Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science

University of Peradeniya

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science

University of Peradeniya

Undergraduate Programmes


The BVSc degree programme extends over 4 academic years with two semesters of 15-17 weeks each per academic year. The total number of subjects covered is 25 and most of the subjects extend over 2 semesters while the others are confined to a single semester. The "Course" refers to a part of a subject taught in a given semester or to the entire course in the case of a single semester subject. Each course is identified by a letter code and a number code. The letter code identifies the department or unit while the number code identifies the academic year, semesters within each academic year and the subjects taught within each department or unit as shown below.

The admission of undergraduate students to follow the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) course is made by the University Grants Commission (U.G.C., 18, Ward Place, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka). Selection for admission is based on the results of the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) examination conducted by the Department of Examinations, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka. Requirements of a candidate for eligibility for admission to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science vary from time to time and prospective candidates are advised to consult the booklet "Admissions to Undergraduate Courses in the Universities and University Colleges of Sri Lanka" issued by the U.G.C.

The BVSc degree programme extends over 4 academic years with two semesters of 15-17 weeks each per academic year. The total number of subjects covered is 25 and most of the subjects extend over 2 semesters while the others are confined to a single semester. The "Course" refers to a part of a subject taught in a given semester or to the entire course in the case of a single semester subject. Each course is identified by a letter code and a number code. The letter code identifies the department or unit while the number code identifies the academic year, semesters within each academic year and the subjects taught within each department or unit as shown below.



The letter codes for different departments / units
  • BVS -Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences
  • VPB -Department of Veterinary Pathobiology
  • VPHP -Department of Veterinary Public Health and Pharmacology
  • VCS -Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • FAPH -Department of Farm Animal Production and Health
  • VMEU -Veterinary Medical Education Unit
Number codes
  • First digit Academic year - 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Second digit Semester within academic year - 1, 2
  • Third digit Subjects within each Department
The subjects offered by each department I unit and the number assigned as the 3rd digit of the number code are given in Table 1.
3rd Digit VMEU BVS VPB VPHP VCS FAPH
1 English Anatomy Pathology pharmacology CA Medicine FA Medicine
2 Computer Literacy Physiology Immunology Veterinary Public Health CA Surgery FA Surgery
3 Student Project Biochemistry Microbiology Food Technology and Quality Assurance CA Reproduction and Obstetrics FA Reproduction and Obstetrics
4 Introduction to Veterinary Science Animal Nutrition Parasitology - WL Management and Conservation A Production
5 - Wildlife Biology & Ecology and Fish Biology - - CA Clinics Aquaculture
6 - - - - - Statistics and Epidemiology
7 - - - - - Economics
8 - - - - - Business Management
9 - - - - - Human Resource Management and Communication
10 - - - - - FA Clinics

