Nature Beyond Horizon (NATBEHO)

Nature Beyond the Horizon (NatBeHo) is the Environment Society of Horizon Campus. Our vision is “A widened association of those interested Nature and Wildlife, leading to a conserved environment” while the mission is “To encourage the study of Nature and its variants by conducting workshops and outdoor events”.

Supporting the Nation against Covid-19

As our contribution to fight against the current Covid-19 pandemic, we – Horizon Campus donated 40 beds/mattresses, bed sheets and pillows to Neville Fernando Hospital, Malabe. Present here was the Hospital Director Dr. N E L W Jayasekara and Mr. Tissa Mendis – the hospital Secretary together with Chairman of Horizon Campus, Mr. Upul Daranagama, CEO Mr. Ajitha Wanasinghe and the Vice Chancellor Prof. S J B A Jayasekara, Dr. Ruwan Perera the DVC and other Campus management staff.

Horizon Graduate achieves International Leadership Award

Horizon Campus is proud to announce the Faculty of Management graduate, Leo Indunil Udara Palihawadana is one the awardees among the 3 International Leadership awards this year. These are awarded annually by the International President of Lions Club and this was a first time achievement for Sri Lanka. Leo Indunil is the current President of Leo Club of Colombo Knights. We wish him the very best in all his future endeavors!

Horizon Campus Knowledge City Malabe to be positioned as a leading education provider in the South Asian Region

Horizon Campus is a pioneering higher education provider, with degree awarding status to provide its own degrees, having strong affiliations and longstanding partnerships with top foreign universities such as the University of London (UK), Birmingham City University (UK), Arkansas State University (US), Nilai University (Malaysia) and Asia e University (Malaysia). They recently stepped into a new chapter of offering world class education to students, with the launch of a next-generation multi story, multi-space university facility at the “Knowledge City Malabe’(KCM) themed as “ a new city , a new life”. Mr. Upul Daranagama, Chairman of Horizon Campus gave an insight into their plans of positioning the newly launched campus as a leading educational provider in the South Asian region. Mr.Daranagama stated “ One of the main objectives of the newly launched campus is to retain the country’s talent and prevent brain drain. By opening a purpose-built campus which is on par with international standards, we want to attract our students to study and remain within the country. And this will be specially beneficial now with the pandemic in force with continuous lockdowns and travel restrictions across the world. Our key aim is to give our students the opportunity to enjoy the same benefits as they would at an International University and to continue their studies to gain the requisite qualifications required for their career aspirations without any delays or interruptions “ Daranagama further explained that the new campus has added new facilities to it’s current portfolio– Education, IT, International Programmes, Management, Science, Law and Technology. They recently opened its Engineering faculty, offering three graduate degrees covering Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, and has plans of adding a Nursing faculty going forward. Being a firm believer in the value of research, Horizon will also utilize their new facilities to drive an objective of publishing a minimum of two research papers in international journals annually – a feat that will further improve the university’s overall ranking. Listed as an approved university in the World Bank funded Sri Lankan Government operation Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) programme, Horizon Campus is dedicated to contribute to research, mainly in the science stream. “In addition to publishing research papers, we will be encouraging students to get involved with entrepreneurial research,” says Daranagama, adding that the university is keen to nurture and support entrepreneurship ventures via the campus’ inhouse Business Incubator which supports students with funding and mentorship. Lauded for its high graduate employability, stemming from strict adherence to internal quality assurance and selective and guaranteed internship training, Horizon will further strengthen these benefits with the launch of the new campus, thereby gaining further credibility and confidence of employers.” We are in the process of having discussions with some of the leading and most innovative companies in the country and guarantee work placement after completion of their degree,” explains Daranagama, mentioning that the university currently works in tandem with industry players such as Virtusa, Daraz, Orel Corporation, Ninewells Hospital and HCL Technologies to provide internships for students to name a few. With the new facility being on par with global standards, and their vision of being a leading educational provider in the South Asian region, Horizon will focus on attracting regional students to study in Sri Lanka, including those from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, and the Maldives, and ex-pat students living in the Middle East. “During the pandemic, we have successfully onboarded 115 ex-pat students to Horizon, and once things return to post-pandemic conditions, we will be opening our doors to foreign students,” avers Daranagama stating that Horizon Campus looks forward to contributing towards achieving Sri Lanka ‘s vision of being a leading education hub in Asia.

Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Orientation 2021

The Orientation programme of the Bachelor of Laws (Hons) awarded by University of London was held at the KCM Horizon Campus premises with the participation of students and their parents. The students were addressed by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. S. J. B. A Jayasekara, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Dean, Faculty of Law, Dr. Ruwan Perera, and Registrar, Mr. Milton Wimalasiri. The event was held complying with rules and regulations directed by Ministry of Health. We warmly welcome the students to the Horizon Family and wish them the very best for their higher education life at Horizon Campus. Your Road to Success begins Here.

INFINITY Webinar Series by Faculty of Information Technology

The 4th session of the INFINITY Webinar series on “How to get ready for the final year project and get through successfully” was completed on the 25th November 2021 by Mr. Yohan Dananjaya, Ms. Sumudu Rathnapala and Mr. Chamod Hansajith. During this session they have presented their final year projects and various guidance to the audience. The Speakers, Mr. Yohan currently working as a Software Engineer (Python) at BlackSwan Technologies, Ms. Sumudu as a Hybrid Engineer at Wiley Global Technologies and Mr. Chamod presently serves as an Intern at SLT Mobitel. Both Mr. Yohan and Ms. Sumudu are proud products of Horizon Campus, Faculty of IT and Mr. Chamod is still an undergraduate at Horizon Campus. This event was concluded by offering the Certificate of Appreciations to all the speakers, the moderator of the event, Mr. Maheshwaran Divagarshan and the designer of the poster of this session, Mr. Adithya Karunarathna who are undergraduates at faculty of IT at Horizon Campus.

HCL Technologies signs MoU with Horizon Campus to offer work/study opportunities in the field of Information technology

Horizon Campus Malabe recently renewed its Memorandum of Understanding with HCL Technologies, a leading multinational in the field of IT and software development, which includes a more dynamic programme of higher education and employment combination offered to students who wish to enter the field of Information technology. HCL Technologies is a next-generation global technology company that helps enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age. HCL technology products, services and engineering are built on four decades of innovation, with a world-renowned management philosophy, a strong culture of invention and risk-taking, and a relentless focus on customer relationships. With a worldwide network of R&D, innovation labs and delivery centers, and 187,000+ ‘Ideapreneurs’ working in 50 countries, HCL serves leading enterprises across key industries, including 250 of the Fortune 500 and 650 of the Global 2000. HCL offers an integrated portfolio of products, solutions, services, and IP through our Mode 1-2-3 strategy built around Digital, IoT, Cloud, Automation, Cybersecurity, Analytics, Infrastructure Management and Engineering Services, amongst others, to help enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age. Horizon Campus is a Ministry of Higher Education approved and UGC Recognised, Non State higher education Institution, which has been in existence over the last decade. Horizon Campus currently functions under 6 faculties in the fields of Law, IT, Management, Technology, Science and Education with 2 new faculties in the fields of Engineering and Nursing to Commence in the year 2022. Horizon campus not only has the Degree awarding status from the MoHE, but also has international recognition from international quality assurance bodies such as APQN and INQAAHE as well as being only one of three Non State institutions to receive ACU membership. It currently operates in Malabe in the recently opened Knowledge City Malabe(KCM) premises, which provides for international standard, state of the art facilities for student education and recreation The TechBee programme which is part of the present MoU is the first of its kind to be offered to students who have completed and successfully passed the Local OR international GCE A/L examinations. The uniqueness of this programme offered jointly by HCL Technologies and Horizon campus stems from the fact that the selected students would be offered training/employment while they read for their selected degree in the field of Information Technology at Horizon campus Malabe. With a key issue for students and parents being the financial burden they would have to bare when undertaking such a task, HCL Technologies and Horizon campus are pleased to announce that under the TechBee programme, the entire cost of the degree programme will be covered through a scholarship scheme and the student will also be entitled to a monthly renumeration once they complete the training programme and retained on a Full time Employment cadre at HCL Technologies Sri Lanka. The benefits of this partnership between HCL Technologies and Horizon Campus is two fold to the nation as a whole. This includes as a first, Foreign Direct Investment in Education offered through the Techbee scholarship scheme and infrastructure development in the country. Secondly with the country needing approximately 20000 employees into the IT industry per year, this partnership will be able to generate a fairly large proportion of this human resources to the industry and the nation. The MoU was signed by Ms.Srimathi Shivashankar, the VP/Corporate on behalf of HCL Technologies and Mr.Upul Daranagama/Chairman of Horizon Campus in the presence of Mr.Sumal Perera/ Chairman-Access Group of Companies, Mr.Theo Fernando/Managing Director/Horizon Campus, Mr.Shamal Perera/Group Director-Access Engineering, Mr.Ayesh Fernando/ Director Horizon Campus and dignitaries of Horizon Campus, Malabe.

Field visit to Kanneliya Forest Reserve

NatBeHo Promotional Video

Congratulations Horizon Campus students at A-STATE University, USA.

Horizon Campus Reopens for Students after COVID-19

Sea Turtle Workshop & Madu River Safari