Objectives of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka

The objectives that were fundamental to the establishment of the University in terms of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka Act No. 74 of 1981 as amended by the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka Act No. 37 of 1995:-

  1. The training of scholars in the Buddhist Doctrine and Discipline for the purpose of the dissemination of Buddhism and nurturing of Buddhist missionary activities in Sri Lanka and abroad.
  2. The promotion of the study of the Pali Language, Buddhist Culture and Buddhist Philosophy in Sri Lanka and abroad, and the enhancement of those studies as befitting the modern world trends.
    1. The training of the student monks and the lay male students to teach Buddhism and Pali Language in the Pirivenas, Schools and in similar institutions.
    2. The provision of facilities to maintain and promote courtesy and civility and mental discipline among the student monks and the lay male students.
    3. Any other matter connected with or ancillary to the above objectives

Affiliated Institutions

1. Centre for Postgraduate and External Examinations, Buddhist and Pali  University of Sri Lanka


2. Buddhist and Pali College of Singapore
http://mv.org.sg/group/buddhist-and-pali-college/

3. Persatuan Sasana Abhieuddhi Wardhana Buddhist Maha Vihara
https://buddhistmahavihara.org/visionmission.php

4. Donggook Buddhist Chonbop College
http://www.mcu.ac.th/En/college/coll.php?b_id=227

5. Dhammazentrum Nyanaponika
https://www.dhammazentrum.at/

6. Compassian Buddhist Institute
https://khyentsefoundation.org/compassion-buddhist-insitute/

Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka | Faculties

Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka Admission

Minimum Requirements for the Admission of BA Degree

  • Admissions can be obtained those who are less than 28 years of Buddhist Monks and Lay, male students, those who passed G.C.E (Advanced Level) Examination and Pracheena Madyama Examination in the requested year. Enrollment is done based on the results of the interview, Z- Score marks and results of Pracheena Madyama Examination.
  • The applicant must pass three subjects in G.C.E (Advanced Level) Examination in the requested year with Buddhist related Subjects (Buddhist Civilization/ Buddhism) and Pali Language with more than 30% marks for General Knowledge Paper.
  • The applicant must pass three subjects in G.C.E (Advanced Level) Examination in the requested year with Sanskrit or History or Sinhala Language and Pali Language with more than 30% marks for General Knowledge Paper.
  • If the applicant is unable to sit for the G.C.E (Advanced Level) Examination in the requested year, then the applicant must pass three subjects in G.C.E (Advanced Level) Examination in  Buddhist related Subjects (Buddhist Civilization/ Buddhism) and a Language with more than 30% marks for General Knowledge Paper and at least one requirement should be fulfilled in regarding the Pali Language.
  • Passed Pali Language in Prachina Prarambha Examination
  • Passed Pali Language in Piriven Final Examination
  • Passed Pali Language in G.C.E (Ordinary Level) Examination
  • Passed Diploma in Pali offered by Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Passed Baudhdha Dharmacharya Examination
  • Passed G.C.E (Advanced Level) Examination in the requested year and Prachina Madhyama Examination and obtained more than 30% marks for General Knowledge Paper.

Sanskrit Special Intake

Limited Applicants those who fulfilled above requirements with a pass for the Sanskrit language in G.C.E (Advanced Level) Examination in the requested year are enrolled for the Sanskrit Special Intake. Those students must study Sanskrit Language for their degree program and do not allow to change for other subjects.

Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka Courses

Subjects to be selected for First Examination of the Bachelor of Arts Degree

Compulsory Subjects

1.  Pali Language and Literature

2. Buddhist Philosophy or Buddhist Culture

Out of the followings, only three subjects should be selected

i. Religious Studies and Comparative Philosophy/ Community     Leadership

ii. Archaeology/ Buddhist Psychology and Counseling

iii. Sanskrit

iv. Sinhala

v. English

vi. Japanese/ French/ Chinese/ Korean/ Hindi/ Tamil

Five subjects including Pali and Buddhist Philosophy or Buddhist Culture should be selected for Fist Year.

Except for those five subjects, all students are compulsory to study below two subject units.

