University of peradeniya

Centre for Distance and Continuing Education

Degree Programmes

  1. Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  2. Bachelor of Business Administration(BBA)

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Introduction 

The Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, the Centre of Excellence of social sciences and humanities in the country currently produces over 2000 graduates annually. The B.A. degree is offered through the Centre for Distance and Continuing Education [CDCE] which is in operation since 1979.  

Why was the Curriculum Revised? 

The curriculum of the Bachelor of Arts degree which has not been subjected to a comprehensive revision in the recent past thus the curriculum was completely revised during the past few years with the aim of producing graduates with more practical and skillful in the disciplines offered by the Faculty of Arts introducing the advances made in the disciplines. The revision is aimed at promoting wider exposure to curricular in specific subjects and ensuring that the Degree holder would have essential knowledge and skills. 

What are the Novel Features of the New Curriculum? 

The new curriculum structure consists of course units which reflect the quantum of work accomplished by a student over an academic year. The courses are arranged in three levels (100-300) -one level per academic year. A student should earn ninety credits to become eligible to graduate. 

The following are the main features of the proposed program of study; 

1.Organization of the degree program under level-based (100-300) examinations. [The existing Bachelor of Arts (External) Degree program consists of a General Qualifying Examination (GAQ) and a General Degree Examination].

2.Provision of more course options for the learner to choose from.

3.Introduction of Foundation and Supplementary courses: the Foundation courses are designed to provide background knowledge required to learn more advanced course contents while the Supplementary courses aim to ensure that the students acquire a sufficient breadth of knowledge and skills, which have been recognized as important attributes of graduates. 

What are the Aims of the Degree Programme? 

The aims of the proposed revision are to: 

1.Impart theoretical knowledge and practical applications of the relevant disciplines.

2.Enhance the ability of graduates to think independently and formulate arguments and opinions, sharpen and use analytical and problem solving skills and enrich their experience of living in a diverse society. 

3.Make the graduates more adaptable to the demands of employers. 

Who can register for the Degree Programme?

Basic qualification for entry shall be three passes in one sitting at G.C.E. (A/L) examination with a minimum aggregate mark/Z score as determined by the UGC.  The University in concurrence with the UGC shall determine and advertise GCE (A/L) subject combinations for the degree which shall be published annually. The University reserves the right to change the admission criteria. 

How long is the Program?

The Degree program is of three (03) academic year duration. Further details are contained in the ‘Rules and Regulations’ section. 

The Academic Entity Responsible for Conducting the Program

The Faculty of Arts through the Centre for Distance and Continuing Education (CDCE),  University of Peradeniya. 

GPA Requirements for the Award of Classes 

A student who has fulfilled all the requirements of the degree shall be awarded a Class provided the student fulfills the following levels of CFGPA subject to other applicable regulations. In order to be eligible for a Class, a student must complete the Degree within three years unless extensions have been granted by the relevant Board of Study. 

Class

CFGPA

First Class

≥ 3.70

Second Class (Upper)

3.30 – 3.69

Second Class (lower)

3.00 – 3.29

Pass

2.00 - 2.99

 

 

 

 

 

 



How is the GPA Calculated?

The GPA for each student is calculated using the    formula GPA=∑cigi/∑ci

Gi = grade point of the ith course

Ci = number of units of the ith course 

How are the Results Reported?

The results of assessments will be reported as follows.  A Grade Point ranging from 0.00-4.00 and corresponding letter grades of ‘E’ to ‘A/A +’ according to the following table will be assigned. In this scheme, D+ and D are considered weak passes.  The grade ‘E’ indicates failure. The course grade guide is as follows; 

