Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna

The  Vavuniya Campus as a seat of learning goes back to 1991. In the 1990’s, Affiliated University Colleges (AUCs) were established in all the Provinces of Sri Lanka to provide opportunities for the people of the regions to meet the increasing demand for higher education. In line with that government policy, the Northern Province Affiliated University College (NPAUC) was established in Vavuniya on 20th November 1991 as one of the nine AUCs established in all nine (09) provinces in Sri Lanka.  Subsequently, out of the nine AUCs, four (04) new universities were established by upgrading the AUCs as National Universities in 1996/1997. In the meantime, Two (02) AUCs were upgraded as Campuses, namely, Trincomalee and Vavuniya. The Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna was established on 1st April 1997 by an order made under Section 22 of the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978 with two faculties, namely the Faculties of Business Studies and Applied Science. In 2020, Faculty of Technological Studies was established. At Present, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna is going to upgrade as University of Vavuniya.

We take great pleasure in welcoming you to the Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna! Situated in the land that was once part of the kingdom of the legendary Vanni Kings, the Vavuniya Campus is a higher seat of learning and research in this region, which provides higher education in the fields of Applied Science, Business Management and Technological Studies. 

As a service provider in the higher education sector we are customer focused – where producing totally satisfied customers is the prime aim of all our endeavors. ‘Customers’ in our perspectives are our (past, present and future) students. As such, we are continuously improving our services to cater to the customer need as per market conditions, as well as ensuring an excellent after-sales service (i.e. following up the progress of our alumni and playing a mentor role throughout their professional development phases).

The vision of the Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna is: To be the centre of excellence in knowledge creation and dissemination through active research. Our mission as a corporate-entity is to see that, we endlessly strive to be the leader in the provision of academic services of excellence in producing readily marketable graduates with intellectual and professional skills who can face the challenges imposed by the 21st century, and, contribute to the sustainable development of the regional, national and international areas.

As such, it becomes possible for us to ensure the provision of – ‘Quality educational services for motivated young people which provide readily-marketable academic and transferable skills that enable a competitive edge to survive and excel in the dynamic job market’.