B. Sc. (Agriculture) Degree Programme

Graduate profile 

Agriculture and Plantation Management graduates of the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka will possess satisfactory multi-disciplinary knowledge on the fundamental concepts, principles, practices and technologies relevant to agriculture, plantation management and the field of specialization; Agricultural Economics & Business, Agricultural Business & Marketing, Biotechnology, Landscape Horticulture, Postharvest horticulture, Plantation Resource Management, Plantation Product Development Technology.

They will be able to

  • apply this subject knowledge and technological know-how in a holistic manner with innovative management and entrepreneurial perspective to manage agricultural resources and systems and to fulfill the emerging needs of the food production, agribusiness and agro-industry sectors;
  • recognize agriculture as a service benefiting the mankind and the environment; and identify the issues, trends and perspectives in agriculture and their impact on national development;
  • use enquiry, construct arguments, investigate/ research, critically analyze data, make judgments/ decisions and propose solutions to emerging problems in agriculture, plantation management and allied sectors;
  • communicate scientific and other information efficiently and effectively;  
  • work independently exercising resourcefulness, and  collaboratively demonstrating team spirit and professionalism leadership qualities;
  • engage in life-long learning and undertake further training to further knowledge and skills;
  • behave harmoniously with an appreciation of human and cultural diversity giving due respect for the values of the others, demonstrating professional integrity, ethical behavior and accountability.

Equipped with those attributes they will be ready to work with confidence in academic, research, education and management fields related to agriculture and allied sectors to meet the emerging challenges in the 21st century knowledge based economies.

Course Duration

The duration of the B.Sc. (Agriculture) degree programme at the Wayamba University, is 04 years. 

Overview of Programme Structure, Content and Options

An academic year consists of two semesters of 15 weeks each and academic programme is based on course credit system. First and second year course units are devoted to teach basic theory and principles, core requirements in mathematics, physical and life sciences, humanities, social sciences, communication, information technology and management.

In Year 3, the students can select a specialized area of study from any of the four departments which will continue through Year 4. The specialization areas offered by each department are given below. 

Department

Area of Specialization

Agribusiness Management (AB)

Agricultural Economics & Business

Agricultural Business & Marketing

Biotechnology (BT)

Biotechnology

Horticulture & Landscape gardening (HC)

Horticulture and Landscape Gardening

Postharvest Horticulture

Plantation Management (PM)

Plantation Resource Management

Plantation Product Development Technology

 

Course Units Offered in the Study Programme

Core- course units offered in Year 1 and 2

All core-course units in the Year 1 and 2 of the study programme are compulsory.

Year 1, Semester I

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

AB 11012

Basic Mathematics

2

30

00

10

AB 11022

Fundamentals of Management

2

20

20

10

BT  11013

Agricultural Chemistry

3

30

30

10

HC 11013

Principles and Practices of Agronomy

3

30

30

10

PM 11012

Principles of Crop Physiology

2

20

20

10

PM 11023

Environment and Forest Management

3

35

20

10

CU 11012

Information and Communication Technology

2*

20

20

10

EU 11012

Academic English I

2*

30

00

00

 

Semester II

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

 

         

AB 12032

Principles of Economics

2

20

20

10

AB 12042

Principles of Agricultural Marketing

2

20

20

10

BT 12022

Cell and Biomolecules

2

20

20

05

HC 12023

Cereal, Root and Tuber Crop Production

3

30

30

10

PM 12032

Principles of Soil Science

2

20

20

05

PM 12042

Agricultural Microbiology

2

20

20

10

PM 12052

Farm Animal Production and Management I

2

20

20

10

CU 12022

Application of Software and Web Technologies

2*

15

60

10

EU 12022

Academic English II

2*

30

00

00

* Non-GPA course units

Year 2, Semester I

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

 

         

AB 21052

Basic Statistics

2

20

20

10

AB 21062

Agricultural Development and Policy

2

20

20

10

BT 21032

Molecular Biology

2

30

00

05

BT 21041

Molecular Laboratory Techniques

1

00

30

00

HC 21033

Principles and Applications of Plant Breeding

3

30

30

10

HC 21042

Grain Legume, Condiment and Oil Crop Production

2

15

30

10

PM 21063

Agriculture Engineering and Farm Machinery

3

30

30

10

PM 21072

Farm Animal Production and Management II

2

20

20

10

EU 21032

Business English I

2*

30

00

10

 

Semester II

 Course No

 

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

AB 22072

Agricultural Project Analysis & Management

2

20

20

10

BT 22053

Agricultural Biotechnology

3

30

30

10

BT 22061

Industrial Microbiology

1

15

00

00

HC 22053

Principles & Techniques of Pest Management

3

30

30

10

HC 22063

Principles and Applications of Food Science

3

30

30

10

PM 22082

Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer Management

2

20

20

10

CU 22033

Decision Support System

3

15

60

10

EU 22042

Business English II

2*

30

00

10

 

 Specialization course units offered in Year 3

 All course units offered in Semester I and Semester II in Year 3 under each specialization stream are compulsory.

