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Deans' List Award Ceremony - 21.12.2016
Deans’ List Award Ceremony of Faculties of Information Technology and Management

The Internal Quality Assurance Unit of the Horizon Campus introduced a Deans’ List to honor students of exceptional achievement during their education in different faculties.  Motivating students to achieve their highest possible academic standards and to encourage students to be engaged in campus/community service are the two main objectives of introducing Deans’ List.

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Deans’ List Award Ceremony was organized by the IQAU and held on 21st December 2016. Mr. Upul Daranagama, Chairman and Prof. Colin N. Peiris, Vice-Chancellor of the Horizon Campus awarded certificates to recipients.  Staff members and students of the campus graced the occasion. Recipients of the Deans’ list are as follows:
Faculty of Management

Ms. Chamika Nishamalee
Ms. Imasha Ushani
Ms. Kaveesha Prabhashwari Yasanayake
Ms. D S Samaraweera
Ms. C M P Sanduni Umesha Perera
Ms. Dulmini Yasodhanie Wickramaratne
Ms. Manasha Anjalie Weerasinghe
Ms. Bawatharini Panneerselvam
Ms. Hamsathvany Navaretnam
Mr. R.B.L.I. Pathinayaka
Ms. M.A. Sanduni Tharika
Ms. Ruwan Pathirana
Ms. Balraj Mayurani
Mr.  Prasanga Sandaruwan
Mr. M. Rizan M. Fiham
Ms. Nisansala Sewwandi Gamage
Faculty of Information Technology

Sornalingam Vidhuja
Nuwan Asela
Manchunathan Niroshan
Asha Erandi Jayasooriya
Supun Nimesh












A Seminar on Legal Issues Related to the Information Technology - 16.02.2016

The Seminar on “Legal Issues Related to the Information Technology” organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU) was held on 16th February 2016 with the participation of students in faculties of IT, Management and International Programmes, Academic and Administrative Staff of the Horizon Campus. Resource Person: Dr. Prathiba Mahanamahewa - Faculty of Law, University of Colombo

Award Ceremony - Staff Development Programme - 04.12.2015

A group of Academic and Academic Support Staff of the Horizon Campus successfully completed a recognized 130 hour course in Staff Development including Teaching Practices (Theory and Practical) conducted by the Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU). Award Ceremony was held on 4th December 2015 with the participation of Mr. Upul Daranagama, Chairman, Prof. Colin N. Peiris, Vice-Chancellor and other invited officials of the Horizon Campus. Prof. Nimal Gunawardena (Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of University of Peradeniya) was the Chief Guest of the event.

Guest Lecture on MySQL Concepts, Practical Application Scenarios for Undergraduate Students in the Faculty of IT -  12.10.2015 Guest Lecturer: Mr. Achala Meddegama, CEO, ESOFT Technologies (Pvt) Ltd.

Staff Development Programme - Session 10: Teaching/Learning Resources and Marketing Strategies in Private Higher Education Institutes - 09.10.2015.  Resource Persons: Prof. Colin N. Peiris, QAA Council of the UGC                                                                                                             

Mr. Siddhartha Nanayakkara, CEO/Sky Alliances (Pvt) Ltd

Staff Development Programme - Session 9: Information Technology base Teaching/Learning, Guidelines for writing Review Article and Effective Questioning - 02.10.2015. Resource Persons: Prof. Colin N. Peiris, QAA Council of the UGC Prof. Gayan Meegama, Dean/IT - Horizon Campus

Staff Development Programme - Session 8: Innovative and Interactive Teaching Methods - 25.09.2015. Resource Person: Prof. Udith Jayasinghe, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Staff Development Programme - Session 7: Assessments (Part I) - 24.09.2015 Resource Person: Dr. Chalinda Beneragama, University of Peradenia

Staff Development Programme - Session 6: Teaching Methods (Practical) - 18.09.2015 Resource Person: Mr. B. P. A. Jayaweera, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Staff Development Programme - Session 5: Teaching Methods (Theory) - 11.09.2015 Resource Person: Dr. Chalinda Beneragama, University of Peradeniya

