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 (Rs.)
|Registration fee per semester
|Library deposit (Refundable)
|Library fee (Non-refundable)
|Internet/Computer fee per semester
|Examination fee per credit
|Comprehensive examination fee
*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.
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.
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.
The effective date of the Master’s degree shall be the date on which the candidate passes the comprehensive examination