Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT)



Taking into consideration the job opportunities that exist for ICT graduates in Sri Lanka & overseas, the UCSC (formerly Institute of Computer Technology) took the initiative to launch the External Degree programme leading to the award of Degree of Bachelor of Information Technology (External) – BIT.

The UCSC having the most advanced training resources and experience in Sri Lanka in the field of ICT training examinations leading to the first-ever External Degree in IT in Sri Lanka. The University of Colombo will award the degree.

UCSC provides a well-defined detailed syllabus that would help to lay a solid foundation on which, a student can build his career in ICT. The syllabi will be constantly updated to meet the industry requirements. Model and past question papers, a list of recommended textbooks are provided to the students. In the year 2003, E-learning was introduced to the Year one BIT students through a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This was possible through assistance given by Sida (Swedish International Development Agency). VLE assists the students in learning through self-evaluating quizzes, learning material and activities. Further support is given to BIT students by the regular TV programme telecast over TVLanka and some available on UCSC TV ( and YouTube ( Recommended text books have been made available in many public libraries throughout the country in response to student requests.

The expertise of more than 21 PhD, 06 MPhil, 23 MSc and 02 MBA drawn from the University of Colombo, other Sri Lankan Universities and the ICT industry are associated with the programme, which makes the BIT a first in Sri Lanka to benefit from such expertise. Annually about 15 training institutes spread over the country offer training programmes for the BIT degree.


The Degree leading to the award of BIT is designed to:

  • produce qualified IT professionals in addition to the traditional University output
  • set professional standards and encourage students to obtain skills in commercial IT applications and in the usage of necessary tools
  • enable those who could not enter the University due to severe competition to work towards obtaining a degree in ICT.
  • give an opportunity to those non-graduates already working in ICT to obtain a formal qualification in ICT through self-study


Admission Requirements

Award of Certificates

For Course Structure & Payment details, refer the student's handbook in the Website: