Higher National Diploma in Information Technology-(HNDIT)

The Higher National Diploma in Information Technology (HNDIT) programme at the Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (SLIATE) was developed and commenced in the year 2000 with the objective of producing middle level IT professionals required for the new millennium.


Entry Profile:

  1. School leavers with G.C.E (A/L) qualifications in Mathematics, Bio Science or Commerce (Preferable) and Art streams.
  2. Minimum Simple Pass for English and Mathematics in G.C.E.(O/L)


The Selection Criteria:

Candidates are selected through the order of merit in their G.C.E. (A/L) examination and through an aptitude/ IQ test.


Exemptions from the other academic or Professional 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
  • Two Year exemptions for B. Sc. in Software Engineering – Birmingham City University of UK
  • With HNDIT and 2 Years Experience you can register for a M. Sc. degree.


Important Information for Beginners to Select the Program

  • After the completion of two year academic program you will be placed at a software development organization to follow industrial training under NAITA supervision for six months.
  • Jobs are available in the present IT job market for those who have completed the program.
  • Carrier development path with degree programs are available with local and foreign universities