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Those who have passed G. C. E. (A/L) Examination in or before year 2009, can now apply for Higher National Diploma (HND) and National Diploma Courses conducted by Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (SLIATE). Compared to other technical education courses in Sri Lanka, recognition for these courses may be more as these institutes are mangaged under Ministry of HIgher Education, Sri Lanka. According to SLIATE official web site, SLIATE hope to produce 25,000 graduates by the end of 2010

There are two types of courses
Day/Full Time Courses : During weekdays, daytime
Part Time Courses : During Week ends, day time. Part time courses are confined for those who employed in relevant fields.

Course Fees.–
No course fees are levied for Day courses. Course fees for Higher National Diploma in English part time students will be Four Thousand Rupees (Rs. 4,000) per a semester. Course fees for 1st and 2nd year Higher National Diploma in Accountancy part time students will be Two Thousand Rupees (Rs. 2,000), 3rd and 4th year Higher National Diploma in Accountancy part time students will be Three Thousand Rupees (Rs. 3,000) per a semester and it is subjected to be revised annually. Higher National Diploma in Information Technology part time students will be Ten Thousand Rupees (Rs. 10,000) per a semester. (Two semesters per year).

Available Courses

You can apply for following courses.

1. Higher National Diploma in Accountancy (HNDA – Day/Full time 4 years (Englsih Medium)
1.1 Higher National Diploma in Accountancy (HNDA) – Part time 4 years (English, Sinhala and Tamil Medium)
2. Higher National Diploma in Management (HNDM) – Day/Full time 3 years (English Medium)
3. Higher National Diploma in Business Administration (HNDBA) – Day/Full time 2 1/2 years (English Medium)
4. Higher National Diploma in Information Technology (HNDIT)-Day/Full 2 1/2 years time (English Medium)
4.1 Higher National Diploma in Information Technology (HNDIT) – Part time 2 years (English Medium)
5. Higher National Diploma in Technology – Agriculture (HNDT-Agri) – 3 years Day/Full time (English Medium)
6. Higher National Diploma in English (HND in English) – Day/full time 2 years
6.1 Higher National Diploma in English (HND in English) – Part time 2 1/2 years
7. Higher National Diploma in Business Finance (HNDBF) – Day/full time 2 1/2 years (English Medium)

These courses are conducted at Advanced Techonological Institues in various parts fo the cournty.
01. Advanced Technological Institute, Dehiwala Waidya Road, Dehiwala. 011-2714270 011-2738349
02. Galle Advanced Technological Institute, Siridamma Mawatha, Labuduwa, Labuduwa Akmeemana 091-2227880 091-2246179
03. Advanced Technological Institute, Kandy No. 16, Keppetipola Road, Kandy 081-2226644 081-2232097
04. Advanced Technological Institute, Kurunegala No. 22/1, Wilgoda Road, Kurunegala 037-2224911 037-2229583
05. Advanced Technological Institute, Badulla Greenland Drive, Badulla 055-2230218 055-2223818
06. Advanced Technological Institute, Jaffna No. 665/5, Beach Road, Guru Nagar, Jaffna 021-2222595 –
07. Advanced Technological Institute, Naiwala Naiwala, Essalla, Veyangoda 033-2287519 033-2292544
08. Hardy Advanced Technological Institute, Inginiyagala Road, Ampara Ampara 063-2222056 063-2222056
09. Advanced Technological Institute, Trincomalee Kanniya Road, Varodayanagar, Trincomalee 026-2223232 026-2222593
10. Advanced Technological Institute, Kegalle Bandaranayake Mawatha, Kegalle 035-2221297 –
11. Advanced Technological Institute Section, Technical College, New Town, Anuradhapura Anuradhapura 025-2234417 –
12. Advanced Technological Institute Section, No. 14, New Super Market, Ratnapura 045-2230780 – Ratnapura
13. Advanced Technological Institute Section, Main Street, Samanthurai 067-2261304 – Samanthurai
14. Advanced Technological Institute Section, Technical College, Manchantuduwai, 065-2247519 – Batticaloa Batticaloa
15. Advanced Technological Institute Section, Zonal Education Office, Tangalle 047-2240267 091-2246179 Tangalle

Download details (pdf file) from Governemnt Gazette of 15 October 2010.

