Faculty of Agriculture commenced Postgraduate Studies...

The Faculty of Agriculture was initiated in 2001 with the aim of developing sustainable agricultural systems particularly focused on the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka by utilizing rural farm settings and natural resources effectively. To achieve this goal, Faculty of Agriculture offers a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.Sc. (Agric.) as a special degree, which is a four-year degree programme. The Bachelor degree programme comprises of semester-based evaluations that consist of eight semesters, during which different courses are offered by the four departments. These four departments are, Agricultural Engineering and Soil Science (ES), Agricultural Systems (AS),Animal and Food Sciences (AF) and Plant Sciences (PS).

About Us


Faculty of Agriculture envisions to be a dynamic, innovative and renowned centre for Excellence in Agriculture.


Mission of the Faculty of Agriculture is to produce innovative and dynamic graduates with sound knowledge and requisite skills towards achieving a sustainable development in Agriculture, through creating a conducive environment for teaching, learning, research and dissemination of knowledge.

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Board of Study

Chairman (Dean of the Faculty)
Dr. A. M. J. B. Adikari .
Programme Director
Snr. Prof. Aruni Weerasinghe.
Head of Department (Agricultural Engineering and Soil Science)
Dr. D. M. S. Duminda
Head of Department (Agricultural Systems)
Dr. A. M. K. R. Bandara
Head of Department (Animal and Food Sciences)
Dr. W. A. D. Nayananjalie
Head of Department (Plant Sciences)
Dr. D. M. D. Dissanayake
Academic Coordinator
Dr. Nalaka Geekiyanage
Faculty Board Appointed Nominees
Dr. M. G. T. S. Amarasekara
Dr. L. K. W. Wijayaratne
Senate Appointed Nominee
Dr. Shriyani Wickramsinghe
External Members
Dr. D. M. J. B. Senanayake (Director / RRDI)
Eng. T. M. R. Dissanayake (Act. Director/IPHT)

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Admission Requirements

i. A Bachelor’s of honours Degree in Agriculture or any related degree from a recognized University, which is equivalent to SLQF level 6 with a minimum of 30 credits in the relevant field.

ii. A Bachelor’s of honours Degree in Science or any related degree with honours from a recognized University, which is equivalent to SLQF level 6 with a minimum of 30 credits in the relevant field.

iii. A Bachelor’s of honours Degree in Bio-systems Technology or any related degree with honours from a recognized University which is equivalent to SLQF level 6 with a minimum of 30 credits in the relevant field.

iv. Postgraduate diploma or Postgraduate certificate in relevant field or any other equivalent qualifications acceptable to the Senate of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka upon recommendation of the Board of Study in Master of Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.

Fee Structure

Fee structure (Rs.)
Application fee 2000.00
Registration fee per semester 2000.00
Library deposit (Refundable) 5000.00
Library fee (Non-refundable) 1500.00
Internet/Computer fee per semester 1500.00
Examination fee per credit 800.00
Tuition fee* 100,000.00
Comprehensive examination fee 7500.00

*Maximum three equal installments could be allowed upon the approval of the Board of Study. Non-refundable application fee should be paid at the time of submission of the completed application form.

Application Procedure

How to obtain application
  • Online via University/Faculty Website (Recommended) online google form (Please note that YOU MUST have a Google Account to upload files)
  • Download Application from University/ Faculty Website
  • Obtain the Application by posting a self-addressed envelope
  • Obtain the Application by visiting the Faculty
Those who wish to apply online or download the application can visit website of the University www.rjt.ac.lk or Faculty www.rjt.ac.lk/agri/postgraduate/. Those who wish to obtain application form and instructions by post, should send a 9”x 6” size self-addressed stamped envelope worth of Rs. 100/= addressed to the “Assistant Registrar, Faculty of Agriculture, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Puliyankulama, Anuradhapura”. Application forms and instructions/details of the degree programme can also be obtained by visiting Faculty of Agriculture, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.
What should be included in the application packet?
Following documents should accompany with your application.
  • Duly filled and signed application form
  • Certified copies of the educational and professional qualifications
  • Copy of the birth certificate
  • Bank deposit slip of Rs. 2000 as application processing fee

Applicants should make necessary arrangements to send following supporting documents.
  • Academic transcripts (directly from the university, where you obtained the degree)
  • Two letters of recommendations
How to apply
Applications and scanned supporting documents can be submitted online (recommended) through the faculty website. Alternatively, hard copies of all application materials should be sent to “Assistant Registrar, Faculty of Agriculture, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Puliyankulama, Anuradhapura” along with a Bank Deposit slip to the value of Rs. 2000/= written in favour of Faculty of Agriculture, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Account No. 008-1-001-4-8565998 held at the Peoples’ Bank, Anuradhapura indicating the applicant’s name and the address.
Applications should be sent on or before 31st August 2019 along with other supporting documents.

Programme Structure & Requirements to Complete the Degree

Structure of the Study Programme

This degree programme consists with course work and research component basically one year duration in semester system for a full time student. Minimum duration for a part time student will be four consecutive semesters. The course work includes all key aspects of advanced agriculture production and management. There is a two credit research component in the second semester mainly aiming to develop research design and analytical skills of the students. The medium of instruction is English and course is conducted in weekend at the Faculty of Agriculture, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. Courses shall be evaluated on the basis of continuous assessments (quizzes, reports, assignments, presentations, case studies, etc.) and end-semester examinations. A five member examination panel will evaluate the comprehensive oral examination.

Requirements to Complete the Study Programme

A student should complete 30 credits with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.50 and successful completion of the comprehensive examination in stipulated period prescribed in the governing by-laws. A student should satisfy the examiners on prescribed assessment criteria approved by the Faculty Board on the recommendation of the Board of Study with a satisfactory standard. Students are required to follow 16 credits in the first semester and 14 credits in the second semester. Elective courses only be offered if there are sufficient number of students registered to follow courses. Student have freedom to add or drop courses within two weeks period from the commencement of lectures.

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Research Project

As a compulsory requirement of the degree programme, students are required to obtain two credit from the research project (MS 5206) during which they will be guided by a supervisor appointed by the University Senate on the recommendation of the Board of Study. Range of research topics is available within the research interest of teaching panel that student could select. A student should prepare a research proposal and submit to the Board of Study for the approval. The report of the research project should be submitted to the Board of Study after completion of the research project.

Grading System

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Effective Date

The effective date of the Master’s degree shall be the date on which the candidate passes the comprehensive examination


Sri Lankan Journal of Agriculture and Ecosystems

Sri Lankan Journal of Agriculture and Ecosystems (SLJAE) publishes peer – reviewed original research articles from all fields of agriculture including crop science, forestry, agricultural biology, plant protection, genetics and plant breeding, food and nutrition, animal science, soil science, water resource management, agricultural machinery, agricultural economics and extension and agricultural system studies and ecosystem research. Read more....
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Instructions and Information for Completion of Application

Please follow the instructions and information before you apply for the program. Download...

MAgri Application Form


Reference Report

Please make suitable arrangements to submit us two Reference Reports in line with your application Download

Contact Info

Faculty of Agriculture
Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
T.P: +94 25 222 1610
e mail: postgraduate@agri.rjt.ac.lk
Fax: +94 25 222 1610