BIT is the Bachelor of Information Technology Degree programme introduced by the University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC), in 2000. The UCSC conducts examinations leading to the first-ever External Degree in InformationTechnology (IT) in Sri Lanka. The degree is awarded by the University of Colombo.

BIT Programme is designed to:

  • Produce qualified IT professionals through external mode in addition to the internal degree programs.
  • Set professional standards for Information Technology degree programs concerning the IT industry requirements.
  • Facilitate those who could not register for an IT degree in a public university as an alternative/additional academic qualification.
  • Provide an opportunity to those who are working in IT to obtain a formal qualification in IT through self- study.

This degree programme has been redesigned according to ACM guidelines and Policy Framework for External and Extension programmes declared by the University Grants Commission. UCSC provides well-defined detailed syllabi that would help to lay a solid foundation on which, a student can build his career in IT. The syllabi will be constantly updated to meet the industry requirements.