The Mahailluppallama Sub Campus is situated in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka about 128 km away from the University of Peradeniya. It was established in 1968 with the aim of training students in a real agricultural environment with the assistance of many surrounding agricultural institutions. Another goal of the programme was to produce efficient practical Agriculturists to suit any sort of employment suitable for their qualifications in the field of agriculture.
The campus has about 20 ha of land amidst many agricultural institutions from which scientists are invited for discussion classes to share their knowledge and experience with our students. Some of these resource places are the Field Crop Research Institute, Inservice Training Institute, Seed Laboratory, Seed Farm, Farm Mechanization Research Centre, Rice Processing & Development Centre, Mahaweli Development Board, Mahaweli Broadcasting Station, New and Old Colonization Schemes etc. Field visits are also arranged to these places.
The academic program is held during the first semester of the B.Sc. AgTech & Mgt degree and includes subject areas such as Crop Production Technologies, Field Engineering, Principles and Practices of Animal Production, Applied Agribusiness, Developmental Extension, Botany of Field Crops and Soil Resource and Ecosystem. A life skills development program is also held at the sub campus, prior to the commencement of the academic program.
The campus has residential facilities for about 100 male and 100 female students in the hostels. The overall supervision of the Mahailluppallama Sub Campus is by the Lecturer-in- Charge.