Press Release

July 4, 2006

Virtusa and University of Moratuwa Partner to Design Software Architecture Program

Colombo, Sri Lanka - July 4, 2006 - Virtusa Corporation, a global provider of software development and IT services, announced a partnership with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, to develop and deliver programs in Software Architecture as part of its M.Sc./PG Diploma in Computer Science. Under this partnership, Virtusa provides professional services to design and deliver two modules of the Moratuwa M.Sc. under the direction of the University.

Software Architecture is the discipline of solving real world problems in a predictable and repeatable manner by visualizing, abstracting, decomposing and developing large-scale systems. Software Architects typically have technical ownership for the success of software development projects, acting as central technical communicators with all stakeholders and key decision makers.

“Software Architects are highly sought after worldwide and are in extreme short supply,” stated Madu Ratnayake, General Manager Virtusa, Sri Lanka. “Strong education programs in Software Architecture practices fall short today, primarily due to the highly industrial nature of the discipline. We are delighted to be part of this pioneering effort and trust that it will lay the foundation for a complete Masters program in Software Architecture in the near future.”

The coordinator of the M.Sc. program at the University, Dr Gihan Dias said, “The University of Moratuwa has been in the forefront of IT education in this country for 20 years. This partnership is the latest step in the close relationship between the University and Virtusa. It provides our students with world-class, industrially relevant skills in a high-quality, demanding academic program.”

In today’s demanding IT industry, it takes many years to become a competent Architect, requiring a combination of experience, skills and knowledge. Chandika Mendis, Chief Software Architect at Virtusa stated, “This program will prepare students with the required knowledge and skills, providing them an opportunity to fast track their careers as Software Architects.”

About University of Moratuwa

The University of Moratuwa is one of the best technical universities in Sri Lanka comprising an Engineering Faculty, an Architecture Faculty and an Information Technology Faculty. It conducts undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Engineering Architecture and Information Technology. The aim of the university is to produce technically sound, self confident, flexible and internationally recognized, quality graduates.

The M.Sc. in Computer Science, offered by the Department of Computer Science & Engineering is the country's premier postgraduate program in the field. It attracts the best students in the Sri Lankan IT industry for the two-year part-time (one year full-time) course


About Virtusa

Virtusa Corporation is a global provider of digital engineering and technology services and solutions for 2000 companies in the financial services, healthcare, communications, media, entertainment, travel, manufacturing, and technology industries worldwide. At Virtusa, digital engineering is at the heart of everything we do. We are 35,000 builders, makers, and doers that partner with customers to reimagine enterprises and creatively build solutions to the most pressing business challenges that move them to the forefront of their industries.

Virtusa’s unique “Engineering First” approach means never presenting an idea we can’t execute. With deep industry expertise and empowered agile teams made up of world-class talent, we think about execution early in the process, because the earlier you think about execution the earlier an idea can have an impact. Solving from the inside out enables businesses to respond swiftly to changing needs with improved quality, lower costs, and lasting results.

Virtusa is a registered trademark of Virtusa Corporation.  All other company and brand names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.


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