The University of Jaffna has a history of experience in conducting degree and diploma programmes for school leavers, under graduates and post graduate students. The faculty of Management Studies and Commerce is interested to begin a new diploma programmes for school leavers who have not enough fortune to gain university admission and the potential candidates who lack the opportunity to study management discipline subjects in their educational level.
Micro finance tailored for the uplift of poor differs from traditional finance. It is a relatively new concept and is successful in Bangladesh & India. Sri Lanka can benefit from this experience of our neighbours by introducing microfinance into our financial system. The Jaffna Society has been experienced the Micro Finance practices for decades in various forms such as Daily saving of a Handful of rice, Money collections ceremony and Thrift credit system in the past. When the above Micro saving systems get systemized and institutionalized the academicals needs is felt by the relevant practitioners. This could be effectively achieved through courses structured by universities also.
The duration of the programme is two semesters. Each semester will have duration of a minimum of 20 weeks. The programme will be conducted, during the evenings in the week days and the weekends, mainly class room lecture and field assignment. For each course there will be in course assessment and an end semester written examination.