A+ = 4.00

B+ = 3.30

C+ = 2.30

D+ =1.30

A =4.00

B   = 3.00

C = 2.00

D = 1.00

A- =3.70

B- = 2.70

C- = 1.70

E = 0.00


Courses


LEVEL


CATEGORY

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

SYLLABUS

100

Foundation

FNDE 101

Basic English

 english 

100

Foundation

FNDE 102

Basic Mathematics

 english 

100

Foundation

FNDE 103

Information Technology

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

ARBE 101

Modern Arabic Language and Grammar

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

ARBE 102

Morphology, Rhetoric and Syntax

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

BSCE 101

History of Buddhism in India

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

BSCE 102

Doctrines of Theravada Buddhism

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

BPHE 101

Pre- Buddhist Philosophical Background

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

BPHE 102

Early Buddhist Philosophy

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

ECNE 101

Introduction to Economics

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

ECNE 102

Comparative Economic Development

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

ENGE 101

Writing and Comprehension Skills in English

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

ENGE 102

Pre Eighteenth Century English Poetry and  Drama

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

FREE 101

French Language and Civilization 

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

FREE 102

French  Language, Civilization and Teaching Methodology 1 

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

GGYE 101

Human Geography

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

GGYE 102

Physical Geography

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

GRSE 101

Epic and Theatre

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

GRSE 102

Science and Life

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

HINE 101

The History of Hinduism

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

HINE 102

Sources of the Hindu Tradition

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

HISE 101

History of Sri Lanka up to A.D. 1500

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

HISE 102

The History of Sri Lanka from 1500 A.D. to the Present

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

ISCE 101

Primary Sources of  Islamic Sharia

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

ISCE 102

Islamic History 570-1258

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

PALE 101

Prescribed Texts and Tipitaka Literature

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

PALE  102

Unspecified Texts, Pali Grammar and History of Pàli Grammar

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

PHYE 101

Problems of Philosophy and Practical Philosophy

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

PHYE 102

Logic and Logical Theory

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

PSCE 101

Theory and Practice of State and Government

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

PSCE 102

Government and Politics of Sri Lanka

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

SANE 101

Sanskrit Grammar

 english 

 sinhala 

100

Core

SANE 102

Literature in Simple Sanskrit 

 english 

 sinhala 

100

Core

SINE 101

Sinhala Practical Literary Grammar

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

SINE 102

Sinhala Literature and Drama up to the 19th Century

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

SOCE 101

Introduction to Sociology and Social Anthropology

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

SOCE 102

Sri Lanka Society

 ENGLISH 

100

Core

TLGE 101

Modern Tamil Grammar : Phonology, Morphology and Syntax


 ENGLISH 

100

Core

TLGE 102

Modern Tamil Literature and Literary Criticism


 ENGLISH 

200

Core

ARBE 201

Classical Arabic and  Rhetoric

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

ARBE 202

Literary History - Jahiliyyah  to 750 A.D.


 ENGLISH 

200

Core

BSCE 201

Schools of Buddhism

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

BSCE 202

Buddhist Art

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

BPHE 201

Buddhist Ethics

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

BPHE 202

Development of Buddhist Doctrine

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

ECNE 201

Microeconomic Theory

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

ECNE 202

Macroeconomic Theory

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

ENGE 201

Eighteenth Century English Literature

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

ENGE 202

Nineteenth Century British [and American] Poetry and Fiction

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

FREE 201

French Language, Literature and Teaching Methodology 2

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

FREE 202

French Language, Novel and Teaching Methodology 3

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

GGYE 201

Advanced Human Geography

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

GGYE 202

Advanced Physical Geography

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

GRSE 201

Greek Literature

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

GRSE 202

Roman Literature

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

HINE 201

Hindu Religious and Philosophical Thought

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

HINE 202

Hinduism in Sri Lanka

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

HISE 201

History of India from Ancient Times up to 1206 A.D.

