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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

Research Proposal/Progress Presentations was held for Board of Study in Agricultural Biology and Agricultural Engineering on 21 December 2018.



Certificate Awarding Ceremony for Postgraduate Course on Techniques and Applications in Molecular Microbiology was held on
23 December 2018.


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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Recent Event

M.Phil. examination of Mr. A.M.A.S.M. Bandara, Board of study in Agriculture Extension take place on 12th February, 2019 at 2.00 p.m. The title of the research is “Impact of users’ technology readiness and percieved value on mobile phone enabled internet usage in central province of sri lanka" The examiners are Dr. S.M.A.K. Samarakoon,Prof. J.C. Edirisinghe,and His work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. L.N.A.C. Jayawardena and supervisor Dr. M.W.A.P. Jayathilake.

M.Phil. examination of Mr. R.A.A.S. Rathnayaka, Board of study in Soil Science take place on 27th January, 2019 at 2.00 p.m. The title of the research is “Site specific nutrient management for paddy soils on the basis of potential management zones delineated through proximal soil sensing" The examiners are Dr. S.H.S.A. De Silva,Dr. H. K. Kadupitiya,and His work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. W.A.U. Vitharana and supervisor Dr. B.L.W.K. Balasooriya,Dr. W.M.J. Bandara