Information for Instructors

The Course Specification and Final Exam Papers are monitored by the IBC External Exam Board. We request all Professors/Lecturers submit your Course Specification and Final Exam Paper to IBC Office by using the following format.

For Recommended Texts, the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style is required.
How to Cite References Using MLA Style? Please see the PDF file here.
How to Cite Electronic Database Sources Using MLA Styles? See the PDF file here.

Reference books written by Buddhist monks:
There is no need to make a family name for Buddhist monks. Just use one word for monk authors. Fro example:
Narada Thera. The Buddha and His Teaching. Kandy: Buddhist Publiscation Society, 1988.
It is wrong to use "Thera, Narada."

Other examples:
"Bhikkhu Bodhi." not "Bodhi, Bhikkhu."
"Nyanaponika Thera." not "Thera, Nyanapokika."
"Dhammajoti KL Bhikkhu." not "Bhikkhu, Dhammajoti KL."
"Dalai Lama." not "Lama, Dalai" nor "Dalai, Lama."
"Bokanoruwe Devananda Thera." not "Thera, Bokanoruwe Devananda."

Guidelines for Final Examination Papers
It is recommended that the final examination questions should cover the contents of the Course Description.

For the courses such as English Language, it should include descriptive questions and at least one section contents an essay format question. See the sample final exam paper for non-Buddhism subjects.

Sample Course Outline to Download

How to type Pali and Sanskrit diacritic letters, please see this webpage: