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Diploma in Micro Finance

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.


Need for the study programme

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.

Programme objectives

  • PLO1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of microfinance concepts and methods
  • PLO2: Communicate effectively about microfinance in oral and written presentations
  • PLO3: Develop leadership and teamwork skills in microfinance assignments
  • PLO4: Implement best practices and quality management for microfinance operations
  • PLO5: Improve individuals' microfinance awareness and abilities for career development
  • PLO6: Provide organizations with microfinance training opportunities for employees
  • PLO7: Engage responsibly in economic, social, and cultural environments for individual well- being

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of three passes in any subject stream of GCE (A/L) OR
  • Minimum six passes in GCE(O/L) with two years’ experience in the field of Microfinance OR
  • Completion of NVQF Level 4 (equivalent to SLQF level 2)


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.

Course Units and Syllabus

Semester – I

Principles of Microfinance

Accounting for MFIs

Legal Environment of MFIs

Principles of Economics

Strategic Marketing for MFIs

Semester – II

Human Resource Management

Delinquency & Performance Evaluation of MFIs

Corporate Governance of MFIs

Management Information System for MFIs

Business Planning