Centre for Distance and Continuing Education

University of Peradeniya

Centre for Distance and Continuing Education

University of Peradeniya

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Centre for Distance and Continuing Education, University of Peradeniya

The University of Peradeniya is the pioneering institution that initiated offering external degrees in the country since 1979. The Vision of the Centre is to provide equal opportunities for all aspiring to further their career goals. The Centre for Distance and Continuing Education was established on 09th April, 2007 keeping in line with the principles of Open and Distance Learning (ODC). The Centre conducts degree programmes in all three languages (Sinhala, Tamil and English) which caters to the learners of all ethnic groups from all parts of the country. At present, the Centre offers two Degree programs, BA (General), BBA (General), Diploma in Management and Development and Advanced Certificate in Laboratory Handling.

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Tutorial Series on How to Participate in Online Examination - BA 100 Level

Tutorial Series on How to Participate in Online Examination - BA 100 Level is now available to watch. Navigate to watch the online tutorial series.

2021-06-06 More
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Applications - BBA (External) degree programme 2020/2021

Students those who applied for the BBA (External) degree programme 2020/2021 should send the hard copies of the application with the supporting documents on or before 8th June 2021 by registered post.

2021-06-04
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Examination Postponed - BA 100 level examination NEW

BA 100 level examination which was scheduled to be held on 06th and 19th May 2021 has been postponed until further notice in response to the current Covid -19 situation of the country.

රටේ පවතින කෝවිඩ් 19 වසංගත තත්වය හමුවේ 2021 මැයි මස 06 සහ 19 දින වල පැවැත්වීමට කටයුතු යොදා තිබූ කලා උපාධී පාඨමාලාව (100 මට්ටම) 2018 විභාගය නැවත දැනුම් දෙනතුරු කල් දැමීමට සිදුවී ඇති බව මෙයින් දන්වා සිටිමි.

தற்போது நாட்டில் நிலவும் கோவிட்-19 நோய்தொற்று காரணமாக, மே மாதம் 6ம் மற்றும் 19ம் திகதிகளில் நடாத்துவதற்கு தீர்மானிக்கப்பட்டிருந்த இளங்கலைமாணி 100வது மட்டப் பரீட்சைகள் மறு அறிவித்தல் வரை பிற்போடப்பட்டுள்ளது.

2021-04-28
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Examination Postponed - BBA NEW

All examinations of BBA degree programme have been postponed until further notice in response to the current Covid -19 situation of the country.

2021-04-28
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CALLING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW ENTRANTS - 2021 - Diploma in Library and Information Services

The University of Peradeniya will entertain applications from candidates who have met minimum eligibility criteria for registration for Diploma in Library and Information Services offered in Sinhala, English and Tamil media.

2021-04-23 More
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මූලික දමිළ භාෂාව පිළිබඳ සහතික පත්‍ර පාඨමාලාව හඳූන්වා දීමේ වැඩසටහන NEW

මූලික දමිළ භාෂාව පිළිබඳ සහතික පත්‍ර පාඨමාලාව හඳූන්වා දීමේ වැඩසටහන 2021-04-24 වන සෙනසුරදා පෙරවරු 9.15- 10.45 දක්වා online තාක්ෂණය හරහා පැවැත්වේ. ඒ සදහා සම්බන්ධවීමට අවශ්‍ය link එක email/sms හරහා ඔබවෙත ලබාදීමට කටයුතුකෙරේ.

2021-04-20
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REVISED RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE BACHELOR OF ARTS (EXTERNAL NEW SYLLABUS) - 2021

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2021-03-26 More
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100 Level examinations for the 2018 batch of Bachelor of Arts Degree (External-New syllabus) - Form to Update Your Email Address and Mobile No

Students who want to edit their email and mobile no should login to the system following below instructions;

Corrections to emails and mobile numbers sent through emails or posts are not accepted. Do all the corrections in the form uploaded.
මෙම ෆෝරමය බාවිතා නොකර Email හෝ තැපෑල හරහා එවන ලබන තොරතුරු කිසිදු හේතුවක් මත බාරගනු නොලැබේ.
இப்படிவத்தை நிரப்பாது எமது மின்னஞ்சலுக்கு அல்லது தபால் மூலம் அனுப்பப்படும் கையடக்க தொலைபேசி இலக்கங்கள் மற்றும் மின்னஞ்சல் முகவரிகள் ஏற்றுக்கொள்ளப்படமாட்டாது.


Your username is your registration number converted to simple letters and removing the slashes) and the password would be your NIC number. If you have a "V" or "X" in your NIC it should be in capital.
Eg: If your reg. no. is AE/BA/2020/0001 then your username would be aeba20200001

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2021-03-22 More
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Special Message from the Director on Open-Book Take- Home Examination/ විවෘත ග්‍රන්ථ නිවාස පාදක පරීක්‍ෂණය පිළිබද දුරස්ථ හා අඛණ්ඩ අධ්‍යාපන කේන්ද්‍රයේ අධක්ෂක ගේ පණිවුඩය

CDCE has received permission from relevant authorities of University of Peradeniya to conduct 100 Level and 300 Level examinations as "Online Open Book Take –Home (OBTH) Examinations" due to the prevalent Covid-19 situation of the Country. Accordingly, Examinations of 100 Level and 300 Level will be held at the End of April 2021 and End of May , 2021 respectively.

Since this examination system is new for the students, CDCE is planning to upload a video/ Audio on "What is an OBTH examination" and "How to conduct an OBTH examination" on 30th March 2021 at 12.00 noon .After the video presentation a mock examination will be conducted to familiarize this system to students before the real examinations. On 31st of March 2021 a “Q and A” (Questions and Answers) session will be arranged for the students through Zoom - to discuss any issues if students have related to OBTH examinations.

රටෙහි පැතිර පවත්නා covid-19 තත්වය හේතුවෙන් බාහිර කළා උපාධියෙහි 100 සහ 300 මට්ටම් වල විභාග "විවෘත ග්‍රන්ථ නිවාස පාදක පරීක්‍ෂණයක්" (Open-Book Take- Home (OBTH) Examination) ලෙස පැවැත්විමට පේරාදෙණිය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ අධිකාරිත්වය අවසර ලබාදි ඇත. ඒ අනුව 100 මට්ටමේ විභාගය 2021 හි අප්‍රේල් මාසයේ අග භාගයේත් 300 මට්ටමේ විභාගය 2021 හි මැයි මාසයේ අග භාගයේත් පැවැත්වීමට CDCE ආයතනය තීරණය කර ඇත.

මෙම විභාග ක්‍රමය සිසුන්ට නව අත්දැකිමක් වන හෙයින් "මෙම විභාග ක්‍රමය කුමක්ද" "එය පැවැත්වෙන්නේ කෙසේද" යන්න අලලා විඩියෝ පටයක් 2021-03-30 දින දහවල් 12.00 සිට CDCE ආයතනයේ වෙබ් අඩවිය හරහා විකාශනය වේ. ඉන් අනතුරුව පෙරහුරු පරීක්‍ෂණයක් (Mock Examination) ද පැවැත්විමට නියමිතවේ. ඒසේම මේ හා සම්බන්ධව සිසුන්ට යම් ගැටළු පවතිනම් 2021 මාර්තු 31 දින සවස 1.00 සිට 4.00 දක්වා Zoom තාක්‍ෂණය හරහා CDCE ආයතනය හා සම්බන්ධවී ඔබට පිළිතුරු ලබා ගත හැකිය.

2021-03-21
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100 Level Examinations for the 2018 Batch of Bachelor of Arts Degree (External-New syllabus)

Arrangements have been made to conduct the 100 Level examinations for the 2018 batch of Bachelor of Arts Degree (External-New syllabus) Programme in April 2021 as an Open Book Take Home Examination. Following is the list of students in respect of the subjects they applied, medium and email addresses.

A form will be published early next week for the students to update their email addresses. These emails will be used to contact the students over the years therefore, please be sure to update with working and long standing email addresses. Changes to the email addresses should be made on or before 26th March 2021.
You are strictly advised not to change your email addresses hereafter.

