Certificate Programmes

Programmes details for Academic year 2024-25 will be updated soon. 

How to become a Somaiya student

The K J Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies offers a number of Certificate programmes that address the learning needs of students of all backgrounds. These programmes are introductory in nature and are designed specifically for students who wish to explore these areas before making a commitment to higher, and more rigorous forms of study. Certificate programmes are also available for language study in Pali, Prakrit and Tibetan.

Overview

Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham

Certificate Course in Yoga

Centre for Buddhist Studies

Certificate Course in Introduction to Buddhism
Certificate Course in Rock-cut Architecture
Certificate Course in Elementary Pali
Certificate Course in Tibetan Language - Basic
Certificate Course in Tibetan Language - Intermediate

Centre for Studies in Jainism

Certificate in Jainology
Certificate in Prakrit Language and Literature

Eligibility Criteria

Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham Centre for Buddhist Studies Centre for Studies in Jainism

Certificate Course in Yoga:

1. HSC or equivalent examination.

2. Prior knowledge of Yoga is not required.

Certificate Course in Introduction to Buddhism:

HSC or equivalent examination (e.g. 10+2)

Certificate in Jainology:

HSC or equivalent.

 

Certificate Course in Rock-cut Architecture:

HSC or equivalent examination (e.g. 10+2)

Certificate in Prakrit Language and Literature:  

HSC or equivalent.

 

Certificate Course in Elementary Pali:

HSC or equivalent examination (e.g. 10+2)

 
 

Certificate Course in Research Methodology and Academic Writing:

1.Postgraduate students registered for research (M.A./ M.Phil. / Ph.D.) in any university across India in the disciplines of Philosophy and/or Religious Studies (Buddhist Studies/Jainology/Comparative Religion).  

 2. Students doing M.A. Research/ M.Phil can upload a copy of B.A. Degree 

 
 

Certificate Course in Tibetan Language: Basic

HSC or equivalent examination (e.g. 10+2)

 
 

Certificate Course in Tibetan Language: Intermediate

1. HSC or equivalent examination (e.g. 10+2) 

2. Basic level of Tibetan or equivalent examination.

 
 

Certificate Course in Tibetan Language: Advanced

1. HSC or equivalent examination (e.g. 10+2)

2. Intermediate level of Tibetan or equivalent examination.

 

Admission Process

Step
1

The students should fill the pre-admission form which is available on the college
Admission Portal

Step
2

Submission of 100/- (non-refundable in all cases) form fees through the payment gateway

Step
3

Admission will be offered based on the merit and availability of seats taken together. The candidate will be communicated via email about his/her offered seat or waitlisted number.

Important Dates

Commencement of the Academic Year 2023-24: 17th July 2023

Important Instructions

  • A provisional seat will be offered based on the merit, and availability of seats. The candidate will be communicated via email about his/her status of admission whether confirmed or waitlisted.
  • A candidate who has been offered a provisional seat will need to pay the full fees as applicable for the programme, within 8 days of the receipt of the offer letter, to secure the confirmed admission.
  • Candidate who does not pay the requisite amount as per the deadline will lose his/her claim on the confirmed seat during that phase.
  • Provisional admission needs to be confirmed within four working days of declaration of result of graduation or equivalent examinations, by paying the remaining balance of fees.
  • The final confirmation of admission is subject to physical verification of the documents. In case of non-availability of valid documents, the confirmation of the admission will result in cancellation.
  • Cancellation rules are available on the website for reference.
  • The admission schedule may change under unavoidable circumstances or as per directive / instructions from admitting authorities of Somaiya Vidyavihar University. The revised schedule, if any, will be notified on the website.

