Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka

Pitipana North - India

Admission 2017 - 2018

The Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka is a public sector university. It was established in 1981 through an Act of Parliament. Some of the objectives of the university are the propagation of Buddha Dharma, the promotion of Buddhist and Pali studies at home and abroad and the providing of research faculties to encourage research in relevant fields. The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Programs and Courses

BPUS offers a variety of Arts degree programs. Some of them are very common and are normally offered by all universities, but on the other hand BPUS offers some special program.

Faculties:

There are two Faculties of the University Faculty of Buddhist Studies includes departments of Buddhist Philosophy, Inter Religious and Comparative Philosophy, Buddhist Culture and Buddhist Arts and Archaeology. Faculty of Language Studies includes departments of Pali Language and Literature, Sinhala Language and Literature, Sanskrit Language and Literature and English Language and Literature.

External Studies:

Apart from its regular courses and programs, the university also offers various Diploma courses as part of its external program. These includes Diploma in Buddhism, Buddhist Counseling, Chinese Language, English, Pali, Sanskrit, Tamil and Postgraduate Buddhism.

Admission Procedure 2017 - 2018

Admissions to the University are done on the basis of an admission policy laid down by the act of the Buddhist and Pali University and Council of the University. The minimum requirements for the admission of foreign students in the University’s internal program are: At least 3 'S' Grades in all subjects including Pali, Buddhism or Buddhist Civilization and any other subject at the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination with minimum 30% marks for the Common General Paper at the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination. At least 3 'S' Grades in all subjects including either Sanskrit, History or Sinhala with the subject of Pali with minimum 30% marks for the Common General Paper at the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination.Candidates should have obtained the qualification deemed equivalent to G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination in Sri Lanka. The Candidates who have obtained the qualifications as per para 3 (a) above without the subject of Pali should have passed one year Diploma in Pali conducted 2 by the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka or posses any other qualifications in Pali equivalent to the above Diploma course.

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