The Ladies’ College Institute of Professional Studies (LCIPS) formerly known as the Department of Vocational Studies was established in 1981 by the late Mrs. Sirancee Gunawardana, former Principal of Ladies’ College.
LCIPS which is an institute within Ladies’ College was set up with a view to providing skills training to those students of Ladies’ College who did not wish to study at the Universities. Students were trained to follow job oriented courses in the commercial and teaching fields.
Today the LCIPS caters to a wide cross section of society.
The courses on offer can be categorized in to Teacher Training Courses, Secretarial Courses and Courses for Administrative Staff, Psychology and Language Courses.
Children’s co-curricular and extra-curricular interests are met by the children’s programmes such as Piano Music, Guitar, Elocution, Art, Abacus, Voice Training, and Drama.
Adult interests are catered for by the leisure time courses which include Interior Design & Table Décor, Cross Stitch, Embroidery, Patchwork, Taichi and much more.
Workshops are organized for schools and private sector firms on various themes.
Furthermore, classrooms and the newly renovated hall are available to be rented out. The hall which is now fully air conditioned can be rented out as a full hall which can accommodate up to 150 seats. Alternatively, it can be rented out as three separate sections separated by foldable partitions. Each section can seat up to 50 persons each and include wifi and attached washroom facilities.
The Faculty consists of a dedicated panel of lecturers and around 300 students who follow these courses.
For more details www.lcips.lk