Diploma course in Animal Husbandry

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Update 2015 November: Competitive Examination for the admission to the
Sri Lanka School of Animal Husbandry – 2015 Apply before 09.11.2015

Two year Diploma in Animal Husbandry at Kundasale

Sri Lanka School of Animal Husbandry (SLSAH), Kundasale offers a two (02) year diploma course in Animal Husbandry, which is conducted in three mediums; Sinhala, Tamil and English.  The Diploma awarded by this Institute is well recognized for employment in both public and the private sector.



The SLSAH has a capacity of 100 students per batch with residential facilities. Farm units of livestock species have been established to provide-hands on experience in animal husbandry. The SLASH has a team of eight (08) lecturers and some visiting lecturers who have specialized in various disciplines.  Courses are provided free of charge and the course structure consists of theory, practical training and six (06) months project work (in-plant type) in private livestock enterprises.

The Diploma course is a vocational training course. Lodging and a small daily allowance will be provided for the  students during the period of training. Classes may be held on Saturdays and Sundays and students will be allowed to leave their hostel in one weekend of the month.

Entry Qualifications

You need 3 passes in A/L in Biological Science stream subjects (Botany, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, AgriScience
and Biology) but you may also apply with 3 A/L passes in these subjects with O/L subjects. Please refer Government Gazette for more details.

Written Examination

Selections of students will be done by a written examination and interview by this Department.

Syllabus for the written examination is as follows :–
(i) Animal Husbandry.– Multiple choice and short questions prepared according to the section of Animal Husbandry in Agriculture syllabus prescribed for (G. C. E. (O/L) – duration 2 hours.
(ii) General knowledge – duration 2 hrs.
English paper will be prepared as to be based on the G. C. E. (O/L) Syllabus – duration 1 hr.

How to apply

Download details and applications from Govenment Gazette for 2015 Intake
http://documents.gov.lk/gazette/2015/PDF/Oct/09Oct2015/I-IIA%28E%292015.10.09.pdf

Closing date:  09.11.2015

For details contact
Sri Lanka School of Animal Husbandry
Karadagolla , Kundasale.




Diploma in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry at Aquinas University College

Aquinas University College, Colombo 8 also offers full-time two year Diploma course in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry. Those who successfully complete the course are awarded the Certificate for Diploma in Agriculture.
http://studentlanka.com/2012/10/18/aquinas-college/

Certificate in  Animal Husbandry and Aquaculture at Open University

Open Univesity of Sri Lanka also offers one year Certificate in Industrial Studies in Animal Husbandry and Aquaculture.

You should have obtained 6 passes in the G.C.E O/L examination including mathematics and is preferably involved in agriculture, animal rearing or fishing as a livelihood. Those who follow the programme will also be trained in a specified industry preferred by the student. This programme will be offered in all three languages, i.e., Sinhala, Tamil and English. It will only be offered in the Puttalam Study Centre and the Colombo Regional Centre.

Programme Content : Fundamentals of biology, Methods of Increasing productivity of farm animals, Animal husbandry, Fish and prawn farming, Farm project, Integrated farming systems, Processing and preserving of farm products

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