"Certificate Course in Archaeology of Buddhism"
Brief Information Of Course
Archaeology of religions is one of the recent approaches of studying the ancient religious, socio-economic and cultural settings.Knowing the significance of recent approaches to comprehend the various processes involved in the emergence, development and decline of any religion or sect, this course has been introduced to study the archaeological sources for understanding the history and development of Buddhism, especially in South Asian Countries.
The important themes such as the history and chronology of Buddhist monuments, Buddhist ritual and monasticism, the stupa and relic cult, the role and nature of patronage, the various schools of Buddhism, and the different factors involved in spread and transmission of Buddhism will be discussed in the course.
The course will also examine the changes in different religious, social, economic and political throughout the period which played a pivotal role in emergence, development and decline of Buddhismin this subcontinent.

Course Objectives
  1. To provide an outline of archaeology of Buddhism, and its relationship to textual and art-­historical sources.
  2. To get acquainted with the various processes involved for the emergence and spread of Buddhism.
  3. To provide analytical information regarding the role of patronage in the dissemination of Buddhism in the subcontinent.
Course Outcome:
On successful completion of the course students should be able to understand the nature of various processes involved in the emergence and development of Buddhism. The students will also get information to comprehend multiple aspects of archaeology of religion in general, and especially Buddhism. The students will also able to acquire knowledge of individual sites as well as information of recent archaeological investigations of ancient sites having Buddhist remains.

Basic Information

Duration:1 Semester
Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline from any recognized University approved by the UGC. The selection of the candidates for this course will be on the merit basis.
No of Seats:50
Course Days: Friday
Course Fees: Rs. 3000/- (Deccan College Students) /Rs. 4000/- (Other students) The course fees do not cover the expenses of the field trips.
Credit: 5 credits
Examination: The evaluation this course will be done as per the University rules. 75% attendance is required to appear for the examination. The evaluation process will consist of written examinationand internal assignments.

How to apply
Application form: The application form of the course can be downloaded from the website of University(www.dcpune.ac.in) and the hard copy of the form has to be submitted to the Academic section of the University by hand on or before 12thAugust along with self- attested documents.Contact the Academic Section, Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute for further details regarding admission process.

Important dates
Last Date of submission of application form: 12th August 2016
Scrutiny of the application forms: 13th August 2016
Display of list of Selected Candidates: 16th August 2016
Last date of admission: 24th August 2016
Commencement of the course: Last week of August


Course Coordinator:
Dr. Shrikant Ganvir,
Department of AIHC and Archaeology, Deccan College.
Mobile: 09623219222
e-mail: shrikant.ganvir@dcpune.ac.in

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