Diploma Programmes

First year admissions for the academic year 2021-22

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 29th June, 2021
End Date of Diploma online Application Form 20th September, 2021
Last Date of Diploma Admission 20th September, 2021
Starting of Diploma Classes

Diploma in Ashtadhyayi

Diploma in Prakrit Language and Literature

21st August, 2021

Diploma in Paninian Grammar

Diploma in Jainology

26th August, 2021
Diploma in Yoga Therapy 27th August, 2021
PG Diploma in Yogic Science  28th August, 2021

Diploma in Sanskrit: Language and Literature

Diploma in Buddhist Sanskrit: Language and Literature

3rd September, 2021
Diploma in Buddhist Analysis of Mind 6th September, 2021

Diploma in Archaeological Sources of Buddhist History

Diploma in Archiving and Museology

9th September, 2021

Diploma in Pali

Diploma in Pali Grammar

14th September, 2021
Diploma in Samkhya-Yoga Systems of Indian Philosophy 17th September, 2021
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
Diploma in Yoga Therapy
  1. SSC Marksheet and Passing Certificate (Board) - Not mandatory
  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 Ashtadhyayi,
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 fee 500 500
Tuition fee 4,500 13,500
Development fee 1,000 3,000
Exam fee 550 550
 Library fees 500 500
  Total 7,050 18,050
Particulars Fees per annum
Diploma in Pali,
Diploma in Buddhist Analysis of Mind,
Diploma in Buddhist Studies,
Diploma in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology,
Diploma in Archaeological Sources of Buddhist History
  For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fee 500 500
Tuition fee 3,500 10,500
Development fee 800 2,400
Exam fee 935 935
 Library fees 500 500
  Total 6,235 14,835
Particulars Fees per annum
Diploma in Pali Grammar,
Diploma in Buddhist Sanskrit: Language and Literature
  For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fee 500 500
Tuition fee 2,700 8,100
Exam fee 550 550
 Library fees 300 300
  Total 4,050 9,450
Particulars Fees per annum
Diploma in Jainology   For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fee 400 440
Tuition fee 2,100 6,300
Exam fee 440 440
 Library fees 300 300
  Total 3,240 7,440
Particulars Fees per annum
Diploma in Prakrit Language and Literature   For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fee 500 500
Tuition fee 2,350 7,050
Exam fee 440 440
 Library fees 300 300
  Total 3,590 8,290
Particulars Fees per annum
Post Graduate Diploma in Yogic Science   For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fee 1,000 1,000
Tuition fee 10,000 30,000
Development fee 2,500 7,500
Exam fee 1,100 1,100
Library fees 500 500
  Total 15,100 40,100
Particulars Fees per annum
PG Diploma in Chinese Buddhism   For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fee 500 500
Tuition fee 5,500 16,500
Development fee 1,000 3,000
Exam fee 550 550
Library fees 500 500
  Total 8,050 21,050
Particulars Fees per annum
Diploma in Archiving and Museology   For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fee 500 500
Tuition fee 7,500 22,500
Development fee 2,500 7,500
Exam fee 1,000 1000
Library fees 1,000 1000
  Total 12,500 32,500

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: 8th September, 2021

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.