Facilities 

 

Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries & Nutrition (FLFN) of the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka (WUSL) is a center for outstanding academic excellence and achievement for over 18 years with a current intake of students over 200. We as a Faculty provide a variety of facilities to our prospective as well as current students and staff to thrive and succeed in their academic endeavors. The Faculty has 7 lecture halls with a state of the art auditorium that can house over 150 students facilitating a contented and relaxing teaching and learning environment.

General Facilities

Accommodation and Housing

The Faculty provides residential facilities to all the prospective students after the orientation.

Student Counselling and Mentoring Facilities

For the prospective student who need support to adapt to new life at university and academic programme, a counselling programme is available for their assistance. Each student will get a mentor from the academic staff to get support for smooth progression of student through academic programme. Counselling is available for supportive or problem-solving assistance for academic, vocational, emotional, personal or social concerns.

Information & Communication Technology Centre (ICTC)

The ICTC is fully equipped with servers, workstations with multimedia facilities, Wi-Fi facility, Laptop Computers, Multimedia Projectors, UPS systems, Laser Printers, Colour Printers and Scanners. This Centre operates in 3 sections; separate room for the staff members, separate laboratory to conduct practical for students and a separate room with multimedia facilities.

Library

The Library provides access to Library and Information Service to support teaching, learning and research activities of the student and staff community by making books, e-resources and other materials available and by accessing user to be acquainted with skills in locating information deemed necessary in the modern information age.

Cafeteria

The University Food Service is operated by Campus Dining Services and offers all major meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and a wide variety of snacks for the campus community. This is the most affordable dining option, but there are a variety of meal plans to cater to everyone depending on the affordability.

Market Place and Shops

Marketplaces are located at Makandura (just 10-minutes’ walk from the University) and also at Pannala (10-minutes bus ride). Several food stalls are located in nearby area of the premises. Pannala town has a Food City, super market and many other shops. Makandura town has several small shops from which students can buy stationary and food items.

Sports & Recreation

The university has a fully equipped gymnasium with all sorts of modern fitness equipment (at main campus) to enhance your talents in sports, eliminate your stress of work, keep fitness and break monotony of long hours of studies. You get ample outdoor play ground facilitates for dozens of sports including cricket, football, netball, badminton, etc.

Health Services

The Student Health Centre situated in the Makandura premises strives to remove health related barriers to learning, to promote optimal wellness, to enable students to make informed decisions about health issues, and to empower students to be self-directed and well informed health care consumers. University Medical Officer is available on every Tuesdays & Thursdays at the Health Centre. When the Medical Officer is not available or in an emergency, students can get health facilities from Sandalanka District Hospital located at the Makandura town (10 minutes’ walk) or Dankotuwa (20 minutes’ bus ride). The nearest major hospital is at Negombo (25 km from the University). Several Medical channeling centers and private hospitals operated 24 are located in Pannala and Negombo.

Banking Facilities

There are many baking facilities are available closer to the campus premises including; People’s Bank at Makandura and Pannala, Bank of Ceylon at Makandura and Pannala, Commercial Bank at Pannala, Sampath Bank at Pannala, National Saving Bank at Pannala ATM BOC: at the Lions Gate- (new entrance) of the Makandura premises and ATM People’s Bank at Makandura.

Post Office

Makandura post office accepts weighs packages, receives incoming mail and fax services for residential students through the University Common Support Unit.

Department Level Facilities

The FLFN has four departments:

  • Department of Food Science & Technology
  • Department of Applied Nutrition
  • Department of Livestock & Avian Sciences
  • Department of Aquaculture & Fisheries

Each Department is equipped with state of the art facilities including lecture halls, laboratory facilities and student centers.

 

Department of Applied Nutrition

Facility Facility description
Nutrition and Wellness Centre

The Nutrition and Wellness Center provides client based nutrition and dietary advice to achieve a balanced diet while making sure the body maintained with adequate exercise to stay fit & healthy. The center will work with clients to establish goals and find the treatment plans that work for them. The center provides following services and facilities;

Assessment of Nutrition Status

Comprehensive analysis of body composition

Dietary and lifestyle counseling for weight reduction, weight maintenance and healthy eating for all life stages

Diet plans for scientific weight loss

Healthy eating guidelines for prevention of diseases

Diet plans for improved athletic performances

Diet plans in management of chronic disease conditions such as;

Diabetes / Prediabetes

Hypertension

Fatty liver disease

Heart diseases

Cancer

Renal diseases

Diet formulations for tube feeding patients

Food & Nutrition Resource Center

 

A department level computer unit with Nutrition related software for specialization students research purposes and provides students with computer access at department level
Laboratories

Well-equipped

  • Analytical Laboratory
  • Clinical Laboratory
  • Dietetic Laboratory
Lecture Halls

Department special lecture hall equipped with smart board and Wi-Fi facility

Student capacity 60

Department Library

 

