Frequently Asked Questions and Answers


SAITM stands for South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine.
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The foundation stones were laid in 16th June, 2008.
The Faculty of Engineering was founded in 1st July, 2009.


We have the following 05 faculties at SAITM:
  (i) Faculty of Medicine
  (ii) Faculty of Engineering
  (iii) Faculty of ICT and Media
  (iv) Faculty of Management and Finance
  (v) Faculty of Allied Health and Behavioral Sciences


Undergraduate Degree Programs
(a) UGC Approved Programs - Offered by SAITM (Gazette No. 1913/14 & 1960/4)
   - Bachelor of Science in Engineering Honours in Mechatronics Engineering
   - Bachelor of Science in Engineering Honours in Civil Engineering
   - Bachelor of Science Honours in Quantity Surveying (Pending)
   - Bachelor of Science in Biosystem Science and Technology (Pending)

(b) RMIT University, Australia ; RMIT University, Vietnam Affiliated Programs
   - Bachelor of Engineering (Civil & Infrastructure) (Honours)
   - Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics & Mechatronics) (Honours)
   - Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronics) (Honours)

Postgraduate Degree Programs
(a) AIT - SAITM Collaborative Postgraduate Degree Programs

For online applications [Faculty of Engineering] please visit: Apply Online - Click here
The hard copies of the application forms are available in the Marketing department of SAITM.
Do note that the hard copies and soft copies both are equally accepted for the application purposes.


You are required to have a minimum of 3 S passes (including Mathematics and Physics) from the Sri Lankan local A/L's and we do accept students from London A/L's.


SAITM is located in Malabe. You can find us in Google Map or in following link:

South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine
P.O Box 11, Millennium Drive, Off Chandrika Kumaratunga Mawatha, Malabe, Sri Lanka.
Telephone: + (94) 11 241 3351, + (94) 11 241 3331 | Fax : + (94) 11 241 3332
Email : ,

Yes. Prospective students can come and visit us at any convenient time during Monday to Friday from 08.30- 16.30 Hrs. Please obtain a visitor's pass from the main security gate, producing your picture identification (eg: National Id, Passport, Driving License etc…)


The course duration for all the B.Sc. Eng. (Hons) degree programs in SAITM is 4 years (including 6 months of industrial training).

We have two intakes. 1st intake in October and 2nd intake in January, per batch. But per year we have one batch of students.
For an example, for the 2012 batch, we take the 1st intake of students until 1st week of October, 2011 and the second intake of students until 2nd week of January, 2012.
However, the academic works will start on 1st week of January, 2012.

Yes. It is different from a calendar year. An academic year means two consecutive semesters.


Generally, an academic year at SAITM starts from 1st week of January.

The assessment criterion is a Grade Point Average (GPA) system, based on Credits.
Yes. You do get exams for mid-semester evaluations and end-semester evaluations.


You cannot study a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Hons) degree on part-time basis in either SAITM or RMIT.

A student's Semester Grade-Point Average (GPA) is the weighted mean value of all grade points he/she earned by enrollment or through credit by examination, in a semester.

A student's Cumulative Grade-Point Average (CGPA) is the weighted mean value of all GPA's he/she has earned during the entire study period.

All our staff members are with local and foreign post-graduate qualifications including the permanent staff members and the visiting staff members from the state-sector universities like Moratuwa, Peradeniya and Ruhuna.

We have a large modern cafeteria open on normal lecture days from 7.30 am – 5.00 pm. However, the students can bring food from outside as well.