Post Graduate Diploma in Education

We welcome you to the Post Graduate Diploma in Education Programme. The primary goal of this programme is to provide professional training to graduate teachers and other graduates who are in the field of Education.

This is 45 credit programme offered to graduates of recognized universities who are in the education service or those with equivalent qualifications acceptable to the Senate of the OUSL. The main objective of this programme is to provide professional training to graduate teachers in the school system.
This programme consists of nine (09) courses: six (6) compulsory courses, two (02) courses to be selected out of six (06) optional courses, and Teaching Practice.

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Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Post Graduate Diploma Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Secondary and Tertiary, Faculty of Education
Programme Duration :
Minimum One academic year(15 months)
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
  1. Should hold a Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years duration from a recognized University or any other equivalent qualification acceptable to the Senate of the Open University of Sri Lanka, and
  2. Should be a Teacher or a Principal of a recognised school or an In-service Teacher Adviser or a Teacher Educator or an Officer in the Sri Lanka Educational Administrative Service or a fulltime member in the academic staff in Universities, National Colleges of Education, Technical Colleges and Teachers Colleges or a Government Teacher Centre Manager or a Lecturer in the National Institute of Education.
Submission of Online Applications :
  December 2022
Closing Date for Applications :
The selection test dates :

Local Students

Application Fee: Rs. 600/=


Overseas Students
Tuition Fee : US$ 2,952*
 *: In addition to the above fee, are fundable deposit of US$ 1000 will be charged from the foreign students before the registration.  

This Post Graduate Diploma programme is conducted by the Department of Secondary and Tertiary Education, Faculty of Education. Contact the coordinator, Mr. M. N. Chandana Fernando for further details.

Address :
The Open University of Sri Lanka P.O. Box 21, Nawala, Nugegoda 10250 Sri Lanka.
Contact :
Mr. M. N. Chandana Fernando
0112881389 ,  011 288 1231
Email :

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