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ESOFT Computer Studies

ESOFT Metro Campus
Private Limited Liability Company
Industry Education and Training
Founded Colombo (June 26, 2000 (2000-06-26))
Founder(s) Dayan Rajapakse
Headquarters 235, Galle Road, Colombo 4, Sri Lanka
Area served Sri Lanka
Key people Dayan Rajapakse (CEO)
Website

ESOFT Metro Campus (previously known as ESOFT Computer Studies) is a private sector educational institute or college located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Established in the year 2000, the company today has 45 branches nationwide. It is headed by Dr. Dayan Rajapakse.[1]

Early years

ESOFT was established in the 2000 at Kirilapone (which is suburban area of Colombo, Sri Lanka), and initially offered training services for students that were preparing for the BCS (UK) Professional Examinations.[2] They subsequently moved to their present location in Bambalapitiya (Colombo) which is a hub for IT training in Sri Lanka .

Recognition

Although ESOFT started teaching for the BCS Exams in 2000, ESOFT was designated as an Accredited Course Provider of the BCS in the year 2008, in recognition of the standards that are maintained in the course delivery.[3] ESOFT is the only organisation in the world to be accredited for all three levels of the BCS Higher Education Qualifications (as at November 2010).[3] ESOFT has also produced several prize winners (high achievers) over the past few years for the BCS and BIT programmes [4]

The University of Moratuwa has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ESOFT appointing it as a Collaborative Partner for offering the Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) External Degree. Such an appointment is made after an extensive evaluation process and ESOFT is one of only three such partners to be appointed.[5][6] ESOFT currently conducts the BIT programme in Colombo, Kandy, Kurunegala, and Jaffna. As of 2011, the University of Moratuwa has stopped conducting the programme online and is working purely via the partner mode.

Edexcel (UK) has Accredited ESOFT to conduct the Higher National Diploma (HND) Programmes in Computing since 2009 and Business Management since 2010.[7]

CSR Activities

ESOFT is involved in several Corporate Social Responsibility activities and one of the most recent is their platinum level sponsorship of the Edex 2011 Education and Careers Expo held in January 2011.[8] ESOFT also has a Mobile Unit - a bus fitted with 20 workstations - which is sent to rural areas and to schools to provide positive experiences to students who may not have even seen or used a computer before.[9]

As of 2012, ESOFT has been a co-sponsor of the Royal College Blue & Gold Hockey 7's Tournament which is organised with the participation of school teams from around the nation [10][11][12][13][14]

Branching Out

ESOFT started expanding into regional areas in 2005 and then launched the Accelerated Expansion Project (AEP) to increase the total number of branches to 27 by the end of the year 2010, with more branches being opened thereafter

Serial No Branch Location Date Established
1 Colombo 2000
2 Kurunegala 2005
3 Kandy 2006
4 Battaramulla 2006
5 Kotahena 2006 (closed in 2009)
6 Anuradhapura 2006
7 Matara 2008
8 Piliyandala 2008
9 Negombo 2008
10 Jaffna 2009
11 Nelliady 2009
12 Batticaloa 2009
13 Bandarawela 2010
14 Nawalapitiya 2010
15 Kilinochchi 2010
16 Chavakachcheri 2010
17 Matale 2010
18 Embilipitiya 2010
19 Ja-Ela 2010
20 Galle 2010
21 Kalmunai 2010
22 Kiribathgoda 2010
23 Kegalle 2010
24 Vavuniya 2010
25 Mannar 2010 (closed in 2013)
26 Polonnaruwa 2010
27 Wattala 2010
28 Wennappuwa 2010
29 Minuwangoda 2011
30 Monaragala 2011
31 Kuliyapitiya 2011
32 Gampaha 2011
33 Hatton 2011
34 Nittambuwa 2011 (closed in 2013)
35 Homagama 2011
36 Hambanthota 2011
37 Ratnapura 2011
38 Nugegoda 2012
39 Katubedda 2013
40 Chilaw 2013
41 Kekirawa 2013
42 Badulla 2013
43 Kalutara 2013
44 Ambalangoda 2013
45 Panadura 2013
46 Narammala 2013

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