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.

  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.


Participation in Summer School of Hiroshima University, Japan

To: Current Students Registered under the Board of Study in Crop Scienc.
There is an opportunity for one postgraduate student to participate in the Summer School of Hiroshima University (HU), Japan during 25th September – 03rd October, 2018. The cost will be covered by both governments but yet to confirm.


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 manipulation of agronomic practices to optimize yield and quality of strawberries growing in sri lanka.
On 2 nd June, 2018


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.