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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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 2017

A total of 371 graduates inclusive of 09 Ph.D., 20 M.Phil, 320 M.Sc., and 22 MBA from the PGIA were conferred degrees at the General Convocation of the University of Peradeniya for the year 2017 held on 5th July 2018.








  Announcements



PGIA Staff Development Programme on 17th October 2018.

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Short Course on Techniques and Applications in Molecular Microbiology.

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Short Course on ICT Stewardship for Agricultural Extension

The board of study in Agricultural Extension, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture offers two day short course on ICT Stewardship for Agricultural Extension.
This course is designed to introduce extension and development practitioners to the basic skills in technology stewardship, community engagements methods, and using low cost ICTs to plan and conduct a short term extension campaign.

Venue: Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, Peradeniya Date: 13th – 14th November 2018

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Scheme for promoting publications of Postgraduate Research

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  Public seminars & thesis defence exams



Recent Event

M.Phil. examination of Ms. K.K.S.D. Pradeepika , Board of study in Crop Science take place on 04th October, 2018 at 1.00 p.m. The title of the research is “Influence of sowing time, steckling transplanting date AND STECKLING size on seed yield and seed quality of radish ( Raphanus sativus. ) var. Beeralu Under sri lanka’s wl, wm and wu conditions.”
The examiners are Dr. K.A. Mettananda and Dr. W.M.T.P. Ariyaratna Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr.S.L. Weerasena and supervisor Prof. W.A.P. Weerakkody

Ph.D. examination of Ms. A. Sugirtharan , Board of study in Food Science & Technology take place on 27th September, 2018 at 10.30 a.m. The title of the research is “Study on the nutritional status of pregnant women with special emphasis on iron status in the batticaloa district”
The examiners are Prof. Sagarika Ekanayake and Dr. Jaanaki Gooneratne,Prof. Chandrani Liyanage Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. R. Sivakanesan and supervisor Prof. D.G.N.G. Wijesinghe.

Past Events

M.Phil. examination of Ms. V.H.H. Nadeeshani , Board of study in Food Science & Technology take place on 9th September, 2018 at 10.00 a.m. The title of the research is “Evaluation of the nutritional value of selected fruits and vegetables grown in Sri Lanka”
The examiners are Dr. Jaanaki Gooneratne and Dr. Anjani M. Karunaratne Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. W.M.T. Madhujith and supervisor Prof. K.M.S. Wimalasiri and Dr. K.D.R.R. Silva.