Department of Animal and Food Sciences

Contact Details

Prof. (Mrs) W.A.D. Nayananjalie
Head/Professor
Department of Animal and Food Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture
Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
Puliyankulama
Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka.

P: +94 25 222 1614
F: +94 25 222 1614/ +94 25 222 1610
Email: nayananjalie@yahoo.com

Courses

Department offers a wide range of courses including eleven courses in the core program and fifteen courses in the specializing module of Animal Production & Technology and another fifteen courses in the specializing module of Food & Postharvest Technology; which promote a deep understanding of the key concepts of Animal and Food Sciences and focus on contemporary issues.

Year 1 Semester I

Course No. Course Title
AF 1101 (1/12:06) Principles of Animal Production & Health Management

Year 1 Semester II

Course No. Course Title
AF 1201 (2/25:10) Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals
AF 1202 (2/25:10) Animal Feeding and Nutrition
AF 1203 (2/25:10) Biochemistry

Year 2 Semester I

Course No. Course Title
AF 2101(2/25:10) Poultry and Swine Production
AF 2103 (2/25:10) Principles of Food Science and Technology

Year 2 Semester II

Course No. Course Title
AF 2201 (2/25:10) Ruminant Management
AF 2202 (1/15/00) Principles of Aquaculture
AF 2203 (2/25:10) Principles of Postharvest Technology

Year 3 Semester I

Course No. Course Title
AF 3101 (2/00:60) Practical Animal Production
AF 3102 (0/00:45) Practical Training on Postharvest Technology

ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY

Year 3 Semester II

Compulsory courses

  • AF 3201 Animal Genetics and Breeding
  • AF 3202 Dairy Product Processing Technology
  • AF 3203 Meat and Egg Product Technology
  • AF 3204 Inland & Ornamental Fisheries
  • AF 3205 Disease Management in Farm Animals
  • AF 3208 Postharvest Techniques in Fisheries
  • AS 3211 Livestock Production Systems

Optional Courses

  • AF 3206 Wildlife Conservation and Management
  • AF 3210 Food & Nutrition
  • AF 3212 Food Safety and Quality Management
  • ES 3201 Agricultural Waste Management
  • ES 3213 Remote Sensing & GIS in Agriculture
  • AS 3208 Risk Management in Agriculture
  • AS 3210 Traditional Technology in Sri Lankan agriculture

Year 4 Semester I

Compulsory Courses

  • AF 4101 Applied Animal Nutrition
  • AF 4102 Micro livestock production
  • CC 4101 Research Methods and Scientific Writing

Optional Courses

  • AF 4103 Feed Processing
  • AF 4104 Seminar in Animal Science
  • AF 4106 Food Microbiology
  • AF 4107 Sensory Evaluation of Foods
  • AS 4102 Human Resources Management

FOOD AND POSTHARVEST TECHNOLOGY

Year 3 Semester II

Compulsory Courses

  • AF 3202 Dairy Product & Processing Technology
  • AF 3203 Meat and Egg Product Technology
  • AF 3207 Postharvest Technology of Cereals and Legumes
  • AF 3208 Postharvest Techniques in Fisheries
  • AF 3209 Food Chemistry
  • AF 3210 Food and Nutrition
  • AF 3211 Food Preservation

Optional Courses

  • AF 3212 Food Safety and Quality Management
  • AF 3213 Food Analysis
  • AF 3214 Food Packaging Technology
  • ES 3206 Food Process Engineering
  • AS 3202 Agricultural Project Management
  • AS 3208 Risk Management in Agriculture
  • AS 3209 Sustainable Agriculture

Year 4 Semester I

Compulsory Courses

  • AF 4105 Postharvest Technology of Fruits and Vegetables
  • AF 4106 Food Microbiology
  • CC 4101 Research Methods and Scientific Writing

Optional Courses

  • AF 4107 Sensory Evaluation of Foods
  • AF 4108 Food Product Development
  • AF 4109 Seminar in Food and Postharvest Technology
  • AS 4102 Human Resource Management
  • AS 4105 Household Food Security Systems

Year 4 Semester II

  • Students are required to undertake a research project under the guidance of a supervisor which carries 6 credits.