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), hyperboreal 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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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.


Short Course on Techniques and Applications in Molecular Microbiology.


Short Course on ICT Stewardship for Agricultural Extension

The board of study in Agricultural Extension, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture offers two day short course on ICT Stewardship for Agricultural Extension.
This course is designed to introduce extension and development practitioners to the basic skills in technology stewardship, community engagements methods, and using low cost ICTs to plan and conduct a short term extension campaign.

Venue: Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, Peradeniya Date: 13th – 14th November 2018


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  Public seminars & thesis defence exams

Recent Event

Ph.D. examination of Ms. P.G.D.S. Amarasena, Board of study in Plant Protection take place on 29th October, 2018 at 10.30 a.m. The title of the research is “A comparative polyphasic study on variations of morphological molecular, reproductive fitness and pathogenicity of pratylenchus loosi populations owing to changing soil temperatures in tea plantations of Sri lanka" The examiners are Dr. M.M. Nugaliyadde,Dr. H.M.R.K. Ekanayake and Prof. S.N. Surendran Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Dr. K.M. Mohotti and supervisor Prof. D.M. De Costa.

M.Phil. examination of Ms. G.W.R.W.M.R.M.W.K. Kirinde, Board of study in Agricultural Engineering take place on 23rd October, 2018 at 11.00 a.m. The title of the research is “Investigation on relationship between water regime and ecosystem in paddy cultivation; a case study In bayawa minor irrigation system in Deduru oya river basin” The examiners are Dr. S.H.S.A. De Silva and Dr. V.P.A. Weerasinghe Her work was supervised by senior supervisor Prof. M.I.M. Mowjood and supervisor Dr. N.D.K. Dayawansa