5.1 Postgraduate Diplomas

5.1.1 Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and  Evaluation

Admission Requirements:

A Degree or equivalent qualifications from a recognized University


Professional or any other qualifications recognized by the university


A good command in both Spoken and Written English


Special Enrollment:

Officers in the rank of captain and above in the SL Army or the equivalent ranks in the SL Navy and SL Air Force, and the officers in the rank of Inspector and above in the SL Police, holding on the job professional training or qualifications relevant to the above ranks


15 years of experience after commissioning into the Captain in the SL Army or the Equivalent Ranks in the SL Navy, SL Air Force, and Inspectorate in the SL Police,


A good command in both spoken and written English

Duration: 2 years

Course Description:

Course Code Course Title Lecture/

lab hours



First Semester
GIS 1110 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems 45 3
GIS 1120 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing 45 3
GIS 1130 Fundamentals of GPS and Equivalent Technologies 45 3
GIS 1140 Introduction to Database Management Systems 30 2
GIS 1150 Cartography for GIS 30 2
Second Semester
GIS 1210 Advanced Technologies in GIS 45 3
GIS 1220 Digital Image Processing and Advanced Remote Sensing 45 3
GIS 1230 Advanced Database Management Systems 30 2
GIS 1240 Applications of GPS and Equivalent Technologies 30 2
GIS 1250 Fundamentals of Web GIS 30 2
GIS 1260 Geo Statistics in GIS 30 2
GIS 1270 Research Methodology and Scientific Writing    
Third Semester
GIS 2110 Spatial Analysis Modeling 50 3
GIS 2120 Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing 50 3
GIS 2130 Web GIS Applications 40 3
GIS 2140 Programming in GIS 30 2
GIS 2150 Advanced  Mapping Technologies 15 1
GIS 2160 Research Methodology and Scientific Reporting 15 1
GIS 2170 Seminar on Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing 15 1
Forth Semester
GIS 2290 Research Project on RS and/or GIS Applications (Independent Research Thesis)**


270 18

** A minimum of 270 hours is expected to be spent by the candidate on the Research Project Based M.Sc. Thesis on GIS and/or RS Applications, which also include the time spent on: consultations with the supervisor, conducting a seminar to present the research proposal for approval, conducting of the literature survey, field work,  laboratory work etc.



Evaluation Procedure and Percentage of Marks Assigned for a) In-course Assessment, End Semester Assessment, Independent assignment.


Lectures and Practicals of the relevant semester are to be completed by about 18 weeks. The final examination the particular course unit will be held within one month upon full completion of its Lectures and the Practicals.


Assessment of Credit Courses:

For each course unit, there are Two Types of Assessments. The assessments held between the first lecture and the last lecture are called ‘In-course Assessments’ or ‘Continuous Assessments’. The assessment held after all the lectures of a particular course are over is called ‘Overall Assessment’.


Exact date for any Assessment will be announced at least 07 -14 days prior to the Assessment.


  1. In-course Assessments:
  2. The In-course Assessment may include individual take home assignments, group assignments, case analysis, critical spatial phenomenon analysis, term papers, mid-term examinations, quizzes, practicals, field engagements, oral presentations etc.
  3. A candidate can face any In-course Assessment only once, unless for a medical reasons.

iii.     The In-course Assessments will be limited to a maximum of 60% of the total marks.


Overall Assessments;

  1. A maximum of two Overall Assessments will be conducted for each course unit, as and when a necessity arises. They are called ‘First Overall Assessment‘ and ‘Second Overall Assessment’. Second Overall Assessment is also called ‘Repeat Overall Assessment‘. All the candidates should face the First Overall Assessment. Those who get GP 0.00 – 1.00 or Grade E or D of the total marks in any course unit should face the Second Overall Assessment provided the full compliance with the relevant conditions.
  1. After the completion of lectures, there will be a 1 – 3 hour Final Overall Assessment in form of a written or/and practical examination for each course unit. The final written examination will be limited to a maximum of 80% of the total marks.


Method of Assessment;

  1. Method of Assessment can differ from one course-unit to another. For each course unit, a course description including the topics, course objectives, learning outcomes, method of evaluation and a tentative schedule for assessments will be given by the lecturer in-charge at the beginning of the course unit.


