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.


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 recognized school or an In-service Teacher Adviser or a Teacher Educator or an Officer in the Sri Lanka Educational Administrative Service or a full time Permanent Member in the academic staff (Universities, National Colleges of Education, Technical Colleges and Teacher Colleges) or a Government Teacher Centre Manager or a Project Officer (National Institute of Education) and
  3. Should have been appointed on or before 01st October 2017 and in continuous service from the first appointment date.


Application Fee: Rs. 850/=

Further Details

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

Address :

The Open University of Sri Lanka P.O. Box 21, Nawala, Nugegoda 10250 Sri Lanka.

Contact :

Mr. W.M.S. Weerakoon 0112881389

011 288 1231

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