Staff Development Programme - Session 4: Lesson Planning on 04.09.2015 Resource Person: Prof. Udith Jayasinghe, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Staff Development Programme - Session 3: Curriculum Development on 28.08.2015 Resource Person: Dr. Ranjith Pallegama, University of Peradeniya

Staff Development Programme - Session 2: Higher Education for 21st Century and Quality Assurance in Higher Education on 21.08.2015 Resource Persons: Prof. L. L. Ratnayake, SLIIT: Prof. Colin N. Peiris, Director, QAA Council of the UGC    

Inauguration Ceremony of the Staff Development Programme - 14.08.2015 Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU) organized a 120 hour Staff Development Programme for Academic Staff and Academic Support Staff at the Horizon Campus. The Inauguration Ceremony of the Staff Development Programme held on 14th August 2015 with the participation of Prof. Colin N. Peiris, Vice-Chancellor, Mr. Ajitha Wanasinghe, CEO, the Deans of faculties and the Registrar. Prof. Udith Jayasinghe (Former Director of the Staff Development Centre, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka) was the Chief Guest of the event.

Horizon Campus hosted the 2nd International Study Tour/Seminar for a group of Nepal Officials from the Department of Agriculture, Nepal A group of top government officials from Nepal visited Sri Lanka to learn Farm Mechanization, Agriculture Marketing and On-Farm Water Management from 20th to 25th July 2015.  This programme was conducted by the members of the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Peradeniya with the support of the Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka and the private organizations.  The group visited Nuwara Eliya, Maha-Illuppallama, Palwehera and Colombo to gather information. The study Tour/Seminar was hosted by the Horizon Campus and the Award Ceremony was held at the Horizon Campus with the presence of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Colin N. Peiris, Deans of Faculties and Senior Members on the evening of 24th July 2015.

Research paper on “Use of Cloud-Based Services for Higher Education in Developing Countries” presented at the International Conference on Education and Distance Learning - ICEDL 2015  DSC06998    DSC06985 Prof. R. G. N. Meegama, Ms. G. N. Upeksha and Ms. Samanthi Wickramasinghe participated and presented a paper at the conference held on 24th July 2015 at Galle Face Hotel in Colombo.

Vice Chancellor of the Horizon Campus chaired the International External Review of the Fiji Higher Education Commission  It is a pleasure to inform you that the Vice-Chancellor of the Horizon Campus chair the Panel of the International External Review of the Fiji Higher Education Commission which was held on 24-26th June 2015 in The Fiji Islands.  This review was arranged by the Asia Pacific Quality Register Council. DSC09233   DSC09227

APQN Quality Awards 2015 - The Vice Chancellor of the Horizon Campus received the best  “Training and Support of Reviewers Award 2015” This award was given to the prominent contributions in training and support of reviewers locally and/or regionally.

APQN Quality Awards 2015 - The Horizon Campus brings the APQN Best/Model Internal Quality Assurance Award for the Asia Pacific Region

The Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) Conference and the AGM was held in Kunming, China from 7-9 April 2015. The APQN quality award ceremony was held to encourage members who have been doing much more outstanding work individually, institutionally, nationally as well as internationally. This Award is intended to identify and distinguish extraordinary or prominent contributions to quality assurance and good practices that have potential of replications in the Asia-Pacific area.

The institutional members who have committed to quality assurance mechanisms and quality culture building are encouraged to apply for the APQN’s Best/Model Internal QA Award so as to make much wider circulation about their best or model IQA practices and experiences.

It is a great pleasure to inform that the Horizon Campus was able to receive this prestigious award from the Asia Pacific Quality Network which is the largest QA Network in the World having 157 members. A panel of three eminent international experts appointed by APQN Board reviewed all the nominations and made a final decision on Quality Awards. An attractive memento was awarded to the Horizon Campus.

2015 Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) Conference and AGM in Kunming, China from 17th - 19th April 2015

Workshop on Student Feedback and Peer Observation - 26.02.2015

The above workshop is organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU) was held on 26th February 2015 with the participation of the IQAU members, academic staff of the Horizon Campus and members from other Private Higher Education Institutes.

