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Infrastructure Facilities



Land and Space for Expansion

The site of the Academy has a large land area providing ample space for expansion. It is due to be developed with all the necessary infrastructure facilities required for a fully fledged higher educational and research institution.

Building Complex

The SIBA building complex consists of the largest auditorium in the Kandy District, an administrative and classroom building complex, a beautiful shrine room, and well-appointed reception area, lobby, hostels, a canteen, and ample space for vehicle parking.

Library

The library, located in the ground floor of the new SIBA Building contains a modest collection of books required for the students, staff and researchers at SIBA. It expects to have a large collection of cataloged books pertinent to the SIBA curriculum. The current collection include books on Buddhism and Pali language various Tipitaka editions and translations in addition to English language, Sinhala language, Tamil language and other foreign language and audio-visual materials.

Library Automation

Recently the Library has implemented an automation software popularly known as KOHA to automate the library system. KOHA is a term used in New Zealand meaning gift or donation. KOHA is an Open Source Integrated Library Software System (ILS). It is a web-based multilingual Integrated Library System catering to the automation needs of large libraries round the world. KOHA satisfies all the functional requirements of a library management system. Now the SIBA Library offers web OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) which allows users to browse its bibliographic records.

Collection

In SIBA Library, has in a short span of time, been fortunate to have received, book donations from individual donors. Each one of these gifts, irrespective of its size, represents an act of support that is deeply appreciated. The Library currently possess 8500 printed books and 1600 eBooks.

Future Plans

Arrangements are underway to implement an eLibrary system by initially introducing 28 computer workstations to the library users in the Library.

Library Opening Hours Monday- Friday: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm

Computer Laboratory

SIBA has a well-organized Computer Laboratory with internet facility for the use of students and staff. Computer Lab is located in the second floor of the main building. Information Technology plays a vital role in supporting the educational and research programmes at SIBA. Language Learning Facilities SIBA is planning to provide modern facilities for the study of languages with the necessary audio-visual equipments.

Meditation Hall with Shrine Room

A large meditation area with a shrine room is available for instruction and practice in meditation including group meditations conducted by SIBA. Student Common Room and Cafeteria A well-furnished cafeteria is available for students to use their leisure in a commodious environment while enjoying the scenery around. It is located in close proximity to the SIBA main building.

Medical Centre

The students and the staff have access to minor medical requirements at the premises itself with the assistance of a visiting physician and a nurse.

Accommodation

SIBA is planned to be a residential campus. It has two hostel buildigns to accommodate over 100 students. In the first instance foreign students are provided with accommodation. The hostels contains single rooms and sharing rooms all of which are with attached bathrooms. HOSTEL FEES AND SECURITY DEPOSITS (MONTHLY) Single room for foreign student - $100 Shared rooms ( 04 persons) foreign students - Perperson - $35 Security deposit $150 (refunded at the termination of the academic programme subject to deducting the cost of damage, if any, caused to fittings and fixtures) Single room for local student - Rs.6000/= Shared rooms (04 persons) local student – per person - Rs.2000/= Security deposit Rs.5000/= (refunded at the termination of the academic programme subject to deducting the cost of damage, if any, caused to fittings and fixtures)
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