Centre for Distance and Continuing Education

University of Peradeniya

Centre for Distance and Continuing Education

University of Peradeniya

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  • Welcome to CDCE website
  • Welcome to CDCE website
  • Welcome to CDCE website
  • Welcome to CDCE website
  • Centre for Distance and Continuing EducationWelcome to CDCE website
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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.

  News Highlights

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BA 300 Level Seminars - PSCE301 (Sinhala)  NEW

Seminar session for the PSCE301 (Sinhala) will be conducted on 30-01-2022 from 9AM to 12PM.
PSCE301 (සිංහල) සඳහා සම්මන්ත්‍රණ සැසිය 2022-01-30 දින පෙ.ව. 9 සිට දහවල් 12 දක්වා පවත්වනු ලැබේ.

2022-01-19
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Timetable - 300 Level Examination in Bachelor of Arts (External New Syllabus)  NEW

Timetable of the 300 Level Examination in Bachelor of Arts (External New Syllabus) is now available to download. Navigate to download the timetable.

2022-01-18 More
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The provision of Scholarship for the candidates in Diploma in Early Childhood Development ECD officers and Preschool Teachers

The provision of Scholarship for the candidates in Diploma in Early Childhood Development ECD officers and Preschool teachers under the ECD Project of the State Ministry of Women and Child Development, Teachers of Preschool, Primary Education, School Infrastructure and Education Services.

Applications are invited from selected candidates of the Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Development Programme (ECCD) conducted at the Centre for Distance & Continuing Education, University of Peradeniya to offer scholarships to follow the above programme. The application form is given below. Please send your application addressing to the Project Director, Early Childhood Development Project , State Ministry of Women and Child Development, Pre- school, Primary Education, School Infrastructure and Education Service 6th Floor , Wing A, Sethsiripaya, Battramulla on or before 25 th January 2022.

Director
Centre for Distance & Continuing Education.

2022-01-12 More
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QUALIFIED LIST TO REGISTER FOR THE DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Deadline for Registration: 28th January 2022. Navigate for more information.

2022-01-10 More
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Application for Registration - Diploma in Management & Development - 2021/2022

Applications are now available for Diploma in Management & Development 2021/2022. Navigate for more information.

2022-01-07 More
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Bachelor of Arts (External–New Syllabus) - 2018 Registration and Examination Application (200 Level) - 2022

Dear Students

Application for the 200 level registration, examination and seminar can be downloaded till 2022.01.30. Students who sat for a 100 level examination are eligible to apply.

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Special Notice for Students Registered for the BA 300 Level Examination

Those who are planning to sit the BA 300 Level Examination are encouraged to obtain two vaccines and the Booster Jab before the examination in February. The main reason is that we are planning to check all vaccine cards before entering the examination hall.

2021-12-13
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Start of the Pre-course - BBA New Batch

The Pre-course of the Bachelor of Business Administration for the first-year students is scheduled to start on 13th December.

2021-12-09
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BA 300 Level Seminars - ARBE 301 and ARBE 302

Dear All Students,
Please note that the seminars of ARBE 301 and 302 scheduled to be held on 05.12.2021 in the Morning and Evening have been postponed to the next week due to unavoidable circumstance.Sorry for any inconveniences caused in this regard.
AR/CDCE

2021-12-06
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Commencement of theBA 300 Level Examination/BA 300 පෙළ විභාගය /BA – 300 வது மட்ட பரீட்சைகள்

Until the CDCE Officially notify the students regarding the commencement of the BA 300 Level Examination, students are advised not to be misled by the news from unofficial sources.
BA 300 පෙළ විභාගය ආරම්භ කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් CDCE විසින් සිසුන්ට නිල වශයෙන් දැනුම් දෙන තුරු, නිල නොවන මූලාශ්‍රවලින් ලැබෙන ප්‍රවෘත්තිවලට නොරැවටෙන ලෙස සිසුන්ට අවධාරණය කෙරේ.
தொடர் தொலைக்கல்வி நிலையமானது 300 வது மட்ட பரீட்சை தொடர்பான அறிவித்தலை உத்தியோகபூர்வமாக வெளியிடும் வரை மாணவர்கள் உத்தியோகபூர்வமற்ற தகவல்களை நம்ப வேண்டாம் என கேட்டுக்கொள்கின்றோம்

2021-12-02

  Events

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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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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.


More 2020-12-20

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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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