“It is a great privilege for me to be an undergraduate of the Department of Estate Management and Valuation. The opportunities I have received from the Department of Estate Management and Valuation are incalculable. Especially from the activities conducted by the Students Association of the department opened the door for us to engage with the corporate world. The academic staff provided us with the platform and continuous support to gain knowledge on different areas in real estate management and valuation. The best benefit which a graduate of the BSc Estate Management and Valuation (Special) degree programme is its local and global recognition from the accreditation of the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyor (RICS) and the Institute of Valuers Sri Lanka (IVSL). At last, I must say that I’m proud to be an undergraduate of BSc Estate Management and Valuation (Special) degree, the sole programme that produces property valuers in Sri Lanka.”
Class of 2016/17
I started a new chapter in my life on the very first day that I stepped into this department.The distinguished lecturers and their unparalleled support, decent learning environment and facilities attracted me the most. Other than that, the department offers us a bunch of opportunities not only to enrich our academic skills but also to engage in extracurricular activities and enhance our soft skills as well through events like Nethin Ethera, EMV Trophy, religious ceremonies and so on. Attending and publishing papers at international research conferences and symposiums through a proper guidance of academic staff was another great opportunity we got as undergraduates. So, I truly consider this place as my mother who always gives her best assistance, guidance and support to enlighten their children’s future and mould them in every aspect of life to make them ready to face future challenges. Finally, I would love to say that I extremely feel proud to be a member of the family of Department of Estate Management and Valuation.”
Class of 2016/17
“Higher education was a dream of my life and now I have reached that goal by being a graduate of BSc Estate Management and Valuation (Special) Degree. This programme is not limited to theoretical knowledge. It also provides diversified practical knowledge in real estate and allied fields. Apart from that, I must mention that the academic staff members are very helpful and lead us to improve our knowledge as well as to generate new knowledge through research symposiums and conferences. Not only that, all undergraduates are given many opportunities to improve their personality and soft skills by participating in various extra-curricular activities, entrainment events, internship programmes and so on. Joining this programme and growing up here within this wonderful four-year period is one of the best decisions I have taken in my life.”
Class of 2014/15
“I am privileged to be a member of the BSc Estate Management and Valuation (Special) Degree. It is offered by the Department of Estate Management and Valuation which has a monopoly in producing valuers all over Sri Lanka. Through this programme, I have gained multidisciplinary knowledge on the real estate sector and equipped with soft skills to face the world of professions. The department has a nurturing culture that groomed me and the internship programme, research, field visits, international mentoring, exposure to the corporate world and platforms helped me in improving my knowledge, skills and attitudes. Accreditation of the degree by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors- UK (RICS UK) opened doors for me to face and cater to the international real estate market. The EMV crew facilitated in many ways to build the corporation between undergraduates and added more values to our lives. That’s why I’m proud to be a part of the EMV family.”
Class of 2015/16
I am very proud to be a graduate of the BSc Estate Management and Valuation. It paved the path to building our career within the most and forever trending industry of real estate. This programme being accredited by RICS-UK opens up numerous opportunities for students both locally and globally. It provides a well-balanced course experience with theoretical as well as practical knowledge. Above all, this learning period provides us with everything that we need to brighten our lives in many aspects. The very supportive academic staff, peaceful learning environment and admirable learning facilities improve our desire to learn and explore. During this academic journey, I could transform myself into a much better version of myself with more confidence, independence, take on challenges and so on. Overall, it has been a brilliant experience.”
Class of 2015/16
Life at the Department of Estate Management and Valuation was quite amazing even it was new and challenging. It is the best path for anyone who is looking for paving their career in to the emerging and trending real estate industry in the world through enhanced potentials. It offers a bunch of interesting subjects correlating to the main topic of real estate, making it multi-disciplinary and well-balanced between theoretical and practical aspects of subjects. I particularly enjoyed the depth and well-balanced structure of the course, the inspiring academic environment, and the invaluable opportunities to learn from the leading experts in the field. The enormous level of support from academic staff and excellent teaching facilities, undoubtedly added value to this unique experience. I would certainly recommend this programme to anyone considering a career in Real Estate Management and Valuation.”
Class of 2015/16
Upon getting selected to the BSc Estate Management and Valuation (Special) degree, I was not sure what to expect, but it turned out to be one of the best academic decisions I have made. The degree program is well-balanced between the two core areas; real estate management and valuation. Both theoretical and practical components of the subjects of each area were done by a well-qualified lecturer panel in the academic and corporate sectors. During the four years in my bachelor’s degree, I was able to grow as a professional as well as a person through numerous programmes and events conducted by the department and all the opportunities and experience it has provided to excel in my future career”.
Class of 2014/15
In the beginning, I never thought how valuable this opportunity would be. But as time evolves things started to unfold. Being a part of the EMV family has been a sophisticated episode in my life. The resources at the department are treasures and I had a golden opportunity to be lectured by highly qualified lecturers. EMV degree which is accredited by RICS-UK has opened up thousands of opportunities all over the world for EMV graduates. The entire curriculum was well-balanced between theoretical and practical aspects of real estate management and valuation. Over the period of four years, I have experienced that this course has been instrumental in personal as well as academic development. The experiences that I gained through the activities that were organised by the department helped me to develop the required skills for my career life. One of the greatest things I have learned from this course is to challenge myself to think outside the box and it encouraged me to grab opportunities whenever possible. I am delighted to say that this course assisted me to gain the opportunity of having a global exposure working overseas in Bahrain as well as to successfully work in a different organisational context. Finally, I must say that at the end of four years, I met friends for life from all over the country and all these were life-changing experiences for me.
Lahiru Dilshan 2015/16
Real Estate Appraiser
Bahraini Tathmeen Company for Asset Valuation W.L.L.