  1. Certificate Course in Buddhist Counseling
  2. Compulsory English Course

(Sinhala medium students must follow “Compulsory English Course” which is offered by Department of English Language Teaching and English medium students must follow “Preliminary Course in English” which is offered by Department of English)

Subjects for English MediumSubjects for Sinhala Medium
PaliBuddhist PhilosophyBuddhist CultureReligious Studies and Comparative PhilosophySanskritEnglishArchaeology (First year only)Buddhist Psychology and CounselingCommunity LeadershipJapaneseFrenchChineseKoreanHindiTamilPaliBuddhist PhilosophyBuddhist CultureArchaeologySanskritSinhalaReligious Studies and Comparative Philosophy

Courses and Registration for Degrees

  •  The following courses are conducted by this University for awarding Degrees.  The students selected for higher education based on the results of the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination will be registered for the First Examination in Arts.  Subsequently, they are admitted to either for B.A. (General) or B.A. (Special) Degree courses.  All expenses for conducting these courses together with other related expenditure will be borne by the Government under its free education policy.
  • The Internal Degree Courses being conducted by the University and their Duration;

First Degree Courses

  • Bachelor of Arts (General) Degree Programme: 03 Years
  • Bachelor of Arts (Special) Degree Programme: 04 Years

Registration for Courses

  • Every student selected for admission to the University should be registered first as an internal student of the University.   Subsequently, at the commencement of each academic year, the registration should be renewed.  The registration of the first-year students who do not attend lectures for a period of one month from the commencement of the academic year will be cancelled.
  • If a student who has been registered is not in a position to attend lectures due to serious ill health, that should be informed to the Medical Officer of the University following which, by a letter addressed to the Dean of the relevant Faculty with the recommendation of the Medical Officer, he/she may apply for deferment of that registration for the next year.  On the recommendation of the relevant Faculty Board, the Senate of the University will take a suitable decision on that request.
  • With the first registration, every student will be issued a Student Record Book which must be kept safely.  Students are required to pay fees and other charges for first registration as well as for extensions of registration in each academic year.  Late applications will be rejected.
  • Students are advised to obtain information on syllabuses and combination of subjects with respect to each course.
  • Students are also advised to seek clarifications from the respective Heads of the Departments if they encounter any problems in the selection of subjects.
  • If it is revealed that any internal student is following a fulltime course conducted by a Higher Educational Institute during the academic period of this University, his/her studentship will be cancelled.

Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka How to apply

Duly completed applications should be sent with relevant documents on or before 30/06/2020 to the following address. For further details please refer to the attachments.

Assistant Registrar (Academic and Student Services), Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Pitipana North, Homagama.

Contact: 0112857786, 0112891104 | Email: ass@bpu.ac.lk

How to recruit:

 G.E.C. (U.S.) will be interviewed and recruited on the basis of the priority of Z score obtained in the examination and the result of Oriental Central examination.

  • 2019  G.E.S. (Higher Text) students will get priority.

Minimum Qualifications for Admission:

1. G.E.C. of the given year. (U. Text) In the examination, one subject in the field of Buddhism (Buddhist Civilization/Buddhism) and three subjects with Pali subject and having obtained not less than 30% marks in the General Common Paper. OR

2. G.E.C. of the given year. (U. Text) Having passed in three subjects with Sanskrit or History or Sinhala and Pali as subjects in the examination with not less than 30% marks in the General Common Paper. OR

3. G.E.C. of the given year. (Higher Text) If Pali subject was not appeared in the examination, G.E.C. (U. Text) Having passed in three subjects with a Buddhist subject (Buddhist Civilization/Buddhism) and a language subject with not less than 30% marks in the General Common Paper and having fulfilled at least one of the following qualifications in the subject of Pali.

i. Passing the Pali subject of the Oriental Preliminary Examination.

ii. Passing the Pali subject in the final examination from the preliminary examination.

iii. G.E.C. Passing the Pali subject of the (S. Text) examination.

iv. Passing the Pali Diploma Examination conducted by the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

 v. Passing the Buddhist Dharmacharya exam.or

4. Passed G.E.C. (Higher Level) of the prescribed year with Eastern Central Examination and having obtained 30 marks in the equivalent common paper.

