Postgraduate Diploma In Buddhist Studies (PGIPBS)

In Collaboration With PGIPBS, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

About The Programme

Postgraduate Diploma In Buddhist Studies (in collaboration with PGIPBS (Postgraduate Institute of Pali & Buddhist Studies), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka) course which is an introduction to Buddhist Studies is meant for students who have no basic knowledge of Buddhism. It requires no knowledge of the Pali language nor prior acquaintance with Buddhist texts. Familiarity with Indian history and Indian religious thought would be useful. The course provides an insight into the main teachings of Buddhism, including the specific Indian setting in which it had its origin. Its relationship to other religious systems of India is explored.

The culture of Buddhism with its impact on humanity during the last twenty-five centuries is analysed. The course also introduces both modern and ancient studies based on Buddhism.

Programme Structure

The Postgraduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies course consists of six course units which are as follows:
The course is of one year duration with three terms of ten weeks each. Each course unit except PDBS 05 will have a minimum of one hour a week in the form of a lecture followed by tutorial guidance and seminar discussions.

Entry 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 deemed by the Faculty Board of the Institute

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

Awarded by PGIPBS, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

  • Upon successful completion in the final examination set by PGIPBS, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Graduate students with PGIPBS Diploma in Buddhist Studies qualify for admission to Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies program with any university

Intake

March 2022

Duration

One Year Course

Class Schedule

Saturday & Sunday
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
(MYT)

Teaching Method

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

Programme Medium

English

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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.

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