University of Jaffna

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University of Jaffna
யாழ்ப்பாணப் பல்கலைக்கழகம்
යාපනය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය
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Former names
University of Sri Lanka (Jaffna Campus)
Motto மெய்ப்பொருள் காண்பதறிவு
Motto in English
Discernment is wisdom
Type Public
Established 1 August 1974 (1974-08-01)
Budget
  • Rs. 1,885 million (2015, recurrent)[1]
  • Rs. 685 million (2015, capital)[2]
Chancellor S. Pathmanathan
Vice-Chancellor R. Vigneswaran
Registrar V. Kandeepan
Academic staff
586[3]
Administrative staff
719[4]
Students 7,195[5]
Undergraduates 6,681[6]
Postgraduates 497[7]
17[7]
Location Jaffna, Northern Province, Sri Lanka
9°41′04.90″N 80°01′18.90″E / 9.6846944°N 80.0219167°E / 9.6846944; 80.0219167Coordinates: 9°41′04.90″N 80°01′18.90″E / 9.6846944°N 80.0219167°E / 9.6846944; 80.0219167
Campus Multiple campuses
Affiliations Association of Commonwealth Universities
Website jfn.ac.lk

The University of Jaffna (Tamil: யாழ்ப்பாணப் பல்கலைக்கழகம், translit. Yāḻppāṇap Palkalaikkaḻakam; Sinhalese: යාපනය විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය, Yāpanaya Viśvavidyālaya; abbreviated UoJ) is a public university in the city of Jaffna in Sri Lanka.[8] Established in 1974 as the sixth campus of the University of Sri Lanka, it became an independent, autonomous university in 1979. Like all public universities in Sri Lanka, UoJ receives the bulk of its funding from the University Grants Commission (UGC), part of the Ministry of Higher Education in Colombo. The UGC and the central government therefore exert a great deal of control over the university.

UoJ has two campuses — the main campus in Thirunelvely in Jaffna and a second campus in Vavuniya. It also has facilities in Ariviyal Nagar near Kilinochchi, Kaithady and Maruthanarmadam near Chunnakam. It has ten faculties (Agriculture, Applied Science, Arts, Business Studies, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Management Studies & Commerce, Medicine, Science and Technology) and thirteen other academic units/centres. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses that award various degrees.

The university had 7,195 students and 1,305 employees in 2015.[5] It is the eighth largest university in Sri Lanka in student numbers.[5] In 2014/15 the university admitted 2,359 undergraduates.[9] UoJ had a recurrent budget of Rs. 1,885 million and a capital budget of Rs. 685 million in 2015.[1][2] Its income in 2015 was Rs. 2,650 million of which Rs. 2,595 (98%) was grant from the central government in Colombo.[10]

The chancellor and vice-chancellor are professors S. Pathmanathan and R. Vigneswaran respectively.[11][12] UoJ is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.[13]

History[edit]

University of Sri Lanka Jaffna campus[edit]

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On 15 July 1974 Badi-ud-din Mahmud, Minister of Education and Pro-Chancellor of the University of Sri Lanka, declared that the sixth campus of the University of Sri Lanka would be established in Jaffna.[14] K. Kailasapathy, head of the Department of Tamil and Hindu studies of the Vidyalankara campus of the University of Sri Lanka, was appointed as the first president of the Jaffna campus.[14] Extraordinary gazette no. 121/15 was published on 25 July 1974 establishing the Jaffna Campus.[14] The new campus started functioning on 1 August 1974 at the Parameswara College premises in Thirunelvely some 4 km north of Jaffna city centre.[14] Parameswara College had been founded in 1921 by P. Ramanathan.

The campus had approval for three faculties (Humanities, Law and Science) and one department (Physical Education). Only the Humanities and Science faculties were functioning when the campus started taking students in October 1974.[14] The Faculty of Humanities and campus administration were based at Thirunelvely. The Faculty of Science was based at the undergraduate section of Jaffna College, Vaddukoddai which had been taken over by the government on 13 August 1974.[14]

The Faculty of Humanities was renamed Faculty of Arts in 1975. The Ramanathan Academy of Fine Arts, based at Ramanathan College in Maruthanarmadam, was taken over by the Jaffna Campus on 1 December 1975.[14] The Faculty of Science moved to Thirunelvely in June 1978 and the Jaffna College site was returned to its former owners the Jaffna Diocese of the Church of South India. The Faculty of Medicine was established on 7 August 1978 with its base at the Ayurvedic Hospital in Kaithady.[14]

University of Jaffna[edit]

University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.JPG

The Universities Act No. 16 of 1978 radically altered university education in Sri Lanka. The University of Sri Lanka was abolished and its six campuses (Colombo, Peradeniya, Sri Jayewardenepura, Kelaniya, Moratuwa and Jaffna) were each elevated to independent, autonomous universities. A gazette was issued on 22 December 1978 establishing the University of Jaffna with effect from 1 January 1979.[14]

The Faculty of Medicine was shifted to Thirunelvely in 1981. Construction of a new library, student centre and arts block began in 1981 but were halted due to the civil war. The Siddha section of the Institute of Indigenous Medicine was moved from the University of Colombo to the University of Jaffna in July 1984.[14] The partially completed library started functioning in 1986.

