Why should I choose to study at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna?
The Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna has high academic and research standards and a skilled career in relation to the seven major disciplines (viz, Agronomy, Animal Science, Agricultural Biology, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Soil Chemistry and Food Chemistry) – focused approach to undergraduate and postgraduate curricula for achieving its sound vision and mission. It provides various facilities to the students for carrying out their educations matching with international standards.
Most of the academics in the faculty have done their PhD in the national and international universities. More than 80% of our passed out students are working at executive office level in the national and international organizations. Further, we engage with the local, national, and international community and our staff and students work on trainings and research with direct and immediate real world applications on Agriculture.
Where is the Faculty of Agriculture located and what time does the faculty open?
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna is located at Ariviyal Nagar, Kilinochchi premises, Sri Lanka.
Faculty official hours is from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm from Monday to Friday.
What is the general contacts for the Faculty of Agriculture?
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna,
Ariviyal Nagar, Kilinochchi 44000,
Phone and Fax:
TP No: +94 (0) 21 206 0175
Fax: +94 (0) 21 206 0175
How can I get the information continuously about the recent events organized by the faculty?
All the events organized by the faculty is uploaded to the faculty website or Social media soon.
Therefore, it can be easy to access using the following web link http://www.agri.jfn.ac.lk/
What are the supportive facilities, can I get in Faculty of Agriculture for learning and sports?
Library, Faculty of Agriculture
The Agriculture branch library emerged as a branch library in the university library system with the establishment of Faculty of Agriculture in 1990. It is now housed in the new building constructed under a grant donated by Indian Government, which is situated at Faculty of Agriculture, Ariviyal Nagar, Kilinochchi.
The Library mainly supports Undergraduate, Post graduate Agriculture students and staff in its teaching, learning and research activities.
The main objective of the Agriculture branch library is to strengthen the education by providing latest information related to the field of Agriculture. And also this branch library supports the information needs of other faculty students and staff especially Faculty of Technology.
The Computer Unit, Faculty of Agriculture
The computer Unit located at the Faculty of Agriculture premises, serves as the provider of computer services for the whole Faculty of agriculture. It helps in the teaching of computer courses. The unit has internet access facilities for both students and staff. The unit has one online examination unit with 75 computers, teaching and eLearning laboratory with 60 computers, Internet laboratory for student with 25 computers, Internet laboratory for staff with 10 computers and one virtual class room. It also houses servers for running the network related services.
The Physical Education Unit
The students are encouraged to take part in Sports to keep themselves physically fit and develop sports skills. The Physical Education Unit situated behind the Medical Faculty Complex handles the following:
Providing Sports facilities
- Maintaining the sports equipment and materials.
- Facilitating friendly matches and tournaments.
- Conducting tournaments.
- Conducting colours awarding ceremony.
- Making arrangements for participation in the inter university games.
- Affiliating with outside sports associations and coordinating with them.
The Sports Complex has a large playground where Courts for Tennis, Basketball, Hockey, Cricket, Soccer, Netball, Volley ball & Elle have been set up and maintained. The Physical Education Unit provides about more than 26 games to the students: Athletic, Badminton, Basketball, Carom, Chess, Cricket, Elle, Gymnastic, Hockey, Karate,Netball, Rugby, Soccer, Table tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, etc. The sports activity in the Kilinochi premises started with sports complex where courts for table tennis and badminton. In addition large playground is in development stage.
How many departments in Faculty of Agriculture?
The Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna has the following six academic Departments:
- Department of Agronomy
- Department of Animal Science
- Department of Agricultural Biology
- Department of Agricultural Chemistry
- Department of Agricultural Economics
- Department of Agricultural Engineering
Why I should choose the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree Programme at Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna?
The objective of the study programme of Agriculture is to produce skilled agricultural graduates embedded with problem solving capacity, ability to work in a team, innovative and creative capacity with entrepreneurial skill in agricultural enterprises leading to sustainable development.
What are the Intended learning Outcomes of the Degree Programme?
On completion of the B.Sc. (Agric.) the graduates should:
- Possess knowledge and management skills to be a professional in agricultural disciplines
- Be acquired analytical and technical skills needed for research and development
- Be able to plan, design, conduct and report experiments
- Have been motivated towards self-learning and team work
- Be able to organize their activities and complete the task on time
- Be acquainted with importance of environmental safety and sustainable farming systems
- Be innovative and apply the concepts in learning and analysis of agricultural systems in a holistic manner
- Have the ethics, professionalism, quantitative, oral and written communication skills to work effectively in agricultural careers
- Be confident towards self-employment
- Be able to work in multi-cultural society
- Be socially responsible and capable of working with farming community
How the Graduate Profile of Faculty of Agriculture matching to my career?
