The necessity of establishing a separate unit for the coordination of the activities of the first two years of the BBA Degree Programme was beginning to be felt with the introduction of the revised BBA Program which commenced in 2004.
The main feature of this semester-based curriculum is the designing of the BBA Programme with eight semesters, i.e. Semester I, II, III and IV: first two years of common programme and Semester V, VI, VII and VIII: two years of specializations based on students’ interest and performance at the Semesters I, II, III, IV of the programme. Until students reach the Semester V of the Degree programme they do not belong to any particular department.
The Academic Affairs Unit is directly responsible for coordinating Semesters I, II, III and IV’s academic programme of the BBA Degree, and it is currently in charge of preparation of semester time tables and examination time tables in relation to all levels and semesters of the BBA Degree Programme. The unit is also responsible for maintaining records on student attendance for lectures of the Semesters I, II, III, IV of the programme and selection of students for specialization areas after completing their first two years’ studies of the BBA Programme. The unit is currently staffed with a Coordinator and a clerical assistant. Any student request regarding the Semesters I, II, III and IV of the BBA programme should be submitted to the Coordinator of this unit.
Dr. M.A. Yasantha D Madurapperuma
[PhD (Republic of Korea), MSc in MIT (Kelaniya), BCom (Col), CTHE (Col)]