Faculty of Science

University of Peradeniya

Faculty of Science

University of Peradeniya

Scholarships

Scholarships, Prizes and Medals

The following awards are made to undergraduates in the Faculty of Science on the basis of their academic performances at the examinations conducted by the Faculty.

Nimal and Savithri Gunatilleke Gold Medal for excellence in Biology

This Medal awarded to the students who shows the greatest performance at all 100, 200, 300 and 400 level Honours Degree programme examinations in Biology. A minimum of B+ or its equivalent at the first available attempt has to be earned for these courses and student should pass all the course units at the first available attempt in the relevant examinations conducted by the Faculty of Science. A minimum of a second Class (Upper Division) pass or its equivalent Cumulative or Final GPA should be obtained to be eligible for the award.

Prof. M.D. Dassanayake Gold Medal for Botany

This gold medal is awarded to the student who shows the greatest competence in Botany at the Honours Degree Examination in Botany.

Prof. M.D. Dassanayake Prize for Botany

This Prize is awarded to the student who shows the greatest competence in Botany at the 200 level.

Savitri and Nimal Gunatilleke Scholarship for Excellence in Ecology

This Scholarship is awarded annually to a 400 level student who has recorded the best performance in the subjects of BT 201 - Plant Diversity I, BT 202 - Plant Diversity II, BT 203 - Vegetation Dynamics and Measurements, BT 309 - Biodiversity Conservation and Management, BT 310 - Ecosystems of Sri Lanka, their Ecology and Conservation, and also passed all the courses at the first available attempt to the satisfaction of the Faculty Board of Science.

S.A. Kulasooriya Gold Medal for Excellence in Microbiology

This gold medal is awarded annually to the student who has recorded the best performance at the 100, 200, 300 and 400 level examinations in the area of Microbiology (i.e., BL 107- Basic Microbiology, BT 201 –Plant Diversity I, BT 302 – Advanced Microbiology and BT 412 – Applied Microbiology).

Sultanbawa Prize in Organic Chemistry

This prize is awarded to the student who shows the greatest competence in Organic Chemistry with a minimum GPA of 3.9 for 300 and 400 level Organic Chemistry course unites (or papers) at the honours degree examination in Chemistry.

Bhikaji Framji Khan Gold Medal for Chemistry

This medal is awarded to the student who shows the greatest competence in Chemistry at Honours Degree Examination in Science.

P.W. Vitanage Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to the student who shows the best performance by obtaining the highest GPA for 100 and 200 level courses offered by the Department of Geology.

Dr. C.A. Hewawitharana Memorial Prize for Physics

This prize is awarded to the student with best overall performance in the Honours Degree Programme in Physics.

Prof. V. Appapillai Memorial Scholarship in Physics

This scholarship is awarded to the student with the best performance in 100 and 200 Level Physics courses and was selected and registered to follow the Honours Degree Programme in Physics.

Prof. A.W. Wolfendale Prize for Physics

This prize is awarded to the student with the best performance during the first year of the Honours Degree Programme in Physics.

George Dissanaike Memorial Gold Medal for Physics

This gold model awarded to the student with the best performance at the examinations of the 300 and 400 Level compulsory courses in Physics.

Felix Prashantha Amarasinghe Memorial Gold Medal for Excellence in Zoology

This gold medal is awarded to the student who obtained the highest final GPA at the B.Sc. Zoology Honours Degree on the basis of the criteria determined by the Faculty of Science and all the courses required for the B.Sc. Honours Degree of the Zoology at the first available attempta. A. minimum of 3.5 final GPA should be obtained to be eligible for the award.

Coomaraswamy Prize for Science

Three prizes are awarded to the students who show the greatest competence at the B.Sc. Degree Examination in Science of which one is for the student who secures over 60 % in Biological Science and the other two for the students who secure 1st and 2nd places in Physical Science in order of merit.

Chemical Industries (Colombo) Ltd. Prize

Two awards are given each year on the basis of the performance at the 200 level examination (B.Sc. / B.Sc. Honours Degree programmes).

Prof. Lakshman Dissanayke Gold Medal for Excellence in Physics

The gold medal awarded to the Physics honours student who has recorded the highest GPA of not less than 3.70 for the compulsory Physics courses at 100, 200, 300 and 400 levels based on the criteria as determined by the Faculty.

Alumni Prize for excellence in Computer Science

The prize awarded to the Computer Science Honours Degree student who has recorded the highest Cumulative GPA (CGPA) for all the courses recommended by the Department of Statistics & Computer Science at 100, 200, 300 and 400 levels based on the criteria as determined by the Faculty.

Alumni Prize for excellence in Statistics

The prize awarded to the Statistics Honours Degree student who has recorded the highest Cumulative GPA (CGPA) for all the courses recommended by the Department of Statistics & Computer Science at 100, 200, 300 and 400 levels based on the criteria as determined by the Faculty.

G.P Wannigama Gold medal for Excellence in Chemistry

The award shall be given annually to the student who has recorded the highest cumulative GPA for all the Chemistry courses with "CH" course code at 100, 200, 300 and 400 levels required for the B.Sc (Special) degree Examination in Science.