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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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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.








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South Asian Water Leadership Program on Climate Change

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Scheme for promoting publications of Postgraduate Research

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Upcomming Event

Public Seminar on Investigation of the recent changes in paddy cultivation in terms of food quality and ecosystem sustainability.
On 29 th April, 2019

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Public Seminar on Evaluating the productivity and stability of major rice-based annual cropping systems of sri lanka using apsim.
On 26 th April, 2019

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Recent Events

Ph.D examination of Mr. E.S. Wickremasinghe, Board of study in Animal Science take place on 10th April, 2019 at 2.00 p.m The title of the research is “Investigation of interrelationships among socioeconomic, hydro climatic, and fishing parameters in victoria sorabora and ulhitya reservoirs and their implications on reservoir management" The examiners are Prof. S.C. Jayamanne,Prof. W.U. Chandrasekara,Prof. J.M.C.K. Jayawardana and His work was supervised by supervisor Prof. Udeni Edirisinghe

M.Phil examination of Ms. M.S. Kurukulasuriya, Board of study in Animal Science took place on 09th April, 2019 at 4.00 p.m The title of the research was “Phenotypic and genetic characterization of haemonchosis resistance in sri lanakan indigenous goats and their jamnapari crossbreds" The examiners were Prof. W.D.S.J. Wickramasinghe,Dr. S.H.G. Wickrmaratne and His work was supervised by supervisor Prof. G.L.L.P. Silva