CA = Companion Animal
WL = Wildlife
FA = Farm Animal

Table 2: Subjects taught during each semester during the Four Year Academic Programme
Semester Academic Year 1 Hours Academic Year 2 Hours Academic Year 3 Hours Academic Year 4 Hours
1 BVS 111 Anatomy I 135 VBS 214 Nutrition I 65 VPHP 316 Public Health I 50 VCS 412 Surgery III (S / O) 45
BVS 112 Physiology I 108 BVS 215(I) Fish Biology + FAPH 215 Aquaculture 124 VPHP 317 Food Technology and Quality Assurance I 50 VCS 413 (I) CA Reproduction and Obstetrics I 30
BVS 113 Biochemistry I 105 BVS 215 (II) Wildlife Biology management and conservation + VCS 214 90 VPHP 315 Pharmacology I 60 VCS 413 (II) CA Reproduction and Obstetrics II 25
VMEU 111 English I 30 VPB 211 Pathology I 65 FAPH 314 FA Production I (Genetics and Breeding) 45 FAPH 412 Surgery III (S / O) 45
- - VPB 212 Immunology 48 FAPH 314 FA Production II (Ruminant) 45 FAPH 413 (I) FA Reproduction and Obstetrics I 30
- - VPB 213 Microbiology I 90 FAPH 311 FA Medicine I (General) 60 FAPH 413 (II) FA Reproduction and Obstetrics II 25
- - VPB 214 Parasitology I 70 VCS 311 CA Medicine I (General) 60 FAPH 418 Business Management 45
- - VMEU 211 English III 15 FAPH 316 Statistics and Epidemiology I(Statistics) 60 FAPH 419 Human Resource Management and Communication 45
- - - - FAPH 317 Economics 45 FAPH 410 FA Clinics III 120
- - - - VCS 315 CA Clinics I 30 VCS 415 CA Clinics III 120
- - - - FAPH 310 FA Clinics I 30 VMEU 413 Project II 15
- - - - VMEU 313 Project I 15 FAPH 416 Statistics and Epidemiology (Epidemiology) 45
- - - - VMEU 311 English V 15
- - - - VMEU 311 English V 15
Total 378 Total 567 Total 535 Total 490
2 BVS 121 Anatomy II 150 VBS 214 Nutrition II 70 VPB 321 Pathology III(Poultry/Fish/Clinical Pathology) 50 VCS 423 (I) CA Reproduction and Obstetrics III (Obs./Infertility) ) 55
BVS 112 Physiology II 96 VPB 221 Pathology II 50 VPHP 326 Public Health II 50 VCS 423(II) CA Reproduction and Obstetrics IV (Equine/Wildlife/Zoo Animals) 30
BVS 113 Biochemistry II 105 VPB 223 Microbiology II 90 VPHP 327 Food Technology and Quality Assurance II 50 FAPH 423 FA Reproduction and Obstetrics III (Obs./Infertility) 55
VMEU 121 English II 30 VPB 224 Parasitology II 90 VPHP 325 Pharmacology II 60 VCS 421 CA Medicine III (Equine/Wildlife/Zoo Animals 45
- - VMEU 221 English IV 15 FAPH 324 FA Production III (Monogastric) 60 FAPH 421 FA Medicine IV (Aquatic Medicine) 54
- - VPB 213 Microbiology I 90 FAPH 311 FA Medicine I (General) 60 FAPH 413 (II) FA Reproduction and Obstetrics II 25
- - FAPH 321 (I) FA Medicine II (Ruminant) 60 VSC 425 CA Clinics IV 120
- - VMEU 211 English III 15 FAPH 321 (II) FA Medicine III (Monogastric) 60 FAPH 419 Human Resource Management and Communication 45
- - - - FAPH 317 Economics 45 FAPH 410 FA Clinics III 120
- - - - VCS 315 CA Clinics I 30 VCS 415 CA Clinics III 120
- - - - FAPH 310 FA Clinics I 45 FAPH 420 FA Clinics IV 120
VCS 321 CA Medicine II (Canine and Feline) 60 VMEU 423 Project IV 15
VCS 322 (I) CA Surgery I (A / R) 45
VCS 322 (II) CA Surgery I (G / S) 30
FAPH 322(I) FA Surgery I (A / R) 45
FAPH 322(II) FA Surgery II (G / S) 30
VCS 325 CA Clinics II 30
VMEU 321 English VI 15
FAHP 320 FA Clinics II 30
VMEU 323 Project II 15
Total 381 Total 315 Total 600 Total 439
Total Hours 3705
Examination Semester Paper Courses Marks Allocated
First BVSc 1 Anatomy Part I1 BVS111 100
First BVSc 2 Anatomy Part II BVS 112, BVS 122 100
First BVSc 2 Physiology I & II BVS 113, BVS 123 100
First BVSc 2 Biochemistry I & II 100
Second BVSc 4 Pathology I & II VPB 211, VPB 221 100
Second BVSc 4 Microbiology I & II VPB 213, VPB 223 100
Second BVSc 4 Parasitology I & II VPB 214, VPB 224 100
Second BVSc 4 Animal Nutrition I & II BVS 214, BVS 224 100
Third BVSc 6 Public Health I & II) VPB 316, VPB 326 100
Third BVSc 6 Food Technology and Quality Assurance I & II VPB 317, VPB 327 100
Third BVSc 6 Pharmacology I & II VPB 315, VPB 325 100
Third BVSc 6 Animal Production I & II2 FAPH 314 (I), FAPH 314 (II),FAPH 324 100
Third BVSc 8 Veterinary Medicine3 I (CA) & II (FA) VCS 311, VCS 321, VCS 421, VPB 321, FAPH 311, FAPH 321(I), FAPH 321(II), FAPH 421 100
Final BVSc 8 Veterinary Surgery3 I (CA) & II (FA) VCS 322(I), VCS 322(II), VCS 412 FAPH 322(I), FAPH 322(II), FAPH 412 100
Final BVSc 8 Veterinary Reproduction3 and Obstetrics I (CA) & II (FA) VCS 413 (I), VCS 413 (II), VCS 423 (I), VCS 423 (II) FAPH 413(I), FAPH 413(II), FAPH 423 100

1. BVS 111 Anatomy I will be evaluated in full at the end of Semester I while the BVS 121 Anatomy II will be evaluated in full at the end of Semester 2 (Total marks allocated for both examinations will be 100).

