Undergraduate Research Symposium

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Agricultural Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium

Developing a research culture requires open and collaborative relationships among academia, scientists, students and related industries. Such relationships can generate new knowledge and solutions for the real industrial needs while enhancing the research skills of the undergraduates. As with any other activity, knowledge dissemination is a must and symposia are the most appropriate media to achieve this objective. The Undergraduate Research Symposium of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (AgSURS-2023), an important milestone of the faculty, which was initiated with the aim of establishing a platform to publicize research work conducted by the undergraduates during their final year research projects to a wider audience.
The symposium is aimed at bringing together the undergraduate researchers of the faculty from different agricultural disciplines to a common platform under the theme ‘Explore the World through Research and Innovation’. This symposium offers a scientific and an industrial forum for the students to present and discuss their research projects that they worked on in their final year and the respective research findings.


16th of February 2023 - 8.30 AM Onwards

The AgSURS 2023 is going to be held for the second consecutive time on 16th February 2023. The symposium will commence with a keynote speech, then flows into panels of research finding presentations and discussions, followed by fellowship events. Renowned scientists from different agricultural and allied disciplines are invited to lead the panels of research presentations and the discussions. Dignitaries from related industries are also invited to the symposium aiming at networking within the industry and developing research careers of the undergraduates.
Thematic areas of AgSURS-2023 are:

  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management
  • Agri-Environment Modelling
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • ALivestock Production and Food Safety
  • Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
  • Plant Protection
  • Food Processing and Post-Harvest Technology
We are privileged to have Professor H M S K Herath, Dean, Faculty of Animal Science and Export Agriculture, Uwa Wellassa University of Sri Lanka as the keynote speaker of the AgSURS-2023.

Pre-symposium workshops on effective tips and skills on scientific presentation were organized by the organizing committee to develop the research skills of students; thesis writing; and research project presentations in line with the AgSURS-2023. These pre-symposium workshops were conducted in the month of December 2022.

The organizing committee of AgSURS-2023 symposium is led by Dr R M Amila S Bandara as the Symposium Chair with untiring efforts of Mr G A H Galahitigama (Symposium Coordinator), Ms P W M Tharindi and Mr S Sellapperuma (Symposium Secretaries). Moreover, Prof M L M C Dissanayake, Prof. D M A Gunaratne, Prof. G D K Kumara are the Chairs of Scientific Committee, Publications Committee and the Logistics Committee respectively. The organizing committee is immensely grateful to AVON Pharmo Chem (Pvt) Ltd. for considering the sponsorship proposal for AgSURS-2023 symposium. The AgSURS-2023 is deeply honored to have AVON Pharmo Chem (Pvt) Ltd. as its key partner. All are welcome!

Research Highlights Video, AgSURS-2022

Book of Abstracts, AgSURS-2022

Book of Abstracts, AgSURS-2022

Book of Abstracts, AgSURS-2022




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