Botany

  • Diploma in Microbiology

    The Diploma in Microbiology will not be conducted in 2017

  • Plant Breeding Techniques (Short Course)

    Issuing of Applications from: 15th January 2018 to 15th August 2018 (Limited to 30 students (First-come, first-served basis))

    Plant breeding is the art and science of changing the genetics of plants for the benefit of humankind. It can be achieved through many different techniques ranging from simply selecting plants with desirable characteristics for propagation, to more complicated tissue culture and molecular techniques.

  • Post-harvest handling of Fruits, Vegetables & Flowers

    This course is designed to: educate the participants on current practices in post-harvest technology of fruits, vegetables and flowers; provide hands-on experience to personnel working within the sector on post-harvest physiology of fresh produce; enhance knowledge and skills on biological post-harvest treatments used to reduce post-harvest diseases; upgrade the agriculture industry of Sri Lanka through knowledge transfer and skill development on appropriate horticultural practices.