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Offered by the Department of Plant Sciences

The Honours Degree Programme in Plant Science provides an excellent training opportunity, especially in field- based plant science courses, and caters to students who wish to develop and enhance their skills in areas of biodiversity conservation, environmental science, taxonomy, ecology, and many other subjects of Plant Sciences.

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 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 3061 Taxonomic Field Survey 3 90P
BT 3066 Plant Systematics 3 30L 30P
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 4018 Soil Science 2 15L 30P
BT 4022 Ecology 3 30L 30P
BT 4036 Applications in Geographical Information System (GIS) 1 30P
BT 4134 Biodiversity Conservation 2 20L 20P
BT 4035 Vegetation Description and Analysis 3 15L 60P
BT 4026 General Paper in Plant Biology 1 30P
BT 4027 Research Project in Plant Science 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