Bachelor of Agro-Technology Degree Program

The University of Colombo Institute of Agro-Technology and Rural Sciences (UCIARS) was established as an Institute with blended distance mode of teaching to provide opportunities of higher education to farming community across barriers of age, space, time, and academic backgrounds. The establishment of this Institute heralded an era of affirmative action on the part of the Government of Sri Lanka to uplift farming in Sri Lanka as a prestigious occupation through arming the farming community with modern knowledge and information technology.

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  • Under the UNDP funded project Lot 1 – Irrigation and water Management several training components are dedicated to the Tank Cascade based ecosystems in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka. (Readmore)
  • Research communications/ A guest lecture on “The Value of Australian Coastal Vegetation Ecosystem from Fish and Fisheries” by Marine Ecologist Holger Janés/ Through degree programmes.
  • Subject experts from the Department of Zoology & Environmental Science of the Faculty of Science, through Masters and Postgraduate programmes.
  • Individual lecturers/ experts from the Department of Zoology & Environmental Science are involved. Provide through MSc/Diploma Programmes also the student societies and academics conduct many educational programs for school children, local communities, and related stakeholders of essential ecosystems.
  • Academic staff members in national committees under the Ministry of Environment/ Through research communications at the annual meetings of the Institute of Biology Sri Lanka/ The student societies and academics conduct many educational programs for school children, local communities, and related stakeholders of essential ecosystems.
    Research & Development Centre for Mathematical Modeling
  • Consultancy and volunteer services of the faculty academics.
  • Under the Strategic Environmental Assessment on the Project for Storm Water Drainage Plan in Selected Areas in Colombo Metropolitan Area collaborated with the Sri Lanka Land Development Cooperation funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) the water quality of Kalu Oya and Bolgoda basins have being monitored and flora and fauna surveys were conducted to monitor the status of those two ecosystems.
    Research & Development Centre for Mathematical Modeling