Dr. T. Mangaleswaran

Tel: 024 222 2264

Fax : 024 222 2265

Email: vc@vau.ac.lk

Message from the Vice-Chancellor

It is indeed a proud and joyful moment to write a message to the newly established University. At this juncture, I want to brief how the institution evolved as University. Initially established as Northern Provincial Affiliated University College in 1991, it was upgraded as Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna in 1997. After thirty years, it has become University with effect from 01st August 2021. The vision of the University is “To be a leading centre of excellence in knowledge advancement and dissemination for sustainable change”. University will extend its facilities to foster sustainable quality of education and uphold excellence in teaching, learning and research activities to fulfil the gaps in the region and nation.  Also, it will produce a new generation of graduates with expertise in knowledge, skills and ability, who can be good citizens and leaders to serve the country. I assume that our university community will cooperate and contribute to shaping the University’s future direction with government support. They will exert efforts to move the University towards a proactive position in the higher education sector of Sri Lanka. It is the time to be collective and to pledge to work together to achieve the institution’s vision and mission. I am confident that this University will inspire and lead future generations to new heights of sustained success and achievement.

Vice-Chancellor' Biograpgy

Dr Thampoe Mangaleswaran assumed duties as the First Vice-Chancellor of the University of Vavuniya on 13th July 2021. He is an alumnus of the University of Jaffna, Peradeniya and Madras. He served as Temporary Lecturer 1997 to 1999 period at the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka. In 1999, he joined as a Probationary Lecturer at the Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna.

In addition to the academic qualification, he is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) of Sri Lanka. He joined as a Lecturer (Prob.) in 1999, he served as the Head of the Department from 2007 to 2010. He served as the Dean of the Faculty from 2010 to 2013. During the period of Deanship, the faculty was shifted to the Permanent location, Pambimadhu, on 1st August 2011. He served as the Rector of the Campus from 2015 to 2021. He was the last Rector of the Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna.

Dr Mangaleswaran has published more than 17 research papers in the National and International Journal and presented more than 27 research papers at the National and International Conferences. He has supervised several Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. He is a foreign examiner to evaluate PhD thesis. He has evaluated more than 40 PhD theses. He was the first convener of the Vavuniya Campus Annual Research Session in 2008. He has reviewed research papers of the conferences and Journals.  He served as the first Chief Editor of the Journal of Science and Management. He published a book “Principles of Human Resource Management”

He has delivered numerous keynote speeches to many prestigious institutions including the University of Madras, in 2017. In addition, he delivered Dr Arunasalam Somasundarampillai memorial lecture in 2015 at the University of Jaffna.

He engages in outreach activities such as resource persons to Community Based organizations, Public Sector organizations and Private Sector Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations. In addition, he supported the project proposal development, implementation and evaluation of the Government and Non-governmental organizations to improve the education and economy of the people.