University of Peradeniya External Degree at Bachelor of Arts (BA) 43

University of Peradeniya External Degree University of Peradeniya External Degree at Bachelor of Arts (BA) is one of the highly recongized external degree program and this Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree was conducted under the Centre for Distance and Continuing Education [CDCE] at University of Peradiniya. The facility of Arts at university of Peradeniya produce large number of graduates annually. Bachelor of Arts (BA) external degree program is one of the highly recognized BA degree programme in Sri Lanka. The subjects of Bachelor of Arts external degree programme curriculum was completely revised by introducing advance latest subjects to enhance the knowledge and skills of the degree holders.

The entireUniversity of Peradeniya External Degree at Bachelor of Arts (BA) program are arranged in to three level and one level for a academic years. The system was a credit based and credits are varying 100-300. The mentioned Degree program consists of a General Qualifying Examination (GAQ) and a General Degree Examination. A student should earn at least ninety credits to become eligible to graduate under BA at Peradeniya University.

Entry Requirement to follow University of Peradeniya External Degree at Bachelor of Arts (BA)

The basic requirement to enter this BA external degree program are to pass threes subjects for G.C.E Advanced Level examination in one sitting plus with a minimum aggregated Mark Z score which determined by the University Grant Commission of Sri Lanka.

Duration of Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree Programme

The normal duration to follow this University of Peradeniya External Degree at Bachelor of Arts (BA) program is three academic years.

Classes of BA external degree

A student who has fulfilled all the requirements of the BA external degree shall be awarded a Class. In order to be eligible for a Class for the degree program student must complete the entire BA degree within three years unless extensions have been granted by the relevant Board of Study in Peradeniya University Centre for Distance and Continuing Education [CDCE]. Following are the classes obtain for this degree program.

First Class ≥ 3.70
Second Class (Upper) 3.30 – 3.69
Second Class (lower) 3.00 – 3.29
Pass 2.00 – 2.99


How is the GPA Calculated?

The GPA for each student  for the degree program is calculated using the formula of following


Gi = grade point of the ith course

Ci = number of units of the ith course


Course Modules of BA external degree program

  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology
  • Modern Arabic Language and Grammar
  • Morphology, Rhetoric and Syntax
  • History of Buddhism in India
  • Doctrines of Theravada Buddhism
  • Pre- Buddhist Phil osophical Background
  • Early Buddhist Philosophy
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Comparative Economic Development
  • Writing and Comprehension Skills in English
  • Pre Eighteenth Century English Poetry and Drama
  • French Language and Civilization
  • French Language, Civilization and Teaching Methodology 1
  • Human Geography
  • Physical Geography
  • Epic and Theatre
  • Science and Life
  • The History of Hinduism
  • Sources of the Hindu Tradition
  • History of Sri Lanka up to A.D. 1500
  • History of Sri Lanka up to A.D. 1500 to the Present
  • Primary Sources of Islamic Sharia
  • Islamic History 570-1258
  • Prescribed Texts and Tipitaka Literature
  • Unspecified Texts, Pali Grammar and History of Pàli Grammar
  • Problems of Philosophy and Practical Philosophy
  • Logic and Logical Theory
  • Theory and Practice of State and Government
  • Government and Politics of Sri Lanka
  • Sanskrit Grammar
  • Literature in Simple Sanskrit
  • Sinhala Practical Literary Grammar
  • Sinhala Literature and Drama up to the 19th Century
  • Introduction to Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • Sri Lanka Society
  • Modern Tamil Grammar : Phonology, Morphology and Syntax
  • Modern Tamil Literature and Literary Criticism
  • Classical Arabic and Rhetoric
  • Literary History – Jahiliyyah to 750 A.D.
  • Schools of Buddhism
  • Buddhist Art
  • Buddhist Ethics
  • Development of Buddhist Doctrine
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Eighteenth Century English Literature
  • Nineteenth Century British [and American] Poetry and Fiction
  • French Language, Literature and Teaching Methodology 2
  • French Language, Novel and Teaching Methodology 3
  • Advanced Human Geography
  • Advanced Physical Geography
  • Greek Literature
  • Roman Literature
  • Hindu Religious and Philosophical Thought
  • Hinduism in Sri Lanka
  • History of India from Ancient Times up to 1206 A.D.
  • History of India from 1206 A.D. to the Present
  • Islamic Jurisprudence
  • Science and Aesthetic in Islam
  • Texts and Post Canonical Literature
  • Unspecified Texts – Translation and Pali Grammar
  • Greek, Medieval and Islamic Philosophy
  • Political and Social Philosophy
  • Public Administration: Theory and Practice
  • Political and Social Theory
  • History of Classical Sanskrit Literature
  • Sanskrit Literature in Advanced Sanskrit
  • Sociological and Anthropological Theories
  • Research Methods in Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • Sociological and Anthropological Theories
  • Research Methods in Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • Communication and Journalism in Tamil
  • Tamil Literature in the Medieval Period
  • Arabic Literary History from 750 A.D to Modern Period
  • Composition and Translation of Arabic
  • Asian Buddhist Culture
  • Sri Lankan Buddhist Culture
  • Social and Political Philosophy of Buddhism
  • Buddhism and Problems of the Philosophy
  • Sri Lankan Economy
  • Development Economics
  • English Literature of the Twentieth and Twenty First Centuries
  • Topics in the Study of the English Language
  • French Language, Baudelaire and, Teaching Methodology 4
  • French Language, Novel and Theatre and, Teaching Methodology 5
  • Cartography
  • Regional Geography
  • Greek and Roman Literary Theory
  • Greek Thought
  • History of Hindu Art and Architecture
  • History of Hinduism in North India and South India
  • History of Europe, 1453 – 1945
  • History of the Twentieth Century World
  • Theology and Politics
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Canonical and Post-Canonical Texts
  • Unspecified Texts: Translation and Prose Composition, Pali Grammar
  • Indian Philosophy
  • Modern Western philosophy
  • Comparative Politics and Government
  • International Politics
  • Translation and Composition in Sanskrit
  • Theories of Literary Criticism in Sanskrit
  • Introduction to Language and the History of Sinhala Language
  • Culture and Folklore
  • Sociology of South Asia
  • Applied Sociology
  • Classical Literature in Tamil
  • History of Tamil Language and Grammatical Tradition
  • Arabic Short Stories and Narratives
  • Astrology (Jyotirvidyā) and Sri Lankan Society
  • Āyurveda, Society, and Cultural Practice
  • Colloquial and Communicative Sinhala
  • Basic Tamil
  • Buddhist Counseling Psychology
  • Buddhist Counseling Psychology
  • Buddhist Psychology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • International Relations in Islam
  • Logic and Scientific Method
  • Project Formulation and Evaluation
  • Writing Skills and Academic Writing in Sinhala
  • Writing skills in Tamil

Application call for follow this “BACHELOR OF ARTS GENERAL (EXTERNAL) DEGREE PROGRAMME” once per year  and The Centre of Distance and Continuing Education, University of Peradeniya is normally use to call application on mid of the year for further details regarding applications or other details regarding this this Bachelor of Art External Degree program you may contact the followings.

Contact for further Details

Centre for Distance and Continuing Education [CDCE]

P.O.Box 43,

Old Galaha Road,


Sri Lanka.

Telephone :+94812392218

Fax: +94 81 238 (9206)


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