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Offered by the Department of Plant Sciences

The Honours Degree Programme in Plant Biotechnology enhances the knowledge and practical skills of the students specifically in a wide array of plant-based industries. Students are exposed to several employment-oriented courses. Industrial exposure and the relevant practical activities of the course modules will advance their careers by broadening their practical skills and understanding of this dynamic field.

Entry Requirements

A minimum GPA of 3.00 for BT core course units taken within the first two years are required to be eligible for this programme.

Course Modules

(L – No. of Lecture hours, P – No. of Practical hours)

Level 3

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
BT 3001 Plant Pathology 3 30L 30P
BT 3003 Plant Molecular Biology 2 30L
BT 3006 Plant Tissue Culture Technology 3 30L 30P
BT 3009 Environment & Biodiversity Related Legislation I in Sri Lanka 1 15L
BT 3053 Introduction to Bioinformatics 2 15L 30P
BT 3058 Bioprospecting 2 30L
BT 3064 Experimental Plant Biotechnology 2 60P
BT 3002 Horticulture 3 30L 30P
BT 3105 Applied Microbiology 3 30L 30P
BT 3063 Techniques in Molecular Biology 2 15L 30P
BT 3167 Phylogenetic Analysis 1 10L 10P
BT 3170 Aspects of Environmental Science 2 20L 20P
BT 3071 Experimental Design and Data Analysis 2 15L 30P
BT 3073 Methods in Plant Breeding 2 20L 20P

Level 4

Course Code Title No. of Credits No. of Hours
BT 4105 Advanced Plant Biochemistry and Physiology 4 45L 30P
BT 4107 Trends in Plant Molecular Biology 3 45L
BT 4020 Agro Biotechnology 3 30L 30P
BT 4021 Biotechnology Industry 3 30L 30P
BT 4125 Post-Harvest Technology 2 20L 20P
BT 4026 General Paper in Plant Biology 1 30P
BT 4028 Research Project in Plant Biotechnology 8 240P
BT 4030 Literature Review and Seminar I 2 60P
BT 4031 Assignment 3 90P
BT 4032 Seminar II and Viva-voce 1 30P