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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.

  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 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.


Scheme for promoting publications of Postgraduate Research

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Research Proposal/Progress Presentation: Board of Study in Agricultural Engineering

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  Public seminars & thesis defence exams

Recent Event

Ph.D. examination of Ms. I.K. Leukebandara, Board of study in Foodscience and Technology take place on 07th December, 2018 at 3.00p.m. The title of the research is “Value addition and cost – benefit analysis of goat milk production with supplemental thampala ( amaramthus.spp ) feeding to enhance fatty acids beneficial to human health with special reference to conjugated Linoleic acid" The examiners are Prof. T. Serasinghe,Dr. S.C. Somasiri,Dr. A.M. Karunarathne and Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. S. Premaratne and supervisor Prof. K.M.S. Wimalasiri,Prof. T. Madhujith.