Aquatic Resources Technology Degree program fulfills the long felt need of scientists and entrepreneurs engaged in development, management and production of value added aquatic products in Sri Lanka. Being an Island surrounded by the Indian ocean and being endowed with numerous water bodies of various dimensions which amounts to 1/3 of the land area, the country is rich in sea water, brackish water and freshwater which could be utilized for development of careers based on aquatic resources.
Diverse aquatic resources both living and non-living are available in the country which could be developed into money making machines for Sri Lanka if added value. The syllabus was prepared by consulting eminent scientists, industrialists, academics etc. to cater to the demand by understanding the trends and demands of the sector.
The degree program aims to produce well-rounded leaders capable of using scientific and technological approaches to develop aquatic resources in Sri Lanka, to expose them to the latest and advanced global technologies and cater to the global and regional demands in the sector through production of novel value added products.