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

HISE 202

History of India from 1206 A.D. to the Present

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

ISCE 201

Islamic Jurisprudence

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

ISCE 202

Science and Aesthetic in Islam

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

PALE 201

Texts and Post Canonical Literature

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

PALE  202

Unspecified Texts - Translation and Pali Grammar

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

PHYE 201

Greek, Medieval and Islamic Philosophy

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

PHYE 202

Political and Social Philosophy

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

PSCE 201

Public Administration: Theory and Practice

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

PSCE 202

Political and Social Theory

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

SANE 201

History of Classical Sanskrit Literature

 english 

sinhala 

200

Core

SANE 202

Sanskrit Literature in Advanced Sanskrit 

 english 

 sinhala 

200

Core

SINE 201

Literary Theory and Appreciation

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

SINE 202

Poetry, Fiction and Drama in Modern Society

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

SOCE 201

Sociological and Anthropological Theories

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

SOCE 202

Research Methods in Sociology and Social Anthropology

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

TLGE 201

Communication and Journalism in Tamil

 ENGLISH 

200

Core

TLGE 202

Tamil Literature in the Medieval Period

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

ARBE 301

Arabic Literary History from 750 A.D  to Modern Period

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

ARBE 302

Composition and Translation of Arabic

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

BSCE 301

Asian Buddhist Culture

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

BSCE 302

Sri Lankan Buddhist Culture

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

BPHE 301

Social and Political Philosophy of Buddhism

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

BPHE 302

Buddhism and Problems of the Philosophy

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

ECNE 301

Sri Lankan Economy

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

ECNE 302

Development Economics

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

ENGE 301

English Literature of the Twentieth and Twenty First Centuries

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

ENGE 302

Topics in the Study of the English Language

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

FREE 301

French Language, Baudelaire  and, Teaching Methodology 4

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

FREE 302

French Language, Novel and Theatre and,  Teaching Methodology 5

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

GGYE 301

Cartography

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

GGYE 302

Regional Geography

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

GRSE 301

Greek and Roman Literary Theory

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

GRSE 302

Greek Thought

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

HINE 201

History of Hindu Art and Architecture

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

HINE 202

History of  Hinduism in North India and South India

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

HISE 301

History of Europe, 1453 – 1945

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

HISE 302

History of the Twentieth Century World

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

ISCE 301

Theology and Politics

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

ISCE 302

Islamic Banking and Finance

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

PALE 301

Canonical and Post-Canonical Texts

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

PALE  302

Unspecified Texts: Translation and Prose Composition,  Pali Grammar

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

PHYE 301

Indian Philosophy

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

PHYE 302

Modern Western philosophy

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

PSCE 301

Comparative Politics and Government

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

PSCE 302

International Politics

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

SANE 301

Translation and Composition in Sanskrit

 english 

 sinhala 

300

Core

SANE 302

Theories of Literary Criticism in Sanskrit

 english 

 sinhala 

300

Core

SINE 301

Introduction to Language and the History of Sinhala Language

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

SINE 302

Culture and Folklore

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

SOCE 301

Sociology of South Asia

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

SOCE 302

Applied Sociology

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

TLGE 301

Classical Literature in Tamil

 ENGLISH 

300

Core

TLGE 302

History of Tamil Language and Grammatical Tradition

 ENGLISH 


Supplementary

SUPE 001

Arabic Short Stories and Narratives

 ENGLISH 


Supplementary

SUPE 002

Astrology (Jyotirvidyā) and Sri Lankan Society

 ENGLISH 


Supplementary

SUPE 003

Āyurveda, Society, and Cultural Practice

 ENGLISH 


Supplementary

SUPE 004

Colloquial and Communicative Sinhala

 ENGLISH 


Supplementary

SUPE 005

Basic Tamil

 ENGLISH 


Supplementary

SUPE 006

Buddhist Counseling Psychology

 ENGLISH 


Supplementary

SUPE 007

Buddhist Psychology

 ENGLISH 


Supplementary

SUPE 008

Environmental Studies

 ENGLISH 


Supplementary

SUPE 009

Introduction to Statistics

 ENGLISH 


Supplementary

SUPE 010

International Relations in Islam

 ENGLISH 


Supplementary

SUPE 011

Logic and Scientific Method

 ENGLISH 


Supplementary

SUPE 012

Project Formulation and Evaluation

 ENGLISH 


Supplementary

SUPE 013

Writing Skills and Academic Writing in Sinhala

 ENGLISH 


Supplementary

SUPE 014

Writing skills in Tamil

 ENGLISH 


Bachelor of Business Administration [BBA] 

Introduction :

 The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) online Degree programme is delivered by Centre for Distance and Continuing Education (CDCE), University of Peradeniya  and conducted in collaboration with the department of Management Studies of the Faculty of Arts , University of Peradeniya. This degree program intends to provide opportunities to those students who qualify for university admission, but fail to obtain placement within the national university system in Sri Lanka. 


Objectives :

General objectives of this program are to prepare the students;

  • to proceed to senior management positions in various organizations and to participate in effective decision-making,
  • to acquire analytical and problem solving ability, and to enhance their capacity to learn from experience,
  • to receive a strong foundation to continue further studies and
  • to develop new entrepreneurial ventures to capitalize on the opportunities available in Sri Lankan context.

 Entry Requirements :

 Passed G.C.E (A/L) in one sitting (any stream) or any other equivalent qualifications recognized by the UGC. Basic computer literacy and good knowledge in English is an added advantage.

 Mode of Delivery :

The instructions are in blended mode. Course materials are delivered online and limited number of face-to-face discussion sessions are held at CDCE. A written examination is held at the end of each semester at CDCE, University of Peradeniya.

Tutor-Mentors and Subject Matter Experts (SME) are available online throughout the programme to facilitate the online learning.


Medium of Instruction : English

Programme Structure :

 The duration of the programme is three academic years and an academic year consists of two semesters. The programme is offered in three levels ; Certificate, Diploma and Degree.

 

 Calling for applications :

 Every year applications are called during November/ December through news paper advertisement. Application forms can be obtained from the CDCE website http://www.pdn.ac.lk/cdce when CDCE call for applications.

 Degree Awarded by:

University of Peradeniya.