Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology Admission

Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology Admission

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Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology (PGIAR) Sri Lanka, Admission 2017

Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology (PGIAR) Sri Lanka

About Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology

The Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology (PGIAR) was organized on the 1st January 1986, by arrangement out dated 18th December 1985, under section 24A of the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978 by the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology (PGIAR) Grants Commission. The Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology (PGIAR) is a Postgraduate Institute of the University of Kelaniya. It is the perfect institution for postgraduate scientific tests and analysis in archaeology and subjects associated to archaeology in the country.

The Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology (PGIAR) is housed at 407 Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7 in a historical building initially used as a Government Residence for arrest officers. At present it has four gadgets of properties which include the historic building. A new 3-storey building was built in 2009 with adequate space for teaching and faculty offices. Current administration and most of the lab work are accomplished in 2 single storey non permanent buildings.

Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology Rationale

Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology (PGIAR) of the University of Kelaniya satisfies its legal objective of advancing, dissemination and keeping expertise in archaeology and related subjects through the supply of a instruction, studying and a research atmosphere for the aspiring specialized and the involved public in archaeology and relevant subjects. PGIAR feels that expertise in history, culture, heritage, art and traditional knowledge systems represents a crucial role in social and economic progression of a society and in the enhancement of a healthy national identity in an era of more rapid globalization of sub cultures.

Goal:

Train competing specialists who are competent at hire in high level research and who can appreciably bring about to the progression of knowledge and specialized requirements in archaeology and associated subjects and also to make such knowledge obtainable to the fascinated public.

Objectives:

Broadening admittance to postgraduate education, professional training, and high-level research in archaeology and relevant subjects to the significant and aspiring archaeologists, art historians, heritage managers, archaeological scientists, museologists, anthropologists, and historians and also making an atmosphere that would disseminate such understanding to the fascinated national and foreign public and to the involved national and foreign institutions such as schools, government departments doing work in the fields of culture, archaeology, and heritage.

  1. Broadening admittance to postgraduate education, professional training, and high-level research in archaeology and relevant subjects to the serious and aspiring archaeologists, art historians, heritage managers, archaeological scientists, museologists, anthropologists, and historians.
  2. Offering specialized training to aspiring experienced workers that are recommended in the field of archeology; heritage ongoing availability and management; conservation science; and museology.
  3. Offering quality and scientific knowledge in archaeology/heritage to primary and secondary education community of the country.
  4. Comprehending top quality and scientific knowledge in archaeology and relevant subjects amongst general public to bring about to countrywide development, cultural ‘inclusivity’, and to the development of human values, ethics and civic sensitiveness in common.

Vision of Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology

To become one of the centres of superiority in higher education and research in archaeology and relevant subjects in South Asia.

Mission of Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology

The objective of PGIAR is to create, apply and converse information in archaeology and relevant subjects that will offer educational, intellectual, economic and social benefits to the gurus and to the fascinated public.

Value:

PGIAR fosters superiority in scholarship, invention and social accountability in archaeology and relevant subjects advised by academics teamwork.

Courses:

Post Graduate Diploma in Archaeology

Target Group

Individuals who are engaged in the discipline of Archaeology to acquire and expand their awareness of the subject, specifically of modern trend and strategies in Archaeology and also those who seek out higher Postgraduate degrees of the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology.

Courses Fees

  • RS 15,000.00

Application Procedure

On an advertisements in newspaper publishers, the applications can be attained from the Administration office of PGIAR, at a fee of Rs. 150. 00.

Duly finished applications should be delivered to:
The Assistant Registrar (Academic),
Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology (University of Kelaniya),
407, Bauddhaloka Mawatha,
Colombo 7.

Post Graduate Diploma in Museology

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (special or General) and must be carried out in museums or relevant field.
  • Non graduate applicants –are permitted to taxation the program and on conclusion a certificate will be honored.

Target Group

The program is mainly designed for graduate personnel of the Department of National Museums, Archaeological Department, Department of National Archives and the Central Cultural Fund. A Restrained number of areas are
available to workers employed in museums and selections run by other government departments, Universities and non-public corporations and also to museum specialists from other countries in the area, those who have equivalent educational and training conditions.

Courses Fee

  • Rs. 20,000.00 (Local), Rs. 30,000.00 (Foreign)

Application Procedure

On an advertisements in newspaper publishers; the applications can be attained from the Administration office of the PGIAR, at a fee of Rs. 150. 00.