Special approach to Sanskrit

G.E.C held in the above mentioned years with the aim of making students interested in the Sanskrit course in the university. A limited number of students who have passed the Sanskrit subject in the (High School) examination and have met the relevant entry qualifications will be admitted to the university by making Sanskrit subject compulsory. Students who have made Sanskrit subject compulsory should study the same subject for B.Sc (General) or B.Sc (Special) courses during their studies. It will not be transferred to other courses during that period.

Foreign Candidates

Applications are invited from eligible foreign Bhikkhus and lay male students who have obtained at least one of the following qualifications to read for the Bachelor of Arts (Internal).

Minimum Requirements for the Admission of BA Degree :
     1. G.C.E Advanced Level Examination with Pali, Buddhism and any other subject.
     2. Any equivalent examination to G.C.E Advanced Level Examination which should have been certified by the relevant Ministry / High Commission / Embassy.
     3. Diploma in Buddhism/ Pali conducted by the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka or equivalent qualification.
     4. Any other qualification approved by the Senate of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

Note: Those who do not have English and Pali / Sanskrit knowledge in admission are offered to follow one year Intensive Course in English and Pali / Sanskrit in advance to follow Degree

How to Obtain an Application:
Application forms can be downloaded from www.bpu.ac.lk.

How to Apply :
Duly completed application forms should be sent with relevant documents by registered post to the following addresses or to the given e-mail address.

Assistant Registrar (Academic & Student Services)

Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka

Gurulugomi Mawatha, Pitipana North, Homagama.

Tele: +94112857786 / +94112891104

 Email: ass@bpu.ac.lk

Course Details –

CategoryCourse NameDuration
01Intensive Course in English, Pali/Sanskrit + Bachelor of Arts (General)1 Year + 3 Years
02Bachelor of Arts (General)3 Years

Details of Course Fees

Category 01 – Intensive Course in English, Pali / Sanskrit + Bachelor of Arts (General)

DurationRegistration FeeCourse FeeHostel Fee*Application FeeTotalMethod of Payment
1 Year (Intensive)$ 20$ 250$ 100$ 5$ 375 At the Registration
3 Years Bachelor of Arts $ 20$ 100$ 100$ 220
$ 20$ 125$ 100$ 245Annually
$ 20$ 175$ 100$ 295Annually
Total$ 1135

*For those who wish to follow a special degree, the course duration is 4 years and the course fee is increased accordingly

Category 02 – Bachelor of Arts (General)**

DurationRegistration FeeCourse FeeHostel FeeApplication  Fee*TotalMethod of Payment
3 Years Bachelor of Arts$ 20$ 100$ 100$ 5$ 225At the Registration
$ 20$ 125$ 100$ 245Annually
$ 20$ 175$ 100$ 295Annually
Total$ 765

**For those who wish to follow a special degree, the course duration is 4 years and the course fee is increased accordingly.

Note: Subjects offered for the BA degree     

  • Pali / Sanskrit / English
  • Buddhist Philosophy / Buddhist Culture / Religious Studies and Comparative Philosophy / Buddhist Phycology and Counselling / Community Leadership / Archaeology / French / Japanese / Korean / Chinese / Hindi / Tamil
  • Preliminary Course in English and Buddhist Counseling Course
  • Students are offered the certificate course in Hindi, Tamil, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and French, free of charge.
         

Attention:

  • Foreign candidates should be registered in their names mentioned in the passports. In case of differences, they must submit an affidavit certificate attested by their respective embassies.
  • All the monks & lay male students whose BA are provided with hostel facilities on request.
  • All the monks and lay male students are provided with hostel facilities on request during the period of an intensive course.

Downloads 

Paper Advertiesment – Foriegin Students 2021-2022.pdf

Application – Student Admission – Foreign 2021-2022.xlsx

Registration

Registration of Students

  • Registration of new students is attended to by the office of the Assistant Registrar (Academic and Student Services). Accordingly every student should get their registration renewed every year during the period of time announced by this Division through press notices by paying the annual registration fees. Assistant Registrar (Academic and Student Services) will make entries in the Student Record Book to this effect and certify.
  • Change of Subjects
  • Selection of subjects should be completed within a month from registration. Under no circumstance will any student be allowed to change subject after expiry of one month from the date of registration.
  • The necessary form for this purpose should be obtained from the office and submitted before the due date with the approval of the Head of the respective Department and the Dean of the Faculty.
  • A student who gains special entrance for ‘Sanskrit’ and “Pali” will not be allowed to change those subjects during the whole academic period.

Issuing of Students’ Identity Cards

  • An identity card will be issued to every registered student. If it is lost a duplicate should be obtained by paying the prescribed fee of Rs. 150/=
  • Issuing of the Student Record Book
  • A Student Record Book will be issued to every registered student and he is responsible for getting entries marked of his registration in this Record Book annually.  If it is lost a duplicate should be obtained by paying the prescribed fee of Rs. 150/=         
  •  
  • Registration for Bachelor of Arts (Special) Degree

Registration for Bachelor of Arts (Special) Degree will be made based on the results obtained at the final examination of the first year only in respect of the subjects of Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Culture, Archaeology, Pali, Sanskrit, and Sinhala Languages. Registration in English medium may be obtained only for the subject of Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Culture, Sanskrit and Pali.

Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka Certificate Courses

Certificate Course in English Language
Certificate Course in Tamil Language
Certificate Course in Japanese Language
Certificate Course in Korean Language
Certificate Course in Hindi Language
Certificate Course in Chineese Language
Certificate Course in French Language

Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka Advanced Certificate Courses

Advanced Certificate Course in English Language
Advanced Certificate Course in Tamil Language
Advanced Certificate Course in Japanese Language
Advanced Certificate Course in Korean Language
Advanced Certificate Course in Hindi Language
Advanced Certificate Course in Chineese Language
Advanced Certificate Course in French Language

Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka Diploma Courses

Higher Diploma Courses

Bachelor of Arts General (External) Degree Programme

The Bachelor of Arts General (External) Degree Programme is conducted by the Faculties of Language Studies and Buddhist Studies of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. All the activities pertaining to the registration of candidates for the Bachelor of Arts General (External) Degree Programme up to the award of Degrees are conducted by the Post Graduate Studies and Centre for External Examinations Centre of this University, Situated No 214, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07.

The Administrative Structure of the University applicable to the Degree Programme

All the academic and administration activities pertaining to the external Degree Programmes are conducted subjected to the provisions of the act of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka and all the powers for functioning in that regard have been delegated to the following Authorities.

  • Council of the university
  • Senate
  • Faculty Boards
  • Departments of Studies
  • External Degree Committee
  • Examination Inquiry Committee
  • Inquiry Committee on Examination Irregularities

Qualifications required for registering for the Bachelor of Arts General (External) Degree

For Local Students 

  • Should have passed Prachina Prarambha or Prachina Maddhyama examination in all three languages. 

or

  • Should have passed at least three subjects including a Buddhist subject in one sitting at the G.C.E A/L examination. (At least 30 marks should have been obtained at the General Common Test).

or

  • Should have passed G.C.E A/L examination including Pali, Sanskrit, Sinhala or Buddhist Culture in one sitting (At least 30 marks should have been obtained at the General Common Test).

or

  • Should have passed Dharmacharya exam or Daham Sarasaviya Diploma in Buddhism along with three passes in A/L examination in any subject stream in one sitting. (At least 30 marks should have been obtained at the General Common Test).

or

  • Should have obtained a degree from a recognized university (local or international) or any other qualification accepted by the senate of this university to be equivalent to the above.

or

  • Should have passed Higher Diploma in Buddhism, Pali, Sanskrit or English conducted by Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

or

  • Should have passed the Daham Sarasaviya Diploma in Buddhism conducted by Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka or University of Sri Jayewardenepura and two year teaching experience at a Dhamma School after passing the examination.

or

  • Should have passed any other examination with a subject related to Buddhism that could be accepted to be equivalent to G.C.E A/L examination by the senate of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

For Foreign Students 

 Should have obtained one of the above qualifications specified under 1-8 for local students.

                                                                        or

Should have passed the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination conducted by the University of London or any other equivalent qualifications accepted by the senate of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. 

  • All applicants should have passed the G.C.E. (Ordinary Level) Examination with six subjects including the Mathematics and Sinhala at least three credit passes not more than two sittings.

Subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Arts (General) External Degree Programme

  • Pali, Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Culture, Sanskrit, Sinhala, English, Archaeology, Religious Studies and Comparative Philosophy.

