Diploma Programmes

First year admissions for the academic year 2022-23

How to become a Somaiya student

The K J Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies offers a number of Diploma programmes that address the learning needs of students of all backgrounds. There is a focus on languages: Sanskrit, Prakrit and Pali, as well as specialised Diplomas that are foundational for the respective fields and which also are qualifying criteria for eligibility to our Master’s programmes.

Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham

Centre for Buddhist Studies

Centre for Studies in Jainism

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

Diploma in Ashtadhyayi:

1. HSC or equivalent.  

2. Diploma in Paninian Grammar OR Equivalent.

3. Prior Knowledge of basic framework of Paninian Grammar and the sutra system of Ashtadhyayi is necessary.

4. Those exceptional candidates who have prior knowledge of Paninian Grammar but have not cleared any Diploma or equivalent course can be considered eligible on the basis of personal interview.

Diploma in Pali:

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

Diploma in Jainology:

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

2. Students should have cleared Certificate Course in Jainology.

 

Diploma in Yoga Therapy:

HSC or equivalent with one year Diploma in Yoga from any of the recognized institutes.

Diploma in Buddhist Studies:

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

Diploma in Prakrit Language and Literature: 

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

2. Students should have cleared Certificate Course in Prakrit Language and Literature.

Diploma in Samkhya-Yoga Systems of Indian Philosophy: 

1. HSC or equivalent. 

2. Prior knowledge of Sanskrit or Philosophy is not required.

Diploma in Ancient Indian History Culture and Archaeology:

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

 

Diploma in Paninian Grammar: 

1. HSC or equivalent.  

2. Prior Knowledge of Basic Sanskrit acquired through any 6-12 month course or equivalent.

Diploma in Pali Grammar:

1. HSC or equivalent examination.

2. Knowledge of Pali language, assessed in an interview interested candidates will have to undergo.

 

Diploma in Sanskrit Language and Literature:

1. HSC or equivalent. 
2. Prior knowledge of Sanskrit is not required.

Diploma in Buddhist Sanskrit: Language and Literature:

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

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Yogic Science:                   

1. Graduation from any discipline. 
2. Prior knowledge of Yoga is not required.

Diploma in Buddhist Analysis of Mind:

1. HSC or equivalent examination (e.g. 10+2) the principal teachings of the Buddha is a must.

2) Knowledge about the principal teachings of the Buddha is essential.

Students should have Diploma in Buddhist Studies, Certificate Course in Introduction to Buddhism or equivalent.

If they don't have either of these, an interview will be conducted.

 
 

Diploma in Archaeological Sources of Buddhist History:

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

 
 

PG Diploma in Chinese Buddhism:

1. Graduate from any Recognised University.

2. Students who are studying in final year of graduation can also apply.

 
Phase Dates
Start Date of Diploma online Application Form

28th May, 2022

15th November, 2022 (Only for Diploma in Jain Philosophy of Karma and Liberation)

End Date of Diploma online Application Form

10th August, 2022

10th January, 2023 (Only for Diploma in Jain Philosophy of Karma and Liberation)

Last Date of Diploma Admission

15th August, 2022

15th January, 2023 (Only for Diploma in Jain Philosophy of Karma and Liberation)

Starting of Diploma Classes

1. P G Diploma in Chinese Buddhism

2. Diploma in Archiving and Museology

3. Diploma in Buddhist Analysis of Mind

4. Diploma in Buddhist Sanskrit: Language and Literature

5. Diploma in Jainology

6. Diploma in Prakrit Language and Literature 

15th July, 2022

1. PG Diploma in Yogic Science 

2. Diploma in Sanskrit: Language and Literature

16th July, 2022

1. Diploma in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology

2. Diploma in Archaeological Sources of Buddhist History

3. Diploma in Buddhist Studies 

4. Diploma in Pali

5. Diploma in Pali Grammar

25th July, 2022
Diploma in Paninian Grammar 30th July, 2022
Diploma in Ashtadhyayi 31st July, 2022

1. Diploma in Indian Wisdom Traditions

2. Diploma in Yoga Therapy

2nd August, 2022
Diploma in Samkhya-Yoga Systems of Indian Philosophy 4th August, 2022
Diploma in Jain Philosophy of Karma and Liberation 5th January, 2023
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/- for diploma and 200/- for PG diploma (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.
  • 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
Date of Birth Proof (Any One)
  1. Aadhaar Card
  2. Leaving certificate
  3. Passport
  4. Birth Certificate
  5. PAN Card
Address Proof (Any One)
  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)
  3. Migration Certificate (if applicable)
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 NRI / OCI/Foreign Nationals

If these documents are unavailable, the following may be submitted.

