Centre for Distance and Continuing Education

University of Peradeniya

Centre for Distance and Continuing Education

University of Peradeniya

Bachelor of Arts (BA) (New Syllabus)


The Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, the Centre of Excellence of social sciences and humanities in the country currently produces over 2000 graduates annually. The B.A. degree is offered through the Centre for Distance and Continuing Education [CDCE] which is in operation since 1979.

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දුරස්ථ හා අඛණ්ඩ අධ්‍යාපන කේන්ද්‍රය මගින් ශාස්ත්‍රවේදී උපාධි පාඨමාලාවට (නව නිර්දේශය) අදාළ පාඨමාලා ඒකක සඳහා අත් පොත් නිකුත් කරනු ලැබේ. ඒ අනුව ඔබට පාඨමාලා අත්පොත් මිලදී ගැනිමේ පහසුකම සලසා ඇති බව කාරුණිකව දන්වමි. දැනට අප සතුව ඇති පාඨමාලා අත්පොත් සහ මිල ගණන් පිළිබඳ තොරතුරු මෙහිදි ලබා ගත හැකිය. අනෙකුත් පාඨමාලාවන් සඳහා අත්පොත් ඉදිරියේදී ලබාගැනිමේ පහසුකම සලසනු ලැබේ.

ඔබට ශිෂ්‍ය අත්පොත් තැපල් මගින් ලබාගැනිමට අවශ්‍ය නම් ශිෂ්‍ය අත්පොත් සඳහා නියමිත ගාස්තු ඕනෑම මහජන බැංකු ශාඛාවකින් පේරාදෙණිය මහජන බැංකුවේ ගිණුම් අංක 057-1-001-4-1338036 දරන ගිණුමට බැර කළ යුතු අතර, එහි මුල් පිටපත සමග ඔබගේ නම හා ලිපිනය සහිත අගල් 10 ඞ 15 ප්‍රමාණයේ මුද්දර අලවන ලද ලිපි කවරයක් පහත ලිපිනයට යොමු කරන්න. (එක් ශිෂ්‍ය අත්පොතක් සඳහා මුද්දර ගාස්තු වටිනාකම රු.100.00 පමණයි ) සහකාර ලේඛකාධිකාරි, දුරස්ථ හා අඛණ්ඩ අධ්‍යාපන කේන්ද්‍රය, තැ.පෙ.43, පරණ ගලහ පාර, පේරාදෙණිය

பேராதனை தொடர் தொலைக்கல்வி நிலையமானது, புதிய பாடத்திட்ட கலைமாணிப் பட்ட பாடநெறிக்கான ஒவ்வொரு பாட அலகிற்கும் கையேடுகளைத் தயாரித்துள்ளது. மாணவர்கள் நிர்ணயிக்கப்பட்ட விலையை செலுத்தி பாடநெறி கையேடுகளை கொள்வனவு செய்யலாம். பாடநெறி கையேடுகள் மற்றும் அவற்றின் விலைகளை இங்கு அறிந்துகொள்ளலாம். ஏனைய கையேடுகள் வெகு விரைவில் வழங்கப்படும்.

தபால் மூலமாக கையேடுகளைப் பெற்றுக்கொள்வதற்கு, பரிந்துரைக்கப்பட்ட கையேட்டின் விலையை மக்கள் வங்கியின் பேராதனை கிளைக்கு, வங்கி கணக்கிலக்கம் 057-1001-4-1338036 இற்கு செலுத்தி அசல் வங்கிப் பற்றுச்சீட்டுடன் சுய முகவரியிடப்பட்டு, ரூ. 100/= பெறுமதியான முத்திரை ஒட்டப்பட்ட 10X15 கடிதவுறையினையும் பின்வரும் முகவரிக்கு அனுப்பவும். (ஒரு கையேட்டிற்கான முத்திரைக் கட்டணம் ரூ. 100/= ஆகும்.) Assistant Registrar, Centre for Distance and Continuing Education, No. 43, Old Galaha Road, Peradeniya.


Instructions for Selecting Supplementary Subjects BA (New Syllabus) 2015/2016 Batch

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Past Papers  

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Instructions for Selecting Supplementary Subjects BA (New Syllabus) 2015/2016 Batch

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

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STUDENT HANDBOOK - BA (NEW SYLLABUS)

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RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE BACHELOR OF ARTS (EXTERNAL) GENERAL DEGREE PROGRAM

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FAQs - BA (New Syllabus)

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100 LEVEL
Instructions to select Subjects and Course Units for the 100 Level

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Core Courses of BA (New Syllabus) Degree Programme with Medium Offered

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Bachelor of Arts (New Syllabus) Supplementary Courses for 100 Level - 2018 Batch

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First year (100 level) Examination in Bachelor of Arts (External New Syllabus) Past Question Papers are available in downloads.

200 LEVEL

Seminar Materials 200 Level - SOCE202

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BA (New Syllabus) Pastperpers 200 Level - SOCE 202 and SUPE 204.

