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LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS & PRIZES



The Faculty offers a large number of scholarships, awards, prizes and gold medals for outstanding students and listed below.


General


  1. The Arunachalam Hall Scholarships endowed by Prof. ST Seneviratne in 1955 and awarded to a final year resident student of Arunachalam Hall.
  2. The University Scholarships endowed from the University of Peradeniya Scholarship Fund and awarded on the performance at the Final Examination in each Faculty.
  3. The Jubilee Walk Studentships for Disabled/Handicapped Students of this University Endowed by proceeds obtained from the Jubilee Walk organized by students to commemorate the Jubilee Year in 1992 and awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of the respective Faculty when such requests are received from disabled/handicapped students enrolled in their relevant faculty.
  4. The Sri Lanka Tyre Corporation Prizes (Established to commemorate the Jubilee Year) endowed by the Sri Lanka Tyre Corporation and awarded to children of employees of the Sri Lanka Tyre Corporation. The two prizes shall rotate amongst the seven Faculties and shall be awarded on the performance at the First Examination of the relevant Faculty.

Faculty of Agriculture


  1. The Ananda Amerasinghe Memorial Prize donated by the Committee for the Ananda Amerasinghe Memorial Fund in 1980 and awarded for the best performance at the examinations held during the advanced programme in Agricultural Technology and Management (3200 and 4100 series).
  2. The RR Appadurai Memorial Scholarship donated by past students, well-wishers and members of the family of Prof. RR Appadurai in 1981 and awarded on the performance at the Examinations held during the core programme in Agriculture.
  3. The RR Appadurai Memorial Prize donated by past students, well-wishers and members of the family of Prof. RR Appadurai in 1981 and awarded on the performance in Animal Science up to the 4100 series Examinations in Agriculture.
  4. The Upali Ekanayake Memorial Prize donated by Dr. DT Wettasinghe in 1978 and awarded to the student who obtains the highest marks in all courses offered in Entomology in the core programme with a minimum of "B" grade.
  5. The Kundanmal Scholarship endowed by Mr. M Kundanmal in 1973 and awarded for meritorious performance at the 2000 series Examination in Agriculture.
  6. The SFH Perera Memorial Prize donated by Southern Province Planters Association in 1962 and awarded to the student who shows the greatest competence at the 4000 series Examination.
  7. The C de SW Siriwardena Scholarship donated by the Public Trustee and awarded for the best performance at the Farm Practice Course.
  8. The University scholarships endowed from the University of Peradeniya Scholarship Fund and awarded for the best performance at the 1000 examination.
  9. The EMRB Ekanayake Memorial Prize in Agriculture endowed by Mr. Nissanka Ekanayake is awarded based on the best overall performance at the Final Examination in Agriculture.
  10. "CIC Charitable and Educational Trust Fund Awards" are awarded to students selected from the batch following the third year exam of the Degree course in Agriculture. Two awards of Rs. 6,000.00 each to the most deserving students. One award of Rs. 1,500.00 to the student who obtained the highest marks in the third year exam.
  11. "Golden Jubilee Gold Medal for the most outstanding performance in the core programme of the B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management Curriculum" is presented by the academic staff members of the Faculty of Agriculture of 1997. The gold medal is awarded to the student who obtains the highest GPA in the core programme of the B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management degree.
  12. "Prof. YDA Senanayake Gold Medal for Crop Science" is awarded to a student who obtains, in the first attempt, highest average grade of not less than "B+" for all examinations in Crop Science held for the B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management Degree. Examinations in Crop Science shall include courses on principles and production practices of field crops, horticultural crops, plantation crops and industrial crops (in all modules) conducted by the academic department responsible for them. The award is presented by Professor YDA Senanayake.
  13. "Dr. JWL Peiris Gold Medal in Agricultural Biology" is awarded to a student who obtains, in the first attempt, the highest grade of not less than A- (GPA 3.7) for the compulsory courses of the advanced programme (in all modules) offered by the Department of Agricultural Biology (as denoted by the prefix AB in course numbers) of the B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management Degree. The award is presented by Professor JSM Peiris and Mr. GSN Peiris.
  14. "Dr. and Mrs KB Sangakkara Memorial Prize in Crop Science" endowed by Professor UR Sangakkara is awarded to the student who obtains, in the first attempt, the highest grade of not less than B+ (GPA 3.3) for the core courses in Crop Science (as denoted by the prefix CS in course numbers) of the B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management Degree.
  15. "Professor HPM Gunasena Gold Medal for Crop Science" is awarded to a student who has followed advanced programme in Crop Science. The successful candidate should obtain, in the first attempt, a GPA not less than 3.3 at all examinations in the core programme and the highest GPA not less than 3.7 in advanced courses in all modules conducted by the Department of Crop Science in the B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management Degree. The award is presented by Professor HPM Gunasena.
  16. "Gold Medal for the Best Performance in the subject Business Creation and Management of the B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management Degree Programme" is endowed by the funds generated from the projects carried out by students who follow the course "Business Creation & Management". This gold medal is awarded to the student who has passed all the subjects of the core programme in the first attempt with a grade not less than a "A" in the subject " Business Creation & Management “.
  17. "Gold Medal for the Most Outstanding Performance in Agricultural Economics and Business Management in the B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management Degree Programme" is endowed by the funds generated from the projects carried out by students who follow the course "Business Creation & Management”. This gold medal is awarded to the student who has passed all the compulsory courses offered by the Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management and obtained the highest GPA for those subjects, with a grade of not less than a "A" in the subject "Business Creation & Management".