If a candidate fails to submit any of these documents for physical verification, his/her admission will stand cancelled and the candidate will not be entitled to any refund of fees.

  1. Any one of the following three documents:
    1. A Letter issued by the Indian Embassy indicating NRI status of Parent/ Sponsor/ Candidate
    2. A Certificate issued by the Indian Embassy indicating NRI status of Parent/ Sponsor/ Candidate
    3. Offshore Certificate issued by the Organization (In case of ward of an officer in the Merchant Navy)
    1. Copy of visa and employment letter / letter from branch manager certifies that the candidate or sponsor holds an NRE account.
  2. Passport copy of Parent/Sponsor/Candidate (compulsory).
  3. Eligibility Certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU) New Delhi (if applicable).
  4. PIO (OCI) card copy (if the candidate is admitted under PIO (OCI) category).
Academic Records Documents Required
P G Diploma in Chinese Buddhism Final year Marksheet + Degree Certificate + Convocation Certificate
Post Graduate Diploma in Yogic Science
  1. SSC Marksheet and Passing Certificate (Board)
  2. HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate (Board)
  3. 3 years’ Marksheet (FY, SY,TY) + Degree certificate + Convocation Certificate
  4. Diploma in Yoga Or equivalent Marksheet & Certificate
Diploma in Pali Grammar HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate (e.g. 10+2)
Diploma in Buddhist Sanskrit: Language and Literature HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate (e.g. 10+2)
Diploma in Buddhist Studies HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate (e.g. 10+2)
Diploma in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate (e.g. 10+2)
Diploma in Archaeological Sources of Buddhist History HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate (e.g. 10+2)
Diploma in Pali HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate (e.g. 10+2)
Diploma in Buddhist Analysis of Mind
  1. HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate (e.g. 10+2)
  2. Diploma in Buddhist Studies or equivalent marksheet OR certificate
  3. Certificate Course in Introduction to Buddhism or equivalent marksheet OR certificate
Diploma in Sanskrit Language and Literature
  1. SSC Marksheet and Passing Certificate (Board) - Not mandatory
  2. HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate
Diploma in Samkhya-Yoga Systems of Indian Philosophy
  1. SSC Marksheet and Passing Certificate (Board) - Not mandatory
  2. HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate
Diploma in Paninian Grammar
  1. SSC Marksheet and Passing Certificate (Board) - Not mandatory
  2. HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate
Diploma in Ashtadhyayi
  1. SSC Marksheet and Passing Certificate (Board) - Not mandatory
  2. HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate
  3. Diploma in Paninian Grammar Marksheet or equivalent marksheet OR certificate
Diploma in Yoga Therapy
  1. SSC Marksheet and Passing Certificate (Board) 
  2. HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate
  3. Diploma in Yoga marksheet and certificate
Diploma in Jainology
  1. HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate
  2. Certificate Course in Jainology Marksheet OR Certificate
Diploma in Prakrit language and literature
  1. HSC or equivalent examination Marksheet and Passing Certificate
  2. Certificate Course in Prakrit Language & Literature Marksheet OR Certificate

For Post-Graduate Diploma Courses:

  • In case any of the following conditions apply to you, kindly upload the relevant Declaration in the format given below:

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

Click here to download the DECLARATION_Results Awaited Format

  1. Candidates who do not have a final year graduation mark list.
  2. Candidates who do not have a Convocation Certificate.
  3. Candidates who do not have a Migration Certificate. (Candidates from any University other than Somaiya Vidyavihar University will be given provisional admission and will have to submit a Migration Certificate within the stipulated period to confirm admission.)
  4. Candidates whose final year results are awaited.

