SLIIT-Fidenz partnership unleashes Career Prospects for Students

SLIIT’s Faculty of Computing recently partnered Fidenz Technologies, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), creating career opportunities for students through internships, training and job placements.

Initiated by the Industry Engagement Unit, Faculty of Computing, Dr. Nuwan Kodagoda, Dean, Faculty of Computing and Lahiru Hettiarachchi, Chief Operations Officer, Fidenz (Pvt.) Ltd, signed the MoU attended by the Management of the Faculty of Computing, representatives from SLIIT Student Services and personnel from Fidenz.

SLIIT Dean of Faculty of Computing Dr. Nuwan Kodagoda stated; “We are pleased to partner with Fidenz to build a pathway that will expose, educate and inspire students. This MoU will provide that opportunity for our students to develop their skills and knowledge through hands-on experience with a global company. The collaboration will also facilitate students to benefit and access curated learning offered by the Fidenz Academy, which will enhance their creative thinking, make them stronger leaders and better team members and could subsequently support their quest for employment within the company and beyond.”

The Faculty of Computing BSc (Hons) in Information Technology offers seven IT-related specializations for undergraduate students such as Cybersecurity, Data Science, Computer Systems and Network Engineering, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Interactive Media and Information Systems Engineering. The Faculty is also offering two new degrees in 2023 for students who are following the A/L Physical Science stream on B.Sc (Hons) in Computer Science and B.Sc (Hons) in Computer Systems Engineering.

Based on the MoU, SLIIT students gain internship opportunities, job placements, industry visits, training programmes for both students and staff and knowledge sharing sessions. Additionally, based on SLIIT requests, Fidenz may provide financial sponsorships for student and faculty-organized events such as competitions and research conferences.

A key element of the MoU is the role of Fidenz Academy, a part of the company’s novel employee recruitment process, which selects, trains, and mentors individuals. SLIIT students can undertake the Academy’s online aptitude test and participate in an interview process. Upon successful completion, they are provided a self-study assignment to complete within a given time frame, with final evaluations conducted by Academy staff.

Selected students are then on boarded and provided with extensive paid training for two months and are regularly evaluated by senior software engineers. This gives them the opportunity to work on multiple technologies to understand and practice the fundamentals of computer programming with real-world problems. Upon competition of the program, SLIIT students may be provided with job placements ranging from interns and trainees to associate engineers.


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