Certificate Programmes

First year admissions for the academic year 2020-21

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.

Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham

Centre for Buddhist Studies

Centre for Studies in Jainism

Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham Centre for Buddhist Studies Centre for Studies in Jainism
Certificate Course in Yoga: H.S.C or equivalent. No prior knowledge of Yoga is required. Certificate Course in Introduction to Buddhism: HSC or equivalent examination Certificate in Jainology: HSC or equivalent examination
  Certificate Course in Rock-cut Architecture: HSC or equivalent examination Certificate in Prakrit Language and Literature: HSC or equivalent examination
  Certificate Course in Elementary Pali: HSC or equivalent examination  
  Certificate Course in Research Methodology and Academic Writing: 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)  
  Certificate Course in Tibetan Language: Basic HSC or equivalent examination  
  Certificate Course in Tibetan Language: Intermediate HSC or equivalent examination plus Certificate Course in Basic Tibetan or equivalent  
  Certificate Course in Tibetan Language: Advanced HSC or equivalent examination plus Certificate Course in Intermediate Tibetan or equivalent  
Phase Dates
Start Date of Certificate Programmes online Application Form 1st September,2020
15th February,2021 (Only for Certificate Course in Rock-cut Architecture)
End Date of Certificate Programmes online Application Form 25th October,2020
15th March,2021 (Only for Certificate Course in Rock-cut Architecture)
Last Date of Certificate Programmes Admission 25th October,2020
15th March,2021 (Only for Certificate Course in Rock-cut Architecture)
Starting of Certificate ProgrammesClasses 2nd November, 2020
30th March,2021 (Only for Certificate Course in Rock-cut Architecture)
Step1

Step 1

The students should fill the pre-admission form which is available on the college admission portal https://admissions.somaiya.edu

Step2

Step 2

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

Step3

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.

  • 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.
  • A candidate whose result is awaited is required to give an undertaking as per the Annexure-5.
  • 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.
  • 12th Marksheet & Passing Certificate (Board Certificate)
  • Any valid address and date of birth proof
  • Marriage Certificate or Affidavit for married female candidate-(For change in name)
  • Passport size photograph

In case of supplementary eligibility requirements, additional documents as required must be presented

For Certificate course in Yoga,

  • the self declaration of fitness below 60 years of age and Fitness Certificate from the Physician above 60 years of age.
 

Note : Applicable for only Gujarati Linguistic Minority Candidate

  • Self declaration of the candidate in specified format (​“Gujarati Linguistic Minority Community Students Self Declaration” proforma) Download Form
  • Certificate from respective community/ samaj stating that they belong to the Gujarati Speaking Community.
  • Affidavit : Annexure 1 - Candidate who has completed 18 years of age while making the Affidavit Download Form

For Resident Indians

Particulars Fees per annum
Certificate Course in Yoga
Certificate Course in Research Methodology and Academic Writing
Admission fee 500
Tuition fee 3700
Exam fee 500
Refundable deposit: Library 300
  Total 5000
Particulars Fees per annum
Certificate Course in Introduction to Buddhism Admission fee 300
Tuition fee 1500
Exam fee 400
Refundable deposit: Library 300
  Total 2500
Particulars Fees per annum
Certificate Course in Rock-cut Architecture Admission fee 500
Tuition fee 2700
Exam fee 500
Refundable deposit: Library 300
  Total 4000
Particulars Fees per annum
Certificate Course in Elementary Pali Admission fee 300
Tuition fee 900
Exam fee  
Refundable deposit: Library  
  Total 1500
Particulars Fees per annum
Certificate Course in Tibetan Language: Basic
Certificate Course in Tibetan Language: Intermediate
Admission fee 1000
Tuition fee 10,000
Development fee 2500
Exam fee 1000
Refundable deposit: Library 500
  Total 15,000
Particulars Fees per annum
Certificate Course in Tibetan Language: Advanced Admission fee 1000
Tuition fee 14000
Development fee 2500
Exam fee 2000
Refundable deposit: Library 1000
  Total 20500
Particulars Fees per annum
Certificate Course in Jainology
Certificate Course in Prakrit Language and Literature
Admission fee 400
Tuition fee 1900
Exam fee 400
Refundable deposit: Library 300
  Total 3000

A provisional seat will be offered based on the merit and availability of seats taken together. A candidate who is offered a provisional seat needs to pay the full fees as applicable as per stipulated deadline, to secure the same.

In case of students whose results are pending, they must furnish the documents within four working days of declaration of result of graduation or equivalent examinations, for admission to be confirmed.

In the case of students whose documents need to be reissued by their respective University or relevant authority, will need to submit an application to the Head of the institution, specifying the time required for such reissue. A maximum period of 30 days will be granted.

If any candidate who has confirmed the admission and chooses to withdraw from the programme of study, can apply for cancellation by submitting a prescribed cancellation form. The deduction of fees will be as follows:

Point of time when application for admission cancellation is received by college/the candidate does not fulfil eligibility criteria Deduction Applicable
15 days or more before the last date of admission* 10%
Less than 15 days before the last date of admission* 15%
After commencement of the academic year, up to 60 days 50%
More than 60 days of commencement of academic year 100%

Last date of admission: 31st October, 2020

After commencement of the MA programme, if a student wants to take a break for certain valid reason, then he/she can do so as per the following norms :

The academic break can be granted to any student at most once during the programme, for the period of a semester or more, with the maximum period of academic one year. The application has to be approved by the Dean.

Eligibility for academic break:

  • Serious personal medical reasons involving hospitalization or serious family issues, on the condition of providing valid medical certificates or relevant documents.
  • Pregnancy/Maternity
 

The Dean will approve the academic break and forward the application of the student to the admission/ department for necessary process.

  • Payment of Fees for the academic break: If the student has informed the Dean regarding academic break before the commencement of the relevant year and not paid the total fees for that year, then if his/her academic break is granted, he/she can pay the total fee (100%) prevalent at that time when he seeks re-admission.
  • If a student wants to take academic break after the commencement of the academic year, but he/she has not attended the classes and if the fees are not paid, then while seeking readmission he/she has to pay the total fee (100%) plus 25% of the total fee as re-admission fee to continue his/her studentship.
  • If the student has paid the total fee for the entire year and then sought the academic break after commencement of that academic year in the middle of semester, he/she has to pay 25% of the total fee prevalent at that time, towards re-admission in subsequent years.