Certificate Course in Pali

In Collaboration With PGIPBS, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

About The Programme

Certificate Course in Pali for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies

In collaboration with PGIPBS (Postgraduate Institute of Pali & Buddhist Studies), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Programme Structure

Basic grammar, reading and comprehension skills of selected Pali texts.

  • CPBS 01: Basic Pali Grammar
  • CPBS 02: Readings in Pali Texts I
  • CPBS 03: Readings in Pali Texts II
The course will be of one year duration, with three terms of ten weeks each. Each course unit will have a four-hour lesson in the form of a lecture.

Entry Requirements

No prior knowledge in Pali is required; the applicants fulfil one of the following requirements:

  • A Degree from a recognized university; or
  • A pass at the final examination of the Oriental studies Society (Sri Lanka); or
  • Any other qualification acceptable to the Faculty Board of the PGIPBS

Who Should Join This Programme

  • Sunday school teachers
  • Dhamma speakers
  • Managers, organisers, leaders, coordinators and volunteers of Buddhist Institutions and organisations
  • Social workers & counselors
  • Anyone interested to acquire insightful knowledge and understanding of Buddhism

Evaluation

Two assignments for each course unit: 20 marks per assignment
In-class participation: 10 marks for each course unit
Three hour final year examination for each course unit – 50 marks per course unit

Awarded by PGIPBS, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  • Upon successful completion in the final examination set by PGIPBS, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Intake

September

Duration

1 Year (Full Time)
3 Terms of Ten Weeks Each

Class Schedule

Saturday & Sunday
9 am to 5 pm

Teaching Method

Lectures, discussions, assignments & workshops
(Via Online Zoom)

Programme Medium

English

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University Of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Distinguished University of Kelaniya, is an accredited state university in Sri Lanka, internationally renowned for Buddhist studies. It is also one of the internationally recognized centre of Pali and Buddhist education.

The Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies (PGIPBS), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

The Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies (PGIPBS), an institute of excellent Buddhist learning centre is an affiliated institution with the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

PGIPBS has for many decades provided instructions and guidance for the conduct of Buddhist studies such as Master’s Degree, M.Phil, Ph.D including Postgraduate Diplomas, Certificate Courses and short term programmes.

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The Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, which is one of the oldest departments under the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka has an outstanding international reputation for Buddhist Studies.

It is reputed for its commitment to the study of Pali and Buddhist Studies, making it well known to be a vigorous and expanding center of teaching and research covering the four main disciplines of Pali, Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Culture and Buddhist Psychology.