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 University of Jaffna is committed to the search for truth in a diverse field of subjects, as has been emphasized in its motto “மெய்ப் பொருள் காண்பது அறிவு” (discernment is wisdom).

The crest of the university, shown above, has the ‘நந்தி (bull) symbol at its 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 symbolizes the light of wisdom.

The whole emblem is surrounded by sixty four (64) flames. These flames depict the sixty four varieties of art that adorns the Tamil culture.

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, the following guidelines should be adopted when the crest is re-uploaded or printed in another media:

  1. The crest requires maintaining one of the color types in Hexadecimal, RGB or CMYK as shown in the color code table. The background must be clear and the permission of the University Registrar should be obtained to construct symbolic logos.
  2. The crest should not be used partly or obscured by any other design element. The crest’s minimum exclusion zone needs to be maintained which is equal to 10% of the crest’s width & height respectively from the boundary. Nothing should fall within this area.
    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
  3. The minimum width should be 35 mm and the current crest width: height ratio, which is 1: 1.46, should not be altered.