Biotechnology is the future wave and the 21st century is already considered as the “Biological age/Post genomic era” in which the efforts of the gene revolution are expected to blossom and bear fruit. This rapid advancement in all disciplines of Biological Sciences is due to the tremendous progress achieved in Genetics and Molecular Biology, especially owing to the number of genome projects unveiling the biological alphabet of cellular and biochemical processes. Today, Genetic engineering and other related techniques have become standard and indispensable tools in almost all disciplines of the life sciences including medicine. Hence, the Board of Management of the PGIM decided to conduct a Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Molecular Medicine to fulfill the growing need for postgraduate trainees in Sri Lanka to get acquainted with the recent advances in Molecular Medicine.

The aim of the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc Programme is to provide the trainees with knowledge and skills in Molecular Medicine relevant to research and services in a variety of settings in the field of Medicine in Sri Lanka.

  1. A medical degree registered with the Sri Lanka Medical Council.
  2. Satisfactory completion of internship acceptable to the Sri Lanka Medical Council.
  3. Satisfactory completion of one year of post internship in Medical/Clinical practice or teaching in a university/public/private sector institution in Sri Lanka acceptable to the PGIM.
  4. The criteria prescribe in paragraphs (a) to (c) must have been satisfied by the applicants as at the date of closure of applications, provided that where a short-fall has occurred due to any reasons including sick, maternity or other leave, the doctor concerned should complete such shortfall in order to become eligible to apply.


  1. Dental or Veterinary Science degree and three years’ work experience.


  1. Sc. Special or General Degree in Biological Sciences or Allied Health Sciences from a State University or Degree Awarding Institute recognized by the University Grants Commission or a B.Sc. Degree from a foreign University recognized by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka with Chemistry or Biochemistry as a subject and at least three years’ work experience.

Please refer to the relevant prospectus for the most up to date information. The prospectus of a particular programme contains official information pertaining to a programme approved by the Board of Management, University Senate and the University Grants Commission

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