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CATEGORY COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE SYLLABUS
Foundation FNDE 101 Basic English Download
Foundation FNDE 102 Basic Mathematics Download
Foundation FNDE 103 Information Technology Download
Core ARBE 101 Modern Arabic Language and Grammar Download
Core ARBE 102 Morphology, Rhetoric and Syntax Download
Core BSCE 101 History of Buddhism in India Download
Core BSCE 102 Doctrines of Theravada Buddhism Download
Core BPHE 101 Pre- Buddhist Phil osophical Background Download
Core BPHE 102 Early Buddhist Philosophy Download
Core ECNE 101 Introduction to Economics Download
Core ECNE 102 Comparative Economic Development Download
Core ENGE 101 Writing and Comprehension Skills in English Download
Core ENGE 102 Pre Eighteenth Century English Poetry and Drama Download
Core FREE 101 French Language and Civilization Download
Core FREE 102 French Language, Civilization and Teaching Methodology 1 Download
Core GGYE 101 Human Geography Download
Core GGYE 102 Physical Geography Download
Core GRSE 101 Epic and Theatre Download
Core GRSE 102 Science and Life Download
Core HINE 101 The History of Hinduism Download
Core HINE 102 Sources of the Hindu Tradition Download
Core HISE 101 History of Sri Lanka up to A.D. 1500 Download
Core HISE 102 History of Sri Lanka up to A.D. 1500 to the Present Download
Core ISCE 101 Primary Sources of Islamic Sharia Download
Core ISCE 102 Islamic History 570-1258 Download
Core PALE 101 Prescribed Texts and Tipitaka Literature Download
Core PALE 102 Unspecified Texts, Pali Grammar and History of Pàli Grammar Download
Core PHYE 101 Problems of Philosophy and Practical Philosophy Download
Core PHYE 102 Logic and Logical Theory Download
Core PSCE 101 Theory and Practice of State and Government Download
Core PSCE 102 Government and Politics of Sri Lanka Download
Core SANE 101 Sanskrit Grammar Sinhala Version Download
English Version Download
Core SANE 102 Literature in Simple Sanskrit Download
Core SINE 101 Sinhala Practical Literary Grammar Download
Core SINE 102 Sinhala Literature and Drama up to the 19th Century Sinhala Version Download
English Version Download
Core SOCE 101 Introduction to Sociology and Social Anthropology Download
Core SOCE 102 Sri Lanka Society Download
Core TLGE 101 Modern Tamil Grammar : Phonology, Morphology and Syntax Download
Core TLGE 102 Modern Tamil Literature and Literary Criticism Download
Supplementary SUPE 101 Ayurveda, Society and Cultural Practice Download
Supplementary SUPE 102 Basic Tamil Download
Supplementary SUPE 103 International Relations in Islam Download
Supplementary SUPE 104 Logic and Scientific Method Download
Supplementary SUPE 105 Writing Skills and Academic Writing in Sinhala Download
Supplementary SUPE 106 Writing Skills in Tamil Download
Supplementary SUPE 107 Introduction to Statistics Download
CATEGORY COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE SYLLABUS
Core ARBE 201 Classical Arabic and Rhetoric Download
Core ARBE 202 Literary History - Jahiliyyah to 750 A.D. Download
Core BSCE 201 Schools of Buddhism Download
Core BSCE 202 Buddhist Art Download
Core BPHE 201 Buddhist Ethics Download
Core BPHE 202 Development of Buddhist Doctrine Download
Core ECNE 201 Microeconomic Theory Download
Core ECNE 202 Macroeconomic Theory Download
Core ENGE 201 Eighteenth Century English Literature Download
Core ENGE 202 Nineteenth Century British [and American] Poetry and Fiction Download
Core FREE201 French Language, Literature and Teaching Methodology 2 Download
Core FREE202 French Language, Novel and Teaching Methodology 3 Download
Core GGYE 201 Advanced Human Geography Download
Core GGYE 202 Advanced Physical Geography Download
Core GRSE 201 Greek Literature Download
Core GRSE 202 Roman Literature Download
Core HINE 201 Hindu Religious and Philosophical Thought Download
Core HINE 202 Hinduism in Sri Lanka Download
Core HISE 201 History of India from Ancient Times up to 1206 A.D. Download
Core HISE 202 History of India from 1206 A.D. to the Present Download
Core ISCE 201 Islamic Jurisprudence Download
Core ISCE 202 Science and Aesthetic in Islam Download
Core PALE 201 Texts and Post Canonical Literature Download
Core PALE 202 Unspecified Texts - Translation and Pali Grammar Download
Core PHYE 201 Greek, Medieval and Islamic Philosophy Download
Core PHYE 202 Political and Social Philosophy Download
Core PSCE 201 Public Administration: Theory and Practice Download
Core PSCE 202 Political and Social Theory Download
Core SANE 201 History of Classical Sanskrit Literature Sinhala Version Download
English Version Download
Core SANE 202 Sanskrit Literature in Advanced Sanskrit Sinhala Version Download
English Version Download
Core SINE 201 Sociological and Anthropological Theories Download
Core SINE 202 Research Methods in Sociology and Social Anthropology Download
Core SOCE 201 Sociological and Anthropological Theories Download
Core SOCE 202 Research Methods in Sociology and Social Anthropology Download