  1. The students performance is graded on a 12 point scale, which ranges from E to A+. The Grade Point (GP) System for Course units and Thesis is shown in the structure.


  • The minimum Pass Mark for each credit course is 40% (C Grade) of the total marks or GP 2.00 in the case of course units in Year 1 Semesters 1 & 2, and Year 2 Semester 3 and for the M.Sc. Thesis in the Year 2 Semester 4.


  1. A candidate who repeats a course will be given a maximum of 44% marks for the repeat course unit.
  2. candidate who is unable to complete a ‘In-course Assessments’ or ‘Overall Assessment’ in any course due to a Medical Reason has to make a written request together with a medical certificate within 14 days after the examination to the Principle Coordinator of the programme with and complete the relevant course with the next immediate batch with all privileges upon approval of the Board of Study in Multi Disciplinary Studies of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


  1. Students should engage in studies continuously. Extra Time (Study Leave) may not be given to prepare for examinations. Requests by candidates for postponement of examinations or study leave will not be considered.


vii.  Notification of Assessment Results: When the results of a course unit are available, the candidates will be notified the availability of results by web-site http://www.sjp.ac.lk/faculties/ graduate studies/courses.html. However, results will not be sent by e-mail.


1.2  M.Phil/PhD


Medium :    English

Duration : :  M.Phil. : Two years full time

Ph.D. : Three years full time


Entry Qualifications:



Any one of the following qualifications.

  1. MBBS with at least a 2nd class lower division in final or relevant examination.
  2. B. D. S. or B. V. Sc. with at least 2nd class lower division.
  3. Any Special Degree recognized by the UGC in a relevant subject with at least 2nd class upper division.
  4. M.Sc. /M.A./M.D in a relevant subject discipline or any other postgraduate professional qualifications acceptable to the Board of Study.
  5. MBBS with postgraduate Diploma (at least one year).
  6. One year graduate standing with any degree (General) recognized by the UGC or professional qualifications recognized by the Faculty in relevant subjects which are acceptable to the Board of Study and a pass in the qualifying examination.


Ph.D. :

Any one of the following qualifications.

  1. Phil. / M.Sc. research degree (2 year)
  1. M.phil. candidates upgrade on the recommendation of the Board of Study

Subject Areas:


Anatomy, Biochemistry, Food and Nutrition, Physiology, Parasitology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, Community Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical Education, Health Science



  1. Proposals submitted for PG degrees will be evaluated by two reviewers recommended by the BOS. The accepted proposals are presented by respective candidates to the BOS members in the presence of the supervisors and at least one examiner.  The presence of the Chairperson of the ERC or a representative and a statistician is compulsory.   The duration of the presentation is 15 min emphasizing the justification for the study and the methodology. The candidate following the presentation needs to submit a final proposal incorporating all modifications /corrections suggested n of the ERC or a representative and at the presentation to the FGS through the BOS.
  2. Such a candidate will be registered at the next stipulated date for registration.   However, if the proposal requires ethical approval (human & animal studies)  registration will be differed until an approval from a recognized ethics review committee is submitted to the BOS and FGS and such candidates will be registered at the next stipulated date or the closest past date of registration.
  3. Each candidate is required to submit 6 monthly progress reports to the BOS which will be evaluated.  At the end of one year (after submission of 2 progress reports) a progress seminar will be held on a stipulated date.  M Phil candidates are required to conduct one progress seminar and PhD candidates 02 progress seminars.
  4. If an upgrade to Ph D is required the candidate is required to include the study objectives pertaining to Ph D in the 2nd progress report and present the same at the first progress seminar. The members of BOS, supervisors and reviewers presence at these seminars are compulsory.
  5. A candidate intending to submit the thesis needs to submit an abstract through the supervisor. At the same time the supervisor should submit names of prospective examiners (05) to BOS for evaluation of the thesis.  The BOS can recommend suitable examiners if it is felt that more suitable examiners are available based on the subject matter of the thesis.  The BOS decision on the selection of the 02 examiners will be forwarded for FGS/FB and senate approval.