Having identified the greater need for revitalization of the tea sector in Sri Lanka, Uva Wellassa University introduced Tea Technology and Value Addition degree program in the year 2008. It has been designed to produce graduates with specialized knowledge in tea industry and practical skills in exploring the opportunities in value addition with the aim of uplifting the Sri Lankan tea industry to strive in the competitive world market.
This degree is a four year specialized program comprising eight semesters. Students are offered essential skills and broad general education as a foundation. Students will be given creeper training in tea plantations for about three months in the third year. In addition, an industrial training will also be offered in the final year to enable them to get the experience in private or public sector.