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 1964. 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 programmes; General Degree in Bachelor of Arts(BA) (External), Bachelor of Business Management(BBA) (External), three diploma progammes; Diploma in Management and Development, Diploma in Library and Information Services and Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Development and two certificate courses; Advanced Certificate in Laboratory Handling and Certificate Course in Basic Tamil.

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300 LEVEL EXAMINATION IN BACHELOR OF ARTS - 2022  NEW

Results of the 300 LEVEL EXAMINATION IN BACHELOR OF ARTS - 2022 is now released. Navigate to view.

2022-11-25 More
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Convocation Ceremony for External Graduands 2020  NEW

The Center for Distance and Continuing Education is organizing its 2020 Convocation Ceremony for External Graduands at the Mahinda Rajapakshe Auditorium, National Cooperative Development Institute, Pologolla on 12th December 2022. 

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பிற்போடப்பட்ட 200 வது மட்ட கருத்தரங்கு

தவிர்க்க முடியாத காரணங்களினால் 19.11.2022 ஆம் திகதியன்று நடைபெறவிருந்த SUPE 208 – பாடத்திற்கான கருத்தரங்கு பிற்போடப்பட்டுள்ளது. இக்கருத்தரங்கானது 18.12.2022 ம் திகதி காலை 9.00 மணிமுதல் - 12.00 மணிவரை தொடர் தொலைக்கல்வி நிலைய (CDCE) பரீட்சை மண்டபத்தில் நடைபெறும்.
மற்றும் 03.12.2022 ஆம் திகதி நடைபெறவிருந்த SUPE 201 பாடத்திற்கான கருத்தரங்கும் 07.12.2022 ம் திகதி காலை 9.00 மணிமுதல் - 12.00 மணிவரை தொடர் தொலைக்கல்வி நிலைய (CDCE) பரீட்சை மண்டபத்தில் நடைபெறும்.
மற்றும் 20.11.2022 ஆம் திகதி நடைபெறவிருந்த SUPE 210 பாடத்திற்கான கருத்தரங்கும் மறு அறிவித்தல் வரை பிற்போடப்பட்டுள்ளது.

2022-11-18
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Convocation for External Graduands 2019/20

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2022-11-16 More
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Admission - Diploma in Management and Development - End of 1st Semester Examination - 2021/2022

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2022-11-15 More
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Orientation Programme for the BA 200 Level Students (2019 Batch)

There will be an orientation programme for the BA 200 level students on 17th December 2022. The Centre will provide all the details to registered students on selecting courses and other matters pertaining to the programme. For the morning session, we will invite Sinhala medium students and Tamil students for the afternoon session. There will be a nominal fee that students have to pay for reading material and other documents.

2022-11-10
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Diploma in Management and Development - End of 1st Semester Examination - 2021/2022

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2022-11-08 More
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Updated Seminar Timetable - Seminar Series for BA 200 Level Examination

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2022-11-04 More
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Seminar Sessions for SUPE201, PSCE201, SINE202 have been Postponed

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2022-11-01 More
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OBTH EXAMINATION - 100 LEVEL EXAMINATION IN BACHELOR OF ARTS - JULY 2021

Results of the OBTH EXAMINATION - 100 LEVEL EXAMINATION IN BACHELOR OF ARTS - JULY 2021 is now released. Navigate to view.

2022-10-31 More
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Seminar Admission - Seminar Series for BA 200 Level Examinations

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2022-10-25 More
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Convocation Instructions for Students

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2022-10-21 More
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BA 200 Level Examination - 2022

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2022-10-14 More
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Examination Entry Application - Diploma in Development and Management 1st Semester Examination 2021/2022

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2022-10-11 More
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அறிவித்தல்

2022 ஆம் ஆண்டுக்கான பொதுக்கலைமாணி (வெளிவாரி-பழைய பாடத்திட்டம் - BA Old Syllabus) பரீட்சைக்கான விண்ணப்பங்களைச் சமர்ப்பித்துள்ள> கீழ்வரும் அட்டவணையில் பெயர் குறிப்பிடப்பட்டுள்ள மாணவர்கள் தங்கள் பதிவைப் புதுப்பிப்பதற்காக விண்ணப்பத்தினை சமர்ப்பிக்கத் தவறியுள்ளனர். எனவே 2022 ஒக்டோபர் மாதம் 12ம் திகதி> காலை 10.00 மணிக்கு புதுப்பித்தற் கட்டணமான 5000/= கட்டணத்துடனும் (3.5x4.5) அளவுள்ள ஒரு வர்ண புகைப்படத்துடனும் பேராதனைப் பல்கலைக்கழக தொடர்தொலைக்கல்வி நிலையத்திற்கு வருகை தருமாறு கேட்டுக்கொள்கின்றோம்.