  18. "Gold Medal for the Best Performance in Agricultural Economics and Business Management in the Core Programme of the B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management Degree" is endowed by the funds generated from the projects carried out by students who follow the course "Business Creation & Management". This gold medal is awarded to the student who has obtained the highest GPA for the subjects offered by the Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Man­agement in the core programme, and has passed all the subjects in the B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management Degree in the first attempt with a FGPA not less than 3.3, with a grade of not less than a "A" in the subject "Business Creation & Management".
  19. "Professor A T Mosher Gold Medal for Academic Excellence in Agricultural Extension" is endowed by the Department of Agricultural Extension of the Faculty of Agriculture. The gold medal is awarded to the student who obtains a minimum of "A-"grade (GPA 3.7) for all the compulsory courses offered by the Department of Agricultural Extension at all the examinations of the B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management Degree Programme in the first attempt, and pass all the individual subjects (obtaining a minimum GPA of 2.0) in the first attempt in all examinations of the degree programme with an overall GPA of not less than 3.3.
  20. "Professor FSCP Kalpage Gold Medal for the Excellence in Soil Science" is endowed by the family of the Late Professor FSCP Kalpage. The gold medal is awarded to the student who obtain a minimum of "A-" grade for all the compulsory courses offered by the Department of Soil Science in the B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management Degree in the first attempt, and pass all the individual subjects (obtaining a minimum GPA of 2.0) in the first attempt in all examination of the degree programme with an overall GPA of less than 3.3.
  21. "Academic Staff Prize for Excellence in Food Science and Technology in the B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management Degree Programme" is endowed by the academic staff of the Department of Food Science and Technology of the Faculty of Agriculture. The Prize is awarded to the student who follows the Advanced Module in Food Science and Technology and obtains the highest CGPA in compulsory courses designated as FST/FT in the first attempt until completion of the 3200 series exami­nation of the B.Sc. AgTech & Mgt degree, and has obtained a GPA equivalent to a Second Class Upper Division in all FST/FT subjects until the end of 3200 series examination.
  22. "Academic Staff Prize for Excellence in Food Science and Technology" in the B.Sc. Food Science & Technology Degree programme is endowed by the academic staff of the Department of Food Science and Technology of the Faculty of Agriculture. The prize is awarded to the student who obtains the highest CGPA up to the end of 2200 series examination in the B.Sc. Food Science and Technology Degree Programme, has passed all the subjects of the first 4 semesters of the degree in the first available attempt, and obtained a minimum equivalent of a second class upper division pass of the degree up to the end of the semester 4 examination.
  23. “Professor Upali Samarajeewa Gold Medal for the best performance in the B.Sc. Food Science & Technology Degree” is awarded to the student who obtains the highest combined GPA (CGPA) at the end of the B.Sc. Food Science & Technology Degree programme. To be eligible for the medal, the students should possess, in the first attempt, a CGPA not less than 3.30 and a minimum of C Grade in all the subjects of the degree programme. The award is presented by Prof. Upali Samarajeewa.
  24. “Fonterra Brands Gold Medal for Food Science and Nutrition” is awarded to the student who obtains the highest combined GPA (CGPA) for the subjects Biochemistry, Food Microbiology, Food & Nutrition, Principles of Human Nutrition, Food Safety & Applied Human Nutrition, at the end of the B.Sc. Food Science & Technology Degree programme. To be eligible for the medal, the student should possess, in the first attempt, a CGPA not less than 3.30 and obtain a minimum of B+ Grade for the above identified subjects with a minimum of pass grade for all other subjects of the degree programme. The award is presented by Fonterra Brands Lanka (Pvt.) Limited.
  25. “Keels Gold Medal for Food Safety” is awarded to the student who obtains the highest combined GPA (CGPA) for the subjects Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Food Preservation, Food Sanitation, Food Regulations & Food Quality Control, Food Safety and Food packaging, at the end of the B.Sc. Food Science & Technology Degree programme. To be eligible for the medal, the student should possess, in the first attempt, a CGPA not less than 3.30 and a minimum of B grade for the above identified subjects with a minimum of C grade for all other subjects of the degree programme. The award is presented by Keells Holdings Limited.
  26. “Professor T. Jogaratnam gold medal” for the best performance in Agricultural Economics and Business Management is endowed by the Agribusiness Student Project Fund.  This is awarded to the student who obtains the highest CGPA among the students following the majoring module Applied Economics and Business Management with CGPA not less than 3.30.
  27. Professor ASB Rajaguru memorial Gold Medal for Animal Science” endowed by the Department of Animal Science of the Faculty of Agriculture.  The gold medal is awarded to the student who obtains the highest CGPA among the students specializing in the Animal Science advanced module with CGPA not less than 3.30 at the end of the B.Sc. AgTech & Mgt degree programme. 
  28. “Mr and Mrs DA Rajapaksha memorial Gold Medal for Agricultural Engineering” is awarded to the student who obtains the highest CGPA among the students specializing in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering advanced module with CGPA at the end of the B.Sc. AgTech & Mgt degree programme. 
  29. Aquatic Resource Development Project Scholarship” is awarded to the student who obtains the highest grade not less than B+ for the core courses in Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management of the BSc Animal Science and Fisheries degree programme. 
  30. Aquatic Resource Development Project Scholarship for the best Student Society of Faculty of Agriculture” is awarded to the student society considering the activities performed at university, provincial and national level.
  31. Aquatic Resource Development Project Scholarship for the best Student Society of the University of Peradeniya” is awarded to the student society considering the activities performed at university, provincial and national level.


Awards