Welcome to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Jaffna: please use the tabs above to navigate around the site.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the oldest and largest Department in the University of Jaffna, welcomes you. Together with other departments in the Faculty of Science we conduct General Degree courses in Physical Science and Honours Degree courses in Mathematics and Statistics.
Throughout the world, past students of the Department are holding responsible positions in teaching/ research/administration. Mathematics Teachers in almost all the High School in the North and East of Sri Lanka are also the product of the Department.
: check out the teaching page for details of course units and course options.
Honours Degree students have access to the Department Library, where they can study and refer to Mathematics and Statistics books not available in the University Library but relevant to their 3M and 4M units.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics was established in 1974 and is the founding Department of the University of Jaffna. It was also the first Department in Sri Lanka to offer a Statistics Honours Degree. The University is the main centre of Higher Education in Northern Sri Lanka, dedicated to promoting Education and Culture in the Tamil speaking Community. The current population of undergraduate students is about 5900, and that of postgraduate students is about 400. The University receives the services of nearly 650 academic staff and 500 non-academic staff. To find out more about the University of Jaffna, visit the University home-page.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is the largest department in both the Faculty of Science and the University of Jaffna and conducts academic programme in three subjects: Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Approximately 470 students are registered with the Faculty of Science, of which around 330 undertake some studies in at least one of the three subjects offered by the Department (many study two or three). Of these approximately 15 students in each year are selected (at the end of level 2) to study for an Honours Degree programme in Mathematics or Statistics.
The main activity of the Department is teaching, providing three of the six subjects in Physical Sciences: for details please see the main teaching page. This includes links for each unit taught by the department giving the course objectives and syllabus. Recently Department underwent a Quality Assurance subject review, conducted by the experts arranged by the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council, Sri Lanka. With respect to the aspects reviewed the Department was judged "good" in Curriculum Design, Content and Review; Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods; Quality of Students including Student Progress and Achievements; Extend and Use of Student feedback (Qualitative and Quantitative), Peer Observation; and Skills Development.Click here Quality Assurance for full review report.
Teaching by senior staff is complemented by contract appointments, which provide lecturers and instructors who are responsible for tutorials and assignment marking. All Level 3M/4M special degree units are taught by permanent staff, who are also responsible for all examinations.
Details of all staff can be found on the staff page.
The Department has recently established a departmental library, for use by staff and honours degree students. This was made possible through donation from and/or the assistance of the following organisations:
The Department wishes to express its thanks to the staff and members of these organisations for their generosity.
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