History of Department of Education, University of Jaffna

The Department of Education traces its inception back to four decades as  University of Jaffna was stepping into the fifty years of its educational service to the nation. The Department of Education was instituted in the Faculty of Arts on 15th October 1980 as the efforts of the scholars of the Northern Province and the leaders of Tamil community was realized, when the government decided to establish a faculty for teacher education at University of Jaffna.

The first academic programme was inaugurated at the Department of Education with the first batch of 45 Post Graduate Diploma in Education students and five academic staff transferred from the University of Colombo. (more…)

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