2 - Computation of final marks for Animal Production
Component Animal Production
I II III Total
Theory 15.0 15.0 20.0 50.0%
In-course 07.5 07.5 05.0 20.0%
Practical Common practical 20%
Oral Common Oral Examiniation 10.0%
Total 100


3 - Computation of final marks for Veterinary Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction and Obstetrics


Component

Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Surgery

Veterinary Reproduction & Obsterics
I II Total I II Total I II Total
Theory 25 25 50% 25 25 50% 20 30 50%
Theory 25 25 50% 25 25 50% 20 30 50%
In-course 05 05 10% 10 05 15% 05 15 20%
Practical 10 10 20% 20 05 25% 05 15 20%
Oral 10 10 20% 05 05 10% 05 05 10%
Weightage 50 50 100% 60 40 100% 35 65 100%

The subjects which are confined to a single Semester are evaluated at the completion of the particular course as given in Table 4.
Examination Semester Subject/Paper Courses Weightage(%)
First BVSc 1 Anatomy 1 BVS111 40
First BVSc 1 Physiology End Semester BVS 112 20
First BVSc 1 Biochemistry End Semester BVS 113 20
First BVSc 2 Anatomy 11 BVS 121 60
Second BVSc 3 Fish Biology and Aquaculture BVS 215 (I), FAPH 215 25
Second BVSc 3 Wildlife Biology & Ecology and Wildlife Management & Conservation BVS215 (II),VCS 214 25
Second BVSc 3 Immunology VPB 212 25
Second BVSc 4 Animal Nutrition I & II BVS 214, BVS 224 100
Third BVSc 5 Economics FAPH 317 25
Third BVSc 5 Statistics & Epidemiology I(Statistics) FAPH 316VPB 317, VPB 327 25
Third BVSc 5 English* VMEU 311 Grade only
Third BVSc 5 Computer Literacy* VMEU 312 Grade only
Final BVSc 7 Business Management FAPH 418 25
Final BVSc 7 Human Resource Management and Communication FAPH 419 25
Final BVSc 7 Statistics & Epidemiology II FAPH 416 25
Final BVSc 7 Medicine 1 (General) VCS 311 20
Final BVSc 7 Medicine 1 (General) FAPH 311 20
Final BVSc 8 Project IV* VMEU 313, VMEU 323,VMEU 413, VMEU 423 Grade only

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  1. A student is admitted to the Degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Science if he/she
  2. has registered as a veterinary student of the University of Peradeniya; and
  3. has been an internal full time student of the University; and
  4. has passed the First, Second, Third and Final BVSc examinations; and,
  5. has passed the English language and Computer Literacy examination (with minimum of Grade C) conducted by the Faculty; and
  6. has satisfactorily completed (with minimum of Grade C) the Final year project work and
  7. has completed the BVSc course within 8 years from the date of his or her registration as an undergraduate.
  8. A student shall be deemed to have completed a prescribed subject / course, when he/she has, to the satisfaction of the Faculty Board and the Vice Chancellor, regularly attended the theoretical (lectures, tutorials, seminars etc.) and practical (demonstrations, laboratory practicals, clinicals, field work etc.) instructions prescribed for that subject / course.

  9. A student shall have an overall 80 percent attendance in every subject / course in order to be eligible to sit the examination where the particular subject / course is to be examined. If a student has not attained the above stipulated attendance, under exceptional circumstances he/she may be allowed to sit the respective examination provided special approval has been granted by the Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board.

  10. The courses and the syllabus of each subject for the Degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Science and the number of papers for each subject at each examination shall be prescribed by regulations made by the Senate.

  11. For the Degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Science, there shall be four major examinations viz. the First, Second, Third and Final Examinations in Veterinary Science. These examinations shall consist of end of Semester and year-end examinations and for each subject there shall be a written examination with or without practical, clinical, oral and project work as approved by the Senate.

  12. For all subjects that are of one semester duration, the examination shall be held at the end of the given semester; at which the concerned subjects are taught and for all those subjects that are of more than one semester duration, there shall be in-course assessment examinations during and at the end of the each semester and also an year-end examination after completion of the teaching programme of the relevant subject(s).