  • Duly finished applications should be delivered to:
  • The Assistant Registrar (Academic)
  • Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology (University of Kelaniya)
  • 407, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7.
  • You should signify “Application for Diploma in Museology” on the top left palm

Inquiries

  • Dr. Arjuna Thanthilage
  • Course Coordinator (Diploma in Museology)
  • Tel: 011-2694151 – ext. 224
  • e-mail: info@pgiar.lk

Master of Arts

Entry Requirements

  • A first special degree in Archaeology
  • A first degree and complete the Postgraduate Diploma which conducted by the PGIAR

Courses Fee

  • Rs. 25,000/- (Payable in two installments)

Application Procedure

  • On advertisement in newspapers, the applications can be obtained from the Administration office of PGIAR, at a fee of Rs.150.00.
  • Duly completed applications should be sent to:
  • The Assistant Registrar (Academic)
  • Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology (University of Kelaniya)
  • 407, Bauddhaloka Mawatha,
  • Colombo 7.
  • Please indicate “Application for MA. in Archaeology (Taught)” on the top left hand corner of the envelope.

Please forward the followings with your completed application-

  • Certified copy of Birth certificate
  • Certified copy of degree certificate
  • Stamp size (3 cm x 2 1/2 cm) photograph

Archaeology

Introduction

The Masters Degree program in Archaeology is developed to provide large numbers of Diploma Graduates who don’t have a benefit pass and also the greater part of the students, those who aim to get a higher degree. The principal aim of presenting the trained program of M. A. in Archaeology, for those who subsides the Diploma in Archaeology.

Course Outline

Theory and Techniques of Archaeology

  • The study of Ancient Chronicles and other Literary Sources
  • Ancient Technology
  • Conservation of Sites and Monuments
  • History Geography
  • History of South Indian Art
  • Ancient Civilizations
  • Thesis Seminar

Course Structure

Program comprises only the lectures and at the end of the program the applicant should post an specific research paper. Each program has 2 semesters.

Duration of the Course

2 years (24 months) in duration, commencing  from January each year. The lecture hours are as follows
Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 4.00 pm

Location of class – Classes are generally held at the PGIAR premises.

Medium

  • Sinhala and English

Master of Science in Archaeology

Introduction

The Masters Degree program in Archaeology has been intended with a sizeable aspect of field and practical work and was initially supposed to build a body of academically certified professional Archaeologists. Applicants who exceeded the Diploma in Archeology with a merit, can upgrade to MSc. degree in Archaeology.

Course Outlines

Theoretical

Archaeological Conservation – Compulsory

  • Epigraphy and Paleography – Compulsory
  • Ancient Technology – Compulsory
  • Museology – Not compulsory
  • H istorical Geography – Not compulsory

Practical

  • Excavation Techniques – Compulsory
  • Archaeological Drafting – Not Compulsory
  • Archaeological Photography – Not compulsory

Course Structure

To be entitled for the degree, all students should acquire a total of 40 credits. 15 credits from Postgraduate Diploma in Archaeology, and further more 10 credits from assignments. The left over 15 credits should be attained from 5 of the above program units.

The Title of candidate’s suggested project should be handed in by a form, before commencing the 2nd unit, if you want to get the authorization from the academics staff.

Dissertation should be finished under guidance of employed supervisors and passed over within 6 months after conclusion of the examination.

Duration of the Course

Two years (twenty four months) in duration, starting from January each year. The Hours of lecture are as follows:

  • Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location – Classes are generally held at the PGIAR premises.

Students should complete attendance at least 70% of the lecture sessions. Facilities are provided for classes outside the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology (PGIAR) premises, when required.

Medium

  • Sinhala and English

Entry Requirements

  • A first special degree in Archaeology
  • A first degree and a Merit pass from the Postgraduate Diploma which conducted by the PGIAR.

Course Fee

  • Rs. 30,000/- (Payable in two installments)

Application Procedure

On advertisements in newspaper publishers, the applications can be attained from the Administration office of PGIAR, at a fee of Rs. 150. 00

Duly finished applications should be delivered to:

  • The Assistant Registrar (Academic), Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology (University of Kelaniya), 407, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7.
  • Remember to signify “Application for M. Sc. in Archaeology” on the top left hand part of the envelope.

You should forwards the following coupled with your application;

  • Certified copy of Birth certificate
  • Certified copy of degree certificate
  • Stamp size (3 cm x 2 1/2 cm) picture.

Inquiries

Dr. P. Vidanapatirana
C ourse Coordinator (MA/MSc.)
Tel: 011-2694151 ext. 230
e-mail: info@pgiar.lk

  • Master in Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy

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