Search for and encourage eminent persons to apply for the post of Vice-Chancellor

As per the UGC circular 02/2020, the Council at its special meeting held on May 22, 2020, appointed a Search Committee to search for and encourage eminent persons to apply for the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jaffna.

As a part of its efforts to hunt for potential candidates, the Search Committee herewith requests the University community to propose the names of potential applicants who could provide a dynamic and able stewardship to the University, and possess following qualities:

  • High academic caliber and outstanding research achievements
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Strategic focus and holistic thinking/conceptual skills.
  • Leadership qualities and managerial competence.
  • Professional communication skills

More information about the stipulated competencies of potential candidates, and application procedure could be obtained from UGC Circular, Annexure I, Annexure-II and Paper Advertisement Tamil, Sinhala and English.

Kindly send your proposal with brief profile(s) of the prospective candidate(s) to the Search Committee at  on or before May 31, 2020.

Search Committee  Members – Post of Vice-Chancellor

  • Professor A. Atputharajah (Dean, Faculty of Engineering), Chairman
  • Professor P. Pushparatnam (Senior Professor in History), Member
  • Professor P. Ravirajan (Senior Professor in Physics), Member
  • Mr V. Kandeepan (Registrar, University of Jaffna), Convener


Office of the Registrar,
University of Jaffna
Thirunelvely, Sri Lanka