Documents Required

  Documents Required
Date of Birth Proof 

(Anyone of the following documents)

  1. Leaving certificate
  2. Passport
  3. Birth Certificate
  4. PAN Card
Address Proof 

(Anyone of the following documents)

  1. Aadhaar Card
  2. Passport
  3. Driving License
  4. Voter ID
Other Documents
  1. Caste Certificate (for SC, SC, OBC, VJ, NT,SBC & ESBC) if applicable
  2. Marriage Certificate OR Affidavit OR Gazette copy (If there is change in name)
Documents for Person with Disability
  • Physical Disability Certificate from a competent authority (The certificate should clearly state the disability is not less than 40% and that the disability is permanent in nature)
Documents for Sports Quota
  • Certificate issued by competent authorities in a sports competition at State/National /International competitions
  • Credentials will be evaluated by Authorities of SVU
Documents for Non-Resident Indian (NRI ) Nationals

(All documents are compulsory)

  1. For Online programmes: Candidate can upload either Passport copy of Candidate or Govt. issued Identity Card  For Offline programmes: Passport copy of Candidate is compulsory
  2. A Letter issued by the Indian Embassy indicating NRI status of Parent/ Sponsor/ Candidate

Documents for Overseas Citizenship of India/Person of Indian Origin(OCI/PIO)

(All documents are compulsory)

  1. For Online programmes: Candidate can upload either Passport copy of Candidate or Govt. issued Identity Card  For Offline programmes: Passport copy of Candidate is compulsory
  2. PIO (OCI) card copy (if the candidate is admitted under PIO (OCI) category)

Documents for Foreign Nationals

(All documents are compulsory)

  1. Visa
  2. For Online programmes: Candidate can upload either Passport copy of Candidate or Govt. issued Identity Card  For Offline programmes: Passport copy of Candidate is compulsory
Link for Undertaking Document (Compulsory) •    Certificate Course in Yoga
•    Certificate Course in Elementary Pali
•    Certificate Course in Introduction to Buddhism
•    Certificate Course in Tibetan Language: Basic
•    Certificate Course in Tibetan Language: Intermediate
•    Certificate in Jainology
•    Certificate in Prakrit Language and Literature
Academic Records Documents Required
 Certificate Course in Yoga Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education
Certificate Course in Introduction to Buddhism

Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education

Certificate Course in Elementary Pali

Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education

Diploma in Buddhist Studies

Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education

Certificate Course in Tibetan Language (Basic)

Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education

Certificate Course in Tibetan Language (Intermediate)
  1. Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education
  2. Marksheet OR Certificate of Basic level of Tibetan or equivalent examination
Certificate Course in Jainology Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education
Certificate Course in Prakrit Language and  Literature

Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education

  • In case any of the following conditions apply to you, kindly upload the relevant Declaration in the format given below:
  • Candidates who do not have a HSC mark list.
  • Candidates who do not have a Passing Certificate

Click here to download the DECLARATION mark lists or certificates unavailable Format

Candidates whose HSC results are awaited

Click here to download the DECLARATION_Results Awaited Format

  1. Self Declaration_Medical History (link given below)

Click here to download the Self Declaration_Medical History Format

  • Fitness Certificate from a Physician (if candidate is above 60 years of age)

     

Fees Structure 

Particulars Fees per annum
  • Certificate Course in Yoga
  • Certificate Course in Jainology

  • Certificate Course Prakrit Language and Literatre

  For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fees 500 500
Tuition fees 5,800 11,600
Exam fees 1,000 1,000
 Library fees 500 500
I Card fees 200 200
  Total 8,000 13,800
Particulars Fees per annum
  • Certificate Course in Tibetan Language: Basic
  • Certificate Course in Tibetan Language: Intermediate
  For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fees 1,000 1,000
Tuition fees 20,000 40,000
Development fees 2,000 4,000
Exam fees 1,000 1,000
Library fees 500 500
I Card fees 200 200
  Total 24,700 46,700
Particulars Fees per annum
Certificate Course in Rock-Cut-Architecture    For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fees 500 500
Tuition fees 3,000 6,000
Development fees - -
Exam fees 1,000 1,000
Library fees 300 300
I Card fees 200 200
  Total 5,000 8,000

Cancellation Policy

A provisional seat will be offered based on the merit and availability of seats taken together. A candidate who is offered a provisional seat

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