innovative approach was taken by conducting a 5 day total immersion camp at the University premises. The feedback on the program and teaching methodology was overwhelmingly positive.

The TLM Honours Degree syllabus also includes a 6-month industrial placement with three students being selected for internship in the Transportation Sector during the year under review.

The scholarship holders who have passed out are employed at prestigious institutions such as John Keells Logistics, South Asia Gateway Terminals, Sri Lankan Airlines, Fedex, Fonterra, Nestle, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, and The Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

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