Ven. Prof. Medagampitiye Vijithadhamma Thero of the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of USJ receives the Agga Maha Ganthawachaka Pandit Degree from the Burmese government. Aggamaha Ganthawachaka Pandit Degree is a special degree awarded by the Government of Burma (Myanmar). It is the highest degree awarded to monks under the age of 60 in recognition of their academic service.
This degree is awarded in recognition of the service rendered to the development of the Pali language literature by composing prose and verse in the Pali language, lecturing in the Pali language, and for the service rendered in teaching and mentoring undergraduate, postgraduate and philosophical students. Ven. Vijithadhamma Thero is also the youngest Sri Lankan monk to receive this degree from the Government of Myanmar. The graduates are announced on Myanmar’s Independence Day, 4th of January.