Higher education and career options after A/L - Science

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Career options in Science, Medicine, Agriculture by Dr Hiran Amarasekera
(Senior Lecturer, University of Sri Jayewardenpuera)

Seminar organized by studentlanka.com, in collaboration with Young Biologists’ Association, Sri Lanka for those who have completed GCE Advanced Level examination in 2010 August. Aim of this seminar is to give accurate and unbiased information on selection of degrees, courses and careers after GCE Advanced Level examination, especially if you are not selected to a course in a National University.

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Higher education and career options after A/L - Science

  1. 1. Higher Education and Career options After A/L Seminar by www.studentlnka.com @ National Museum Auditorium, Colombo, Sri Lanka on 7 September 2010
  2. 2. Higher Study options in Science, Medicine, Engineering <ul><li>Dr Hiran Amarasekera </li></ul><ul><li>University of Sri Jayewardenepura </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>How can I change the world for better? </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>Ten Higher Study Options </li></ul><ul><li>After A/L </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Education Employment </li></ul>1
  6. 8. Do A/L Again <ul><li>A/L results are important for higher education degree programs, </li></ul><ul><li>and also to get a good employment. </li></ul>2
  7. 9. Basics <ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Computer Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and soft skills </li></ul>3
  8. 10. Government Universities <ul><li>Sri Lankan National Universities offer excellent degrees at no cost.  </li></ul><ul><li>http://studentlanka.com/higher-education/national-universities/ </li></ul>4
  9. 11. Open University <ul><li>Follow degree program part-time. </li></ul><ul><li>Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities, Social sciences etc. </li></ul><ul><li>http://studentlanka.com/2010/07/31/the-open-university-of-sri-lanka/ </li></ul>5
  10. 12. I Chem Degree <ul><li>Graduate-ship programs of Institute of Chemistry – Equivalent to degree in Chemistry. </li></ul><ul><li>Can even do for Phd with this. </li></ul><ul><li>http://studentlanka.com/2009/12/31/graduate-ship-private-degree-program-in-chemistry-for-students-after-al-in-sri-lanka/ </li></ul>
  11. 13. Professional Qualifications <ul><li>Accountancy/ Management/ Marketing/ HR – </li></ul><ul><li>Chartered Accounting, CIMA, ACCA, NIBM, BSc Business Administration, CIMA, CIM </li></ul>6
  12. 14. Professional Qualifications <ul><li>Computing & Information Technology – </li></ul><ul><li>SLIIT, NIBM, BCS/ ACS/ NCC </li></ul>
  13. 15. Private Institutes for Higher Education <ul><li>Courses from O/L to </li></ul><ul><li>to diploma level or degree level. </li></ul>7
  14. 16. Private Institutes <ul><li>Aeronautics, Aviation & Marine Law & International Relations Beauty Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering & Technology Travel & Tourism Human Resources Management Creative Arts & Mass Communication Languages Medicine & Health Science Sciences Teacher Training </li></ul>
  15. 17. Foreign Degree awarding institutes in Sri Lanka <ul><li>Affiliated to Foreign Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Offer degrees (B.Sc. and other) </li></ul><ul><li>Management, BIT, Health Sciences, Natural, Applied and Pure Sciences </li></ul>
  16. 18. Study Abroad – Foreign degrees <ul><li>USA, UK, Australia, Russia, China and India </li></ul><ul><li>British council - courses in UK </li></ul><ul><li>Fulbright Scholarship Commission - courses in USA .   </li></ul>8
  17. 19. Study Abroad – Foreign degrees <ul><li>USA, UK, Australia, Russia, China and India </li></ul><ul><li>British council - courses in UK </li></ul><ul><li>Fulbright Scholarship Commission - courses in USA .   </li></ul>
  18. 20. Careers in Medical sector <ul><li>Doctors </li></ul><ul><li>Nurses, MLTs </li></ul><ul><li>Physiotherapists, dieticians, pharmacists, radiographers </li></ul><ul><li>http ://studentlanka.com/2007/08/24/carriers-medical/ </li></ul>9
  19. 21. Careers in Medical sector <ul><li>School of Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Research Institute, Colombo 8. </li></ul><ul><li>National Institute of Health Science, Nagoda Road, Kalutara </li></ul>
  20. 22. Foreign Medical degrees <ul><li>SLMC registration </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of the course </li></ul><ul><li>Bangladesh; China; Russia; India; Nepal; East Europe; USA/ UK </li></ul><ul><li>http://studentlanka.com/2010/01/14/ten-things-to-consider-when-choosing-a-foreign-medical-degree-medicine-program/ </li></ul>
  21. 23. Foreign Medical degrees <ul><li>3. Quality of the education </li></ul><ul><li>4. Location </li></ul><ul><li>5. Facilities - housing and athletic/ recreational facilities, internet accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>6. Duration of the course. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Medium of Instruction - English, Russian </li></ul><ul><li>8. Local agent </li></ul><ul><li>9. ERPM (Act 16) examination conducted by SLMC </li></ul><ul><li>10. Do you really want to do medicine? </li></ul>
  22. 24. Online degrees – study at Home <ul><li>New World Trend in education </li></ul><ul><li>National Online Distance Education Service of Sri Lanka </li></ul><ul><li>www.nodes.lk </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. </li></ul><ul><li>Rajarata University of Sri Lanka </li></ul><ul><li>BSc Business Management , Physical Sciences and Biological sciences </li></ul>10
  23. 26. Nine Options <ul><li>Study first then employ </li></ul><ul><li>Do A/L again </li></ul><ul><li>English, IT and soft skills </li></ul><ul><li>National University – High Z score </li></ul><ul><li>Open University, I Chem </li></ul>1- 5
  24. 27. Nine Options <ul><li>6. CIMA, BCS …. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Private degrees </li></ul><ul><li>8. Foreign Degree </li></ul><ul><li>9. MLT, Nursing, Foreign MBBS </li></ul><ul><li>10. Online degrees </li></ul>6 - 10
  25. 28. Hope you will select best option to change the world!

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