Procedure of Registration

Candidates who fulfil the specified educational qualifications are registered for the Bachelor of Arts General (External) Examination in every year subsequent to inviting applications through publishing a newspaper advertisement and up loading in the web site of the University. The candidates are strictly instructed to apply using only the applications issued by The Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examinations of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka and downloaded by the web site of the University and it is the responsibility of the candidates to make arrangements to obtain the relevant applications earlier. The qualifications indicated above will be considered in sequence in the determination of the number of students registered annually and the Senate of the University reserves the final authority to determine the number of students registered for the course of study.

Age Limit

Only those who are over 18 years of age are eligible to forward their applications for the registration in relation to the External Examinations and it is compulsory to submit an original copy of the birth certificate along with the application for substantiating the age.

Medium of Study

The External Degree Programme is conducted in the Sinhala and English Language media and applicants are allowed to select one language medium out of the two languages. If an applicant wishes to alter the selected language medium, he/she is allowed to do so within one month subsequent to the registration and subsequently, applicants are not allowed to alter his/her language medium under any circumstances.

Bachelor of Arts General (External) Degree Programme Fees 

Amount payable for the Bachelor of Arts General (External) Degree Examination I.

Fees for Details and Application  Rs.750.00
For Student’s Record BookRs.350.00
SyllabusRs.500.00
Registration FeesRs.1000.00
Issue of Student’s Identity CardRs.400.00
Fees for LecturesRs.13,000.00
Fees for SeminarsRs.1500.00
Examination FeesRs.7500.00
Total Amount PayableRs.25000.00

Amount payable for the Bachelor of Arts General (External) Degree Examination II.

Registration FeesRs.1000.00
Fees for LecturesRs.12,000.00
Fees for SeminarsRs.1500.00
Examination FeesRs. 5000.00
Total Amount PayableRs.20,000.00

Amount payable for the Bachelor of Arts General (External) Degree Examination III.

Registration FeesRs.  1000.00
Fees for LecturesRs.12,500.00
Fees for SeminarsRs.  1500.00
Examination FeesRs.  5000.00
Total Amount PayableRs.20,000.00

Non – Academic Staff

W.M. Chamari Indunilka Weerasekara (Management Assistant Grade III)

Online Lecture Schedule

 http://www.bpu.ac.lk/online-learning-facility/ba-programme

Contact Details 

Telephone Number :  +9411-2502944/ 2580609
Fax : +9411-2580610

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Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

Postgraduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies Course (P.G.D.) (01 year) (SLQF 08 – 25 Credits)

Medium of Study : Sinhala/ English
Course Fee : 

  • Local Students – Rs. 21,750/-
  • Foreign Students – US$ 405

Duration-1 Year

Structure of the Course

06 Units are included. There are 45 lecture hours for each subject Unit. This Course is conducted as a weekend Course for a period of 36 weeks with 06 hours each per week. In addition, Extended essay is a compulsory Subject Unit.

PGBS 81013Fundamental Teachings in Buddhism
PGBS 81023Buddhist Social Philosophy
PGBS 81033Modern Trends in Buddhist Culture
PGBS 81043Mahayana Buddhism – Principles
PGBS 81053Buddhism and Social Issues
PGBS 8106XExtended Essay

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Master of Arts Degree Course (01 year) (M.A.) (SLQF 09 – 30 Credits)

Medium of Study : Sinhala/English
Stream of Subjects : Buddhist Studies/ Sinhala/ Pali/ Sanskrit/ English
Course Fee : Local Students – Rs. 37,000/-
Foreign Students – US$ 555

Eligibility requirements:
• Should have obtained a degree of at least a duration of 03 years in any stream of subjects from a university/ a recognized institute by the UGC.
Or
• Should have obtained a Pracina Pandit degree.
Or
• Any other qualification considered equivalent to the above which is accepted by the senate of the university.

Master of Arts Degree Course (With Research Component) (02 years) (M.A.) (SLQF 10 – 60 Credits)

Medium of Study : Sinhala / English
Stream of Subjects : Buddhist Studies/ Sinhala/ Pali/ Sanskrit/ English
Course Fee : Local Students – Rs. 57,000/-
Foreign Students – US$ 705

Eligibility requirements:
• Same Qualifications mentioned above under course No. 01.
Or
• Should have obtained one year M.A. degree from a university/a recognized institute by the UGC.

