Institute for Agro-Technology and Rural Sciences
University of Colombo.
කොළඹ විශ්ව විද්යාලීය
කෘෂි තාක්ෂණික හා ග්රාමීය විද්යාතනය.
The University of Colombo Institute of Agro-Technology and Rural Sciences (UCIARS) was established as an Institute with blended distance mode of teaching to provide opportunities of higher education to farming community across barriers of age, space, time and academic background, under Section 24 A and Section 18 of the Universities Act no 16 of 1978 and the University of Colombo Institute of Agro-technology and Rural Sciences Ordinance No. 02 of 20082. The Order under Section 24 A came into operation with effect from 23rd August 2008. The establishment of this Institute heralded an era of affirmative action on the part of the Government of Sri Lanka to “uplift farming in Sri Lanka as a prestigious occupation through arming the farming community with modern knowledge and information technology”.The Institute has a mandate to “providing, promoting and developing among persons presently engaged in Agriculture and Agro-Technology, higher education in the discipline of Agro-Technology and Rural Sciences”. Read More
To become the most sought-after and most outstanding educational institution dedicated to entrepreneurial agriculture and sustainable natural resource management in Sri Lanka
To establish a widely acclaimed and accessible outcome-based educational system dedicated to academic excellence, high impact research, creative enterprise, strategic industry partnerships and constructive community engagement to produce well-rounded and well-grounded graduates with global perspectives for globally competitive agriculture and sustainable natural resource management in Sri Lanka
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