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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.

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Paper recycling project for a green revolution

Postgraduate Students of Board of Study Agric. Engineering of the PGIA and the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya collaborate with British Council of Sri Lanka to launch a waste paper recycling programme in 10 leading schools in Central Province of Sri Lanka. British Council coordinates the event and Nation Trust Bank fully sponsors the program. University of Peradeniya, especially the Postgraduate students collaborate in the programme by providing technical knowhow, demonstrations and training of trainers. The program was launched on 8th June at PGIA Auditorium with the participation of Country Director of British Council Mr Keith Davies MBE and other delegates from the British Council.

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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.


Training and Research opportunities for M.Phil./M.Sc. Students - Three (03) positions


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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Call for Applications for PGIA Research Grants - 2017 Research Facilitation Fund (RFF)


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  Public seminars & thesis defence exams

Recent Event

M.Phil. examination Ms. M.C. Millawithanachchi , Board of study in Agricultural Biology took place on 09th October, 2017 at 9.30 a.m. The title of the research was “comparison of efficiency of different breeding methods and farmers’ and breeders’ participation in varietal selection in cowpea improvements.”
The examiners were Dr. H. Fonseka,Dr. S. Wasala and Dr. M.P. Dhanapala. Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. V.A. Sumanasinghe and supervisor Dr. A.P. Bentota.