Year 3 

Specialization areas offered by Department of Agribusiness Management 

  1.  Agricultural Economics & Business

 Semester I

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

AB 31093

Quantitative Techniques for Business

3

30

30

10

AB 31102

Financial Accounting

2

20

20

10

AB 31113

Marketing Management

3

30

30

10

AB 31122

Agricultural Production Economics

2

20

20

10

AB 31132

Managerial & Business Economics

2

20

20

10

AB 31142

Resource Planning & Envi. Management

2

20

20

10

AB 31151

Entrepreneurship Development

1*

15

00

00

HC 31072

Horticultural Crop Production

2

20

20

10

PM 31092

Plantation Crop Production

2

20

20

10

 

Semester II

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

AB 32192

Social Science Research Methodology

2

20

20

10

AB 32202

Statistics for Social & Behavioral Sciences

2

20

20

10

AB 32212

Human Resource Management

2

20

20

10

AB 32222

Management Information Systems

2

20

20

10

AB 32231

Statistical Quality Control

1

10

10

10

AB 32242

International Economics & Business

2

20

20

10

AB 32252

Environmental & Resource Economics

2

20

20

10

AB 32262

Agricultural Price and Market Analysis

2

20

20

10

AB 32272

Production & Operations Management

2

20

20

10

  1. Agricultural Business & Marketing

 Semester I

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

AB 31093

Quantitative Techniques for Business

3

30

30

10

AB 31102

Financial Accounting

2

20

20

10

AB 31113

Marketing Management

3

30

30

10

AB 31151

Entrepreneurship Development

1*

15

00

00

AB 31162

Agricultural Entrepreneurship

2

20

20

10

AB 31172

Consumer Behaviour

2

20

20

10

AB 31182

Financial Management

2

20

20

10

HC 31072

Horticultural Crop Production

2

20

20

10

PM 31092

Plantation Crop Production

2

20

20

10

 

Semester II

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

 

         

AB 32192

Social Science Research Methodology

2

20

20

10

AB 32202

Statistics for Social & Behavioral Sciences

2

20

20

10

AB 32212

Human Resource Management

2

20

20

10

AB 32222

Management Information Systems

2

20

30

10

AB 32231

Statistical Quality Control

1

10

10

10

AB 32282

International Marketing

2

20

20

10

AB 32292

Finance for Agribusiness

2

20

20

10

AB 32302

Agri-Food Supply Chain Management

2

20

20

10

AB 32312

Business Law & Macroeconomic Environment

2

20

20

10

* Non-GPA course units

Specialization Area Offered by Department of Biotechnology 

Biotechnology 

 Semester I

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

BT 31073

Biochemistry

3

30

30

05

BT 31083

Genetic Engineering

3

30

30

05

BT 31093

Applications of Plant Tissue Culture and Commercial Production

3

30

30

10

BT 31102

Allergy and Immunology

2

20

20

05

AB 31151

Entrepreneurship Development

1*

15

00

00

AB 31082

Designs & Analysis of Experiments

2

20

20

10

HC 31072

Horticultural Crop Production

2

20

20

10

PM 31092

Plantation Crop Production

2

20

20

10

 

Semester II

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

BT 32112

Environmental Biotechnology

2

20

20

05

BT 32121

Cellular Interactions

1

12

06

00

BT 32133

Molecular Genetics and Genomes

3

30

30

05

BT 32142

Molecular Breeding & QTL

2

20

20

05

BT 32152

Advanced Molecular Techniques

2

15

30

00

BT 32161

Bioinformatics

1

10

10

00

BT 32173

Food Preservation and Processing

3

30

30

05

AB 32202

Statistics for Social & Behavioral Sciences

2

20

20

10

HC 32152

Project proposal and Scientific Writing

2

15

30

05

 * Non-GPA course units

Specialization Areas Offered by Department of Horticulture and Landscape Gardening

Horticulture and Landscape Gardening

Semester I

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

HC 31083

Commercial Vegetable Production

3

30

30

10

HC 31093

Commercial Fruit Production

3

30

30

05

HC 31102

Medicinal and Herbal Plant Production

2

20

20

10

HC 31113

Landscape Horticulture

3

30

30

10

HC  31123

Plant Tissue Culture and Micro Propagation

3

30

30

05

AB 31082

Designs & Analysis of Experiments

2

20

20

10

AB 31151

Entrepreneurship Development

1*

15

00

00

PM 31092

Plantation Crop Production

2

20

20

10

 

Semester II

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

HC 32152

Project Proposal Formulation and Scientific Writing

2

15

30

05

HC 32163

Commercial Floriculture

3

30

30

05

HC 32173

Landscape Design

3

15

60

10

HC 32182

Commercial Nursery Management

2

20

20

05

HC 32192

Pest Management in Horticulture

2

20

20

10

HC 32202

Biotechnology for Horticulture

2

15

30

00

HC 32211

Special Topics in Horticulture

1

15

00

00

AB 32202

Statistics for Social & Behavioral Sciences

2

20

20

10

* Non-GPA course units

Semester I

Post harvest Horticulture

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

HC 31083

Commercial Vegetable Production

3

30

30

10

HC 31093

Commercial Fruit Production

3

30

30

05

HC 31102

Medicinal and Herbal Plant Production

2

20

20

10

HC 31133

Processing and Preservation of Horticultural Produce

3

30

30

05

HC 31143

Postharvest Physiology and Technology of Horticultural Crops

3

30

30

05

AB 31151

Entrepreneurship Development

1*

15

00

00

AB 31082

Designs & Analysis of Experiments

2

20

20

10

PM 31092

Plantation Crop Production

2

20

20

10

 

Semester II 

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

HC 32152

Project proposal Formulation and Scientific Writing

2

15

30

05

HC 32163

Commercial Floriculture

3

30

30

05

HC 32223

Postharvest Technology of Non-Horticultural crops

3

30

30

10

HC 32232

Food Safety and Quality Assurance

2

15

30

05

HC 32242

Packaging technology for horticultural produce

2

15

30

10

HC 32252

Postharvest Pathology

2

20

20

05

HC 32211

Special Topics in Horticulture

1

15

30

00

AB 32202

Statistics for Social & Behavioral Sciences

2

20

20

10

 * Non-GPA course units

Specialization Area Offered by Department of Plantation Management

Plantation Resource Management

Semester I

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

PM 31102

Tea production and Processing

2

20

20

10

PM 31112

Rubber Production and Processing

2

20

20

10

PM 31122

Coconut & Oil Palm Production and Processing

2

20

20

10

PM 31132

Spice and Beverage Crops Production and Processing

2

20

20

10

PM 31142

Potential Plantation Crops Production and Processing

2

20

20

10

PM 31151

Agroforestry and Cropping System

1

15

00

05

PM 31162

Marketing and Quality Management

2

20

20

10

AB 31151

Entrepreneurship Development

1*

15

00

00

AB 31082

Designs & Analysis of Experiments

2

20

20

10

HC 31072

Horticultural Crop Production

2

20

20

10

 

Semester II

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

PM 32172

Resources Management in Plantations

2

20

20

10

PM 32182

Estate & Financial Management

2

20

20

10

PM 32192

Advance Irrigation Management

2

20

20

10

PM  32202

Climate Change and Environmental Crop Physiology

2

20

20

10

PM 32212

Ecosystem Carbon Accounting

2

20

20

10

PM 32222

Precision Agriculture Technology

2

20

20

10

AB 32172

Human Resource Management

2

20

20

10

AB 32202

Statistics for Social & Behavioral Sciences

2

20

20

10

HC 32152

Project proposal Formulation and Scientific Writing

2

15

30

05

* Non-GPA course units

 Semester I

Plantation Product Development Technology

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

PM 31102

Tea Production and Processing

2

20

20

10

PM 31112

Rubber Production and Processing

2

20

20

10

PM 31122

Coconut & Oil Palm Production and Processing

2

20

20

10

PM 31132

Spice and Beverage Crops Production and processing

2

20

20

10

PM 31142

Potential Plantation Crop Production and Processing

2

20

20

10

PM 31151

Agroforestry and Cropping System

1

15

0

05

PM  31162

Marketing and Quality Management

2

20

20

10

AB 31151

Entrepreneurship Development

1*

15

00

00

AB 31082

Designs & Analysis of Experiments

2

20

20

10

HC 31072

Horticultural Crop Production

2

20

20

10

 