Structure of the Course
06 written question papers and one independent dissertation have been included. There are 60 lecture hours for each subject Unit. This Course is conducted as a weekend Course for a period of 36 weeks with 06 hours each per week.

Buddhist Studies Pali
MABS 53015Philosophical Trends in BuddhismMABS 53015Philosophical Trends in Buddhism
MABS 53025Buddhism and Inter-Religious PhilosophyMAPL 53025Pali Prescribed Texts
MABS 53035Buddhism and ManagementMAPL 53035Pali Grammar and composition of prose and verse
MABS 53045Buddhist PsychotherapyMAPL 53045Interdenominational Pitaka Literature
MABS 53055Buddhist Social PhilosophyMAPL 53055Pali Poetry and Literary Criticism
OrMABS 53065Research Methodology
MABS 53075Buddhist Art and Architecture
MABS 53065Research Methodology
SanskritEnglish
MABS 53015Philosophical Trends in BuddhismMABS 53015Philosophical Trends in Buddhism
MASN 53025Study of Prescribed Texts – 1MAEN 53025Dramatic Genres
MASN 53035Study of Prescribed Texts – 11MAEN 53035Literary Traditions in Poetry
MASN 53045Study of Prescribed Texts – 111MAEN 53045Themes in Fiction
MASN 53055Indian Culture and CivilizationMAEN 53055Language Pedagogy
MABS 53065Research MethodologyMABS 53065Research Methodology


Application Fee :
P.G.D./M.A. Degree (One Year/Research Component) – Rs. 1000/-


NB. : MA in English Studies
Candidate should have followed a special degree in English or a General degree majoring English.
OR
Should have a postgraduate Diploma in English Language/ Literature/ ELT from any UGC recognized
University
AND
The Candidate should pass the selection test conducted by the Department of English and face an Interview.

Further details please contact: 0112580609

Master of Philosophy

Master of Philosophy Degree Course SLQF 11

Subject Stream

Buddhist Philosophy/Buddhist Culture/ Buddhist Civilization/ Buddhist Studies/Sinhala/ Pali/ Sanskrit/ Archaeology/ Religious Studies and Comparative Philosophy/ English

Medium

Sinhala/ English

Qualifications for Registration

Candidates should have obtained a Special Bachelor of Arts Degree with First Class, Second Class Upper Division in relation to the aforementioned subject streams.

Or

Candidates should have passed Master of Arts One Year Degree Course in relation to the aforementioned subjects from a recognized University.

Or

A Candidate who has obtained a Special Bachelor of arts Degree with a First Class, Second Class Upper Division Honours in any of the Subject streams or a Master of Arts Degree should have obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in relation to the aforementioned Subject streams. Such Candidates can register for the Master of Arts Degree in the subject stream related to the Post Graduate Diploma.

Or

Candidates should have fulfilled another qualification recognized to be equivalent to these qualifications by the Senate of the University.

The Method of Application

  • Applications can be obtained from the Centre for Post Graduate degrees and External Examinations of the University situated in Colombo 07 or the Buddhist and pali University of sri lanka situated in Pitipana North, Homagama or from accredited Agent of the University or via Internet (www.bpu.ac.lk).
Premises at Colombo 07:Premises at Homagama:
Centre for Post Graduate Degrees
and External Examinations,
Main Administrative Office,
No.37, Moragahahena Town,
No.214, Bauddhaloka Mawatha,Pitipana North,
Colombo 07.Homagama.
  • Application Fee is Rs.1000/-. Applications can be hand delivered by attending the University or sent by registered post along with the receipt issued after crediting the amount to any branch of the Bank of Ceylon in Sri Lanka to be credited to Account No. 711202 of Homagama Branch of Banka of Ceylon.
  • A rough sketch with the title of Research should be submitted along with the duly perfected applications. (Not less than 300 words)

Registration

  • Applicants should submit their research schedule within one month as per the instructions of the Instructor appointed subsequent to accepting the duly submitted application by the Senate on the recommendations made by the Higher Graduate Committee of the University.
  • A presentation pertaining to the Research Schedule should be conducted within

the following 02 months before the Board of Evaluation appointed by the Head of the Department of Study in relation to the subject.

  • The date of conducting the presentation is considered as the date of registration.

