Advanced Certificate (CBEM) and Diploma (DBEM) in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management

Who can Apply?

for Advanced Certificate Course

  • Those who have passed six subjects of GCE (OL) Examination or NVQF level III qualifications
  • Credit pass for the Science is compulsory

for Diploma Course

  • Passing three subjects in the GCE (AL) Examination* (preferably subjects of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Agriculture, Subjects of Technology stream, Mathematics, Geography, Economics, Sociology) or
  • The NVQF level IV or equivalent qualifications* or
  • Passing theĀ Advance Certificate level in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management or
  • Any other equivalent qualifications or experience in the relevant field or professional qualifications that will be considered on a case by case basis, by the Board of Studyof Agriculture with the approval of the Senate of University of Ruhuna.
  • Pass for English in the GCE (O/L) Examination

* Applicants from 1 & 2 categories need to pass the qualifying examination conducted by the Board of Study.

Admission Process

Course information available at

  • Department of Agricultural Biology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya.
  • Director, Biodiversity Secretariat, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Battarwmulla.
  • National Coordinator, Project Management Unit, Plant Genetic Resource Center, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya.

Funding Source:

In Collaboration of the Project of Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation and use in Sri Lanka agro-ecosystems for livelihoods and adaptation to climate change (BACC) funded by United Nations Environment Programme (GEF/UNEP) under Ministry of Mahaveli Development and Environment and implemented by Department of Agriculture.