'Botany Mock Test' is designed for the students enrolled in Botany courses for the academic year 2020/21 to get hands on experience in an online exam prior to facing the actual Continuous Assessments.

This is an elective course with 3 credits weightage in the Programme BSc (Hons) in Botany.

Welcome you to the course on Organization of Cells and Plant Biochemistry in the B.Sc. Degree Programme.This course is a 3 credit course (75 hrs of studies) offered at Level 3 of the Degree programme during the first semester of the academic year.

Diversity of Plants (BYU3500) is one of the basic courses available for those who study Botany as one of the disciplines at Level 3 of the B. Sc. Degree programme. It is a five (05) Credit course which is conducted through both semesters. This course will introduce you to the wonderful and diverse world of plants. Starting from the simple unicellular aquatic plants and lead you through to the land plants which can reach several meters in height. You will learn the main morphological, structural and reproductive features of the major groups of plants and also to get a deeper understanding on the evolutionary relationships between the different groups of plants.

Dr. Roshan Perera and Dr. Chathurika Karunanayake are the senior coordinators of this course


This course on Plant Physiology will look into how plants function and grow. This is a 3 credit course offered at level 4 of the BSc degree programme. Academic activities of this course comprise of both theoretical and practical components and are conducted in the second semester. There are 5 Day schools, one OBT (Open Book Tests),  NBTs (No book Tests), a 5-day Practical session and a practical assessment test and a Revision day school. We do hope that these activities will facilitate you to be actively engaged in the learning process throughout this course.



Genetics and Evolution is a course offered at level four of the B.Sc. Degree Programme. The course has a credit rating of three and requires you to spend 150 notional hours of study time.

Main objectives of this course are for you to understand the concepts of Genetics and how it can be related with the process of evolution.

For better understanding of the course, you are required to follow Plant Diversity (BYU3500) and Cell Organization and Biochemistry (BYU3301) at level 3. Hope you enjoy following this online course and gain deeper knowledge on Genetics!


Systematic of Higher Plants and Animals is a level 4 compulsory course offered by the Department of Botany under the Bachelor of Science Degree programme. It is three-credit course which will require about 150 notional hours of study.This is a course that deals with the Identification, Nomenclature, and Classification of the Higher Plants and Animals and mainly concerning higher plants.

BYU4303 is a three credit Level 3 course that will introduce you to the fascinating world of Microbiology. Here you will gain basic knowledge through your lesson material and skills during your practical sessions in microbiology. These skills and knowledge will be essential for you to go deeper into the field of Microbiology in your following years as a University student and also if you intend to go into a field related to Microbiology in the future.

Pre-requisites - BYU3500/ BOU1200

Is a pre-requisite course for BYU5300/ BOU3100

Welcome you to the course on Plant Pathology in the B.Sc. Degree Programme. This course is a 3 credit course offered at Level 5 of the Degree programme during the first semester of the academic year.

This is a three (03) credit course offered at Level 5 during the first semester of the B. Sc degree programme.