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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.

  News highlight

New Director Appointed

Prof. C.M.B. Dematawewa has been appointed as the 9th Director of PGIA on 09th of November 2017.

Conferment of degrees at the general convocation 2016

A total of 272 graduates inclusive of 08 Ph.D., 24 M.Phil, 217 M.Sc., and 23 MBA from the PGIA were conferred degrees at the General Convocation of the University of Peradeniya for the year 2016 held on 25th May 2017.


Research Scholarship at Saga University, Japan Monbusho Scholarship – 2018


Research Opportunities for MPhil or M.Sc. Students


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.


Facilitating Publications of postgraduate research

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  Garden university of Sri Lanka

  Public seminars & thesis defence exams

Upcomming Event

Public Seminar on hypocholesterolemic and hypoglycemic effect of cowpea incorporated experimental diets in wistar. .
On 30 th November, 2017


Recent Event

M.Phil. examination Mr. P. Sivashankar , Board of study in Agricultural Economics took place on 23th November, 2017 at 10.00 a.m. The title of the research was “Financial and economic feasibility of jatropha biodiesel production in sri lanka.”
The examiners were Dr. P. Weligamage,Dr. H.M. Vidyaratne Herath . His work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. H.L.J. Weerahewa and supervisor Prof. P. Abeygunawardena.