  13. The final marks obtained for each subject shall be released as Grades A through F in the following manner:

  14. >=70 A 40-49 D
    >60-69 B 30-39 E
    >50-59 C Below 29 F

    A student shall obtain a Grade C or a higher grade in each subject in order to have passed that subject.

  15. A student shall be permitted only four attempts to pass each subject. The fifth and final attempt may be allowed, provided special approval has been granted by the Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board.

  16. A candidate to be awarded the BVSc degree shall satisfactorily complete the Student Project (VMEU 313 through 423) during the 3rd and 4th years and also obtain a minimum of Grade C pass in Computer Literacy (VMEU 312) and English (VMEU111 through VMEU 311). These two subjects shall be evaluated at the end of Semester 5.

  17. The maximum grade that shall be given to a referred subject shall be C.

The course for the First BVSc Examination shall consist of two Semesters (Semesters 1 and 2). The First BVSc examination shall consist of two parts viz. at the end of Semester 1 and Semester 2.


  1. The examination shall consist of the following subjects:
    1. Veterinary Anatomy (BVS 111, BVS 121)
    2. Veterinary Physiology (BVS 112, BVS 122)
    3. Veterinary Biochemistry (BVS 113, BVS 123)

    For the purpose of computing the marks for the first BVSc examination, each subject shall be allocated 100 marks.

  2. A candidate for the First Examination shall have, to the satisfaction of the Faculty Board and the Vice Chancellor, followed the prescribed course of study in each of the subjects specified in Section 2.1.

  3. Notwithstanding the fact that he/she may be other wise eligible, a student shall not be a candidate for the First Examination if a period of four years or more has elapsed since his/her registration as a veterinary student, provided that where a period of four years or more has elapsed a student may be a candidate for the First Examination, if special approval has been granted by the Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board.

  4. A candidate shall be deemed to have passed the First Examination if he/she has at the first or subsequent attempts attained a Grade C or a higher grade pass in each subject as specified in Section 2.1.

  5. The First BVSc Repeat Examination shall be held not less than 4 weeks after the release of the results of the previous First BVSc Examination.

  6. A candidate who has referred only in one of the above subjects but has passed two other first BVSc subjects shall be permitted to follow the courses prescribed for the second BVSc examination, provided that he/she has obtained a minimum of Grade E (ref. section 1.7) in the referred subjects.

The course for the 2nd BVSc Examination shall consist of two semesters (Semesters 3 and 4).
  1. The examination shall consist of the following subjects:
  2. Year-end subjects
    1. Veterinary Pathology (VPB 211, VPB 221)
    2. Veterinary Microbiology (VPB 213, VPB 223)
    3. Veterinary Parasitology (VPB 214, VPB 224)
    4. Animal Nutrition (BVS 214, BVS 224)
    5. End of semester subjects (Semester 3)
    6. Fish Biology [BVS 215 (I)] & Aquaculture (FAPH 215)
    7. Immunology (VPB 212)
    8. Wildlife Biology & Ecology [BVS 215 (II)] and Wildlife Management & Conservation (VCS 214)
  3. A candidate for the Second Examination shall have to the satisfaction of the Faculty Board and the Vice Chancellor, followed the prescribed course of study in each of the subjects specified in Section 3.1. A candidate who has referred in any one subject at the First BVSc Examination, shall sit that subject at the first available opportunity and may sit the Second BVSc Examination pending the results of the First BVSc Examination.

  4. Notwithstanding the fact that he/she may be otherwise eligible, a student shall not be a candidate for the Second BVSc Examination if a period of 5 years or more has elapsed since his registration as a veterinary student, provided that where a period of 5 years or more has elapsed a student may be a candidate for the Second BVSc Examination, if special approval has been granted by the Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board.

  5. For the purposes of computing the marks at the Second BVSc Examination, the allocation of marks for the year-end subjects viz. Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Parasitology and Animal Nutrition shall be 100 for each subject. The marks allocated for the end of semester subjects viz. Fish Biology and Aquaculture; Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Conservation and Management; and Immunology shall be 25 for each subject. Thus the maximum marks for the Second BVSc shall be 475.

  6. A candidate shall be deemed to have passed the Second BVSc Examination if he/she has at first or subsequent attempts obtained a Grade C or a higher grade pass in each subject as specified in Section 3.1.