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2021-03-20 More
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ශාස්ත්‍රවේදී සාමාන්‍ය උපාධි පාඨමාලාව (බාහිර- පැරණි නිර්දේශය) 2020 වර්ෂයට අදාළ පරීක්ෂණය/ 2020 ஆம் கல்வியாண்டுக்கான பொதுக்கலைமாணிப் பட்டப் பரீட்சை (வெளிவாரி - பழைய பாடத்திட்டம்)

දැන්වීම කියවීම සඳහා පහත "More" බොත්තම ඔබන්න
அறிவித்தலை வாசிப்பதற்கு கீழ்க்காணப்படும் More எனும் தெரிவை அழுத்தவும்

2021-03-16 More
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Student Handbook of BA (External - New Syllabus)

Navigate to download the student handbook of BA (External - New Syllabus).

2021-02-20 More

  Events

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The Three days Online Workshop on Open Book Take Home Examination organized by Centre for Distance & continuing Education (CDCE) collaboration with the Commonwealth Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA)

Online workshop on setting Open Book Take Home Examination organized by the Centre for distance & Continuing Education (CDCE) in collaboration with the Commonwealth Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) was conducted successfully for 3 days from 06.01.2021 to 08.01.2021.


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Workshop on Curriculum Development for the Advanced Certificate Course in General English

CDCE organized a workshop on Curriculum Development for the Advanced Certificate Course in General English on 20th December 2020 at Board Room, Centre for Distance and Continuing Education, University of Peradeniya. Prof. Mallika Pinnawala – Director/CDCE, Prof. WMWGCSM Wickramasinghe – Deputy Director/CDCE, Academic staff of the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Management also participated in the event.


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Workshop on Syllabus Preparation of Diploma in Laboratory Handling

CDCE organized a workshop to prepare syllabus for the Diploma course in Laboratory Handling on 01st November 2020 at Board Room, CDCE. Prof. Mallika Pinnawala – Director/CDCE, Dr. S Maheswaran – Deputy Director/CDCE, Academic staff of Faculty of Science and Faculty of Management also participated in the event.


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One Day Workshop to finalize the Curriculum of the Diploma in Computing and Electronics

CDCE organized a workshop to finalize the curriculum of the Diploma course in Computing and Electronics on 31st October 2020 at Board Room, CDCE. Prof. Mallika Pinnawala – Director/CDCE, Dr. S Maheswaran – Deputy Director/CDCE, Academic staff of the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Management participated in the event.


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Diploma Awarding Ceremony – 2018

The CDCE held the Diploma awarding Ceremony for those who have completed the Diploma in Management & Development programme on 18th September 2020 at CDCE, University of Peradeniya. Deputy Vice Chancellor, Acting Registrar, Bursar and Librarian of the University of Peradeniya, Dean/ Faculty of Management, Prof. Mallika Pinnawala - Director/CDCE, Dr. S. Maheswaran – DD/ Training, Dr. P. Seelagama – DD/ Examination & Registration, Chairpersons of Board of Studies, Academic staff of faculties, Administrative & Financial staff of CDCE and Faculty of Management were present to grace the ceremony.


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Workshop on Course Unit Development of the Proposed B.Ed in ECDE Programme

CDCE organized a workshop to develop course units of the proposed B.Ed programme of Early Childhood Care and Development External (ECDE) which is going to be offered through the CDCE, University of Peradeniya in collaboration with UNICEF Programme Office in Sri Lanka on 20th June 2020 at Board Room, CDCE. Prof. Mallika Pinnawala – Director/CDCE, Dr. WMSK Wijesundara – DD/ Examination & Registration, Prof. NS Kalupahana - Dept. of Physiology, Dr. EMPCS Ekanayake - Dept. of Education, Dr. G Dissanayake - Dept. of Psychology, Dr. PRKA Vitharana - Dept. of Education, Dr. SK Embekke - Dept. of Education, Mr. T Kamalarathne - Dept. of Sociology and Ms. WAAD Athukorala - Open University of Sri Lanka were participated the event.


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