Seminars on Research Methodology

  • It is compulsory for the Candidate to participate in the series of lectures on Research Methodology organized by the Institution subsequent to the registration.

Submission of progress Reports

Progress Reports should be submitted to the Centre for Post Graduate Degrees and External Examinations along with the recommendation of the Instructor once in every 06 months.

Duration of Research

The duration of Research is 02 years from the date of registration.

Extension of Registration

  • Registration will be extended for a maximum period of 03 years. Extension will not be provided under any circumstances after the lapse of seven (05) years from the date of registration.
  • If a Candidate is unable to complete the Research within the specified period, the period can be extended as per the recommendation of the Instructor. (The maximum period of extension is 03 years.)
  • The request of the Candidate should be submitted through the Instructor. The

extension of period is valid only for one year perone instance. Thereby, this request should be made 03 months prior to the end of every year of registration.

Conducting the Presentation

  • Presentation Related to the Schedule of Research
  • Presentation on Literature Review

Appointment of Dissertation Instructors and Examiners Appointment of Instructors

  • Dissertation Instructors proposed by the Higher Degree Committee should be approved by the Senate.
  • The Candidates reserve the right of proposing an Instructor for his Research Dissertation and the Higher Degree Committee reserves the right of considering the request.

Appointment of Dissertation Instructors

  • The Dissertation should be examined by the two visiting Examiners proposed by the Higher Degree Committee.
  • Maximum of three (03) months will be provided to the Examiners appointed for examining the Dissertation. If Examination Reports are not received within the relevant period, 02 reminders are referred within another three months. If the visiting Examiners are unable to examine the Dissertation during the period allowed, the head of the Centre for Post Graduate Degrees and External Examinations should report the matter to the higher Degree Committee.
  • The Higher Degree Committee should consider the matter and other visiting Examiners should be appointed by the Committee.

Change or Transfer of Instructors

Instructor can be changed when the instructor is going abroad or on another valid reason. This request has to be submitted in writing to the Registrar of the Centre of Post Graduate Degrees and External Examinations. The request is referred for the approval of the Senate on the recommendation of the Higher Degree Committee.

Size of the Research Dissertation

  • A Research Dissertation with words not less than 75,000 should be submitted. The Research dissertation should assist in the broadening of the contemporary knowledge on the relevant subject field and should be of novelty.
  • Three copies of the Research Dissertation should be submitted to the Centre of

Post Graduate Degrees and External Examinations with the recommendation of the instructor.

Submission of the Research Dissertation

  • The Centre for Post Graduate Degrees and External Examinations should be informed in writing 03 months prior to the specified date of submitting the Research Dissertation.
  • In case the Research Dissertation cannot be submitted on the due date under any circumstances, it should be notified in writing.
  • Progress Reports, Presentations and all the other requirements should have been completed before submitting the Research Dissertation.
  • All the payments should have been made at the time of submitting the Research dissertation.
  • Three (03) Copies of Dissertation should be submitted after binding with the spirals code.
  • In case the Instructor is gone abroad or deceased at the moment of submitting the Research Dissertation, the Authority of recommending another Instructor or Instructors for the former instructor is entrusted on the Head of the respective department of Study.

Viva Examination

The Viva Examination regarding the Dissertation is conducted subsequent to receiving reports from Dissertation Examiners.

Effective Date of the Degree

The date of submitting the Research Dissertation is considered as the effective date of the Degree.

These specifications are effective for scholars, who register from 01.01.2017.

Further details please contact: 0112580609

Doctor of Philosophy

Ph.D Degree Course (03 years) (SLQF 12) 

Stream of Subjects: 

Buddhist Philosophy/ Buddhist Culture/ Buddhist Civilization/ Buddhist Studies/ Sinhala/ Pali/ Sanskrit/ Archaeology/Religious Studies and Comparative Philosophy/ English 

Medium of Study: 

Sinhala / English 

Course Fee: 

Local Students – Rs. 79,000/- Foreign Students – US$ 1755 

Eligibility requirements: 

Should have obtained Postgraduate degree of at least 2 years duration with a research component/ MSSc Degree/ M.Phil degree on one of the above stream of subjects from a university/ a recognized institute by the UGC. 

Or 

Any qualification considered equivalent to the above which is accepted by the senate of the university. The applicants of course no. 05 and 06 will be registered after their qualifications and presentation are approved by the University.