Reading materials available for lending for specializing students with undergraduate research publications from previous specialization students
General Office Well-functioning office with printing, photocopying and scanning facilities

 

Department of Aquaculture & Fisheries

 

Facility

Facility description

Aquaculture Farm Facility and Living Laboratories

Earthen food fish culture ponds

Experimental earthen ponds for research

Aquarium fish culture unit

Ornamental plant culture unit

Indoor hydroponics culture system

All male Tilapia breeding hatchery

Open space research hut

 

Laboratories

Well-equipped Aquaculture Laboratory

Pathobiology Laboratory

Fish Product development laboratory (to be equipped)

Two Research laboratories (to be equipped)

 

Lecture Halls

Department special lecture hall No 1 equipped with smart board and Wi-Fi facility

Hexagonal discussion tables

 

Lecture hall No 02 ( to be furnished)

Seminar Hall (to be furnished)

Research Students Room

To be furnished

Aquaculture Mini Library

Reading materials available for lending for specializing students

Staff Working Space

Separate working space available for academic nonacademic staff

General Office

Well-functioning office 

Research, Invention and Innovation Facility

Facility and ideas available for student research, invention and innovation

 

Physical resources at the Department of Aquaculture & Fisheries

 

Aquaculture farm facility and living laboratories

Earthen food fish culture ponds

 

Department of Food Science & Technology

Food Processing and Preservation Laboratory

Food processing and preservation laboratory is designed with the facilities of new product development, process evaluation, research, teaching and demonstration.  

This laboratory is equipped with specialized instruments and food processing equipment with the possibilities that enable experimental processing, laboratory analysis, and product storage evaluation. Experimental food processing including freezing, thermal processing, chilling, drying and smoking and centrifugal separation.

This facility enable the production of processed meat products, dairy products including ice cream and fermented milk products, Cereal and bakery products, carbonated beverages and dehydrated fruits and vegetables.

Refrigeration and freezing systems are available in the Laboratory for temporal storage, shelf life, quality and preservation studies of food products.

Equipment available in the laboratory:

  • Hot air oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Dehydrator
  • Meat mincer
  • Grinder
  • Mixer
  • Induction cooker
  • Soft ice cream machine
  • Cooled incubator
  • Vacuum packaging machine
  • Homogenizer
  • Cream separator
  • Yoghurt cup sealer machine
  • Sieve shaker
  • Bakery oven
  • Sausage stuffer
  • Smoker
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Air fryer
  • Bottle sealing machine
  • Carbonation machine
  • Crown capping machine
  • Polythene sealer machine

 

Food microbiology laboratory

The food microbiology laboratory is equipped with facilities dealing with microbiological analysis of the food, enumeration and detection of pathogens in food samples. This laboratory facilitate students to study the principles of microbiology, disinfection, sterilization, and identification of wide variety of microorganisms.

Equipment includes:

  • Colony counter
  • Hot air oven
  • Shaking and normal water bath
  • Compound light microscopes
  • Refrigerator
  • Analytical balance
  • Incubator
  • Stomacher blender
  • Autoclave
  • Vortex mixture
  • Centrifuges
  • Laminar flow hood
  • Micropipettes
  • Hemocytometer
  • Membrane filtration system
  • Slides
  • Pipettes, petri dishes and other glassware
  • Inoculating loops

 

Chemistry Laboratory

This laboratory is equipped with facilities to conduct chemical analysis of the food products. Tests which can conducted in this laboratory are gravimetric, titrimetric and spectrophotometric. Through this laboratory we can carried out tests for determinations of moisture, lipids, proteins, and ash content in food. Other tests include testing concentration, specific gravity, viscosity, conductivity, density, pH and other aspects of foods.

Equipment includes:

  • Kjeldahl apparatus for protein analysis
  • Gerber centrifuge for fat analysis
  • Soxhlet apparatus for fat analysis
  • Normal and shaking Water bath
  • Centrifuge
  • pH meter
  • Distilled water system
  • Water activity meter
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Laminar flow hood
  • Bio safety cabinet
  • Desiccator
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Muffle Furner
  • Refractometers
  • Colorimeter
  • Tube capillary viscometer
  • Analytical balance
  • Thin layer chromatography system
  • Conductivity meter
  • Buchner funnel
  • Vortex mixer
  • Ice flake maker
  • Analytical glassware

Research Laboratory

This provides a workplaces for the conduct of scientific research for research students. This laboratory is equipped with freeze drying facility which is important in sample preparation and preservation and storage of biologicals and food samples. Further, the nondestructive nature of this process has been demonstrated by the retention of viability in freeze dried microorganisms.

Gas chromatography is used widely in applications involving food analysis. Typical applications pertain to the quantitative and/or qualitative analysis of food composition, natural products, food additives, flavor and aroma components, a variety of transformation products, and contaminants.

Equipment includes:

  • High performance liquid chromatography
  • Gas chromatography
  • Rotary evaporator
  • Freeze dryer
  • UV/Visible spectrophotometry

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