CIPM SL sign a strategic MoU with the University of Jaffna to prepare students for globally competitive human resources professions
-Daily Mirror 15.12.2022
CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resource management, has initiated a strategic alliance with the University of Jaffna, the premier higher education institute in the North, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce recently.
The MoU with the University was inked on 22 October 2022 at the Jaffna University premises. Mr. Ken Vijayakumar, President of CIPM, marked his presence at the event by participating online. Representing CIPM SL and gracing the occasion were Col Saman Jayawickrama, Hony. Treasurer, Mr. U. A. C. Obesekere, Chief Executive Officer and Mr. G. Weerathunga, Director of Professional & Academic Affairs.
Welcoming the visitors to the Jaffna University and participating in the historic event were Prof. S. Srisatkunarajah, Vice Chancellor, Prof. B. Nimalathasan, Dean, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, Dr (Ms) T Raveendran, Head – Department of Human Resource Management, Prof. N. Kengatharan and other academic staff members.
The MoU aims to enhance the development of students in human resources and strengthen the HR fraternity. Towards this goal, both parties will organize webinars, seminars, training and development programmes and workshops while collaborating on research and joint publications, creating awareness regarding the applicability of human resources and its dynamic role in modern society.
Commenting on the strategic alliance, Ken Vijayakumar, President of CIPM, said, “Today, we recognize that enhancing human resource knowledge encompassing both professional and academic programmes is necessary for students to be globally competitive. The strength and reach of our Institute will enable students of the Jaffna University to experience a collaborative environment and scale greater heights in their future careers.”
Supporting the University, CIPM will design programmes catering to discerning students and the HR fraternity, thereby upgrading their knowledge in line with emerging global challenges.
Prof. B. Nimalathasan, Dean, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, added, “We are extremely pleased to have signed an MoU with CIPM SL, a distinguished organization in promoting HR practices. Our University will benefit from the high-quality programmes and activities initiated, and we believe it offers a mutually-beneficial relationship. I urge our students to take the maximum opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in HR practices, reaping greater dividends in their future pathways.”
The Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka (CIPM) was founded in 1959 by a small group of professionals to develop and promote the field of personnel management. In 1976, by an Act of Parliament, the Institute was incorporated and Late, by an amendment Act of Parliament in 2018 recognized as the ‘Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM)’.
With a history of over 60 years, CIPM Sri Lanka is distinguished as the pioneering force in the Human Resources Management sector. Spearheading its vision, CIMP SL continues to advance HRM professional development in Sri Lanka and upgrade the knowledge of HR practitioners. Additionally, fostering the objectives of the Institute through its mission, CIPM SL organizes various programmes and examinations.