Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture | University of Peradeniya

Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya

Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya


The Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), University of Peradeniya was established in 1975 with the main objective of developing in-country capacity for postgraduate education in agriculture and to provide appropriately trained scientific personnel for a rapidly expanding agricultural sector of the country.

Over the past three decades it has achieved substantial progress and has emerged as a “Centre of Excellence” in higher education in agricultural sciences in the country.


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National Symposium on Groundwater Availability and Use in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka
22 July 2016

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Admissions open for July - 2016 intake.

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Paper recycling project for a green revolution

Postgraduate Students of Board of Study Agric. Engineering of the PGIA and the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya collaborate with British Council of Sri Lanka to launch a waste paper recycling programme in 10 leading schools in Central Province of Sri Lanka. British Council coordinates the event and Nation Trust Bank fully sponsors the program. University of Peradeniya, especially the Postgraduate students collaborate in the programme by providing technical knowhow, demonstrations and training of trainers. The program was launched on 8th June at PGIA Auditorium with the participation of Country Director of British Council Mr Keith Davies MBE and other delegates from the British Council.

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Conferment of degrees at the general convocation 2015

A total of 353 graduates inclusive of 15 Ph.D., 15 M.Phil, 294 M.Sc., and 29 MBA from the PGIA were conferred degrees at the General Convocation of the University of Peradeniya for the year 2015 held on 26th May 2016.








  Announcements

Call for papers: 28th annual congres of the PGIA 17-18 November 2016.

Keynote Speakers Congress 2016
- Dr. Cornel s Adler
- Dr. Manilal Dahanayake


Papers presented in the congress will be published in the peer-reviewed quarterly journal “Tropical Agricultural Research”; Vol. 28, 2016 (ISSN: 1016 - 1422), which is indexed in CAB abstracts and full papers are included in Sri Lanka journals online and Asia journals online.

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Research Opportunities for MPhil or M.Sc. Students

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Statistical consultancy service (SCS)

Statistical consultancy service (SCS) provides guidance and assistance to its clients with respect to designing experiments and survey questionnaires, data collection, data analyses and interpretation. Moreover, SCS will organize training programs and short courses upon request by the clients with respect to any of the above aspects.

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Facilitating Publications of postgraduate research

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  Public seminars & thesis defence exams

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Recent Event

M.Phil. examination Ms. R.P. Hettiarachchi, Board of study in Soil Science took place on 13th September, 2016 at 10.30 a.m. The title of the research was “biofilm biofertilizer for improved plant growth and soil health of rubber nurseries and plantations.”
The examiners were Prof. Sudesh D. Wanniarachchi,Dr. B.L.W.K. Balasooriya and Dr. S.H.S.A. De Silva. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. A.N. Jayakody and supervisor Prof. G. Seneviratne and Dr. R.S. Dharmakeerthi.