Semester II

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

 

         

PM 32232

Cleaner Production Technology

2

20

20

10

PM 32242

Food Safety & Health Aspects of Plantation Crops

2

20

20

10

PM 32252

Factory Machinery and Energy Management

2

20

20

10

PM 32262

Waste Management

2

20

20

10

PM 32272

Value Addition in Tea

2

20

20

10

PM 32282

Rubber Based Product Development

2

20

20

10

PM 32292

Trends in Coconut Product Development

2

20

20

10

AB 32202

Statistics for Social & Behavioral Sciences

2

20

20

10

HC 32152

Project Proposal Formulation and Scientific Writing

2

15

30

05

 

Specialization Course Units Offered in Year  4

In Semester I of Year 4 students have the option of selecting any two of course units of their choice amounting to 4 credits from the basket of optional course units along with the compulsory subjects offered by respective department.

Semester II of Year 4 is totally devoted for the In-plant training programme.

 The compulsory course units of the respective departments are as given below.

Year 4

Agricultural Economics & Business

 Semester I

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

AB 41322

Business Planning

2

20

20

10

CG 41011

Professional and Employment Skill Development

1

05

20

10

RP 4100X

Research Project

10

-

-

-

 

Semester II

Course No

Course Title

Credits

IP 42008

In-plant Training

08

 

Agricultural Business & Marketing

 

Semester I 

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

 

         

AB 41322

Business Planning

2

20

20

10

CG 41011

Professional and Employment Skill Development

1

05

20

10

RP 4100X

Research Project

10

     

 

 Semester II 

Course No

Course Title

Credits

 

   

IP 4200X 

In-plant Training

08

 

Biotechnology

 

Semester I 

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

 

         

BT 41183

Industrial Biotechnology and Quality Assurance

3

30

30

00

CG 41011

Professional and Employment Skill Development

1

30

00

10

RP 4100X

Research Project

10

     

 

Semester II 

Course No

Course Title

Credits

 

   

IP 4200X 

In-plant Training

08

 

Horticulture and Landscape Gardening

Semester I 

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

 

         

HC 41262

Urban Agriculture and Edible Landscaping

2

15

30

00

CG 41011

Professional and Employment Skill Development

1

30

00

10

RP 4100X

Research Project

10

     

 

 Semester II 

Course No

Course Title

Credits

 

   

IP 42008 

In-plant Training

08

 

Postharvest Horticulture 

Semester I 

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

 

         

HC 41262

Urban Agriculture and Edible Landscaping

2

15

30

00

CG 41011

Professional and Employment Skill Development

1

30

00

10

RP 4100X

Research Project

10

     

 

Semester II 

Course No

Course Title

Credits

 

   

IP 42008 

In-plant Training

08

 

Plantation Resource management

 

 Semester I 

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

 

         

PM 41302

e-Agriculture & MIS

2

20

20

10

CG 41011

Professional and Employment Skill Development

1

30

00

10

RP 4100X

Research Project

10

     

 

 Semester II 

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

 

         

IP 42008 

In-plant Training

08

     

 

Plantation Product Development Technology

 

Semester I 

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

 

         

PM 41312

e-Solution to Plantation & Processing

2

20

20

10

CG 41011

Professional and Employment Skill Development

1

30

00

10

RP 4100X

Research Project

10

     

 

Semester II 

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

 

         

IP 4200X 

In-plant Training

08

     

 

 Optional Course Units 

Course No

Course Title

Credits

Theory (hr)

Practical (hr)

Independent Learning (hr)

 

         

AB 41332

Agricultural Risk Management

2

30

00

10

AB 41342

Computer Based-accounting

2

15

30

10

BT 41192

Molecular Plant Pathology

2

20

20

05

BT 41202

Special Topics in Biotechnology

2

30

00

10

HC 41272

Pollen in Agriculture

2

15

00

10

HC 41282

Commercial Apiculture

2

20

20

05

HC 41292

Application of Biorationals  in Agriculture

2

10

10

05

HC 41302

Seed Technology

2

15

30

10

PM 41322

Organic Agriculture

2

20

20

10

PM 41332

Environmental GIS

 (E-GIS)

2

15

30

10

 PM 41342

Integrated Farming Systems

2

20

20

10

PM 41352

Land Survey and Leveling

2

20

20

10

 PM 41362

Green Technology in Agriculture

2

30

00

10

 

Note: The availability of optional course units will be announced by the department of study at the beginning of the semester.

 

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