Core TLGE 201 Communication and Journalism in Tamil Download
Core TLGE 202 Tamil Literature in the Medieval Period Download
Supplementary SUPE 201 Academic Writing for Social Sciences Download
Supplementary SUPE 202 Ancient Built Environment of India Download
Supplementary SUPE 203 Applied Ethics Download
Supplementary SUPE 204 Basic Concepts of Social Psychology Download
Supplementary SUPE 205 Buddhist Psychology Download
Supplementary SUPE 206 Colloquial and Communicative Sinhala Download
Supplementary SUPE 207 Cultural Resource Management Download
Supplementary SUPE 208 Disaster Management Download
Supplementary SUPE 209 Indian Poetics and Literary Criticism Download
Supplementary SUPE 210 Population and Society Download
Supplementary SUPE 211 Sociology of Sexuality and Reproductive Health Download
Supplementary SUPE 212 Science for Life Download
CATEGORY COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE SYLLABUS
Core ARBE 301 Arabic Literary History from 750 A.D to Modern Period Download
Core ARBE 302 Composition and Translation of Arabic Download
Core BSCE 301 Asian Buddhist Culture Download
Core BSCE 302 Sri Lankan Buddhist Culture Download
Core BPHE 301 Social and Political Philosophy of Buddhism Download
Core BPHE 302 Buddhism and Problems of the Philosophy Download
Core ECNE 301 Sri Lankan Economy Download
Core ECNE 302 Development Economics Download
Core ENGE 301 English Literature of the Twentieth and Twenty First Centuries Download
Core ENGE 302 Topics in the Study of the English Language Download
Core FREE 301 French Language, Baudelaire and, Teaching Methodology 4 Download
Core FREE 302 French Language, Novel and Theatre and, Teaching Methodology 5 Download
Core GGYE 301 Cartography Download
Core GGYE 302 Regional Geography Download
Core GRSE 301 Greek and Roman Literary Theory Download
Core GRSE 302 Greek Thought Download
Core HINE 201 History of Hindu Art and Architecture Download
Core HINE 202 History of Hinduism in North India and South India Download
Core HISE 301 History of Europe, 1453 – 1945 Download
Core HISE 302 History of the Twentieth Century World Download
Core ISCE 301 Theology and Politics Download
Core ISCE 302 Islamic Banking and Finance Download
Core PALE 301 Canonical and Post-Canonical Texts Download
Core PALE 302 Unspecified Texts: Translation and Prose Composition, Pali Grammar Download
Core PHYE 301 Indian Philosophy Download
Core PHYE 302 Modern Western philosophy Download
Core PSCE 301 Comparative Politics and Government Download
Core PSCE 302 International Politics Download
Core SANE 301 Translation and Composition in Sanskrit English Version Download
Sinhala Version Download
Core SANE 302 Theories of Literary Criticism in Sanskrit Sinhala Version Download
English Version Download
Core SINE 301 Introduction to Language and the History of Sinhala Language Download
Core SINE 302 Culture and Folklore Download
Core SOCE 301 Sociology of South Asia Download
Core SOCE 302 Applied Sociology Download
Core TLGE 301 Classical Literature in Tamil Download
Core TLGE 302 History of Tamil Language and Grammatical Tradition Download
Supplementary SUPE 301 Ancient Built Environment of Sri Lanka Download
Supplementary SUPE 302 Arabic Short Stories and Narratives Download
Supplementary SUPE 303 Astrology (Jyotirvidya) and Sri Lanka Society Download
Supplementary SUPE 304 Buddhist Counseling Psychology Download
Supplementary SUPE 305 Environmental Studies Download
Supplementary SUPE 306 Heritage Tourism Download
Supplementary SUPE 307 Introduction to Qualitative Research Download
Supplementary SUPE 308 Medical Sociology Download
Supplementary SUPE 309 Philosophy of Science Download
Supplementary SUPE 310 Project Formulation and Evaluation Download
Supplementary SUPE 311 Sanskrit Literature in Translation Download
Supplementary SUPE 312 Sociology of Solid Waste Management Download

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Important Notice for the All Students Applied for 100 Level Seminars   NEW

We noticed that students have issues with logging to CDCE LMS. Therefore we request the students who could not log into LMS yet, to follow below instructions ignoring links sent to their emails.

Click on this link: https://cdcelms.pdn.ac.lk

Log in by entering the registration number as user name (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.

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SPECIAL NOTICE - Bachelor of Arts (External-New Syllabus) 100 Level Examinations 2021 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.


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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 NEW

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 29th 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 31th 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 2021-03-29 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 උදැසන 9.00 සිට 12.00 දක්වා Zoom තාක්‍ෂණය හරහා CDCE ආයතනය හා සම්බන්ධවී ඔබට පිළිතුරු ලබා ගත හැකිය.