Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture | University of Peradeniya

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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National Symposium on Groundwater Availability and Use in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka
22 July 2016

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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 2015

A total of 353 graduates inclusive of 15 Ph.D., 15 M.Phil, 294 M.Sc., and 29 MBA from the PGIA were conferred degrees at the General Convocation of the University of Peradeniya for the year 2015 held on 26th May 2016.


Admissions open for July intake 2017

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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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  Public seminars & thesis defence exams

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Recent Event

Ph.D. examination Ms. H.K.P.P. Kariyawasam , Board of study in Agricultural Engineering took place on 16th May, 2017 at 10.00 a.m. The title of the research was “Development of a mathematical model for evaporative cooling of rough rice (oryza sativa l.) in deep bed.”
The examiners were Dr. W.S. Botheju , Dr. Primal Fernando and Dr. D.G.G.P. Karunaratne. Her work was supervised by senior supervisorDr. K.S.P. Amaratunga and supervisor Prof. B.F.A. Basnayake.