Graduation Ceremony 2014

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT has celebrated the success of more than 100 students through its annual Graduation Ceremony at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute Auditorium on 25th October 2014.

We were equally celebrating the 25 years of BCS in Mauritius.

For this occasion, the BCS has travelled its President Professor Liz Bacon and its Commercial Director, Mrs Lucy Ireland.

The event was organised by the BCS Regional Office, and with the collaboration of the BCS Mauritius Section members.

The Regional Manager talked about the 25 years of BCS and how BCS has today become an icon in the learning of IT in Mauritius.  He also emphasised on the role of BCS in the preparation of necessary changes in the curriculum at GCE and A levels in the UK and consequently in Mauritius.

However, he has vehemently defended the values and status of the BCS Qualifications.  He has condemned certain local assessors who have tried to undervalue BCS qualifications and hence causing harm to the objectives of the government to bring foreign students to study in Mauritius.  He emphasised on the International reputation of the BCS and its qualifications.  He mentioned that BCS accredits Universities in the UK while certain decision makers still argue if BCS qualifications are to the level of a University.

Mrs Lucy Ireland, the Commercial Director of BCS in UK talked on the structure of the BCS and the benefits of being a professional member of the institute. She emphasised on the career ladder attitude and the continuing professional development of a professional in IT.

Professor Liz Bacon, the President of BCS, is equally the Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor in the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities at the University of Greenwich.
She is a Trustee, President of BCS and sits on the BCS Academy of Computing Board, as well as a past Chair of CPHC (Council of Professors and Heads of Computing). 
Liz is passionate about the development of the discipline and keen to inspire more people to choose computing as a career, particularly women.
Her message was more oriented towards the Professional in IT as an individual and the challenges and opportunities that the professional will face in life.

“The application of new technology to new business approaches is a critical skill. It will determine whether companies succeed or fail. However, this can only come from those people who know the technology; it simply doesn’t work the other way round. Therefore we need to invest in the right people, the right skills, and put these new skills in place. We need to develop the hybrid IT professional; to produce people who have technical know-how, business understanding, and of course, great people skills” Professor Bacon said. 

The Minister of Tertiary Education also attended the Ceremony.  He has been talking about the availability of foreign qualifications locally.  “Currently there are 31 foreign University qualifications are available in Mauritius “ said the minister. 

31 students were awarded the Certificate in IT; 29 were awarded the Diploma in IT ; 26 were awarded the Professional Graduate Diploma Examination (equivalent to a first degree in IT) while 18 were awarded the Professional Graduate Diploma in IT (equivalent to a UK Honours degree in IT).

25 years of BCS in Mauritius
On the occasion of the 25 years of BCS in Mauritius and under the patronage of the British American Insurance (BAI), students topping at individual modules were also awarded a special prize.
The BAI Special Award winners are:

Surname

First name

Module

Course provider

Joymungal

Krishna Veer

Information System - Certificate

 

Kamur

Appadu Ravish

Software Development

 

Li Ting Chung

Jason

Computer Network & Technology

Infoclub

Gunessee

Avinash Gupt

Professional Issues in Information Technology

Infoclub

Morarjee

Ragoo

Infoclub

Rajiah

Mandev

Computer Networks Diploma

 

Kamur

Appadu Ravish

Database Systems

 

Larhubarbe

Lucinda Edgine

OOP V 2

 

Mulung

Mohammud Abu Dawood

IT Project Management

 

Doyal

Rajnishram

System Analysis and Design

InfoNorth

Moutou

Monvina

Datamatics

Joynauth

Amardev 

Principles of Internet Technologies

 

Nuckcheddy

Yogesh 

IT Service Management

JR School

Sahai

Tataree Nishi

Software Engineering 1

 

Muttarooa

Vickramsing

Adv Database Man Systems

Infoclub

Seethamah

Mohammad Monshine

Management Information Systems

Infoclub

Mulung

Mohammud Abu Dawood

Software Engineering 2

 

Mulung

Mohammud Abu Dawood

Computer Service Management

 

Larhubarbe

Lucinda Edgine

IT and the Environment

 

Mandary

Mohammad Shanawaz

Dist & Parallel Systems

Infoclub

Beharry

Fardeen Shah

Knowledge Based Systems

Spherinity

Pothiah

Rikesh Pramendra

Network Information System

Infoclub

Larhubarbe

Lucinda Edgine

Programming paradigms

 

Beharry

Fardeen Shah

Realising the User interface

Spherinity

Mulung

Mohammud Abu Dawood 

System Design Methods

 

Dulloo

Bilkiss Banon

WEB Engineering

Infoclub

From the above, two best students were rewarded as follows:
BAI Best Student Awards go to

Second Best Student

Lucinda Edgine Larhubarbe

Best Student

Mohammud Abu Dawood  Mulung

The BCS also rewards students who have ranked first in different levels in Mauritius and worldwide.
However, to be qualified for these awards, various rigid criteria must be honoured.
This year’s winners are:

Area

Level

Name

Mauritius

Certificate

Fadil Abdool Rashid Karimbocus

Mauritius

Professional Graduate Diploma

Mohammud Abu Dawood Mulung

Mauritius

Professional Project with Distinction

Doosheela Busgeet

WORLDWIDE

Professional Graduate Diploma

Mohammud Abu Dawood Mulung