University of Sri Jayewardenepura is pleased to announce the commencement of the intake of M.Sc. / PGDip in Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management for the academic year 2017.

The primary objective of this programme is to generate academically trained highly skilled multidisciplinary professionals to work in the fields of fisheries and aquatic resources in order to address the management challenges of the present day aquatic resources.

Target Group

Managers, Researchers, Scientists, and Academics who are working in the fields of fisheries and aquatic resources in government, non-government and private sector institutions. The course is also suitable for graduates seeking entry to such disciplines.

Course Description

Duration One year for Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Two years for Masters degree (M.Sc.)
Medium English
Days and Time Lectures will be conducted during weekends from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Course Fee Rs. 210,000.00


Admission Requirements:

  1. A first degree in Biological Sciences (Zoology, Botany, Forestry, Environmental Science, Microbiology, Marine Science, Fisheries Science, Agriculture).
  2. BVSc. (Veterinary Science), B.Sc. in Chemistry, Food Science, Physical Sciences, Geology, Geography or Oceanography.
  3. Any other degree with at least 3 years of experience in the field of fisheries or aquatic resources.
  4. Any other special qualifications considered appropriate by the University Senate equivalent to a degree recognized by the University Grant Commission with at least 5 years of experience in the fields of fisheries and aquatic resources.

Application Procedure

  1. Fill the application online and submit.
  2. Pay the application fee of Rs. 1,000/- to account number 053010005048 from any People’s Bank branch.
    OR Pay online via Visa or MasterCard in LKR.
  3. After you have made the payment of application fee, upload the following documents to process your application. OR Handover to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
    • Color photograph (2” x 2.5” – sky blue background in PNG or JPG format)
    • Birth certificate (in PDF format)
    • Certified copies of the certificates of Academic / Professional qualification (in PDF format)
    • Bank payment receipt (in PDF format) – not applicable for Visa or MasterCard payments
    • Documents that certify relevant work experience. (in PDF format)

 online application

Closing date of applications: 15th December 2018 (Extended)

Further information: 

Dr. D.C.T. Dissanayake
M.Sc. Programme in Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management
Department of Zoology
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Phone: (+94) 718438341 / (+94) 112758448

Ms. Sachintha : +94 11 2881557 / Ms Padmini : +94 11 2881550
Faculty of Graduate Studies
University of Sri Jayewardenepura



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