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Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka Awards and Scholarships

Mahapola Scholarships

This Scholarship Scheme was commenced by the Ministry of Trade, Commerce and Consumer Affairs. The scholarship is offered based on the maximum marks scored at the G.C.E.(A.L ) Examination. Mahapola Scholarships benefits are granted subject to a maximum of Rs. 5000/= which contains Rs. 2150/- granted by the Funds based on the Family income reports  and Rs. 2850/- given by the University. The amount payable varies depending on the income reports  and the marks scored at the G.C.E.(A.L ) Examination.

 Lists of payments under the Mahapola Scholarship Scheme are prepared by the Trust Fund Division of the Scheme falling under the purview of the Ministry of Trade, Commerce and Consumer Affairs and taking decisions relating to all matters including the payment of arrears, suspension of installments, re-establishment of the suspended installments etc., shall be the responsibility of the Mahapola Scholarship Trust Fund.

Entitlement to Mahapola Scholarship benefits is limited to   the period in which the students are involving in academic activities following their registration with the University and ten installments are paid during one academic year.

The date/ dates of paying Mahapola Scholarship installments will be exhibited in the Notice Boards in the hostels and in other relevant notice boards. The payment of installments to students who do not collect three continuous installments shall be suspended.   More details on the Mahapola Scholarship Scheme may be obtained from the Students’ Welfare Division.

Conditions pertaining to Mahapola Scholarships and Bursaries 

The conditions pertaining to Mahapola Scholarships and Bursaries are as follows. Following requirements and conditions shall be fulfilled by students to be entitled to  Mahapola Scholarship benefits and obtain the installments paid within the relevant academic period.

  • The installments of the scholarships will be paid monthly subject to the recommendations made by the University depending on the academic progress achieved by the recipient of the scholarship.
  • The scholarship installments will be paid only for three academic years  subject to a maximum of ten installments per year.
  • To receive these scholarship installments, the students shall involve in fulltime academic work.
  •  Non collection of installments within the given  prescribed date/time will lead to the denial of this benefit treating the same as an abandoned scholarship installments.   
  • You are not entitled to receive another scholarship or bursary for the same course or other, once you accept this scholarship.
  • The matters such as; enrolment for another course instead of the course for which the scholarship has been received, non attendance to  the course, giving up the course, engaging in an employment shall lead to the cancellation of the scholarship.
  • If extension of the  course period is needed,  the formal approval received for the same shall be submitted to the Mahapola Scholarship Trust Fund and intends to apply the scholarship the next year, a declaration should be  made to that effect. Such a request will be considered  subject to a  maximum period of one year.
  • Non attendance or non participation in  the lectures, tutorial classes and practical classes regularly may lead to denial of installments and action in this regard will be taken as per the reports submitted by the University.
  •  Engaging in a business, service or an employment to receive an income and increase of  the family income shall lead to non denial of installments and entitlements.
  • The decision of the Mahapola Scholarship Trust Fund regarding the scholarship or scholarship installments would be final and conclusive.

Bursaries and other General matters

Applications would be called by the University for the selection of qualified students to receive bursaries. Ten scholarship installments would be paid per an academic year subject to a maximum monthly payment of Rs. 4000/= based on family income reports and marks. The amounts paid as the bursary would be differed based on the marks obtained and the family income reports submitted.

Suspension of  Bursaries

Ven. Vice Chancellor Thero has the power to totally or temporary suspend the Mahapola Scholarship benefits or Bursaries (Grants) for reasons given below.

  • Not attending the lectures, tutorial classes and practical classes regularly
  •  Misbehavior in and out of the University.
  • Being entitled to another scholarship
  • Non registration for the academic year.
  • Engaging in an income earning through an employment/ another means.
  • Involvement in examination misconducts.
  • Being registered in another Higher Educational Institution.
  • Subject to  a conviction for any other disciplinary offence

It would be compulsory to submit the Student’s Identity Card issued by the University to the Shroff to obtain the scholarship installments and bursaries.

When the payment of bursaries is temporarily or permanently suspended, taking decisions about it is the responsibility of the authorities of the University.

The students those who receive the Mahapola Scholarship shall be disqualified to receive the bursaries.

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