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Higher National Diploma in Accountancy - (HNDA)

The HNDA programme is the first professional accounting course introduced in Sri Lanka. It was started in 1943 as the National Diploma in Accountancy with the aim of detecting and preventing frauds, errors and malpractices in Ceylon Tea Estates and Ceylon Railway. Then, it was converted to a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy (HNDA) in 1946. The HNDA programme is the first professional accounting course introduced in Sri Lanka. It has been gaining popularity over the time and in 1963, an evening course was also introduced in order to meet the market demand. The HNDA was considered as an alternative to a B.Com degree offered by a Sri Lankan university by the Public Administration Circular No.46/90 of 1990. The mandate for auditing enterprises excluding public sector organizations as certified auditors was granted to the HNDA holders in 1968. From 2001, HNDA programme is conducted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (SLIATE) at the Advanced Technological Institute (ATIs).

After completing HNDA program, the HNDA holders can start their carrier as registered auditor and audit companies except public companies. The syllabus of the HNDA programme was recently revised by taking into the account of the syllabus of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and some other syllabuses. The HNDA programme is conducted over four years on full time and part time basis. SLIATE has been conducting this programme from its inception in 1965 with the mission of creating excellent higher national diploma holders who are competent enough and equipped with modern technology in the fields of accounting and finance in order to contribute for the sustainable development of the country.

 Conducted At

No.

Name of the ATI/ATI section

Addresses

Full Time/Part Time

Telephone No.

01

Hardy Advanced Technological Institute, Ampara

Inginiyagala Rd., Ampara

Full Time

063-2222056
063-2223035

 
02

Advanced Technological Section
Anuradhapura

No. 35/388, Harishchandra Mw, Anuradhapura

Full Time

025-2234417

03

Advanced Technological Institute, Badulla

Greenland Drive, Badulla

Full Time

055-2230818
055-2230218

04

Advanced Technological Section
Batticaloa

Main Street, Kovil Kulam, Arayampathi, Batticaloa

Part Time

0652247519

05

Advanced Technological Institute, Dehiwala.

Waidya Road, Dehiwala

Full Time

0112738349
0112714270

06

Advanced Technological Institute, Jaffna.

No. 665/5, Beach Road, Guru Nagar, Jaffna

 
Full Time

021-2222595

07

Advanced Technological Institute, Kandy.

 
No. 16, Keppetipola Mw,Kandy
 
Full Time
 
0812226644

08

Advanced Technological Institute, Kegalle.

 
Bandaranayake Mw, Kegalle
 
Full Time
 
035-2221297
 
09

Advanced Technological Institute, Kurunagala.


22/1, Wilgoda Road, Kurunagala
 
Full Time

037-2224911
037-2229583

10

Advanced Technological Institute, Galle.

 
Siridamma Mw, Labuduwa, Akmeemana.
 
Full Time

 091-2246179

11

Advanced Technological Institute, Gampaha. Naiwala, Essalla, Veyangoda
Full Time
033-2292544

12

Advanced Technological Section
Rathnapura
New Town , Rathnapura Full Time 045-2230780

13

 
Advanced Technological Section
Samanthurai
 
Main Street, Samanthurai
 
Full Time
 
067-2261304

14

Advanced Technological Section
Tangalle
Yayawatta, Netolpitiya, Tangalle Full Time
Part Time
047-2241842
047-2241844

15

Advanced Technological Section
Trincomalee
Inner Harbour Rd, Trincomalle Full Time 026-2223232

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Subjects and Credits
                                                           Year 1 - Semester 1

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

HNDA  1101

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

Core

04

GPA

HNDA  1102

Business Mathematics

Core

04

GPA

HNDA   1103

Commercial Awareness

Core

04

GPA

HNDA   1104

Business Communication I

Core

02

GPA

HNDA   1105

Introduction to Computers

Core

02

GPA

 

TOTAL

 

16

 
 
Year 1 - Semester 2
 

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

HNDA  1201

Intermediate Financial Accounting

Core

04

GPA

HNDA  1202

Statistical Analysis for Management

Core

04

GPA

HNDA   1203

Micro & Macro Economics

Core

04

GPA

HNDA   1204

Business Communication II

Core

02

GPA

HNDA   1205

Computer Applications

Core

02

GPA

 

