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
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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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Results of the GENERAL DEGREE EXAMINATIONS IN ARTS 2020 - Held on November/December 2021 (EXTERNAL OLD SYLLABUS)  NEW

Results of the GENERAL DEGREE EXAMINATIONS IN ARTS 2020 - Held on November/December 2021 (EXTERNAL OLD SYLLABUS) have been released. Navigate to view your results.

2022-06-24 More
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BA (External–New Syllabus) –Seminar and Examination Application - 2022 FOR REFERRED STUDENTS

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2022-05-02
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Special Reminder for Students Who Applied for BA 100 Level and 200 Level Seminars

This is a kind reminder for the students to use https://cdceoas.pdn.ac.lk/ to access their seminar materials. Please refer to the instructional video(https://youtu.be/CkR3G0N2UlY) for more information.

2022-05-17 More
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Special Notice for Students of BA-2019 batch

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2022-05-10 More
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Special Notice Regarding 100 Level and 200 Level Seminars and Examinations

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2022-05-09 More

  Events

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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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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.


More 2021-11-18

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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.


More 2021-08-27

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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.


More 2020-10-31

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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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