Message from the Programme Director

It gives me great pleasure to welcome all the students who have registered for the postgraduate programmes at the Faculty of Agriculture, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (RUSL). The Faculty of Agriculture commenced its first postgraduate degree programme; Master of Agriculture in year 2020. We are very pleased to announce here, that the Faculty of Agriculture at RUSL has created another milestone in commencing two new postgraduate programmes, Master of Philosophy in Agriculture and Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Development.

The Master of Agriculture programme is been conducted for the third successive year in 2022. We are happy to announce here, the graduation of the first batch of students and that the second batch of students are on their final commitments, prior to graduation well on time. The Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Development is a combined programme by all six faculties guided by an expert teaching panel of the RUSL, and offered under the Board of Study of the Faculty of Agriculture. This programme is aimed to achieve multiple objectives related to rural development, economy, livelihood, communication, and development projects. At the inception of Master of Philosophy Degree Programme, we are excited to state that already there are considerable amount of  candidates have been registered. The majority of supervisors are from the Faculty of Agriculture, RUSL and other co-supervisors are either from other universities or leading research institutes in Sri Lanka. The panel of teachers comprises of academic staff with outstanding and wide teaching and research experience. The faculty houses the administrative and financial sections, laboratories, computer units, library and smart classrooms, which are equipped to provide a high quality learning experience.

I fervently hope that all the registered students under different postgraduate programmes will develop strong work ethics that become an integral part of their professional lives.

I wish all the very best for your future careers...!

Senior Professor Aruni Weerasinghe

Programme Director, Postgraduate Programmes, Faculty of Agriculture, RUSL