  7. The Second BVSc Repeat Examination shall be held not less than 4 weeks after the release of the results of the previous Second BVSc Examination. The Repeat examination for the end of semester subjects shall be held with the Second BVSc repeat examination.

  8. A candidate who has referred only in one of the year-end subjects at the second BVSc examination but has passed all other year-end the Second BVSc subjects (Section 3.1) shall be permitted to follow the courses prescribed for the 3rd BVSc examination, provided that he/she has obtained a minimum of Grade E in the referred subject.

  1. The Third BVSc Examination shall consist of the following subjects
  2. Year-end subjects
    1. Public Health (VPB 316, VPB 326)
    2. Food Processing and Quality Assurance (VPB 317, VPB 327)
    3. Pharmacology (VPB 315, VPB 325)
    4. Animal Production [FAPH 314(1), FAPH 314(11), FAPH 324]
    5. End of semester subjects (Semester 5)
    6. Economics (FAPH 317)
    7. Statistics and Epidemiology (Statistics) (FAPH 316)
  3. A candidate for the Third BVSc Examination shall have to the satisfaction of the Faculty Board and the Vice Chancellor, followed the prescribed course of study in each of the subjects specified in Section 4.1 and shall have passed all the subjects in the First BVSc Examination and at least 6 of the 7 subjects of the Second BVSc examination to be eligible to sit for the Third BVSc Examination.

  4. A candidate who has referred in any one subject at the Second BVSc Examination, shall sit that subject at the first available opportunity and may sit the Third BVSc examination pending results of the Second BVSc Examination.

  5. Notwithstanding the fact that he/she may be otherwise eligible, a student shall not be a candidate for the Third BVSc Examination if a period of 6 years or more has elapsed since his registration as a veterinary student, provided that where a period of 6 years or more has elapsed a student may be a candidate for the Third BVSc Examination, if special approval has been granted by the Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board.

  6. For the purposes of computing marks for the Third BVSc examination, the allocation of marks for the year-end subjects viz. Public Health, Food Technology and Quality Assurance, Pharmacology and Animal Production shall be 100 for each subject. The marks allocated for the end of semester subjects viz. Economics and Statistics, shall be 25 for each subject. Thus the maximum marks for the Third BVSc shall be 450.

  7. A candidate shall be deemed to have passed the Third BVSc Examination, if he/she has at first or subsequent attempts obtained a Grade C or a higher grade pass in each subject as specified in Section 4.1.

  8. The Third BVSc Repeat Examination shall be held not less than 4 weeks after the release of the results of the Third BVSc Examination. The Repeat examination for the end of semester subjects shall be held with the Third BVSc repeat examination.

  9. A candidate who has referred only in one of the year-end subjects at the third BVSc examination but has passed all the other Third BVSc subjects shall be permitted to follow the courses prescribed for the Final BVSc examination, provided that he/she has obtained a minimum of grade E in the referred subject.

The course for the Final BVSc Examination shall consist of 4 Semesters (Semesters 5, 6, 7 and 8). A candidate shall not be permitted to follow the courses in Semester 7 and 8 (fourth year programme) unless he/she has passed the First and Second BVSc Examinations and also passed a minimum of 3 year-end subjects in the Third BVSc Examination with a minimum of Grade E in the referred subject.

  1. The Final BVSc Examination shall consist of the following subjects:
  2. Year-end subjects
    1. Veterinary Medicine [VCS 311, VCS 321, VCS 421, FAPH 311, FAPH 321 (I), FAPH 321 (II), FAPH 421, VPB 321]
    2. Veterinary Surgery [VCS 322 (I), VCS 322 (II), VCS 412, FAPH 322 (I), FAPH 322 (II), FAPH 412]
    3. Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics [VCS 413 (I), VCS 413 (II), VCS 423 (I), VCS 423 (II), FAPH 413(1), FAPH 413 (II), FAPH 423]
    4. End of semester subjects (Semester 7)
    5. Veterinary Epidemiology (FAPH 416)
    6. Business Management (FAPH 418)
    7. Human Resource Management and Communication(FAPH 419)
  3. A candidate for the Final Examination in Veterinary Science shall have .

  4. Passed the First Examination in Veterinary Science; and.

  5. Passed the Second Examination in Veterinary Science; and

  6. Passed at least five subjects at the Third BVSc and has obtained a minimum of grade E in the referred subject; and

  7. Satisfactorily passed the English language examination and Computer Literacy examination conducted by the faculty with a minimum of grade C pass.

