The 1st Postgraduate Diploma Awards Ceremony of the Postgraduate Institute of Humanities & Social Sciences (PGIHS) was held at the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya (UoP), last week. 394 Diplomas including 39 in absentia, were awarded under 12 disciplines- Accounting & Finance, Archaeology, Economics, Education, English, Islamic Civilization, Management, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Tamil and Development Practice. Diplomates were from the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 batches. The ceremony was graced by UoP Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Upul B. Dissanayake, Deputy VC Prof S.H.P.P. Karunaratne, PGIHS Director Prof J.M. Ananda Jayawickrama, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Prof O.G. Dayaratna Banda and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Management and the Chairpersons of the Five Boards of Studies.