Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture | University of Peradeniya

Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya

Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya

Application deadline extended for Academic year 2018 Apply Now Instructions & Forms

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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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.


Orientation programme of the PGIA for the academic year 2018 will be held on 24th February, 2018 at EOE pereira theatre( Faculty of engineering, University of peradeniya).

The Boards of Study members will meet the newly registering students soon after the orientation program on 24.02.2018,Saturday. at PGIA starting from 2.00PM. All students must participate to this meeting.

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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  Public seminars & thesis defence exams

Recent Event

Ph.D. examination Ms. K.D.D. Kumari , Board of study in Food and Nutrition took place on 09th February, 2018 at 10.30 a.m. The title of the research was “bioactivities of millet grain phenolic compounds; their bioaccessibility and bioavailability as affected by different food processing and preparation methods.”
The examiners were Dr. Jaanaki Goonaratne,Dr. G.A.S. Premakumara and Prof. Sagarika Ekanayaka. Her work was supervised by supervisor Dr. G.A.P. Chandras and Prof. W.M.T. Madhujith.