Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture | University of Peradeniya

Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya

Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya

Admissions for 2020 PGIA

Application deadline will be extended due to the current situation. Kindly submit your online application now. You could submit relevant documents including the application fee once the country gets back to normal.

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 2018

A total of 278 graduates inclusive of 06 Ph.D., 31 M.Phil, 196 M.Sc., and 45 MBA from the PGIA were conferred degrees at the General Convocation of the University of Peradeniya for the year 2018 held on 04th July, 2019.








  Announcements



   Vacancy for Temporary Tutor
Board of Study in Agricultural Extension

Applications are called from qualified persons to fill the post of Temporary Tutor at Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA), University of Peradeniya (UoP) for a period of one year. The deadline for receiving application is 19th March 2020.

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Scheme for promoting publications of Postgraduate Research

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  Garden university of Sri Lanka

  Public seminars & thesis defence exams



Recent Events

Ph.D examination of Ms. S.W.G.R.T.K. Ariyawansha, Board of study in Agriculture Engineering took place on 25th February, 2020 at 10.00 a.m The title of the research was “Development of interactive mathematical expressions for biochemical transformation kinetics" The examiners were Prof. R.M.G. Rajapakse, Prof. J.M.A. Manathunga, Dr. C.S. Kalpage and His work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. B.F.A. Basnayake and supervisor Dr. A.K. Karunaratne.


Ph.D examination of Ms. A.M.N.L. Abesinghe, Board of study in Animal Science took place on 24th February, 2020 at 12.00 noon The title of the research was “Effects of ultrasound on homogenization and fermentation kinetics of buffalo’s milk" The examiners were Prof. K.K.D.S. Ranaweera, Dr. Peter Joseph Torley,Prof. Peng Zhou and His work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. J.K. Vidanarachchi and supervisor Dr. K.F.S.T. Silva.