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ESOFT Metro Campus and Virtusa Corporation inked MOU for Campus Reach collaboration to build the future IT workforce of Sri Lanka

ESOFT Metro Campus entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Virtusa Corporation on 08th November 2021 to collaborate in facilitating ESOFT students and developing the next generation of IT workforce of Sri Lanka in technology and innovation.

The partnership with Virtusa Corporation is one of the latest initiatives by ESOFT for student experience enhancement by way of increasing the industrial exposure whilst studying for their qualifications. ESOFT has been identified as a Center of Excellence (COE) by Virtusa Corporation due to the number of graduates passed out annually and the academic quality maintained by ESOFT in the past two decades.

The Virtusa Campus Reach has been designed to optimize synergies among the industry partners such as ESOFT. During the programme, entry-level talent acquisition (Internship / Training), employer brand building, knowledge sharing, corporate brand building, special projects and incubation/entrepreneurship development is carried out by the two organizations.

Therefore, this partnership serves as a bridge from academia to the cooperate world and would help to inculcate and develop the best qualities and capabilities of ESOFT undergraduates in becoming tomorrow’s professionals to sustain in the cooperate environment and its challenges.

Virtusa Corporation is an American information technology services company founded in 1996 in Sri Lanka and has its headquarters in Southborough, Massachusetts, United States. They provide IT consulting, business consulting, systems implementation and application outsourcing services to large enterprises and software vendors. The company has several delivery centers in India and Sri Lanka with the ones in Hyderabad, Chennai and Colombo being the largest.

The MOU was signed between Dr Dayan Rajapakse, Chairman and Managing Director of ESOFT Group and Mr. Sampath Thirimavithana, Head of HR of Virtusa Corporation and witnessed by Mr. Nishan Sembacuttiaratchy CEO of ESOFT Metro Campus, Mr. Misnad Haque, Senior Director of Virtusa Corporation, Mr. Kapila Karunaratna, Associate Director of Virtusa Corporation, Mr. Chamith Wijesundara, Architect of Virtusa Corporation, Mr. Asela Fernando, Associate architect of Virtusa Corporation and Mr. Thilana Rajamandiri, Associate architect of Virtusa Corporation.