Workshop on Effective Presentation on Assessment and Academic Work for Undergraduate Students - 24.02.2015

Workshop on Time Management for Undergraduate Students - 13.02.2015.

Call for contributions: Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) Annual Conference and AGM 2015 in Kunming, China from 17th to 19th April, 2015 Click here to see more details.

Workshop on Teaching-Learning, Curriculum, Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education  - From 22nd December 2014 to 2nd January 2015

This is the 1st International Workshop organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU) with the participation of Academics from Universities in Bangladesh consisting of 10 Technical Sessions.

Seminar on Economic Impact of Nanotechnology - 28th November 2014.

The Seminar on Economic Impact of Nanotechnology organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU) was held on 28th November 2014 with the participation of staff and students of the Horizon Campus, teachers and students of the Horizon College International, members from other Private Higher Educational Institutes.

Workshop on Stress Management at Workplace - 31st October 2014

The workshop organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU) was held on 31st October 2014 under theme of Stress Management at Your Workplace with the participation of the IQAU members, academic and supporting staff of the Horizon Campus, staff of the Horizon College of International and members from other Private Higher Education Institutes.

Dr. Abdul Hannan Waheed, CEO of the Maldives Qualification Authority (MQA) visited the Horizon Campus - 10th September 2014

Dr. Abdul Hannan Waheed, Chief Executive Officer of the Maldives Qualification Authority (MQA) visited the Horizon Campus on 10th September 2014 and had a discussion with Mr. Upul Daranagama, CEO and Prof. Colin Peiris, Vice Chancellor of the Horizon Campus on future collaborations between the MQA and the Horizon Campus.

Workshop on Strengthening of Internal QA Activities of the Horizon Campus  - 18th August 2014

The first workshop organized by the IQAU was held on 18th August 2014 under themes of Strengthening of Internal QA Activities of the Horizon Campus and Need for Quantifiable Performance Indicators for Quality Assessment in Higher Education with the participation of the IQAU members and other academic and supporting staff of the Horizon Campus.

MOU signed between Asia Pacific Quality Network and the Horizon Campus - 6th August 2014

The main objective of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to establish Horizon Campus as the APQN’s Quality Hub in order to collaborate for the benefit of the Parties and to exchange experiences in the implementation of external quality assurance for the improvement of quality of education.  The Parties will share and learn from each other with respect to external quality assurance system, standards, procedures, and protocols for the continuous improvement of quality of education.

For the APQN, Dr. Jagannath Patil, President of the APQN and for the Horizon Campus, Mr. Upul Daranagama, Chairman, Horizon Campus have signed the MOU on 6th August 2014.

For more details: http://www.apqn.org/tools/whats_new/?id=145
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Paper presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Education and Distance Learning on 1st July 2016 in Colombo.

Paper presentation on “Innovative and Interactive Teaching Methods for improving Learning Quality of Higher Education” was presented by Ms. Samanthi Wickramasinghe and Ms. Nipuni Upeksha (Faculty of IT) at the 2nd International Conference on Education and Distance Learning on 1st July 2016 in Colombo.
Horizon Campus listed in the Webometrics Ranking Webometrics world web ranking for the year 2016, ranks Horizon Campus as top 10 among Private Higher Education Institutes in Sri Lanka. Http://webometrics.info/en/Asia/Sri%20Lanka%20

Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) Conference and AGM in Natadola, Fiji from 25th - 27th May 2016
Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) Conference and AGM in Natadola, Fiji from 25th - 27th May 2015. Two papers were presented at the conferences by Prof. Colin N. Peiris and Ms. Samanthi Wickramasinghe on Assuring Standards and Quality of Higher Education: Teaching & Learning and The Internet Generation and Its Implication on Higher Education Quality Management respectively.
Workshop on Importance of Mentoring and Counselling for Students - 27th June 2017
The workshop was conducted by Prof. D. S. Ranawaka (Resource Person) with the participation of the IQAU members, academic and administrative staff of the Horizon Campus.
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