Kegalle is in the wet zone of Sri Lanka and produces a large number of agricultural products for local consumption as well as export. Plantation crops, vegetables, grains pulses, fruits and almost all the spices are grown in the Kegalle district. At present there is a need to develop processing technologies to ensure the quality of these products. Therefore, the degree program focuses on teaching the science of processing technologies with hands on experience enabling the graduates to become entrepreneurs in the field of processing technology. Further the program trains the students to develop commercial machineries suitable for different scales (small, medium and large) for these industries. The soft skills of the students are tremendously important in today’s dynamic world and is taken care of.
The graduates we produce will use their expertise to seek out opportunities to provide innovative solutions to real-life problems and will be technocrats and entrepreneurs in new directions, capable of exploiting the postharvest and value addition opportunities contributing towards the economic development of the country.