If a person poses the question “where can we gain universal knowledge?” What would be the answer? There can be many places where we can gain universal knowledge. But the closest institute is known to be the University. How can we define university? It is an institution that provides higher education for students and in which the students are rewarded with a degree.
Not all students get the opportunity to gain university entrance, but only those who are competent and outshine the rest of the students are considered as the most suitable. Like it was said previously, the university can be one of the closest institutions that provide a vast knowledge related to the fields that the students select to follow.
In countries like Sri Lanka, there are both private universities and public universities. And in each university their courses as well as degree programs vary from one another. Interestingly, the students in Sri Lanka show much interest in to do their higher studies in private universities or in foreign universities. One reason for them to make this choice is that the entrance for state universities can be only gained by the students who have scored high points than the standard cut off mark. Therefore, most students, however; do not get the chance to enter the state universities.
Consequently, with this preference, many foreign universities have opened their doors to these students. Some of the famous overseas universities are Howard University in United States of America, Oxford and Cambridge Universities in United Kingdom, Monash University in Australia, University of Tasmania, etc.
In the meantime, when students complete their degree program, they are required to attend a convocation ceremony in which they are officially accepted as graduates. A convocation ceremony is considered as one of the most important events in any student’s life. Indeed, not all individuals get the chance to experience that kind of a ceremony during their lifetime.
Interestingly, each university has its own academic gown patterns. And according to specific faculties their dress colors also differs. And this difference can be seen even from country to country. For example, the Utas graduation gowns can be different from the graduation gowns of the University of Peradeniya. When it comes to other parts of the dress like the hood and the mortarboard, they also vary from color and the design.
Finally, it is very clear that no matter which university you are in, the education you gain from it is worthwhile, and the talents, creativity that builds inside a graduate helps them pursuit careers which are more productive. It is, in fact, a mere success that you gain as a result of lifelong learning and also by being able to contribute to your own country.