The escalation of hostilities between the Indian Peace Keeping Force and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in late 1987 severely affected the university. UoJ buildings and equipment suffered extensive damage. Students and academic/non-academic staff were killed.[14] During the late 1980s/early 1990s, when most of the Jaffna peninsula including Jaffna city was under LTTE control, the university suffered frequent aerial bombings, shortage of essential goods due to the economic blockade, shortage of academic staff many of whom had fled abroad and a general disturbance of academic life due the frequent curfews.[14]

The university was given approval in 1985 to establish a Faculty of Agriculture in Kilinochchi.[15] Construction of a new building in Kilinochchi began in 1986 but was abandoned in 1987 due to the civil war.[15] In October 1989 approval was given to establish a Faculty of Engineering in Kilinochchi, but the civil war prevented this.[14] The Faculty of Agriculture started functioning in December 1990 at buildings belonging to the Regional Agriculture Research and Development Centre and the District Training Centre of Department of Agriculture in Kilinochchi.[14][15]

In October 1995, as the Sri Lankan military launched a military offensive to recapture the Jaffna peninsula, virtually the entire population of the Valikamam region fled to other parts of the peninsula and the Vanni. The university administration was transferred to the Faculty of Agriculture in Kilinochchi.[14] Most of the equipment and furniture at Thirunelvely was lost during the absence. The university's administration returned to Thirunelvely in 1996 after the military had recaptured most of the peninsula including Jaffna city.[14] The escalation of hostilities in the Vanni in 1996 caused severe disruption to the Faculty of Agriculture which was forced to move several times.[15] The University Council decided to move the faculty. In August 1997 studies re-commenced at the faculty's new premises in Jaffna.[15]

A gazette was issued on 26 March 1997 upgrading the Northern Province Affiliated University College (NPAUC) in Vavuniya to the Vavuniya campus of the University of Jaffna.[14] The NPAUC was established in 1991 to offer courses in mathematical sciences, accountancy and finance. The Vavuniya Campus had two faculties - Applied Science and Business Studies - each with two departments.[14] In 1999 the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce was created from parts of the Faculty of Arts.[14] The Faculty of Graduate Studies was created in the same year.[14]

Construction of a new building for the Faculty of Agriculture at Ariviyal Nagar, Kilinochchi began after the end of the civil war in 2009.[15] The faculty expects to relocate to Ariviyal Nagar in 2013.[15] In April 2011 the university's senate approved the establishment of a Faculty of Engineering in Kilinochchi next to the Faculty of Agriculture. The first batch of students are expected to be admitted in September 2012.

The Faculty of Technology was established in 2016.[16] The faculty is expected to admit its first students towards the end of 2016.[16] It will be located near the Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Engineering in Kilinochchi.[16]

Campus[edit]

University of Jaffna is located in Northern Province
Ariviyal Nagar
Ariviyal Nagar
Kaithady
Kaithady
Marthanamadam
Marthanamadam
Pambaimadhu
Pambaimadhu
Thirunelvely
Thirunelvely
Vavuniya
Vavuniya
Locations of University of Jaffna sites

The university is based at five sites: Thirunelvely, Vavuniya, Ariviyal Nagar, Kaithady and Maruthanarmadam.

The Thirunelvely campus is split into two. The main site off Ramanathan Road contains three faculties - Arts, Management Studies & Commerce and Science - as well as the main administrative departments, library and student complex. The second site off Adiyapatham Road contains the Medicine faculty. The Faculty of Graduate Studies is based in a rented house on Ramanathan Road opposite the university.

The Vavuniya campus is based at several sites in the town as well as in the outskirts of Vavuniya. The campus plans move all its functions to the spacious Pambaimadhu site on the Mannar-Vavuniya Road. This site houses the Faculty of Business Studies and student hostels. The Faculty of Applied Science is in Vavuniya.

The faculties of Agriculture, Engineering and Technology are based at Ariviyal Nagar near Murukandy, south of Kilinochchi.

