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Diploma in Banking and Finance (DBF)

The DBF qualification is the intermediate stage in the professional pathway and provides the foundation for a career in banking and finance focusing on the operational environment, basic characteristics, concepts, theoretical background, and basic managerial aspects related to the Banking and Financial services sector.

  • Commencement

    Lectures : 14th October 2023

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  • Duration

    Lectures : October to March

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  • Medium

    Lectures : English, Sinhala, Tamil

    Revision : English, Sinhala, Tamil

Course Fee

Lectures (Physical) : Rs.6000/- per subject




Compulsory Subjects

Semester Course Title Course Code Credits
Semester - I Survey of Financial Systems DBF 11014 04
  Elements of Banking and Non-bank Finance DBF 11024 04
  Accounting and Auditing DBF 11034 04
Semester - II Principles of Law DBF 12064 04
  Quantitative Techniques DBF 12074 04
  Principles of Management DBF 12084 04
  Business Communication DBF 12110 N/A

Optional Subjects (Required to select any one (01) subject out of the two (02) optional subjects offered in each semester )

Semester Course Title Course Code Credits
Semester - I IT, Digital Banking and Settlements DBF 11043 03
  Economics for Banking DBF 11053 03
Semester - II Ethics and Client Management DBF 12093 03
  Principles of Marketing DBF 12103 03

Curriculum 2023



Payments for IBSL Class Fees

Bank of Ceylon
Branch: City Office
People's Bank
Branch: Liberty Plaza Branch
309 1004 5 2536729
Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC
Branch: Kollupitiya Branch
Hatton National Bank PLC
Branch: Kollupitiya Branch
Sampath Bank PLC
Branch: Head Office
National Savings Bank
Branch: Head Office
10912 01 01192

Eligibility requirements for registration

  1. GCE (A/L) in Sri Lanka in any stream having three (03) simple passes in one sitting; or equivalent foreign examination;  OR,
  2. Degree from a recognized university in Sri Lanka / Foreign Degree approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC);  OR,
  3. Professional qualification from a recognized professional institute in Sri Lanka or abroad; OR,
  4. Part qualification of a professional/academic institute in Sri Lanka or abroad subject to the condition that the level should be equivalent to Level 2 of the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) / NVQ 4 of National Vocational Qualification Levels of Sri Lanka, subject to the approval of the Institute; OR, 
  5. Mature Entry: Those employed in the banking/finance industry and over 18 years of age with a minimum of eight (08) years of experience proved by a recommendation letter from the employer are considered for registration under this category subject to the approval of the Institute;  OR, 
  6. Any other qualification approved by the Institute.


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