Master Of Science In Crop Protection And Plant Biotechnology

: LKR 230,000

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Field : Science
Provider : University Of Kelaniya
Granting Institute : University of Kelaniya
Mode of Study: Full time in Sri Lanka

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Master of Science in Crop Protection and Plant Biotechnology is a full-time modular course proposed to be conducted by the Department of Botany of the University of Kelaniya. This program has been designed to provide in-depth knowledge and appropriate skills in the field of crop protection and application of molecular biological and biotechnological tools for the quality improvement of crops.

In addition to gaining knowledge and skills in molecular biology, plant biotechnology, and crop protection, students will also have an opportunity to follow a business administration and entrepreneurship component to aid the broadening of employability levels and expanding entrepreneurship opportunities in the fields of crop protection, agribusiness, and crop biotechnology. The course is enriched with professional development workshops.


Aim of the Programme

It is aimed to give an opportunity for the professionals of the fields of agribusiness, customs, food quality assurance, quarantine, food processing industries, pest and vector control and technical officers in the university/industry to improve their knowledge in modern biotechnological concepts, familiarize with the techniques and tools used in molecular biology, disease diagnosis and management and plant quality improvement. It also provides a stepping stone for higher educational degrees.


Objectives of the Programme

  • develop human resource with necessary knowledge and skills on crop protection, disease diagnosis, molecular biological techniques and plant biotechnology for quality improvement,
  • promote awareness of the modern biotechnological strategies for quality improvement and crop protection among decision makers and managers,
  • prepare applied plant pathologists and geneticists for translational research and for the development of the country,
  • encourage large scale entrepreneurs to use modern technology effectively for crop improvement and disease management, and
  • bridge the gap for entering advanced research degrees.


Teaching methods and evaluation of criteria


Teaching methods: Lectures, laboratory sessions, computer-assisted learning

Evaluation of criteria: Continuous assessment, Assignments

                                    End of course unit written examination


Program Type: Onsite


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