• Diploma in Human Resource Management (DHRM)

To get information about Programme start and application calling Details, please contact DCEU or Programme Coordinator!

Duration: 01 year

Certificate and Diploma courses conducted by the Department of Human Resources Management and Distance and Continuing Education Unit of the University of Ruhuna are approved by the Senate and Council of the University


HR improves an organization’s bottom line with its knowledge of how human capital affects organizational success. Human Resource Management (HRM) has become one of the pivotal management functions in today’s business organizations. It is accepted that the success of a business organization depends on the effective and efficient utilization of Human Resources of an organization. Human Resource Management involves both strategic and comprehensive approaches to managing people, as well as workplace culture and environment. The role of human resources professionals today is to ensure that a company’s most important asset—its human capital—is being nurtured and supported through the creation and management of programs, policies, and procedures, and by fostering a positive work environment through effective employee-employer relations.

The Diploma in Human Resource Management is a comprehensive program specially designed to give candidates a solid, general foundation in Human Resource Management. Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded with the Faculty of Management & Finance, University of Ruhuna, and Diploma in Human Resource Management and can use the designator letters DHRM (Ruhuna).

The main objectives of this study programs are

The prime objective of the Diploma in Human Resource Management program is to prepare candidates with the broad knowledge on theory, practice and methodology in Human Resource Management required to enable them to work/ deal with people effectively and efficiently in an organization or move on to further study.

As such, upon successful completion of the Diploma, the participants will be able to;

  • Demonstrate the understanding of theory, practice, relevant methodology and recent developments in Human Resource Management,
  • Apply the concepts theories and principles in the area of study and suggest solutions to problems in an employment context,
  • To communicate successfully, the results to specialist and non-specialist audiences and exercise personal responsibilities and leadership in some tasks in the workplace,
  • Display qualities and transferable skills as well as subject specific skills necessary for employment, carry out further training and manage their own learning.

Target Group:

Executives, Professionals, Entrepreneurs and person who want to pursue career in Human Resource Management in both public and private sectors


The registrar of the University shall call the applications for each level of the program by means of a paper advertisement and Faculty Web Posting. Candidates shall receive the application form from the Faculty after paying the application fee or otherwise download it from the Department website.

Applications are considered only when a complete set of documentation is received by the given closing date. Duly completed application shall submit with followings;

  1. Certified copies of the Education Certificates
  2. Evidence of working experience
  3. Any other documentary evidence to prove the eligibility to follow the program

Upon a notification, applicants shall produce originals of above at the interview and selected candidates shall register as diploma students at the University of Ruhuna by paying prescribed registration and other fees.

Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) Level 3

Minimum Three Passes in any subject stream of GCE Advanced Level Examination or any other equivalent professional qualification acceptable to the Senate


Passed Ordinary level examination and with two-year work experience and passing an aptitude test


A foundation course equivalent to SLQF level 2 after a minimum of 12 years of schooling and passing an aptitude test


Completion of NVQF level 4 and passing an aptitude test

Medium of the instructions is both English and Sinhala.

The time duration of the program is one year and the lectures are conducted on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).

Online/ Offline

The assessment of the course units of the program consists of following two aspects.

  • In - course assessment - 30 marks
  • End Examination - 70 marks

Rs. 85,000.00

To get more details, please contact

Coordinator - Diploma in HRM program

Dr. B.L. Galhena
Senior Lecturer
Department of Human Resources Management
Faculty of Management and Finance
University of Ruhuna

Email: blgalhena2@gmail.com, galhena@mgt.ruh.ac.lk
Mobile: Tel: Mobile: +94703957142 Office: +94412227015