29th Annual Congress will be held on 16-17 November 2017

All registered participants are invited.

Transport service from PGIA to Amaya Hills hotel                                                                  Floor arrangement

Co-organizer: National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka.

Limited number of places is available on first come first served basis.

Date : 16th November, 2017
Vane : Amaya Hills Resort, Kandy
Time : 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Fee : Free of charge

Target Audience : PGIA Students (those who have confirmed their participation for the congress)

Please note that it is mandatory for participants of workshop to attend, the inaugural session followed by workshop on 16th November and the technical sessions on 17th November, 2017.


  1. What is ‘scientific abstracting’.
  2. Verbosity and abstracting.
  3. Abstracting lengthy sentences.
  4. ‘What is there’ and ‘what is not there’ in abstracts.
  5. Preparing abstracts with software.
  6. Abstracting different parts of an abstract: Do’s and Don’ts.
  7. Types of abstracts.
  8. Practical session where participants will prepare abstracts on their own.

Download Registration form

Online Registration

Alternative Submission: e mail to congress@pgia.ac.lk
Manuscripts Submission extended up to 15 August 2017

The Annual Congress is an international scientific forum organized by the PGIA every year with a multitude of objectives. It aims at promoting postgraduate research in agriculture by providing a forum for presentation, discussion and debate, disseminating research findings. The Congress stimulates interaction and relationship among postgraduate students and scientists of different universities and various institutes of the country and the region.

Key Areas

  • Agricultural Biology & Plant Protection
  • Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Management
  • Agricultural Extension & Organizational Management
  • Agricultural Mechanization & Post-harvest Technology
  • Agronomy, Forestry & Agro-forestry
  • Agro Biotechnology
  • Animal Production & Aquaculture
  • Climate Change & Agriculture
  • Conservation & Improvement of Agro-Biodiversity
  • Computational Methods and Statistics
  • Energy & Waste Resources Systems
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Geo-Informatics in Agriculture
  • Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
  • Soil and Water Resources & Management

Inauguration and the technical sessions will be held at Amaya Hills Hotel,Kandy.

Key Dates to Note

    Payments should be made by money order/bank draft written in favour of the Director, PGIA. Cash payments are accepted at the Accounts Branch of the PGIA.

    Please download the Annual Congress brochure and send in the duly filled reply slip to the Congress Office by the October 31, 2017.

    Foreign participants could pay by international bank draft.

    • Rs. 1000 - Local students
    • Rs. 1500 - Local participants
    • US$. 75 - Participants from SAARC countries
    • US$.150 - Participants from other countries

    The participants should register on or before October 31, 2017. The registration fee covers the cost of the abstract booklet, conference materials, lunch and refreshments.

    Foreign participants could pay by international bank draft.

-  Registration commences    April 30, 2017     

-  Last date to receive full papers
   July 31, 2017      
   Deadline extended to August 15, 2017

- Last date for registration
   October 31, 2017 

- PGIA Annual Congress    November 16 - 17, 2017

- Post conference tour
   November 18, 2017
   Visit to Sigiriya
   (Contact: Chathura - 0772270850 )


Accommodation with a wide range of facilities and options is available. Hotels and guest house rates vary from US$ 25 to US$ 125 per day. You may find hotel information on www.kandyhotles.com. Accommodation can be provided for a limited number of foreign participants at PGIA and university guest houses at a nominal rate.

Contact :congress@pgia.ac.lk

For Foreign Participants

Transport can be arranged to Kandy from the Airport (Colombo).

Contact :congress@pgia.ac.lk

The Annual Congress Brochure

Research Highlights
28th PGIA Annual Congress
Call for papers