1 FAQ

1.1 General

General

General

G1). What are the admission requirements for BIT?

  • Three passes in the G.C.E. (A/L) examination; OR
  • Complete Foundation in Information Technology (FIT) [http://fit.bit.lk]  e-Tests conducted by University of Colombo School of Computing; OR
  • Any other academic/professional qualifications deemed equivalent by the Senate of the University of Colombo AND pass the selection test.

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G2). Can I start BIT any time?

No, academic year begins in October. Applications are called during April/May. Applicants have to apply using the online application form. Registration usually takes place in September. For those who do not have A/L 3 passes or FIT (Foundation in Information Technology) you need to pass an e-selection test held during certain times of the academic year. For more details please visit our web site (http://www.bit.lk/) or contact BIT office.

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G3). If I start BIT during the middle of an academic year what about assignments & exams?

No extra time will be given. Examinations are held only once a year. You have to complete the assignments in the Virtual learning environment (VLE or LMS) & obtain adequate results to obtain the diploma certificates. You will not get any grace period for assignments.

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G4). If I follow BIT, am I allowed to register for other degrees?

Yes, there is no such restriction. BIT is a part time degree and your enrollment will not affect you registering full time degree programme offered by the University Grant Commission.

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G5). If I was unable to register for the first semester of an academic year, can I start from next semester?

Yes, first you have to register for the academic year.  You can apply for Semester 2 examinations without sitting for Semester 1 examinations. You can complete the semester 1 subsequently.

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G6). What is an attempt?

When you sit for a course, it is an attempt. If you are absent or if you do not apply for the examination it is not an attempt.

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G7).Within how many attempts do I have to complete the degree?

There is no limit. You can repeat a course any number of times until you pass that course or equivalent course offered at that time.

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G8). Which mark is considered when I repeat a course?

The best mark obtained from all your attempts is considered for a pass.

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G9). Can I get a Class after repeating courses?

Yes, if you still meet the criteria for a Class. Maximum of 50% is considers for any repeat pass grade. Repeat project grade is considered for a Class.

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G10). Within how many years do I have to complete the degree?

There is no limit. Although the degree programme is for three years you can take 5 or 10 years to complete.

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G11). During the degree can I skip my registration?

Yes, you can postpone your registration and join again at anytime. You need to inform this in writing.

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G12). If I do not maintain the bit student registration can I continue the future?

Yes, you can continue. But you have to pay fees for the backlog with a fine.

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G13). Can I apply for BIT with pending A/L results?

Yes. However registration can be offered only after the submission of A/L results and only if you had met the entry criteria. Deadline to apply for Semester 1 examinations (usually in mid January) will not change due to delays in submitting these results. If you don't meet the entry criteria you can request differing your application for processing with the next batch. Such requests cannot be differed beyond one academic year.

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G14). Where can I find more details about BIT?

Refer the students’ handbook which is in BIT web site ( www.bit.lk ).

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