  8. Notwithstanding the fact that he/she may be other wise eligible, a student shall not be a candidate for the Final Examination in Veterinary Science if a period of eight years or more has elapsed since his/her registration as a veterinary student, provided that where a period of eight years or more has elapsed a student may be a candidate for the Final Examination in Veterinary Science if special approval has been granted by the Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board.

  9. For the purpose of computing the marks at the Final BVSc examination, the allocation of marks for the year-end subjects viz. Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, and Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics shall be 100 for each subject. The marks allocated for the end of semester subjects viz. Human Resource Management and Communication, Veterinary Epidemiology and Business Management shall be 25 for each subject. Thus the maximum marks for the Final BVSc shall be 375.

  10. A candidate shall be deemed to have passed the Final BVSc Examination if he/she at first or subsequent attempts and within a period of 8 years from the date of first registration has obtained a Grade C or a higher grade pass in each subject as specified in section 5.1 and successfully completed the Student Project work to the satisfaction of the supervisor(s) and examiner(s). The Student Project report shall be submitted to the Dean's Office, within 3 weeks of completion of the Final BVSc Examination.

  11. The Final BVSc Repeat Examination shall be held not less than 4 weeks after the release of the results of the last Final BVSc Examination. The Repeat examination for the end of semester subjects shall be held during the Semester 8 or along with the Final BVSc Repeat examination where necessary.

  1. The aggregate marks obtained at the first attempt of the First, Second, Third and Final BVSc examinations will be weighted according to the following percentages for the award of honours:
  2. First BVSc - 20%
    Second BVSc - 20%
    Third BVSc - 20%
    Final BVSc - 40%
  3. First Class Honours shall be awarded to candidates who obtain an overall average of 70 percent or more. A Second Class Upper Division shall be awarded to those candidates who obtain an overall average of 60 to 69 percent while a Second Class Lower Division shall be awarded to those who obtain an overall average of 55 to 59 percent.

The overall order of merit at the successful completion of the BVSc course for each batch of students shall be based on the final aggregate weighted marks (refer section 6.1) obtained by each student.

The effective date of the BVSc Degree shall be the date of completion of the Final BVSc examination or completion of all requirements of the BVSc degree.

The assessment of student performance is based on a range of criteria adopted by the faculty. Assessment includes participation in class activities, continuous assessment through assignments and quizzes, and a mid-term and final examination. The lecturer may design a suitable scheme for computing her/his course grade using a combination of some or all of the above criteria. The detailed scheme of assessment and the syllabus, approved by the department and the faculty will be made available to the students at the beginning of the course.

There are no repeat-courses given to those who fail a course, but the same course or an alternative may be taken in the following semester if this is possible. Students who fail in a course/courses in their last year in the university are required to complete the relevant course/s and fulfill all other requirements in order There are no repeat-courses given to those who fail a course, but the same course should be taken the next time it is offered. Alternatively, a substitute course may be taken in the following semester or later, with the approval of the relevant department. Students who fail a course/courses in their last year in the university are also required to complete the relevant course/courses and fulfil all other requirements in order to qualify for the degree. Such students must request an extension of time from the Dean.

A veterinary graduate must be registered as a Veterinary Surgeon under the Veterinary Surgeons and Practitioners Act. No. 46 of 1956, before he/she can practice Veterinary Science in Sri Lanka. An application for registration, including a registration fee, should be made to the Registrar, Veterinary Council of Sri Lanka, immediately after graduation.


Qualifications for Registration

Veterinary graduates qualified from the University of Peradeniya and intending to apply to the Veterinary Council for registration as a veterinary surgeon shall submit the duly completed application form, two passport size photographs (6.0 cm X 4.0 cm) duly certified by a Justice of Peace (on the reverse) and the following original documents together with a photocopy of each such document to the Registrar of the Council:

  1. Birth certificate of the Applicant.
  2. A character certificate issued by a senior academic staff member (Senior Lecturer and above) of the Faculty from which he/she graduated or from a person acceptable to the Council.
  3. Degree / Provisional Degree certificate issued by the University.

On receipt of the above, the Council at its discretion shall provisionally register the applicant as a veterinary surgeon for a period of six months. During this period, the applicant shall undergo a six months internship training conducted jointly by the Veterinary Council and the Department of Animal Production and Health. The Council shall, upon being satisfied that the applicant has successfully completed the internship, and having applied to the Council for registration and pai d the prescribed fee, register the applicant as a veterinary surgeon and issue a certificate to that effect.