Office of the Registrar


The general administration of the university comes under the purview of the Registrar and the Office of the Registrar functions as the central administration office of the entire university.

The Office of the Registrar is the Liaison Office in the central administration of the university system. It liaises with other Departments/Divisions in the university in organizing various meetings of the standing committees. As for administrative functions, he makes appointments with various individuals/experts from institutes outside the university and performs other routine functions. There are administrative Divisions in the General Administration and Service Divisions which come under the direct purview of the Registrar. The University of Jaffna with as many as ten faculties with a Campus in Vavuniya and a vast complex in Kilinochchi with three faculties system of the planning, development and maintenance of services provided by all these Divisions are extremely complex. These activities are monitored by the Office of the Registrar.

Office of the Registrar co-ordinates with all these Divisions – via communication with relevant Heads of Divisions- by providing various instructions and guidance from time to time to ensure the smooth functioning of the entire university. In addition, it also works in close collaboration with the Office of the Vice-Chancellor as the Registrar functions under the direction and control of the Vice-Chancellor. The directions given by the Vice-Chancellor with regard to general administration are usually channeled through the Registrar. With regard to the implementation of activities on the directions of the Vice Chancellor, the Office of the Registrar liaises with the administrative and service divisions communicating relevant information and directions to them.

Our Registrar

Mr. Visvanathan Kandeepan
March 2009- Present