Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes

PGIS offers the following programmes leading to the Degree of Master of Science.


M.Sc. Programme

Course Content

Analytical Chemistry
Applied Epidemiology
Applied Statistics
Biodiversity Conservation Management
Biodiversity, Ecotourism and Environment Management
Clinical Biochemistry
Computer Science
Disaster Management
Environmental Sceince
Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology
Experimental Biotechnology  
Gemmology and Industrial Minerals
Fish and Wildlife Management
GIS and Remote Sensing 
Industrial Chemistry  
Industrial Mathematics 
Medical Microbiology
Medical Physics  
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Physics of Materials
Plant Sciences
Postharvest Technology of Fruits and Vegetables
Science Education
Water Resources Management
Application Forms & Procedure

 Application Form Type
M.Sc. Application Form
MSc Application Referees Report
M.Sc. Application Form - Science Education
M.Sc. Application Referees Report -Science Education

Application forms and course contents of the programme/s can be downloaded from the this web page. These documents (please specify the programme/s) can also be obtained from:

Senior Assistant Registrar,
Postgraduate Institute of Science
P.O. Box 25,
University of Peradeniya,

(Tel.: 081 2387542/2385660 & e-mail: sar@pgis.lk)

either by
(i) sending a money order for Rs. 200/- payable at the Peradeniya Post Office (drawn in favour of Postgraduate Institute of Science) together with a self-addressed (9”x4”) envelope or
(ii) paying cash at the PGIS office.
The completed application forms should be submitted with a processing fee of Rs. 2000/- (payable by money order/cash).

The acceptance of the application will be determined on the basis of information disclosed by the applicant. The relevant academic/professional qualifications possessed by the candidate should be supported by academic transcripts and authenticated copies of degree/diploma certificates. Applicants should arrange to have official copy/copies of transcript/s sent directly to the Assistant Registrar of the PGIS. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that two letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from an academic referee, are sent by the referees under confidential cover to the PGIS. Applicants are advised to submit certified photocopies of original certificates along with the completed application form. The documents submitted in support of an application shall become the property of the PGIS. In the event of any discrepancy between the name/s appearing in an applicant's academic/professional/birth certificates and the name/s given by the applicant in the application form, an affidavit to the effect that the applicant is one and the same person known by all such name/s or relevant certificates should be submitted. Duly completed application forms should be forwarded to the Senior Assistant Registrar of the PGIS.

The applications will be considered by the relevant Board of Study. Applications which are incomplete or carrying false information shall be rejected. Those who are eligible will be called for an aptitude test and in some cases also for a subject based test. The selection shall be based on academic merit and the performance at the test/s and an oral examination (where applicable) conducted by the PGIS. The applicants shall be informed of their acceptance/non-acceptance to the postgraduate programme. The decision of the PGIS shall be final in the admission to any Programme.

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Last Modified: June 2014