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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE| PH BY RESEARCH

ARCHAEOLOGY (AR)

MUSEOLOGY (MU)

HERITAGE (HR)

ART HISTORY (AH)

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PHD COURSES

The main objective of the PhD courses is to train specialists who can engage in high-level research in one of the  above  specializations offered at PGIAR:

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  • Special Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject with a first class pass and passing a minimum of 06 qualifying papers or 06 course work assignments, or a combination of qualifying papers and course work assignments not less than 6, or
  • Two year Master of Art (Taught or Research) Degree in a relevant subject and passing of a minimum of 4 qualifying papers or course work assignments or a combination of qualifying papers and course work assignments not less than 4, or
  • Master of Arts (Course Work and Research) Degree in a relevant subject and passing of a minimum of 2 qualifying papers or course work assignments or a combination of qualifying papers and course work assignments not less than 2, or
  • Master of Science (Course Work and Research) Degree in a relevant subject and passing of a minimum of 2 qualifying papers or 2 course work assignments or a combination of qualifying papers and course work assignments not less than 2, or
  • Two year Master of Philosophy (Research) Degree in a relevant subject.

NOTE 1: In exceptional cases applications from candidates who do not possess the qualifications and requirements mentioned at 3.1 or 3.2 or 3.3 or 3.4. or 3.5. will be considered by the PGIAR for admission to Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Program but only if they can demonstrate outstanding notable achievements in practice-based experience in archaeology or archaeology-related fields acceptable to the Board of Management of the PGIAR.

NOTE 2: DEFINING NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

‘Notable achievements’ in relation to practice-based experience in archaeology or a related subject refers to the achievements of an applicant who has attained national or international recognition. The expected degree and weight of national and international recognition vary from program to program. Applicants are advised to consult each Degree Program document.

NOTE 3: ATTRIBUTES OF NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS FOR RESEARCH DEGREES.

Candidates are required to demonstrate professional track-record for over 30 years after age 20. Supporting materials in the form of books, internationally published articles, participation in internationally curated shows; news paper write-ups, catalogues, posters, portfolios, video films, music scores, project proposals written by the candidate; social activity records of the candidate and three recommendation letters from specialists in the field are required. Two of the recommendations should come from academic specialists who are not academic staff members of any Sri Lankan university. Recommendations cannot come from either from the faculty of PGIAR, or form any faculty member whose university is represented in the Boards of Study or Board of Management of the PGIAR.

NOTE 4: ASSESSING NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS                                                  

A Committee appointed by the Boards of Study of the PGIAR will evaluate notable achievements. The Board should invite external evaluators for this purpose. The composition of the Evaluation Committee for Notable Achievements should consist of the following: Director/ PGIAR, three members of the Boards of Study of PGIAR, and two external evaluators. The Board of Management of the PGIAR must approve the final decision of the Committee.

MEDIUM: English and Sinhala

COURSE STRUCTURE

These are 90-credit, Three-year (9-semester) research degree. The PhD Degrees have no taught courses; however considering the candidate’s research interests 4 to 5 thematic electives will be required to take as would be approved by the Boards of Study of PGIAR.

                                   

Number of credits earned from satisfactory completion of the thesis is 90.

Total number of credits earned for the fulfillment of requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Archaeology: 90

THEMATIC ELECTIVES

At the successful completion of the elective the candidate should have gained a sufficient understanding of the thematic in relation to her/his research interests.

 

PAYMENTS

Application fee

Rs. 1500

Registration fee

Rs. 3000

Total Course Fee

Rs. 200000

The course fee can be paid in three installments. The first installment of Rs. 70,000 should be paid with the registration. The second installment of 70,000 should be paid before the commencement of the second academic year. The remaining Rs. 60,000 must be paid before the commencement of the third academic year.

       

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The applications can be obtained from the Administration office of the PGIAR.

Duly completed applications should be sent to:

The Assistant Registrar,

Post Graduate Institute of Archaeology

University of Kelaniya

407, Bauddhaloka Mawatha,

Colombo 07.

Please indicate “DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREE” on the top left hand corner of the envelope.

Please forward the following along with your application;

    • Certified copy of Birth certificate
    • Certified copy of transcript of the degree
    • Stamp size (3cm « 2 1$2 cm) two photographs

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