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Port City Colombo signs MOU with NSBM Green University Town for industry partnership programme


Port City Colombo, a world-class city in the making for South Asia, signed an MOU with South Asia’s first-ever green university NSBM Green University Town (NSBM) at the Port City Colombo’s Sales Gallery on the 7th of November 2019. Graced by members of the senior management of both institutions, the MOU solidified the Port City Colombo project’s collaboration and endorsement of NSBM’s industry partnership programme.

The ‘Industry Partnership Programme’ is designed to optimize synergies between NSBM and industry partners in relation to entry-level talent acquisition (internships and training), employer brand building, knowledge sharing, corporate brand building, special projects, incubation/entrepreneurship development, and talent acquisition of fresh graduates.

Port City Colombo is considered as a catalyst for future development and investment, with the development process itself being the most futuristic project at present in Sri Lanka.This MOU will complement NSBM’s current full-time (from the 3rd year onwards) industry programmes, which is a unique feature of the institute that assures the employability of its graduates.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Vice Chancellor of NSBM Prof. E. A. Weerasinghe said, “We at NSBM Green University Town are committed to and have always extended our efforts to groom our undergraduates to be industry-ready by the time they complete the degree programme. The Industry Partnership programme will help us in achieving this objective. Our partnership with Port City Colombo is another step in the right direction, and one we have taken with the best interest of our students at heart. We believe this partnership will be instrumental to them in the future as Port City Colombo takes Sri Lanka to the world by becoming a regional trade and financial hub.”

Managing Director of CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd Jiang Houliang commented, “As a development committed to the future generations of this country, we are happy to partner the NSBM Green University Town for its ‘Industry Partnership’ programme. Port City Colombo will provide the platform for these young men and women to pursue their aspirations to work, live and play in this world-class city”.

With a firm reputation as an industry leader offering undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in three streams (business management, computing, and design and engineering), and backed by the strength of real estate investor and developer CHEC Port City Colombo, NSBM aims to better prepare its students of today for the corporate world of tomorrow, building a capable and reliable workforce to ensure economic prosperity for the country as a whole.