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Higher National Diploma in Agriculture -  HNDT (Agri)

Objective of HND-AGRI course is to produce middle level managers, who are capable of practicing appropriate technology and management tasks in crop and animal production, agro product processing and agribusiness and contributing to the socioeconomic and sustainable development of the agriculture sector locally and internationally, with professional attitudes and confidence to serve the local and global community.

Overview of the Programs

  • HNDT (Agri) program is a diploma program of three year duration.
  • The program is offered in course unit system in semesters. The program comprises 6 semesters, each of 15 weeks duration.
  • The total program consists of 101 credits.
  • Out of the 101 credits, 60 credits contribute to the GPA of the program, while the rest 41 credits, which require to be completed, are NGPA.
  • In the program first 4 semesters consist of course work, and the last 2 semesters of in-plant training.

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 Institute, Galle.

Siridamma Mw, Labuduwa, Akmeemana.
Full Time

 091-2246179

03

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subjects and Credits

Year 1 - Semester 1

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

AG 1101

Agro-meteorology and Principles of Crop Production

Core

02

GPA

AG 1102

Principles of Soil Science and Soil Properties

Core

01

GPA

AG 1103

Crop Production Technologies – Paddy and Cereal Crops

Core

02

GPA

AG 1104

Non Ruminant Animal Production - Poultry

Core

01

GPA

AG 1105

Animal Disease Control and Prevention

Core

01

GPA

AG 1106

Agricultural Economics

Core

02

GPA

AG 1107

Farm Power, Energy and Mechanization

Core

02

GPA

AG 1108

Food and Human Nutrition

Core

01

GPA

AG 1109

Principles of Plant Protection

Core

02

GPA

CC 1101

English 1

Compulsory

01

NGPA

CC 1102

Information and Communication Technology 1

Compulsory

02

NGPA

 

TOTAL

 

17

 

 Year 1 - Semester 2

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

AG 1201

Principles of Horticulture

Core

02

GPA

AG 1202

Crop Production Technologies – Other Field Crops

Core

02

GPA

AG 1203

Vegetable Production

Core

02

GPA

AG 1204

Fruit Production

Core

02

GPA

AG 1205

Ruminant Animal Production - Cattle

Core

02

GPA

AG 1206

Agriculture Extension Education

Core

02

GPA

AG 1207

Agricultural Implements and Machines

Core

02

GPA

AG 1208

Surveying and Land Development

Core

01

GPA

AG 1209

Pests of Crops and their Management

Core

02

GPA

CC 1201

English 2

Compulsory

01

NGPA

CC 1202

Basic Mathematics and Statistics

Compulsory

02

NGPA

 

TOTAL

 

20

 

 Year 2 - Semester 1

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

AG 2101

Plantation Crop Production

Core

02

GPA

AG 2102

Export Agriculture Crop and Medicinal Plant Production

Core

02

GPA

AG 2103

Non Ruminant Animal Production - Swine

Core

01

GPA

AG 2104

Developmental Extension

Core

01

GPA

AG 2105

Soil and Water Management

Core

02

GPA

AG 2106

Diseases of Crops and their Management

Core

02

GPA

AG 2107

Farm and Resource Management

Core

02

GPA

AG 2108

Post Harvest Technology

Core

02

GPA

CC 2101

English 3

Compulsory

01

NGPA

CC 2102

Information and Communication Technology 2

Compulsory

01

NGPA

 

TOTAL

 

16

 

Year 2 - Semester 2

Module Code

Module Title

Module Type

Credits

Status

AG 2201

Landscaping and Turf Management

Compulsory for Crop Science Advanced Program

01

GPA

AG 2202

Human Resource Management

Compulsory

01

GPA

AG 2203

Agricultural Marketing

Compulsory

01

GPA

AG 2204

Applied Agribusiness

Compulsory

01

GPA

AG 2205

Goat and Rabbit Production

Compulsory for Animal Science Advanced Program

01

GPA

AG 2206

Aquaculture

Compulsory for Animal Science Advanced Program

02

GPA

AG 2207

Energy and Waste management

Optional

01

GPA

AG 2208

Manufacturing Technology

Optional

01

GPA

AG 2209

Protected Agriculture and Floriculture

Compulsory for Crop Science Advanced Program

02

GPA

AG 2210

Food Processing and Preservation

Compulsory

02

GPA

AG 2211

Field Experimentation and Design

Compulsory

01

GPA

AG 2212

Agricultural Product Quality Maintenance

Optional

01

GPA

AG 2213

Principles of Biotechnology

Optional

01

GPA

AG 2214

Integrated Farming Systems and Agro-forestry

Compulsory for Crop Science Advanced Program

02

GPA

AG 2215

Animal Feed Technology

Compulsory for Animal Science Advanced Program

01

GPA

AG 2216

Building Construction and Farm Electrification

Optional

02

GPA

AG 2217

Engineering Drawing

Optional

01

GPA

CC 2201

English 4

Compulsory

01

NGPA

CC 2202

Project Proposal Formulation and Reporting

Compulsory

01

NGPA

CC 2203

Personality and Career Development

Compulsory

01

NGPA

 

TOTAL

 

25

 


Entry Qualification

Applicants should have one of the followings:

  1. Should have obtained 03 passes at the G.C.E (A/L) Examination (New syllabus)in Bio Science stream at one sitting , two of which should be out of the following subjects: Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Biology and Physics

OR

  1. Should have obtained 04 passes at the G.C.E (A/L) Examination (Old syllabus) in Bio Science stream at one sitting , two of which should be out of the following subjects: Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Botany, Zoology and Physics

AND

  1. An ordinary pass for English and Mathematics at G.C.E. (O/L) Examination.