Message from the Vice Chancellor, RUSL

It’s with immense pride and honour I write this message to inaugurate Master of Agriculture (2022 Intake), Master of Philosophy in Agriculture, and Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Development postgraduate programs of the Faculty of Agriculture, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. The University celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2021, while the Faculty of Agriculture has created its history being a centre of excellence in producing innovative and dynamic graduates with sound knowledge and requisite skills towards achieving a sustainable development in agriculture over the last two decades.

The Faculty of Agriculture Rajarata University of Sri Lanka is home for a vibrant and talented community of academia who has exceled in all fields of specialization within the broad discipline of agriculture. This spirit is seen in the recently introduced Master of Agriculture degree programme of the faculty. The professionals and graduates seeking to advance their knowledge and skills in modern fields of agriculture are attracted to this degree programme. The faculty sets another milestone by introducing Master of Philosophy in Agriculture and Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Development postgraduate programs on its 20th anniversary celebrations. I am confident that these new postgraduate programmes will contribute to the country’s journey towards achieving sustainable development in agriculture.

I am particularly appreciative of the Faculty of Agriculture for keeping all these programmes affordable while maintaining high standards of quality. All these programmmes are designed in par with the guidelines established by the Quality Assurance Council of the University Grant Commission of Sri Lanka that has enabled multiple parallel entries to the programmes and provisions are given for credit transfers as appropriate.

I am certain that this guide will help you to plan your postgraduate education journey from the commencement to the conclusion. Hence, I urge you to take the maximum advantage of all the pillars of the faculty. I strongly believe that you will find the Faculty of Agriculture of RUSL is an exciting, stimulating, supportive and a memorable place in your life which shapes your future as a professional in the field of Agriculture.

I wish all the best for your future career…!

Prof. (Mrs.) G.A.S. Ginigaddara

Vice Chancellor, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka