Centre for External Degrees and Extension courses had commenced the Diploma in Agriculture programme
The Centre for External Degrees and Extension courses had commenced the Diploma in Agriculture programme with the collaboration of Faculty of Agriculture.
The inauguration ceremony of the programme was held on 10.09.2022 at 10.00 am at Nallaiah Auditorium, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
The inauguration ceremony was graced by Prof. V. Kanagasingam, Vice chancellor, EUSL as Chief Guest. Dr. N. Pagthinathan, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture was the guest of honour and Dr. T. Prabaharan, Director CEDEC headed the ceremony.
Dr. T. Prabaharan, Director, CEDEC delivered a speech welcoming all the dignitaries and the students present. Dr. M. Pagthinathan, Dean, FAG elaborated on the value of the diploma programme offered by the Faculty of Agriculture.
The Vice Chancellor addressed the gathering and provided some valuable insights of this programme particularly relevancy and importance of the regional development to the students.
A splendid introduction to the programme was given by Dr. Niranjana Rodney Fernando, Head, and Dept. of Agric. Biology enlightening the students.
Mr. A. Pahirathan, Registrar, Heads of Dept. of the Faculty, Academic Staff members of the faculty, Mrs. A. Vasitharan, Assistant Registrar/ CEDEC and non-academic staff members of CEDEC and the selected candidates of the Diploma in Agriculture programme had participated in this inauguration ceremony.
Finally, Mrs. Amuthinie Suhirtharan, Programme Coordinator presented the vote of thanks concluding the ceremony successfully.
The centre proudly enrolled 180 students for this programme.