The Ramanathan Academy of Fine Arts is in Marthanamadam and the Siddha Medicine Unit is in Kaithady.

Organisation and administration[edit]

The chancellor is professor S. Pathmanathan.[11] The vice-chancellor is professor R. Vigneswaran who took office on 24 April 2017.[12][17] The current rector of the Vavuniya Campus is T. Mangaleswaran.[18] Senior non-academic staff include registrar V. Kandeepan, acting bursar A. Sivanadarajah and librarian S. Arulanantham.[19][20]

The University of Jaffna has ten faculties and thirteen other academic units/centres:[21]

Faculty of Agriculture[edit]

The University of Jaffna started campaigning for the establishment of a Faculty of Agriculture at the university in 1981.[15] The University Grants Commission gave its approval in 1985.[15] The town of Kilinochchi was identified as a suitable location for the new faculty and construction of a new building began in 1986.[15] Construction was abandoned in 1987 due to the civil war.[15] The new faculty started functioning in December 1990 at buildings belonging to the Regional Agriculture Research and Development Centre (RARDC) and the District Training Centre of Department of Agriculture in Kilinochchi.[14][15]

The escalation of hostilities in the Vanni in 1996 caused severe disruption to the faculty which was forced to move several times.[15] The University Council decided to move the faculty to Jaffna and in August 1997 studies re-commenced at the faculty's new premises in Jaffna.[15]

Construction of a new building for the faculty at Ariviyal Nagar, Kilinochch began after the end of the civil war in 2009.[15] The faculty expects to relocate to Ariviyal Nagar in 2013.[15]

The faculty offers undergraduate courses which lead to Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.Sc.(Agr.)) degrees.[22]

Deans of the Faculty of Agriculture[15]
Dean Took office Left office
S. Kandiah October 1990 March 1991
A. Navaratnarajah April 1991 October 1992
S. Mohanadas October 1992 March 1994
A. Navaratnarajah March 1994 March 1997
R. Vijayaratnam May 1997 May 2000
S. Rajadurai May 2000 June 2006
S. Sivachandiran June 2006 June 2012
G. Mikunthan June 2012 December 2013
S. Sivachandiran January 2014 June 2015
T. Mikunthan June 2015

The faculty is currently divided into six departments:[22]

  • Department of Agricultural Biology
  • Department of Agricultural Economics
  • Department of Agronomy
  • Department of Agricultural Chemistry
  • Department of Agricultural Engineering
  • Department of Animal Science

The faculty's current dean and assistant registrar are T. Mikunthan and S. Branavan respectively.[23] The faculty had 233 undergraduate students and 46 academic staff (24 permanent, 22 temporary) in 2015.[3][24]

Faculty of Applied Sciences[edit]

Deans of the Faculty of Applied Sciences
Dean Took office Left office
K. A. Srikrishnaraj
S. Kanaganathan
J. C. N. Rajendra
S. Krishnakumar
S. Kuhanesan

The Faculty of Applied Sciences was established when the Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna was created in April 1997.[25]

The faculty offers undergraduate courses which lead to Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (B.I.C.T.) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degrees.[26]

The faculty is currently divided into two departments:[26]

  • Department of Bio-Science
  • Department of Physical Science

The faculty's current dean and assistant registrar are S. Kuhanesan and Iyathurai Thayaparan respectively.[27] The faculty had 327 undergraduate students and 44 academic staff (26 permanent, 18 temporary) in 2015.[3][28]

Faculty of Arts[edit]

The Jaffna Campus of the University of Sri Lanka started functioning in October 1974 with two faculties: Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Science.[14][29] The Faculty of Humanities was based at Parameshwara College in Thirunelveli.[14] K. Indrapala, senior lecturer in history at the Peradeniya Campus of the University of Sri Lanka, was appointed the first Dean of the Faculty of Humanities.[14] The faculty had four departments: Hindu Civilization, History, Sinhala and Tamil.[29]

The faculty was renamed as the Faculty of Arts in 1975.[14] The Ramanathan Academy of Fine Arts (RAFA) was taken over by the University of Sri Lanka in 1975 and placed under the Faculty of Arts.[14] RAFA had two departments: Dance and Music.[29] Eight new departments were created: Sanskrit (1975),[30] Education (1980),[29] Language and Cultural Studies (1981),[31] Fine Arts (1982),[32] Economics, Geography, Islamic Civilization and Philosophy.[29]

