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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Admissions open for July - 2016 intake.

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Orientation programme for the academic year 2016

Orientation programme of the PGIA for the academic year 2016 was held on 16th January, 2016 at EOE pereira theatre( Faculty of engineering, University of peradeniya).

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Newsletter launching Ceremony

The newsletter of the PGIA (Volume 01) was globally launched as an online edition by Prof. S. Samita director PGIA 29th May 2015 and the 1st copy of the newsletter was handed over to one of former directors Prof Y.D.A. Senanayake, who took part as the chief guest of the event.

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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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Call for applications for PGIA research grant – 2016 Research facilitation fund (RFF)


Applications are called for the research facilitation fund (RFF) of the PGIA for the year 2016.

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Symposium on groundwater availability and use in the dry Zone of Sri Lanka July 22, 2016

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Facilitating Publications of postgraduate research

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  Public seminars & thesis defence exams


Recent Event

Ph.D. examination Mr. S.M. Hussain, Board of study in agricultural extension took place on 19th May, 2016 at 11.00 a.m. The title of the research was “Role of agricultural extension services in Ole of agricultural extension services in exchanging the livelihood of farmers in the food cropsector of Sri Lanka.”
The examiners were Prof. R.P. Mahaliyanaarachchi ,Prof. M. Wijeratne and Prof. W.A.D.P. Wanigasundara. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. C. Sivayoganathan and Dr. R. Wijekoon.