Higher National Diploma in Information Technology HNDIT

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Higher National Diploma (HND) in Information Technology is offered by Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (SLIATE). The SLIATE is a government educational institution for higher education coming under the purview of Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka. Compared to other technical education courses in Sri Lanka, recognition for these courses is higher as these institutes are managed manged under Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka.

After completion of this Higher Diploma you can register for other IT degree courses.

HNDIT holders can get subject exemptions for following degree programs.

B. Sc. in Software Engineering and Information Technology – Open University of Sri Lanka
Two year exemption from University of Moratuwa BIT program.
B. Eng. in University of Vocational Technology
Degree in City and Guilds
2 Year exemptions for B. Sc. in Software Engineering – Birmingham City University of UK
Degrees awarded by Barcllay and Lincon Universities.

With HNDIT  and 2 Years Experience you register for  a M. Sc. degree.

SLIATE also offers several other HND courses such as Accountancy, Business Administration, Business Finance, English and Agriculture.

HNDIT Course:

HNDIT is a 6 semester (3 Year) course conducted in English medium. You get NVQ Level 6  qualification after this HNDIT course.

Subjects: According to Kurunagala ATI web site this course includes following subjects:

Program design and Programming with C++, System Analysis and Design (SA & D), Fundamentals of Digital Systems and Computer Hardware, PC Application and Operating System, PC Application and Operating System, Mathematics for Computing, Web Design, Communication Skills 1

Data Structures and Algorithms, Software Engineering, Data Communication Technology, Computer Architecture, Project Management, Mini Project

Relational Database Management Systems, Computer Network and Network Programming, Rapid Development Application with .Net Platform, Enterprise Solutions(J2EE), Business Management and QT, Communication Skills 3

Graphics & Multimedia Systems, Computational Intelligence, Computer Security, E-Commerce, IT Specialization Project, Communication Skills 4

Three Specialization Paths: Developer, Administrator and Analyst.

The Entire program is divided into 3 specialized paths: Developer, Administrator and Analyst. After first year, student can select one of these three pathways to study and become a specialist in that particluar field.
Developer path is  further divided into Software Engineering and Multimedia Developer
Administrator path is divided into Network Engineering and Database Administrator
Analyst path is divided into Business Analyst and Quality Assurance

Three Specialization pathways of HND in IT

Three Specialization pathways of HND in IT


G.C.E.(A/L) Science or commerce stream with Ordinary passes in English & Mathematics in G.C.E (O/L)

Details for 2012 intake:  

Closing date of Applications 30 November 2012

IT Lab

IT Lab at Dehiwala ATI

These HNDIT courses are offered by following Institutions: 

Advanced Technological Institute, Mattakkuliya
No. 42, Rodrigo Place, Colombo 15.

Advanced Technological Institute, Dehiwala.
Waidya Rd., Dehiwala.

Galle Advanced Technological Institute, Labuduwa
Siridamma Mw, Labuduwa, Akmeemana.

Advanced Technological Institute, Kandy.
No. 16, Keppetipola Rd., Kandy.

Advanced Technological Institute, Kurunegala.
No.22/1, Wilgoda Rd, Kurunegala.

Advanced Technological Institute, Badulla.
Greenland Drive, Badulla.

Advanced Technological Institute, Jaffna.
No. 665/5,Beach Rd., Guru Nagar,Jaffna.

Advanced Technological Institute, Naiwala.
Naiwala, Essalla, Veyangoda.

Hardy Advanced Technological Institute, Ampara.
Inginiyagala Rd., Ampara.

Advanced Technological Institute, Trincomalee.
Kanniya Rd,Varodayanagar, Trincomalee

Advanced Technological Institute , Kegalle.
Bandaranayake Mawatha ,Kegalle.

More Details:
Info : www.sliate.ac.lk
You can contact AITs listed above to get more details.
HNDIT students at Dehiwala AIT are very active
Facebook page link :
and https://www.facebook.com/hndit.lk/
E-Mail : hndit.info@yahoo.in
Call us : Venura – 0713536462, Banuka – 071916642, Promod -Promod : 0717967814




  1. Sabeeha March 21, 2016 at 10:30 am -  Reply

    When is the next intake for HND in IT?

  2. Sudath February 23, 2016 at 9:09 am -  Reply

    How much is the total cost?

  3. Sudath February 23, 2016 at 9:09 am -  Reply

    How much is the total cost?

  4. Nadeesha gamage February 5, 2016 at 1:23 pm -  Reply

    i want to HNDIT pass peapers

  5. chamee July 11, 2015 at 6:37 pm -  Reply

    please upload sliate hndit past papers marking schme

  6. sajan February 15, 2015 at 8:51 pm -  Reply

    When will start?

  7. Sakunthala Bogoda February 7, 2015 at 9:38 pm -  Reply

    please give me more information and start date

  8. S.Premkumar October 24, 2014 at 8:44 am -  Reply

    when will you start part time HNDIT course ? and where?

  9. nilakshi Bandara May 28, 2014 at 1:43 am -  Reply

    i want to get HNDE English all past papers and subject numbers for the first semester examination.

  10. Promod November 28, 2012 at 11:09 pm -  Reply

    @Rakitha : You can follow HNDIT Administrator path. It has well organized study pack with Windows and Linux Network knowledge based subjects (In Network Engineering Path). In feather if you like you can follow Database Admin Track if you interested. Also you can get Industrial training in 6th semester.

  11. Panchali November 28, 2012 at 9:53 pm -  Reply

    Our HNDIT course up-grated to NVQ level 6 and now this course have 6 semesters. Three separate tracks, Developer(Software Engineering and Multimedia Development), Administrator(Network Engineering and Database Engineering), Analyst(Business Analysis and Quality Assurance) which specialized each student as their wish. In addition to above exceptions HNDIT has 2 year exception from BIT conducted by University of Moratuwa and as well as exceptions for Degrees awarded by Barcllay and Lincon Universities.

    • Hiran November 28, 2012 at 10:26 pm -  Reply

      Thanks Panchali. We have updated these details in the post.

  12. Rakitha November 28, 2012 at 9:12 pm -  Reply

    I’m interest in Networking. Is this course suitable for me?

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