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The faculty offers two B.Sc. degree programmes; B.Sc. (Honours) in Food Science & Nutrition (BScFSN), B.Sc. (Honours) in Food Production & Technology Management (BScFPTM). The faculty introduced the BScFSN degree programme in 2001. This degree programme in the combined disciplines of Food Science and Human Nutrition is the first of its kind in the Sri Lankan university system. The faculty started offering BScFPTM in academic year 2008/09. Both degree programmes are of 4-year-duration and conducted in English medium. The annual enrolment for the BScFSN programme and the BScFPTM programme are 110 and 60 students, respectively.

The two-degree programmes of the faculty have been designed to train students to meet national needs and embark on postgraduate studies. The faculty is committed to developing strong research and outreach programmes which will contribute to the development of the food and nutrition sectors in Sri Lanka. The development of skills and knowledge necessary for the graduates to be self-employed in the relevant sectors is also a major consideration.

The faculty is situated in an ideal environment with food and agribusiness, industrial and commercial activities. Apart from small and medium scale businesses, large establishments have started operations in the region in the recent past. The faculty has established links with national and regional industries, business establishments, research institutions and other government and non-governmental organizations. The faculty has several ongoing research projects in collaboration with industry.

The faculty has established its lecture theatres, laboratories in par with international standards. A media unit, animal units and aquaculture field units and student counselling centre (Youth Well Being Centre) are also there in the faculty to support the teaching and learning process. The education at the faculty is also supported by the services from the library with a vast collection of latest text books and journals, twenty-four-hour internet access and email facilities, a well-equipped Information & Communication Centre, English Language Teaching Unit and sports and recreational facilities, and a Medical Centre.

The graduates of the faculty are in strong demand by both national and international employers. The knowledge, skills attitudes and mind-set gained through the teaching-learning process at the faculty are a competitive advantage in the job market in finding placements to pursue postgraduate studies locally and internationally.