University of Jaffna

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The establishment of a full-fledged University in Jaffna had been a long-standing aspiration of the people of Jaffna. This was fulfilled when a campus of the University of Sri Lanka was established in 1974 by an order made by the Honourable Minister of Education. The campus became an independent and autonomous University bearing the name the University of Jaffna on January 01, 1979.


From a small beginning in the thirty-acre campus of the then Parameswara College premises founded by the veteran philanthropist, Sir Ponnampalam Ramanathan, the University of Jaffna has grown enormously and is today the home of eight faculties with fifty-seven academic departments, several service/academic/support units and centers and a Campus at Vavuniya, about 130 Km from Jaffna. In addition a few more Faculties, Departments and Centres are scheduled for development and will, in time, further open the University’s door to the public and increase its role, responsibilities and commitments to the region around it.

The student population of the university is about seven thousand. This includes about six thousand two hundred internal students in the main campus, about five hundred postgraduate students and about three hundred and fifty of the Vavuniya campus. Although some students are housed in a few halls of residence, the majority of the students find their own non-University accommodation.

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Faculty of Jaffna University

  • Arts
  • Engineering
  • Applied Science
  • Business Studies
  • Management & Commerce
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Agriculture
  • Graduate Studies
  • Technology

Degree Programmes at Jaffna University

  • Undergraduate Studies
  • Post Graduate Studies
  • MBA


Why is it compulsory to apply for university admission online?

It will help to reduce the time lost for processing paper applications, which enable UGC to release cut off marks easily. Safety and security of the online application system is guaranteed by the UGC.

Can everybody register for this online service?

Candidates who have obtained at least “S” Grades in all three approved subjects at G.C.E. (A/L) Examination 2016 can only register for this online system.



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  • Wednesday
    08:30 - 16:15
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    08:30 - 16:15
  • Friday
    00:00 - 23:30
  • Saturday
    00:00 - 23:30
  • Sunday
    08:30 - 16:15



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