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Palm and Latex Technology and Value Addition Degree Program


Palm & Latex Technology and Value Addition degree program has been designed to produce graduates with specialized knowledge in palm and latex industry and practical skills in exploring the opportunities for value addition with the aim of uplifting the Sri Lankan palm and latex industry to strive in the competitive world market. It is possible to promote the Sri Lankan palm products & latex based industry through producing innovative professionals capable of planning, designing and implementing new technologies in value addition to produce food & by products from palm, mainly from coconut and, finished-value-added products from mainly rubber latex, and from other potential allied crops to cater the demand of local and international market.

The Uva Wellassa University has initiated this degree program on the theme of value addition to the national resources base. It aims to produce graduates who are endowed with essential skills and sufficient broad general knowledge in addition to the core area of their learning as indicated by the degree program title.

Program Attributes

  • To provide advanced-scientific knowledge for proper assessment of palm and latex production sectors in Sri Lanka.
  • To offer students with specialized knowledge on palm & latex technology and value addition in relevant subject streams through theoretical studies and practical training experience.
  • To foster innovative professionals capable of planning and implementing new value addition technologies to develop Palm & Latex Industry in the country.
  • To contribute to the process of promoting value-added products from palm and latex crops to cater the changing demand of the local and international market

Graduate Attributes

  • Graduates will have a rational attitude towards knowledge and understanding. They will be leaders in the production of new knowledge and understanding related to palm and latex industry in a broader sense through inquiry, critique and synthesis.
  • Graduates will be of innovative spirit to perceive consequential problems in a different angle and will come up with innovative solutions.
  • Graduates will be contributors of new knowledge creation through research and scientific inquiry.
  • Graduates will be able to make use of information effectively and efficiently to pursue their duties and will be effective communicators who would create relationship values through persuasion, negotiation and in furthering their career advancement