Diploma Programmes

Programmes details for Academci 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 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.

Overview

Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham

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
Post Graduate Diploma in Yogic Science
Diploma in Indian Wisdom Traditions
Applied Yoga for Sport Persons

Centre for Buddhist Studies

Diploma in Pali
Diploma in Archiving and Museology
Diploma in Buddhist Studies
Diploma in Ancient Indian History Culture and Archaeology
Diploma in Pali Grammar
Diploma in Buddhist Sanskrit: Language and Literature
Diploma in Buddhist Analysis of Mind
Diploma in Archaeological Sources of Buddhist History
PG Diploma in Chinese Buddhism
Art History

Centre for Studies in Jainism

Diploma in Jainology
Diploma in Prakrit Language and Literature
Diploma in Jain Philosophy of Karma and Liberation

Eligibility Criteria

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)

 

Diploma in Applied Yoga for Sports-Persons: 

1. HSC or equivalent.

2. Prior knowledge of Yoga is not required.

3. Candidate should be active sports-persons

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.

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Yogic Science: 

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

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.

 
 

Diploma in Art History:

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

 

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/- for diploma and 200/- for PG diploma (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 2024-25: 

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) 

(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. 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. Visa
Link for Undertaking Document (Compulsory)

•    P G Diploma in Yogic Science
•    Diploma in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology
•    Diploma in Archaeological Sources of Buddhist History
•    Diploma in Archiving and Museology
•    Diploma in Art History
•    Diploma in Buddhist Analysis of Mind
•    Diploma in Buddhist Sanskrit: Language and Literature
•    Diploma in Buddhist Studies
•    Diploma in Indian Wisdom Traditions
•    Diploma in Pali
•    Diploma in Pali Grammar
•    Diploma in Yoga Therapy
•    Diploma in Ashtadhyayi
•    Diploma in Paninian Grammar
•    Diploma in Sanskrit Language and Literature
•    Diploma in Samkhya-Yoga Systems of Indian Philosophy
•    Diploma in Jainology
•    Diploma in Prakrit Language and Literature

•    Diploma in Chinese Buddhism

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. Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education
  3. 3 years’ Marksheet (FY, SY,TY) + Degree certificate + Convocation Certificate
  4. Diploma in Yoga OR equivalent Marksheet OR Certificate
Diploma in Pali Grammar

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

Diploma in Buddhist Sanskrit: Language and Literature

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

Diploma in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology

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

Diploma in Archaeological Sources of Buddhist History

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

Diploma in Archiving and Museology Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education
Diploma in Art History Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education
Diploma in 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 Analysis of Mind
  1. Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education
  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 Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education
Diploma in Samkhya-Yoga Systems of Indian Philosophy Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education
Diploma in Paninian Grammar Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education
Diploma in Ashtadhyayi
  1. Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education
  2. Diploma in Paninian Grammar Marksheet OR equivalent marksheet OR certificate
Diploma in Indian Wisdom Traditions Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education
Diploma in Yoga Therapy
  1. Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education
  2. Diploma in Yoga marksheet OR certificate
Diploma in Applied Yoga for Sports-Persons
  1. Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education
  2. Sports certificate
Diploma in Jainology
  1. Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education
  2. Certificate Course in Jainology Marksheet OR Certificate
Diploma in Prakrit language and literature
  1. Higher Secondary School Certificate (H.S.C.) or equivalent examination Marksheet OR Passing Certificate of attesting 10+2 years of education
  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:
  • Candidates who do not have a final year graduation mark list.
  • Candidates who do not have a Convocation Certificate.

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

Candidates whose final year results are awaited.

Click here to download the DECLARATION_Results Awaited Format

For Diploma Courses:

  • 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

Post Graduate Diploma in Yogic Science 

 

  For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fees 1,000 1,000
Tuition fees 14,400 28,800
Development fees 1,400 2,800
Exam fees 3,000 3,000
Library fees 5,00 5,00
I Card fees 200 200
Convocation  fees 1,500 1,500
  Total 22,000 37,800
Particulars Fees per annum
  1. Diploma in Yoga Therapy
  2. Diploma in Samkhya-Yoga Systems of Indian Philosophy
  3. Diploma in Paninian Grammar
  4. Diploma in Sanskrit Language and Literature
  5. Diploma in Indian Wisdom Traditions
  6. Diploma in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology
  7. Diploma in Archaeological Sources of Buddhist History
  8. Diploma in Buddhist Studies
  9. Diploma in Buddhist Analysis of Mind
  10. Diploma in Pali
  11. Diploma in Buddhist Sanskrit: Language and Literature
  12. Diploma in Pali Grammar
  13. Diploma in Jainology
  14. Diploma in Prakrit Language and Literature
  15. Diploma in Jain Philosophy of Karma and Liberation
  16. Diploma in Art History
  17. Diploma in Applied Yoga for Sports-persons
  For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fees 500 500
Tuition fees 11,200 22,400
Development fees 1,100 2,200
Exam fees 1,500 1,500
Library fees 500 500
I Card fees 200 200
  Total 15,000 27,300
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 11,200 12,500 22,400 25,000
Development fees 1,100 1,200 2,200 2,400
Exam fees 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
Library fees 500 500 500 500
I Card fees 200 - 200 -
Total 15,000 16,200 27,300 29,900
Particulars Fees per annum

Diploma in Archiving and Museology

 

 

  For Resident Indians For NRI / OCI / Foreign National
Admission fees 500 500
Tuition fees 15,800 31,600
Development fees 1 ,500 3,000
Exam fees 1,500 1,500
Library fees 500 500
I Card fees 200 200
  Total 20,000 37,300

Cancellation Policy

 

We are following the UGC guidelines as per their letter No. D.O. No. 2-71/2022(CPP-II) dated 3rd July 2023

Commencement of Academic Year: 

Academci Break

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.
Apply Now Enquire Now