National project on English and IT Online courses for University Entrants

Senior Professor Nandani de Silva has successfully completed an assignment she had undertaken for the University Grants Commission for the implementation of a national policy decision to enable university entrants who had been given loans to buy laptops at 0% interest to strengthen their English Language and IT Skills through online courses. Prof. Nandani de Silva was the Chairperson of the Special Task Force Committee appointed to see this national project through and gave leadership to the university academics involved in developing the courses for online delivery to the 2015/2016 batch of university entrants (approx. 26,000) who had gained entry through the UGC to Universities island wide. The notice about the Online English and IT courses launched on 27th March 2017 can be viewed on the UGC website at with a link to the two courses and a message from Prof. Nandani de Silva for the IT course at