The NICD IT CENTER was established in 1997 as a Computer Unit of the School of Cooperation. It is now a major unit of the institute, being the central computing facility at the National Institute of Cooperative Development (NICD). The IT Center is currently well equipped with both physical and human resources to provide quality IT services for the cooperative community, school leavers as well as the general public.

The IT CENTER has four modern, fully equipped and air conditioned computer laboratories, and well qualified experienced lecturer panel.

The IT CENTER will enable you to learn in a friendly, supportive and informal environment.  It’s a chance for beginners to learn the basics of computing but also get some formal qualifications at the same time. and it’s a great place to be a student as well.

We offer a number of courses such as full time courses, part time courses and etc.  We now have started the classes for Bachelor of Information technology (BIT) in partnership with University of Colombo, School of Computing. and we offer a wide range of vocational qualifications in partnership with Territory Vocational and Education Center (TVEC) to help you get ahead.

BIT - (Bachelor of Information Technology)

Bachelor of Information Technology
University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC)

Duration 3 Years (06 Semesters)
Consultancy Prof. S.R. Kodithuwakku
Dept. of Stat. & Computer Science (University of Peradeniya)
Admission Requirements
  • Three passes in the Advanced Level examination in one sitting and Pass Ordinary Level with credit passes for English & Maths. OR
  • Pass theoretical components of Foundation in Information Technology (FIT) of the UCSC
  • And Pass Ordinary Level with credit passes for English & Maths
Useful Links

BIT Web site -
BIT Online Registration -


01st Semester (Month of December)

Diploma in Information Technology

Registered Under TVEC (Reg.No.P09/0055)
Duration 6 Months (Full Time)
Total Lecturer Hours 720
Course Contents
  • Computer Systems
  • Working with Operating Systems
  • Computer Applications
  • Business Communication
  • Object Oriented Programming - Practical with JAVA
  • Programming Techniques
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Database Management System
  • PHP & MySQL
  • Programming (C#.NET)
  • Web Development
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Flash
  • Computer Network
  • Internet & Email
  • Project Work


September 2018

Computer Application Assistant (NVQ Level 03)

No List of Units Code No Level
1 Use the Computer and Manage files within standard operating systems K72S003U01 2
2 Perform Word Processing K72S003U02 2
3 Prepare Spreadsheets K72S003U03 3
4 Prepare Computer Aided Presentation Recourses K72S003U04 3
5 Setup and use Databases K72S003U05 3
6 Perform Internet and Electronic Mail Operations K72S003U06 2
  • Course Duration - 04 Months (Full Time), 01 Year (Part Time)
  • Commence - January 2018

Computer Hardware Engineering

Duration 06 Months (Weekends & Weekdays)
Course Contents
  • Basic Computer Principals
  • Using Different Techniques of Computer Hardware Tools
  • Build Your own Computer
  • Software Principals
  • Operating Systems & Application Software
  • Partitioning & Formatting
  • Software Installation

Office Automation

Duration 04 Months (100 hrs.)
Course Contents
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Word Processing (Microsoft Office Word)
  • Spread Sheets (Microsoft Office Excel)
  • Database Management (Microsoft Office Access)
  • Presentation (Microsoft Office Power Point)
  • Internet & E-mail

e-Kids Computer Learning

Duration 04 Months (100 hrs.)
Course Contents Primary Level - (Age 4 - 7 Years)
  • Basic concept of a computer
  • Parts of a computer
  • MS Paint
  • Activity using paints Using Mouse and keyboard
  • Exploring the desktop

* Free -Text Book and Work Books
Course Duration - 06 Months

Intermediate Level - (Age 8 - 10 Years)

  • Introduction to computer
  • Introduction to IT
  • Computer and your health
  • MS Paint
  • Activities using paint
  • Windows
  • MS Word 2013
  • MS Excel 2013 and MS Publisher 2013

* Free -Text Book and Work Books
Course Duration - 06 Months

Level 03 - (Age 11 - 12 Years)

  • Working with OS
  • MS Word 2013
  • MS Excel 2013
  • MS Power Point 2013
  • Corel Draw
  • HTML and Internet & E-mail

Level 04 - (Age 13 - 14 Years)

  • Fundamental of ICT
  • Advance MS Office 2013 (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point)
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Flash
  • Dream Weaver
  • Internet & E-mail

Course Duration - 06 Months

Level 05 (Age 15+) - ICT (O/L)

  • Fundamentals of ICT
  • Data Representation (Number systems) and the internal operations of the computer system
  • MS Office Package
  • Programming Concepts
  • VB 6.0 Programming
  • Introduction to Networking
  • ICT and the Society
  • Information Systems

Course Duration - 06 Months


January 2018

  • Primary Intermediate (Every Saturday 8.30 - 12.45
  • Level 03, 04, 05 (Every Saturday 1.00 - 5.14)
Training Methodology
  • Lectures
  • Practices
  • Demonstration and Group Work

Other Courses

  • Certificate course in Auto-Cad
  • Certificate course in Web Development
  • Certificate course Computerized Accounting with Auditing

Visiting Lecture Panel

Mr. E.M.G.W.M.B. Thalagune  MSc. in Industrial Mathematics, B. Sc. (Special) degree in Mathematics
Mr. S.M.I.S. Bandaranayaka  PGD in IS, BSc (IT), CCNA
Mr. D.G.C. Kumarasingha Advanced Dip in ITHNDC, HDIT
Mr. S.D.M. Jayathunga  BSc. Hons (Computing) - UKNEICT, ICDL
Mr. Senaka Rathnayake  BIT – 02nd Year Completed, Dip in CSDip in HN, NCCA, Sun Certified Java Programming

IT Courses

Mrs. H.V.I.N. Nanayakkara
Head of Division
+94 812 499 301

Information Technology Courses


e-Kids Intermediate


e-Kids Level 4


e-Kids Primary


Information Technology (NVQ Level 03 & 04 )