“The Excellence of Saiva Siddhantha and Sri Lankan Contributions Towards it”
Being a leading Higher Educational Institution having the motto “Discernment is wisdom”, the University of Jaffna comprised of various disciplines and among them it is noteworthy to mention that the Department of Hindu Civilization is serving the academic world as a Centre of Excellence since from the inception 1974. Further we are proud to mention here that the Hindu Philosophy (SaivaSiddhanta) which is a special discipline too afflicted with this Department. In addition to this the Post Graduate Course - Master of Arts in SaivaSiddhanta is conducted by the Faculty of Graduate Studies with the academic assistance here and teaching of this Department. It is worthy to mention here that the Department of Hindu Civilization functions with eminence at the University of Jaffna only for the last four decades which we do find elsewhere worldwide. The students who are graduated in this Department are serving as experts in different fields in various parts of the Island and worldwide.
Prof. Emeritus Late K.KailasanathaKurukkal, other Professors and Lectures of this Department contributed immensely for the development of the Department and dedicated themselves in steering this Department to its glory.
We have planned to conduct the First International Saiva Conference (ISC) during March 2017 under the theme of ”Elements of Saiva Culture & Thoughts of Social harmony as expounded in Saivagamas and Thirumurais”.
Hence we are pleased to extend our kind invitation to the Professors, Scholars, Researchers and those who are interested in this field to extend their valuable co-operation to make this conference a great success.
Department of Hindu Civilization,
University of Jaffna.