TOTAL

 

16

 
 
 
Year 2 - Semester 1
 

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

HNDA  2101

Advanced Financial Accounting

Core

04

GPA

HNDA  2102

Operations Research

Core

04

GPA

HNDA 2103

Principles of Auditing & Taxation

Core

04

GPA

HNDA 2104

Business Communication III

Core

02

GPA

HNDA 2105

Database Management Systems & Data Analysis

Core

02

GPA

 

TOTAL

 

16

 
 
Year 2 - Semester 2
 

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

HNDA  2201

Cost & Management Accounting

Core

04

GPA

HNDA  2202

Computer Applications for Accounting

Core

04

GPA

HNDA 2203

Marketing Management

Core

04

GPA

HNDA 2204

Business Communication IV

Core

02

GPA

HNDA 2205

Project Management Tools & Programming

Core

02

GPA

 

TOTAL

 

16

 

Year 3 - Semester 1
 

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

HNDA  3101

Advanced Management Accounting

Core

04

GPA

HNDA  3102

Financial Reporting

Core

04

GPA

HNDA   3103

Business Law

Core

04

GPA

HNDA   3104

Advanced Taxation

Core

04

GPA

 

TOTAL

 

16

 

Year 3 - Semester 2
 

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

HNDA  3201

Advanced Financial Reporting

Core

04

GPA

HNDA  3202

Corporate Law

Core

04

GPA

HNDA   3203

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management

Core

04

GPA

HNDA   3204

Business System   I

Core

04

GPA

 

TOTAL

 

16

 

Year 4 - Semester 1
 

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

HNDA  4101

Financial Management

Core

04

GPA

HNDA  4102

Strategic Management

Core

04

GPA

HNDA   4103

Business System   II

Core

04

GPA

HNDA   4104

Computer Based Accounting

Core

04

GPA

 

TOTAL

 

16

 
 
Year 4 - Semester 2
 

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

HNDA  4201

Strategic Management Accounting

Core

04

GPA

HNDA  4202

Financial Statement Analysis

Core

04

GPA

HNDA   4203

Strategic Financial Management

Core

04

GPA

HNDA   4204

Advanced Auditing & Assurance

Core

04

GPA

 

TOTAL

 

16

 
 

Entry Profile

  • Full Time (The first and second year’s lectures are conducted as fulltime during    weekdays, whilst the third and fourth year lectures will be
                              conducted     during   the weekends)

Those who have completed GCE (A/L) examination on or before 2012, Should have followings:

GCE (A/L) Examination passes one sitting with Combined Mathematics or Accountancy as one of the three subjects of which at least two credit passes should have been obtained.

 A credit pass in Mathematics at the GCE (O/L) is considered as an alternative for a credit pass in either Combined Mathematics or Accountancy at the GCE (A/L)

                                                                 AND

  An ordinary pass in English at the G.C.E. (O/L) examination

  • Part Time (Part time program will be conducted during the weekends)

Those who have completed GCE (A/L) examination on or before 2012, Should have one of followings:

      1. Passes for all four subjects / three subjects in one sitting at the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination

                           OR

    1. Completion of National Certificate in Accounting Technician, conducted by the Department of Technical Education & Training.
                                       
                                                 OR
    2. Completion of National Certificate in Business Studies (Accountancy Group) conducted by the Department of Technical Education & Training. Successful completion of National Certificate in Accounting conducted by the Department of Technical Education & Training.

                                                  AND

    3. Practical Experience – Applicant should be employed in the relevant field in a Government institution / public enterprises or a recognized firm.
    4. Those who possess the following qualification will be exempted from the 1st year and will be admitted to the 2nd year when satisfying other entry requirements and availability of places.
  • National Diploma in Business Studies / Business Finance
  • Higher National Diploma in Commerce / Management/, Business Finance /Business Administration
  • B. Sc. (Accountancy /Business Administration/ Business Finance) or B.Com
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) - CAB I and CAB II
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants(CIMA) - UK -Part I and Part II
  • Association of Accounting Technicians - (AAT) - Stage III