Following the Black July riots the Institute of Indigenous Medicine affiliated to the University of Colombo was transferred to the University of Jaffna as a department under the Faculty of Arts in 1984.[14][29] The Department of Language and Cultural Studies was split into the Department of Linguistics and English and Department of Christian and Islamic Civilization in 1989.[31][33] The Department of Siddha Medicine was removed from the faculty in October 1993 and now functions directly under the control of the vice chancellor.[14] The Department of Political Science and Sociology was created in July 1998 from the Department of Economics.[29] The Department of Law was created in May 2005.[29] The Department of Political Science and Sociology was split into the Department of Political Science and Department of Sociology in December 2007.[34]

The faculty offers undergraduate courses which lead to Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) and Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) degrees.[35]

Deans of the Faculty of Arts[36]
Dean Took office Left office
K. Indrapala October 1974 May 1976
K. Kailasanatha Kurukkal
Sucharitha Gamlath
June 1976 December 1978
W. L. Jeyasingham December 1978 January 1979
S. Rajaratnam January 1979 January 1981
S. Kailasapathy January 1981 December 1982
K. Indrapala December 1982 July 1984
N. Balakrishnan July 1984 March 1991
P. Balasundarampillai March 1991 March 1997
A. Sanmugadas March 1997 June 1999
S. Balachandiran June 1999 October 2001
P. Gopalakrishna Iyer November 2001 August 2004
R. Sivachandran August 2004 August 2007
S. Krishnarajah August 2007 May 2009
N. Gnanakumaran May 2009 July 2012
V. P. Sivanathan July 2012 July 2015
N. Gnanakumaran July 2015

The faculty is currently divided into sixteen departments two of which are based at the Ramanathan Academy of Fine Arts:[35]

  • Department of Christian & Islamic Civilization
  • Department of Dance (Ramanathan Academy of Fine Arts)
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Fine Arts
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Hindu Civilization
  • Department of History
  • Department of Law
  • Department of Linguistics and English
  • Department of Music (Ramanathan Academy of Fine Arts)
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Sanskrit
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Tamil

The faculty's current dean and senior assistant registrar are N. Gnanakumaran and Edward Reginold respectively.[37] The faculty had 2,640 undergraduate students and 161 academic staff (128 permanent, 33 temporary) in 2015.[3][24]

Faculty of Business Studies[edit]

Deans of the Faculty of Business Studies
Dean Took office Left office
R. Nanthakumaran
P. Selvarajan
T. Mangaleswaran
A. Pushpanathan
Dean's Office, Faculty of Business Studies

The Faculty of Business Studies was established when the Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna was created in April 1997.[25]

The faculty offers undergraduate courses which lead to Bachelor of Business Management degrees.[38]

The faculty is currently divided into two departments:[38]

  • Department of Accountancy and Finance
  • Department of Economics and Management

The faculty's current dean and assistant registrar are A. Pushpanathan and D. Sooriyakumar respectively.[39] The faculty had 387 undergraduate students and 20 academic staff (13 permanent, 7 temporary) in 2015.[3][28]

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

The faculty offers undergraduate courses which lead to Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.Sc.Eng.) degrees.

The faculty is currently divided into four departments:[40]

  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Computer Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Department of Inter-disciplinary Engineering

The faculty had 94 undergraduate students and 28 academic staff (24 permanent, 24 temporary) in 2015.[3][24]

Faculty of Graduate Studies[edit]

Deans of the Faculty of Graduate Studies[41]
Dean Took office Left office
A. Shanmugadas June 1999 June 2002
S. K. Sitrampalam July 2002 June 2005
K. Kandasamy July 2005 June 2008
S. Sathiaseelan 2008 2014
G. Mikunthan

The Faculty of Graduate Studies was established in June 1999.[42]

The faculty offers post graduate courses which lead to Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Saiva Siddhanta and Master of Science degrees and postgraduate diplomas.[43]

The faculty's current dean and assistant registrar are G. Mikunthan and S. Branavan respectively.[44][45]

Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce[edit]

The Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce was established in May 1999 from parts of the Faculty of Arts.[46] Professor M. Nadarajasundaram, Head of the Department of Management Studies, was appointed the first Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce.[46]

The faculty offers undergraduate courses which lead to Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Bachelor of Business Management (B.B.M.) and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) degrees.[47]

Deans of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce[46]
Dean Took office Left office
M. Nadarajasundaram 29 May 1999 30 May 2005
K. Thevarajah 1 June 2005 12 September 2011
T. Velnampy 15 September 2011

Initially the faculty had two departments: Commerce and Management Studies.[46] In 2010 the Department of Commerce was split into four departments: Accounting, Financial Management, Human Resource Management and Marketing.[46] The Department of Commerce was re-established in 2012.[46] The faculty is currently divided into six departments:[47]

