Online degrees in Sri Lanka

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Now you can obtain a degree or diploma without attending a university or an institute. These are called as online degrees. Although this is a novel concept to Sri Lanka it’s a much popular option in other foreign countries. All you need to have is an internet-connected computer and required financing. Different types of qualifications are awarded through this method such as Diplomas, Bachelors and Masters Degrees. online degrees of Sri Lanka

Several Online degrees were initiated in Sri Lanka in 2003 under Distance Education Modernization Project (DEMP). DEMP is an initiative of the Ministry of Higher Education. The main objective of DEMP is facilitating the means to develop online distance learning (ODL) institutions and a means for delivering ODL throughout the country.

In Sri Lanka some state universities, professional associations, private and public sector education institutions offer number of online degrees. Out of them Universities of Colombo and Rajarata are pioneer online degree providers. They offer number of online Bachelors and Masters Degrees. You can choose an online course according to your preference. There are different subject areas offered by institutes such as Management, Marketing, Science, Engineering, IT and Cookery.

There are many advantages of online degree programmes. The main benefit is you can obtain a degree while you’re engage in other work such as employment. At the same time it will save your time and travelling cost. This has become a popular option in foreign countries as you can enroll for a course of an institute which is far from your home town. For example a student live in Galle can enroll for a course in Rajarata University. Financial assistance is also available to needy students under the Stipend Program. You can contact National Online Distance Education Service of Sri Lanka on +94 (0) 11 267-1783 or email

However there are some disadvantages of these online degrees. The main drawback is there will be less interaction between lecturers and students. Sometimes you may feel boring rather than studying in a classroom with number of other students. Also you need to have a good internet-connected computer at your home or working place.

Following is a list of available courses under this programme.

University degrees
University of Colombo

  • M. Sc. in Disaster Management
  • Masters in Applied Organic Chemistry
  • M. Sc. in Bioinformatics
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Science
  • M.Sc. in Medical Toxicology

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Management
  • Bachelors Degree in Physical Sciences
  • Bachelors Degree in Biological sciences

 University of Moratuwa

  • Bachelor of Information Technology

University of Peradeniya

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

University of Jaffna

  • Bachelor of Business Management

Post Graduate Diplomas

  •  Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing by Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM)

Higher National Diplomas
IDM Computer Studies (Pvt.) Ltd

  • Higher National Diploma in Teacher Education
  • Higher National Diploma in E-Business and ICT

Centre for the Study of Human Rights,
(University of Colombo)- Diploma in Human Rights

Damrivi Foundation

  • Diploma in English
  • Diploma in Buddhist Studies

Department of Vocational Studies, Ladies College- Diploma in Teaching Children with Special Learning Disabilities
Indination Computer Institute- Diploma in Computer Studies
Informatics Institute of Technology- Diploma in Computing
International Institute of Health Sciences- Diploma in Hospital Management
Institute of Technology- Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology
Institute of Supplies and Materials Management- Diploma in Purchasing and Materials Management
Institute of Agro-technology and Rural Sciences- Diploma in Agro-Technology
(University of Colombo)

Institute of Engineering Technology- Diploma in building and structural engineering
OpenArc School of Business and Technology

  • Diploma in Software Development
  • Diploma in Computerised Drafting
  • Diploma in Project Management

Post Graduate Institute of Medicine-
(University of Colombo) Diploma in Family Medicine
Tecland Institute of Computer Studies- Diploma in Information & Communication Technology – ICT-
University of Colombo- Diploma in E-Business
Sri Lanka Institute of Development Admin,.- Diploma in Public Management
Winstone School of Culinary Arts- Diploma in Food and Beverages
Winstone School of Culinary Arts- Diploma in Cookery

Other courses
Institute of Quantity Surveyors- Certificate in Quantity Surveying
National Institute of Health Science

  •  Certificate in External Pharmacists Training
  • Certificate in Exercise Therapy and Mental Training

Open University of Sri Lanka

  • Educational Technology
  • Continuing Professional Development for General Medical Practitioners

Institute of Certified Management Accountants

  • Technician Stage Qualification
  • Professional Stage Qualification

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  1. Chithra May 7, 2016 at 6:34 am -  Reply

    I want do business management online. Please help me

  2. chaminda tennakoon April 11, 2016 at 4:30 pm -  Reply

    I would like to learn online civil enginiering diploma explain to me how I proceed

  3. shalini rebecca April 9, 2016 at 9:00 am -  Reply

    hi..can i know whether you’ll have a BA in early childhood education on English medium?

  4. Iflal March 21, 2016 at 3:07 pm -  Reply

    Dear Sir,
    Could you please let me know more details of Bachelors Degree in Business Management online course including the required qualifications, course duration and fee structure.

  5. Rz March 18, 2016 at 10:15 pm -  Reply

    I would like to follow online ict degree. So plz guide me.

  6. Roshan perera March 17, 2016 at 8:42 am -  Reply

    I have passed GCE A/L in commerce (1993). I am looking for a Diploma course in English please guide me.

  7. Logesh March 16, 2016 at 3:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi There!

    Do you have any online degree programme for Banking and Finance? If yes how can i Apply for it? and the Course fee?

  8. Anandan February 17, 2016 at 8:36 am -  Reply

    Nodes web page is not working so u have any reliable online course provider list, EIPEL (European Institute of Professional education)course are having any valid? Please advise me

  9. SANGRASWARY December 19, 2015 at 8:45 am -  Reply

    Hi i like to study enviroment degree course

  10. Asha December 10, 2015 at 5:48 pm -  Reply

    I would like to apply online degree and how can o apply it

  11. sp janaka ranganath September 27, 2015 at 9:56 pm -  Reply

    i am looking for business management degree online course please advise how is possible

  12. Arshad September 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm -  Reply

    PI whoul like to do bussines mangamnet degrees , how shoud i apply for this. pls send me the details.

  13. sudeshika sarangi July 10, 2015 at 10:43 am -  Reply

    I like to Haddle information technology degree. Please send me details

  14. Krishanthi June 8, 2015 at 10:56 am -  Reply

    Hi I would like to study on line course it will help to get a job in abroad, can u help to find a course for me.

    Thank you

  15. I NEED TO DO A ON LINE MBA (HRM) PLEASE SEND ME DETAILS (URGENT) April 15, 2015 at 11:05 am -  Reply

    Need to follow a on line MBA (HRM) please send me more details urgent

  16. Mizna munawfer April 4, 2015 at 11:13 am -  Reply

    can i follow online HNDE?

  17. Ansar Askar March 29, 2015 at 3:53 pm -  Reply

    I would like to do diploma in English Online. So Please send me details soon. Thanks

  18. Fara February 23, 2015 at 12:35 pm -  Reply

    I am looking for to study BA degree in Education online. Is it possible? If yes, please provide details Thanks –

  19. Rizana Rizandeen January 4, 2015 at 10:47 pm -  Reply

    I would like to do diploma in English. Please send details soon. Thnx.

  20. E.Gunaseelan December 16, 2014 at 4:52 pm -  Reply

    I would like to do the diploma in human rights, please share the details with me.

  21. Sagara November 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi , i whoul like to do bussines mangamnet degrees , how shoud i apply for this. pls send me the details.

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