The computer unit of the Faculty of Agriculture provides a wide range of services to the staff and the students in achieving the Faculty’s teaching learning and research objectives. The unit was established more than twenty years ago with few computers and at present grew up to one of the biggest computer laboratories in the University of Peradeniya. The services of the computer unit include supply and maintenance of internet, facilitating e-learning, conducting on-line examinations, and conductance of practical classes related to information technology and computer applications for subjects such as Statistics and Genetics.
The computer unit is kept open from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. during the academic sessions. The unit possesses a wide range of tailor-made software such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, MINITAB and LINDO. There are more than 55 well-functioning machines in the unit connected to the internet. The staff of the unit consists of a System Engineer, Data Entry Operator and a Lab Attendant. The unit is managed by the Computer unit management sub-committee appointed by the Faculty Board.