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Financial Management
  • Department of Human Resource Management
  • Department of Management Studies
  • Department of Marketing

The faculty's current dean and assistant registrar are T. Velnampy and K. Vijitha respectively.[48] The faculty had 1,174 undergraduate students and 51 academic staff (37 permanent, 14 temporary) in 2015.[3][24]

Faculty of Medicine[edit]

The Faculty of Medicine was established in August 1978 with its base at the Ayurvedic Hospital in Kaithady.[14][49] A. A. Hoover, Professor of Biochemistry, was appointed the first Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.[49] The faculty was ceremonially opened on 8 October 1978 by Nissanka Wijeyeratne, Minister of Education and Higher Education.[49] The Provincial Hospital at Jaffna was declared the teaching hospital for the faculty.[49] Construction of a new building for the faculty at the Thirunelveli site began in 1979.[49] The faculty left Kaithady and moved into the new building at Thirunelveli in 1981.[14]

The faculty offers undergraduate courses which lead to Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm.), Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc.N.) degrees.[50]

Deans of the Faculty of Medicine[49]
Dean Took office Left office
A. A. Hoover May 1978 June 1981
R. Kanagasuntheram July 1981 December 1983
C. Sivagnanasundram January 1984 August 1988
K. Balasubramaniam August 1988 July 1994
S. V. Parameswaran August 1994 July 1997
R. Rajendraprasad August 1997 July 2000
V. Arasaratnam August 2000 August 2003
K. Sivapalan August 2003 September 2012
S. Balakumar
S. Raviraj

The faculty is currently divided into twelve departments:[50]

  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Community Medicine
  • Department of Forensic Medicine
  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Department of Paediatrics
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Surgery

In addition, the Allied Health Sciences Unit offers courses in medical laboratory sciences, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy and radiography.[51]

The faculty's current dean and assistant registrar are S. Raviraj and R. Sharveswara.[52] The faculty had 803 undergraduate students and 73 academic staff (57 permanent, 16 temporary) in 2015.[3][53]

Faculty of Science[edit]

The Jaffna Campus of the University of Sri Lanka started functioning in October 1974 with two faculties: Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Science.[14][54] The Faculty of Science was based at Jaffna College in Vaddukoddai.[14][54] P. Kanagasabapathy, Head of the Department of Mathematics at the Peradeniya Campus of the University of Sri Lanka, was appointed the first Dean of the Faculty of Science.[14][54] The faculty initially had only one department: Mathematics and Statistics.[14]

The Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics were started in April 1975.[55][56]

The facilities at Jaffna College proved to be inadequate and construction of a new building for the faculty at the Thirunelveli site began in 1975.[54] The faculty left Jaffna College and moved into the Natural Science Block at Thirunelveli in June 1978.[14][54]

Three Physics Block was completed in September 1980, Mathematics and Statistics Block in 1985 and Chemistry Block in 1988.[54] The Department of Computer Science was started in 1991.[57] The Department of Fisheries was added in June 2009.[58]

The faculty offers undergraduate courses which lead to Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.Sc.C.S.) degrees.[59]

Deans of the Faculty of Science[60]
Dean Took office Left office
P. Kanagasabapathy October 1974 January 1977
K. Kunaratnam January 1977 May 1978
V. Tharmaratnam June 1978 December 1984
K. Kunaratnam January 1985 March 1988
V. K. Ganesalingam April 1988 February 1991
S. Mageswaran March 1991 October 1996
V. K. Ganesalingam November 1996 November 1999
R. Kumaravadivel November 1999 July 2010
K. Kandasamy July 2010 July 2013
S. Srisatkunarajah July 2013
R. Vigneswaran

The faculty is currently divided into seven departments:[59]

  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Fisheries
  • Department of Zoology

The faculty's current dean and assistant registrar are R. Vigneswaran and A. Philips Vijayaratnam.[60] The faculty had 835 undergraduate students and 140 academic staff (73 permanent, 67 temporary) in 2015.[3][53]

Faculty of Technology[edit]

The Faculty of Technology was established in 2016.[16] The faculty is expected to admit its first students towards the end of 2016.[16] It will be located near the Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Engineering in Kilinochchi.[16]

The faculty offers courses in engineering technology and bio technology.[16]

Deans of the Faculty of Technology[16]
Dean Took office Left office
K. Kanthasamy 2016
S. Srisatkunarajah

The faculty is currently divided into three departments:[61]

  • Department of Bio Systems Technology
  • Department of Engineering Technology
  • Department of Inter Disciplinary Studies

The faculty's current dean is S. Srisatkunarajah.[62]

Noted people[edit]

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