BCAS Campus is pleased and proud to announce the appointment of Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama, the former Chairperson of University Grants Commission as the Executive Dean of Academic Affairs with effect from 1 October 2015.
Professor Kshanika is one of the most experienced and most reputed academic in Sri Lanka has also served as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo.
BCAS Campus, a top ranked higher education institution in Sri Lanka has been providing quality and market relevant academic programmes and vocational training since 1999.
The Campus offers from foundation degree courses to Master’s with the wide spectrum of career-oriented fields such as Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering, Telecom Engineering, Construction Studies, Biomedical Science, Law, Business Management and Computing. These programmes are provided by BCAS Campus with well-established Partnership with Pearson, UK (formerly Edexcel), University of Wolverhampton, UK and London South Bank University, UK.
Besides its main campus in Colombo BCAS now boasts of five outstation campuses in Kandy, Jaffna, Kurunagala, Batticaloa and Kalmunai plus an Overseas Support Centre in Qatar. Overall, more than 3500 students study in all these campuses who are tutored by well-qualified academic staff.
It’s a tremendous honour for BCAS to have Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama as its Executive Dean of Academic Affairs. With the appointment of this high-profile academic, teaching and quality standard at BCAS is to become even stronger in years to come. We consider it exciting for the College and thus we are looking forward to making the most of her wealth of experience in the academic field and higher education administration.
Professor Kshanika graduated from the University of Colombo specialising in Botany. Earning her Master’s in Agricultural Sciences from the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture of the University of Peradeniya, she received her PhD from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. On her return to Sri Lanka she joined the Botany Department in her Alma- mater the University of Colombo as a Senior Lecturer.
She was later made the Head of the Plant Sciences Department before she was appointed as its Vice-chancellor in 2008. Having served in that position until 2013, she was appointed the first lady Chairperson of the University Grants Commission (UGC) in the same year and she served in that position till February 2015.
We are confident her new role as the Dean of Academic Affairs at BCAS Campus will develop its academic excellence on par with the standards of international higher education institutions. Her appointment is a splendid opportunity for BCAS to ensure its quality standard to word class level.