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  Events

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MOU Signing between the University of Peradeniya and World Vision Lanka

The Centre for Distance and Continuing Education entered into a memorandum of understanding between the University of Peradeniya and World Vision Lanka to help the youth in the Walapane area to provide training in Computer and Electronics on 30 th Sep 2022. The acting Vice-Chancellor, professor Athula Ekanayake, Director CDCE Professor Abey Rathnayake, Dean Faculty of Science, Professor Sanath Rajapaksha, Professor Authula Perera,Mr. Prabath Gunathilake from the University of Peradeniye and Mr. Shiron Perara and Mr. Anthony Lawarance participated from World Vision Lanka in the ceremony.
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The Diploma and Certificate awarding Ceremony 2022

The Centre for Distance and Continuing Education of the University of Peradeniya, Conducted a Diploma and Certificate awarding Ceremony for Diploma in Management and Development and Advanced Certificate Course in Laboratory Handling on 3 rd November 2022 at the Centre for Distance and Continuing Education. The Centre awarded Diploma and Certificate to 66 students who completed the respective academic programmes.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya Prof. M.D. Lamawansa and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof. Terrance Madhujith graced the occasion as chief guests. Also, the Deans and Academic members of the Faculty of Management and the Faculty of Science, Director and administrative officers of the CDCE participated in this event. The CDCE congratulates the awardees on their achievement.


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Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Women Child Development Affairs - 2022

The Center for Distance and Continuing Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Women Child Development Affairs of the Government of Sri Lanka on 29th August 2022 and this enables the students who follow the Diploma Programme in Early Childhood Care and Development to receive financial assistance to complete their academic programme.


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Orientation Programme - Diploma in Management and Development- 2022/23

The CDCE organized an orientation programme for the Diploma in Management and Development course 2022/23 via zoom on 10th June 2002. The Director CDCE/ Dean/Management and other resource persons and CDCE staff participated in this event.


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Awareness Programme for the Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Development Programme 2022

The CDCE organized an awareness programme for the resource persons of the Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Development at the Department of Education, University of Peradeniya on 11th June 2002. The Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Director/ CDCE, Head/Education, professor Mudiyanse Rasnayake, Unicef Officer and other staff members of the Department of Education and resource persons participated in this programme.


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Orientation programme for the Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Development Programme 2022

The CDCE organised an orientation programme for the Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Development on 27th May 2022 at the Centre's Main Hall. The Vice-Chancellor of the university of Peradeniya, professor M.D. Lawansa participated as the chief guest of the event. In addition, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, the acting Dean/Faculty of Arts, Dean/ Managemengemt, Dean/Science, Head and the academic staff of the Department of Education, CDCE administrative staff and students from many parts of the island participated in this event.


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Tree Planting Activity on the National Independence Day 2022

The CDCE conducted a tree planting activity to mark the National Independence Day, 4th February 2022. The Director and Staff participated in this event.


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Q&A Session - Orientation Programme of the the Bachelor of Business Administration - 2021

Ms. S. Yamuna the Coordinator of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA Online) conducting the Q&A session of the Orientation Programme of the the Bachelor of Business Administration - 2021 held on 14th November 2021 through Zoom technology.


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Orientation Programme - Diploma in Library and Information Services – 2021

CDCE organized an orientation programme for the newly registered students for the Diploma in Library and Information Services – 2021 on 31st October 2021 at Examination Hall, CDCE. Deputy Vice-Chancellor University of Peradeniya Professor Terrence Madhujith graced the occasion. Dean Faculty of Arts Dr. EMPCS Ekanayake, Dean/Faculty of Science Prof. SR Kodithuwakku, Librarian Mr. R Maheshwaran, Director/CDCE Dr. Rathnayake M Abeyrathne, Deputy Director/ Learning Resources Prof. Chandima Wickramasinghe, Deputy Director Training/ Dr. S Maheswaran, Deputy Director/Examination Dr. Manoj Alawathukotuwa, Programme Coordinator- Dr. Menaka Hindagolla, SAR/CDCE-Mrs. Irani Pathirana, AR/CDCE-Ms. Lasni Jayasooriya and staff of the CDCE also participated in this event.


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Assumption of the Duties of the New Director, CDCE

The University of Peradeniya appointed Dr. Rathnayake M. Abeyrathne the new Director of the Centre for Distance and Continuing Education. While adhering to Covid 19 health guidelines, he assumed duties in his post on the 4th of August 2021. He is a Senior Lecturer and a Medical Anthropologist and former Head of the Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya. At the brief meeting, he mentioned that the vision for the Center during his tenure is to develop it as one of the Centers of excellence in Distance and Continuous Education in the country.


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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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