Undergraduate Programme

Undergraduate Programme

Admission under general admission policy implemented by he University Grants Commission(UGC).

  1. (1) B.Sc. in Agricultural Technology and Management.
    • (a) G.C.E. (O/L)
    • i. Six passes in one sitting including Pure/Applied Mathematics, Chemestry, Biology/Botany/Zoology, Physics/Agriculture with 3 credit passes from the subject listed,
      or
    • ii. G.C.E. (O/L) New or NCGE
    • Six passes in one sitting with 4 credit passes including Science.
    • (b) Passes in at least three of the following G.C.E. (A/L) subjects; Botany, Chemistry, Zoology, Physics, Geography and Agriculture, obtaining at a single attempt.
  2. (2) B.Sc. in Food Science and Technology
    • (a) G.C.E. (O/L) as specified for admission to B.Sc. in Agriculture degree programme.
    • (b) Advanced level with passes in Chemistry, Physics and Biology (Botany/Zoology) as subjects.
  3. (3) B.Sc. in Animal Science and Fisheries
    • As specified for B.Sc. in Agriculture Technology and Management degree programme.

Credit Unit

This is the numeric value assigned to a course, which indicates its relative weight within the degree programme. The credit value of a course is indicated by a single digit following the course notation and course title. One Credit Unit is equivalent to either 15 hours of lectures or 30 hours of practical/tutorials/assignments/field visits.

The curriculum of the B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management and B.Sc. Animal Science and Fisheries degrees have being developed using a student learning outcomes based approach. Hence, each credit unit has been assigned a maximum total student work load of 40 hours including lectures, practical and specified independent learning (IL) activities.

Credit

A 4-point scale will be adopted for grading the performance of students in credited courses. A letter grade shall be awarded to every credited course. The letter grades and corresponding grade points are given below.

Letter Grade* Grade Point
A+/A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0
E 0.0

* A+ is given only to those who obtain a distinctly high mark and are outliers of the marks' distribution.

Note: The threshold level of grading is equivalent to a C-. To pass a credited course a student should achieve a minimum of 'C-' grade.

Grade Points

Grading procedure recommended by the Senate of the University of Peradeniya will be adopted. Accordingly, the grade for a course shall not correspond to a cut-off markm but based on the distribution of marks for the course.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

An aggregate index will be calculated as the weighted average of the grade points obtained from grades of different courses and the number of corresponding course units. This aggregate index shall be called the Grade Point Average (GPA).

Independent Study

Independant learning is identified for most of the courses offered. The students are supposed to complete independant learning components assigned by the teachers.

No- Credit Course

It is compulsory for every student to achieve a 'Pass' or 'Satisfactory' grade from every non-credited course that he/she offer.

To be eligible for the award of the degree a student should complete a minimum of 126 credit units during the four academic years of the degree programme. The credit unit requirement should include the following:

  • 102 credit units from the specified compulsory courses of the Core Programme.
  • a minimum of 18 credit units from the specified compulsory and optional courses of the selected Advanced Module.
  • 06 credit units from the 'Project' in a selected field of study.

In addition to the above mentioned credited courses, a set of supplementary and complementary courses are offered to impart satisfactory proficiency in English, Sinhala, Tamil, Mathematics, Physics, Information and Communication Technology and Laboratory Skills among all students. It is mandatory for every student to pass the supplementary courses before the 6th semester, and the complementary courses before the 8th semester to be eligible for the award of the degree.

To be eligible for the award of the degree a student should complete a minimum of 126 credit units during the four academic years of the degree programme. The credit unit requirement should include the following:

  • The courses will be assessed on a continuous basis to provide an opportunity for student to receive a feedback on his/her performance during the course.
  • Every course will have more than one assessment, conducted at the critical stages of learning of the course.
  • Appropriate assessment procedure/s, the percentage contribution of each assessment including independent learning activities to the final mark, and the appropriate stage (time/level) of assessment for each course will be determined by the course coordinator and should be approved by the relevant Department of Study.
  • The approved assessment procedure for a given course will be made known to the students at the commencement of the course.