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Dean's Message

Sudas D. Wanniarachchi

BSc Agric (Ruhuna), MSc, PhD (Guelph, Canada)

Professor in Soil Science & Dean

E-mail: s.d.wanniarachchi@gmail.com deanagri@agri.ruh.ac.lk

Welcome to the Faculty of Agriculture at University of Ruhuna (FAUR). We provide a unique undergraduate educational experience with a focus on agricultural sciences from a natural resource management and environmental science perspective.Faculty of Agriculture was established in 1978 as one of the pioneering four faculties of the University of Ruhuna. FAUR is the premier higher education institute in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka offering both undergraduate and graduate education in agriculture and allied fields. FAUR presently offers three unique degree programs of four year duration, namely; B. Sc. Honors in Agricultural Resource Management & Technology, B. Sc. Honors in Agribusiness Management and B.Sc. Honors in Green Technology. All three degree programs offered through a course-unit system arranged in eight semesters with a 6 month research project in the final year.FAUR is comprised of seven departments of studies and a separate computer unit administered by the Dean’s office. On our website you will find information about our programs of study, our faculty, our staff and facilities available to students.

Our graduates excel in their positions in government and private-sector organizations due to dedicated academic staff, excellent facilities and approach to teaching and learning.Students at FAUR benefit from our academic staff’s involvement and expertise in teaching, research and outreach activities.We help our students to go beyond the boundaries of the classroom by providing many opportunities for laboratory and field training asFAUR engages students in innovative, practical and integrated learning. We want our graduates to leave the campus with essential life skills and hands-on experience that will help them succeed.Mastering academic challenges is only part of a successful university experience. Developing interpersonal, leadership and social skills are also essential. To hone those skills, students can participate in numerous student organizations, talent shows and aesthetic activities in addition to many opportunities to take part in sports. Many opportunities to become a society-ready graduate await you at the FAUR.

The world faces many unique challenges and it is the mission of our Faculty to find solutions for feeding our world, protecting human and environmental health and enriching the lives of people.At FAUR we strive to serve global population through education, research and outreach; and to safeguard and sustain natural resources and systems through innovative best practices.“Students first” is always at the top of the list of priorities set in FAUR, as we seek to promote academic excellence in higher education. The Faculty administration and staff seek to assist our students in their professional development and in accomplishing their goals for success throughout their tenure in FAUR.

Thank you for visiting our website and please feel free to contact me if you need further information on FAUR, degree programs and facilities available to students.