For Diploma Courses:

  • In case any of the following conditions apply to you, kindly upload the relevant Declaration in the format given below:

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

Click here to download the DECLARATION_Results Awaited Format

  1. Candidates who do not have a HSC mark list.
  2. Candidates who do not have a Passing Certificate
  3. Candidates whose HSC results are awaited.
  • All candidates seeking admission to any of the Yoga programmes are required to submit the following documents :
  1. Self Declaration_Medical History (link given below)
  2. Fitness Certificate from a Physician (if candidate is above 60 years of age)

 

 

 

 

Click here to download the Self Declaration_Medical History Format

Particulars Fees per annum
  • Diploma in Yoga Therapy
  • Diploma in Samkhya-Yoga Systems of Indian Philosophy
  • Diploma in Paninian Grammar
  • Diploma in Sanskrit Language and Literature
  For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fees 500 500
Tuition fees 4,670 9,340
Development fees 1,000 2,000
Exam fees 550 550
Library fees 500 500
I Card fees 190 190
  Total 7,410 13,080
Particulars Fees per annum
Diploma in Ashtadhyayi   For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
First Year Second Year First Year Second Year
Admission fees 500 500 500 500
Tuition fees 4,670 5,070 9,340 10,140
Development fees 1,000 1,000 2,000 2,000
Exam fees 550 550 550 550
Library fees 500 500 500 500
I Card fees 190 - 190 -
Total 7,410 7,620 13,080 13,690
Particulars Fees per annum
Diploma in Indian Wisdom Traditions   For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fees 500 500
Tuition fees 6,000 12,000
Development fees 1,000 2,000
Exam fees 810 810
Library fees 500 500
I Card fees 190 190
  Total 9,000 16,000
Particulars Fees per annum
  • in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology
  • in Archaeological Sources of Buddhist History
  • in Buddhist Studies
  • in Buddhist Analysis of Mind
  • Diploma in Pali
  For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fees 500 500
Tuition fees 3,625 7,250
Development fees 800 1,600
Exam fees 935 935
Library fees 500 500
I Card fees 190 190
  Total 6,550 10,975
Particulars Fees per annum
  • Diploma in Buddhist Sanskrit: Language and Literature
  • Diploma in Pali Grammar
  For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fees 500 500
Tuition fees 2,720 5,440
Exam fees 550 550
Library fees 300 300
I Card fees 190 190
  Total 4,260 6,980
Particulars Fees per annum
Diploma in Jainology   For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fees 400 440
Tuition fees 2,100 4,200
Exam fees 440 440
Library fees 280 280
I Card fees 190 190
  Total 3,410 5,510
Particulars Fees per annum
Diploma in Prakrit Language and Literature   For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fees 500 500
Tuition fees 2,350 4,700
Exam fees 440 440
 Library fees 290 290
 I Card fees 190 190
  Total 3,770 6,120
Particulars Fees per annum
Diploma in Jain Philosophy of Karma and Liberation   For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fees 500 500
Tuition fees 4,000 8,000
Exam fees 900 900
 Library fees 410 410
 I Card fees 190 190
  Total 6,000 10,000
Particulars Fees per annum
Diploma in Archiving and Museology   For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fees 500 500
Tuition fees 7,500 15,000
Development fees 2,500 5,000
Exam fees 1,000 1,000
Library fees 1,000 1,000
I Card fees 190 190
  Total 12,690 22,690
Particulars Fees per annum
Post Graduate Diploma in Yogic Science   For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fees 1,000 1,000
Tuition fees 10,570 21,140
Development fees 2,500 5,000
Exam fees 1,100 1,100
Library fees 500 500
I Card fees 190 190
Convocation fees 1,500 1,500
  Total 17,360 30,430
Particulars Fees per annum
P G Diploma in Chinese Buddhism   For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
First Year Second Year First Year Second Year
Admission fees 500 500 500 500
Tuition fees 5,720 6,144 11,440 12,288
Development fees 1,000 1,000 2,000 2,000
Exam fees 550 550 550 550
Library fees 500 500 500 500
I Card fees 190 - 190 -
Convocation fees - 1,500 - 1,500
Total 8,460 10,194 15,180 17,338

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: 15th August, 2022

After commencement of the Diploma 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.