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  1. R.N.M.RISKHAN April 19, 2016 at 11:55 am -  Reply

    Hi Sir.
    I did my A/l in 2015.
    I want to join HND in Accountancy in this year (2016).
    plz tell me
    can i join it and how can i join

  2. Fathima Asra January 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm -  Reply

    I did my a/l s 2014.l like to join & apply higher National Diploma in English(partime).can i join this year(2016)?How can i join this course?I need details about this hnd english coure.

  3. mahimi June 2, 2015 at 10:37 am -  Reply

    how can i apply agri diploma

  4. Yapa April 20, 2015 at 3:42 pm -  Reply

    How can i join HND-IT course (part time)

  5. praneeth fernando March 19, 2015 at 9:51 pm -  Reply

    how can i join with the agri diploma help me plz

  6. madusha January 11, 2015 at 8:49 pm -  Reply

    I did my A/L exam in 2005.can i join HNDA course (part time).

    • Hiran January 11, 2015 at 10:37 pm -  Reply

      You have to pass A/L to join Higher Diploma course.

  7. Prasad December 30, 2014 at 6:08 am -  Reply

    i like to apply for higher national diploma in english.Anuradhapura

  8. Rismiya December 28, 2014 at 10:27 pm -  Reply

    I have only 2 passes for A/L sir.I am a teacher have been working for 8 years.I would like to follow HNDEnglish course.Can I do that?Please reply

  9. yaminda samarasinghe December 6, 2014 at 10:46 pm -  Reply

    I want to follow HND in English(part time ) ..when next batch will commence?

  10. riyas December 4, 2014 at 10:50 am -  Reply

    i have successfully done my g.c.e a/l at last 2013. how can I apply for HND IT? when will apply for that?

  11. nisfy October 23, 2014 at 1:10 am -  Reply

    i have no 3 passes in a/l result but im finished 3 stage in AAT. so can i follow HNDA

  12. issath September 5, 2014 at 4:41 pm -  Reply

    I am a/l pass art stream apply for the HNDT- agri course

  13. sujith April 29, 2014 at 11:35 am -  Reply

    I’m a contract basic English teacher. I wish to follow .HndEnglish. when will call for the next batch? Can I aply for this year?

  14. Ashan December 4, 2013 at 5:11 am -  Reply

    how i can apply HND Accountacy (full time)

  15. MMM.RISWAN November 26, 2013 at 12:32 am -  Reply

    I have to do hnd it,
    how to get application.
    Can you inform to me? sir.

  16. iresha October 3, 2013 at 12:13 pm -  Reply

    How can i apply for hnd?

  17. Gündem March 19, 2012 at 3:40 am -  Reply

    thanks thanks

  18. PasinduWeerakoon May 23, 2011 at 2:15 pm -  Reply


    I would like to follow HND at dehiwala.when is the closing date for this HND programme for 2011 batch,i did my A/L last year.

  19. Sajaf March 3, 2011 at 4:05 pm -  Reply

    2011 3 3
    I would like to follow HND at Kandy when is the closing date for this hnd programme for 2011 batch


  20. S.A.C.R.Subasinghe February 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm -  Reply

    i like to apply for higher national diploma in english.

  21. Happy.u December 13, 2010 at 2:15 am -  Reply

    sir, i will be most greatful if you can inform me when the 2011 academic session start.
    Happy .u

  22. niflah October 28, 2010 at 2:15 pm -  Reply

    when is the closing date for this hnd programme

    • Hiran October 28, 2010 at 10:10 pm -  Reply

      @niflah: Please download the pdf file (gazette) and check the deadline

  23. Lakmini October 22, 2010 at 6:31 pm -  Reply

    appreciated lots, I am obliged to comment that your website is brilliant!

  24. Deshan October 18, 2010 at 5:02 pm -  Reply

    Thanks Hiran sir for informing about this courses.

  25. Murshid October 18, 2010 at 8:13 am -  Reply

    Like to apply for HND. Where can I get the application forms?

    • Hiran October 18, 2010 at 8:16 am -  Reply

      @Murshid, Follow the link in the post to download the pdf file from the gazette.

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