< align=”justify”>The graduate profile of Faculty of Agriculture was developed, considering the expectation of all the stakeholders. Courses in B.Sc. (Agric.) degree programmeare offered in such a manner to achieve the appropriate level in the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) and to be competent by gaining:
- Sound knowledge in subjects and scientific research methods
- Ability to apply knowledge to solve the problems
- Excellent skills and practical experience from different discipline to understand, evaluate complex farming systems and apply solutions to the local and national agribusiness and food marketing problems
- Ability to integrate theory and practice from different disciplines to evaluate complex social, economic and technical aspects of bio-economic farming systems
- Ability to develop social responsibility through understanding that agriculture and food production contributes to human welfare
- Numerical and analytical skills to analyze data and information scientifically and draw inferences.
- Innovative and creative skills to solve the problems
- ICT and Communication skills with trilingual proficiency (English, Tamil and Sinhala)
Interpersonal skills, team work, time management skills, social and ethical sensitivity
What is Credit Unit?
A credit unit is the numeric value assigned to a course, which indicates its relative weight within the degree programme. The credit value of a course is denoted by a single digit. One credit unit is equal to either 15 hours of lectures or 30 hours of practical/ tutorials/ assignments or 60 hours of field based learning activities/industrial training.
How can I identify the Course Notation?
First three alphabets of the course code denote the department or auxiliary or common core courses. Inter-disciplinary course will be jointly denoted by alphabets representing the departments concerned. Courses with an additional alphabet “S” refer respective departmental specialization courses.
- AGR- Agronomy
- ANS- Animal Science
- AGB- Agricultural Biology
- ACH- Agricultural Chemistry
- AEN- Agricultural Engineering
- AEC- Agricultural Economics
- ACC- Auxiliary Core Course
- CCC- Common Core Course
The first digit of the five digit number code denotes the year, second digit denotes the semester, third and fourth digits indicate the subject number and the last digit denotes the credits of the particular subject.
AGR 11013 Principle of Crop Production Technology denotes,
In AGRS 32012 Crop Physiology the additional alphabet “S” denotes specialization
What is the Programme Structure of BSc in Agriculture?
B.Sc. (Agric.) degree is a four year programme comprising eight semesters. Each semester has 15 weeks of academic work. Each course is taught and assessed within the particular semester. The total credit unit of the degree programme is 130. The curriculum comprises core courses, auxiliary courses and specialization courses. The medium of instruction is English
How many years (maximum) can I take to complete the Degree Programme?
The degree should be completed within 8 years from the year of registration.
Is the Attendance compulsory?
A student shall be eligible for the end semester examination only if he/she possesses 80% attendance in both theory and practical classes. However if any appeal received from respective students, a committee representing all six departments will study and decide the eligibility and the decision will be placed for the recommendation of the faculty board and to the approval of the senate.
How can I choose the subjects in specialization and what are the common /compulsory subjects should I follow?
The students will enter into specialization from third year second semester onwards. The number of specialization courses will be six (12 credits), out of which two courses will be compulsory and offered in third year second semester. Other four specialization courses will be optional and offered during fourth year first semester. A Student can opt for a maximum of two optional specialization courses from other Departments. AGRS 41012 Experimental Design and AGRS 41022 Computer Application for Bio-statistics will be compulsory for all students.
How I have to prepare for the Examination and Evaluation procedure at FoAG?
Examinations consist of either theory or practical or combination of both will be based on the course structure. Theory component consists of continuous assessments and end-semester examination. The final grade comprises 30 percent from continuous evaluation and 70 percent from end semester examination.
Marks for the practical of a course will be calculated proportionately to the credit value distributed to the theory and practical components. However a maximum of 40 percent will be the ceiling for the practical component for the calculation of the final grade.
Final grade of a practical course comprises 30% from continuous assessment and 70% from final examination/s
Can I do research project at Faculty of Agriculture?
During the second semester of the fourth year, all students will be involved in research project and finally student will submit a dissertation.
How will be the evaluation procedure/s for the research project?
On completion of the research projects students shall be requested to present their research project in a seminar session. The dissertation will be evaluated in the following manner.
Presentation – 30% (Three Member Panel)
Report – 70% (Three Member Panel)
Can I have an industrial training during the academic programs?
Each student will be assigned to an agro-based industry based on his/her specialization discipline for four weeks during the end semester vacation of third year second semester. On completion of the training the students will share their experience through a presentation and by submitting a report. The presentation and report will be evaluated.