B.S in Biotechnology (Astate )

This course will introduce the novel concepts of combining cellular and bio molecular processes, in order to develop breakthrough products and technologies to combat debilitating and rare diseases, reduce our environmental footprint, feed the hungry, usage of and cleaner energy and have safer, cleaner and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes.

Undergraduates will get the opportunity of learning the basic applications of modern biotechnology under the guidance and supervision of experts on the lecture panel including senior academics from Akansas State University, USA.

The above programme will provide the knowledge, experience, motivation and inspiration for the undergraduates to become innovative researchers and professionals who are confident and competent to face global challenges successfully. The course has a strong focus on the business skills that are crucial to the commercialization of biotechnology, including intellectual property, enterprise management, marketing and entrepreneurship.

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Program Highlights

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Heartiest Congratulations to all our A-STATE graduates on their well-deserved success. You have yet again proved that hard work always pays off!




4 Years


A-State University, USA




Horizon Campus, Malabe
Arkansas State university, USA


Full Time


Bachelor Of Science (B.S)

Entry Requirements
  • A credit pass and 2 Simple Passes in G.C.E. A/L Examination (Local) or
    1 Credit Pass and 2 “D” Passes for AS/AL in London examination


Proof of English Proficiency

  • – TOEFL – Paper-Based 500 / Internet-Based 61
  • – IELTS – Academic 5.5 – PTE
  • – Pearson Test of English Academic 43
  • – iTEP Academic – 3.7 or higher
  • – Completing the required level of a CEA
  • – Accredited ESL program

Obtaining a minimum of 60% in English at X and XII in Certificate in India and Pakistan High School Graduate from USA, UK, Canada (except Quebec), Australia, and New Zealand.

* English Proficiency Requirement May Be Waived For Countries Whose Official Language Is English.

Future After the Degree

The career options are expanding rapidly for Biotechnology graduates. Advances in genetic engineering, protein engineering, cell culture and molecular biology have generated a virtually unlimited potential for altering the capabilities of living systems, greatly expanding the scope of biotechnology, generating new applications for biological products and allowing a previously unprecedented ability to control life processes.

Related Careers

  • – Agricultural, environmental, chemical, food processing, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and waste management industries
  • – Beverage and food production – Biotechnology, medical and agricultural industries
  • – Government and research establishments In a range of public and private diagnostic, therapeutic and research laboratories covering microbiology, haematology, bioremediation, immunology, forensic science, crop development, pest control, animal production, veterinary services, molecular biology and protein engineering – Medical and veterinary science service industries
  • – Intellectual Property – Suppliers to the Biotechnology Industry

Panel of Lecturers

The concept of Business Management was alien to the world of business a few decades ago. Need to manage a business enterprise scientifically evolved due to many globe sweeping trends. Globalization based on deregulated trade across national borders, travel, fast and efficient passage of information, growing competition, change of consumer needs, infusion of technology into business and household lives, and regional and global trade agreements created massive strides in the business world. All such growing trends generated a world-wide demand for young graduates who are knowledgeable, and have the proper mix of competence and attitudes. These requirements cannot be met by a conventional degree program focusing on class room teaching and passing examinations.

Prof. Shamala Tirimanna

Dean - Faculty of Science

B.Sc. Special Degree in Botany, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
PhD. in Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, USA

Dr. Eranga Karunarathne

Head of the Department / Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Science

B.Sc. (Hons) Specialised in Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
PhD. in Molecular microbiology, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dr. Arosha Buddhapriya

Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Science

B.Sc. (Special) in Plant Biotechnology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
Graduate Chemist, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Sri Lanka
Ph.D. in Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Mr. Sadin De Silva

Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Science

Graduate Chemist, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Sri Lanka
M.Phil. in Organic Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reading for Ph.D. in Natural Product Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ms. Shanika Gamage

Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Science

B.Sc. in Bio Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
M.Sc. in Food Science & Technology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Mr.Medisha Gunawardena

Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Science

B.Sc. (Hons) Special in Environment Conservation and Management, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
M.Sc. in Integrated Water Resources Management, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
M.Sc. in Environmental Science, Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka



Research is a compulsory module for every academic program of the Horizon Campus. As we are well aware of the importance of carrying out researches, we have created a learning culture that promotes researches within various disciplines. Every student....