University Logo

As the valued identity of the University of Jaffna , our university holds the exclusive copyright for its logo. Our logo must never be abused nor altered. It is essential that its proper use requires that you follow the guidelines detailed below and provided by the university administration. All currently registered and enrolled staff members and students are permitted to use the logo in their academic and administrative material. This is also possible for the aforesaid individuals who liaise with approved external bodies/agencies where official permission has been granted by the Registrar University of Jaffna.

The Coat of Arms or Crest of the University of Jaffna has the symbol of “நந்தி” (‘nanthi‘ – bull)  and the traditional oil lamp at the centre. Nanthi adorned the flag of the Jaffna Kingdom that existed in the northern Sri Lanka until it was dismantled by the Portuguese  in the fifteenth century. The traditional oil lamp symbolises the light of wisdom. The centre emblem is surrounded by  sixty four flames depicting the sixty four varieties of arts that adorn the Tamil culture. The crest thus smbolises the growth of wisdom along with its culture carrying the motto “மெய்ப்பொருள் காண்பது அறிவு” (‘meypporuL kaaNpathu aRivu’ – Discernment is wisdom).

The logo is available to download in PNG formats. This is also available in Color and Black & White formats. You may click on the required file format in the given link below to download

[Logo.png – Color]

[Logo.png – Black & White]


In order to maintain the university’s visual presence, you are requested to follow the guidelines when you re-upload or print the logo in another media.

  1. The logo requires maintaining one of the color types in Hexadecimal, RGB or CMYK as shown in the color table. The background must be clear and if you wish to construct symbolic logos, you must get the permission from the University Registrar.
  2. Please do not use a part of the logo or obscure by using any other design element. You need to maintain the logo’s minimum exclusion zone which is equal to 10% of the logo’s width & height respectively from the boundary. Nothing should fall within this area.
  3. The minimum width should be 35mm and you are kindly requested to not alter the current logo width: height ratio which is 1: 1.46.


Color Code

Blue #19AFE2 25,175,226 88,22,0,11
Yellow #F8FA4E 248,250,78 0,0,68,1
White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255 0,0,0,0
Black #000000 0,0,0,0 0,0,0,100