Undergraduate Programs

Common courses are introduced in the first two years acquiring basic knowledge in Genetics, Recombinant DNA-Technology, Cell Biology, Tissue Culture Plant Biochemistry  and Immunology.

Specialization courses in the third and fourth years cover in detail including Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics and Breeding, Genetic Engineering, Plant Tissue Culture, Immunology and Disease Diagnostics, Pathological techniques, Food and Industrial Biotechnology and Biochemical Instrumentation.

All courses modules consist of practical components to strengthen the knowledge gathered from the theoretical modules. Modern laboratory is available molecular laboratories in Research Institutes are also arranged for providing an adequate training to develop student's practical skills.

The courses offered by the Department cover the following areas:

  • Basic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Tissue Culture and Micro propagation
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Immunity and Disease Diagnostics
  • Molecular Genetics and Breeding
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Biotechnological Instrumentation
  • Virology
  • Food and Industrial Biotechnology
  • Application of Biotechnology in Horticulture
  • Research Project and In-plant Training



Contact Information (DB)


Department of Biotechnology,

Faculty of Agriculture & Plantation Managment,
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka,
Sri Lanka.


+(94) 313 315 373
Fax +(94) 312 299 248
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Lional Jayathilake Mawatha,
Kuliyapitiya, 60200,Sri Lanka.
Tel : +(94) 37 22 81412, +(94) 37 22 81414, +(94) 37 22 83614
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