September 15, 2021
Recognised as Sri Lanka’s first private higher education institutions to award reputed British degrees in the field of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and professional business, the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) has taken another step in cementing its commitment as an industry pioneer by adopting a new technology to innovatively connect its core stakeholders.
With the future of student recruitment continuing to rely more heavily on the skillful adoption of new technology, IIT has announced that in September 2020 it began partnering with Univiser – a Singaporean and Sri Lankan based tech startup. The partnership resulted in conducting a pilot programme of Univiser’s customisable peer to peer digital platform that increases new student recruitment by instantly connecting prospects to IIT’s star students and alumni.
IIT piloted the application for two months via a soft rollout and onboarded 23 brand ambassadors from within the university who are commonly referred to as ‘buddies’. The buddies make themselves available to prospective students by serving as peer resources that can answer common questions and provide in-depth information on IIT’s programs, campus life, and the overall student experience. The goal is to ensure prospects receive the information they need to make informed decisions about their futures.