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MASTER OF ARTS IN BUDDHIST STUDIES

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The Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies is represented as one of the oldest Departments in the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya. It is a pioneer seat of the advanced scholarship of Pāli & Buddhist Studies in Sri Lanka which has originated with the foundation of the university in Vidyalankāra Pirivena premises, Peliyagoda founded in 1875. The Department has been functioning in the present premises since 1959, relocation of Kelaniya University in Dalugama.
LECTURE PANEL
  • Emeritus Senior Professor Sumanapala Galmangoda
  • Professor Ven. Dewalegama Medhananda Thero
  • Senior Professor Ananda Wijeratna
  • Senior Professor Ven. Nabirittankadawara Gnanaratana Thero
  • Senior Professor Uditha Garusinghe
  • Senior Professor Ven. Makuruppe Dhammananda Thero
  • Associate Professor Sarath Chandrasekara
  • Professor Ven. Naotunne Wimalagnana Thero
  • Senior Lecturer Rajitha Pushpakumara
  • Senior Lecturer Ven. Deniyaye Pannaloka Thero
  • Senior Lecturer Gamini Wijayasinghe
  • Senior Lecturer Ven Welimadagama Kusaladhamma Thero
  • Senior Lecturer Panahaduwe Yasassi Thero
  • Senior Lecturer Koggalle Vijitha Thero
  • Senior Lecturer Ven. Vijithapura Gunarathana Thero
  • Senior Lecturer Aruna Gamage
  • Senior Lecturer Ravindu Priyanka
  • Senior Lecturer Amila Kaluarachchi
  • Senior Lecturer G.P.K. Perera
SPECIAL GUEST LECTURERS
  • Senior Professor Chandima Wijebandara
  • Senior Professor P.D. Pemasiri
  • Senior Professor Asanga Thilakarathne
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  • One Year without research 
  • Two Years with research
One Year Two Year
Local Student   Foreign Student Local Student Foreign Student
Total Course Fee 50000 LKR 900 USD 70000 LKR 1290 USD
1st installment 20000 LKR 323 USD 20000 LKR 453 USD
2nd installment 15000 LKR 288 USD 25000 LKR 418 USD
3rd installment 15000 LKR 289 USD 25000 LKR 419 USD

Two years programme consists of seven compulsory units and in which sixty credits include. One-year programme consists of six compulsory units and in which thirty (30) credits include.



 

Title of the Course Unit

Code Number

Credits

01

Study of Canonical Texts

MABS 53015

05

02

Buddhist Psychology and Counselling

MABS 53025

05

03

Buddhism and Social Problems

MABS 53035

05

04

International Trends of Buddhism

MABS 53045

05

05

Buddhist Literary Criticism

MABS 53055

05

06

Research Methods

MABS 53065

05

07

Research Dissertation

MABS 6306W

30

Sinhala and English

A Degree, which should be at least three years,  obtained from a recognized university/Institution registered in the University Grants Commission (UGC)

or

pass the final examination of Sri Lanka Oriental Studies Society (Prāchīna Awasāna)

or

Any other qualification which accepts by the senate of the University of Kelaniya.

 

  • Lectures
  • Workshops
  • Discussions
  • Conference Papers
  • Research Projects

Contact Information

Program Coordinator

Dr.Amila Kaluarachchi

Tel: 0718134557 / 0112 903731/ 0112 914492

Email: mabustuok@gmail.com

 

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