Endowment scholarships, Prizes $ Bursaries
Sinnathamby Rajendram Scholarship
This scholarship is offered by the Maharajah Trust in memory of the late Sinnathamby Rajendram, to the best student admitted to the Faculty of Medicine each year. The student will hold the scholarship for three years. Founded in 1980, 1981 & 1982. Original endowment is Rs.36, 000/-.
Malayan Ceylonese Bursary
To be awarded to a needy medical student entering the Faculty until the completion of the medical course.Founded in 1983 by Malayan Ceylonese Association (Ceylon).Jaffna. Original endowment Rs.40, 000/- (1983-30.000/- and 1988 – 10.000/-).
U.K.Sri Lankan Medical and Dental Doctors Association Bursary
Awarded to two medical students who have entered the Medical Faculty at his/her first attempt and depending on the parent or guardian’s income for his/her studies and not receiving any other assistance for his/her education. But if the student has been selected for “Mahapola Scholarship/Bursary” and that the parent’s income is less than Rs.2, 000/= per month that student also would be eligible for this bursary. The Faculty is to nominate the eligible student and the SLMDA will send the money to the selected students monthly.
To be awarded monthly to a deserving needy medical students entering the Faculty until the completion of the medical course. 90% of the amount should be utilized for this bursary. Foundedin 2002 by Mr. N. Anandakumariah, 32, Oakland Road, London, United Kingdom. The original endowment is Rs.150, 000/=
Mr,Aruliah and Mrs Thialmuthu Sinniah Memorial Award for Medical Students
To be awarded to five medical students of each year who receive neither Mahapola nor Bursary. The student should have passed examination in the first attempt if they are to benefit from this award continuouColomboy. Founded in 1990 by Dr.P.Ratnasabapathy, Selva Vasa, Kaithady. Original endowment Rs.200, 000/-
Dr. G. M. Selvakone Memorial Bursary
To be awarded for three needy Tamil students preferably from war affected poor families. Each student will receive a sum of Rs.3, 000/= per month on admission till they complete the medical course. This was awarded by Dr. G. M. Selvakone Memorial Research Organisation, 34,River Grove Drive,Scarborough,Ontario,Canadain memory of Dr. G. M. Selvakone. The amount will be sent by this organization yearly and the Finance Branch will make the payment on the recommendation of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Medicine.
On the Performance at the First Examination for Medical Degrees
Subramaniam Mahadeva Scholarship
This scholarship is given annually by the Maharajah Trust in memory of the late Mr.Subramaniam Mahadeva to the student who shows the highest competency at the First examination. It was founded in 1980, 1981 & 1982. Original endowment Rs.36, 000/-.
Wilson Nicholas Gnanasooriyar Memorial Bursary
To be given to a most deserving student who need financial assistance on his/her completing the First examination. (Preference may be given to a student who has lost his/her father, Death certificate should be submitted.) Established by Mrs.P.Gnanasooriyar in 1994 in memory of her son late Wilson Nicholas Gnanasooriyar, who was a medical student. Original Endowment in 1994 Rs.50, 000/- in 1995 Rs.25, 000/-.
Sivthamilchelvi Dr.Thangammah Appakuddy Bursary
The Bursary is awarded annually to two poor students who have successfully completed the Firstexamination. This is donated by Sivathamilchelvi Dr.Thangammah Appakuddy. Original Endowment Rs, 50,000/-. Founded in 1999.
Prof. R. Kanagasuntheram Gold Medal for Anatomy
A Gold Medal is awarded annually to a candidate who obtains the highest marks amongst those who obtain distinction in Anatomy. This award was made by Prof.R. Kanagasuntheram, former Dean and Professor of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Jaffna. Original Endowment Rs.10, 000/-.
Murugesar Thambiah Gold Medal for Biochemistry
A Gold Medal is awarded annually to a candidate who obtains the highest marks amongst those who obtain distinction in Biochemistry. This award was made by Mrs. M.Nadarajah in memory of her father Mr.Murugesar Thambiah in 1989. Original Endowment Rs.15, 000/-.
Charles Kanagasunderam Memorial Gold Medal for the Physiology
This Gold Medal is awarded annually to a candidate who obtains the highest marks amongst those who obtain a distinction in Physiology. This Gold Medal was donated by Prof. A.J.Wilson of Canada. Original endowment Rs.80, 124.00
Sriskandarajah Memorial Award
The Sriskandarajah memorial award for a student in the Faculty of Medicine shall be to one who had been judged as the best in extra-curricular activities among those who obtain second class at the First Examination, once every three years. This award is made in memory of late Mr.S.Sriskandarajah who was the President, University Students Union, University of Jaffna. It was founded in 1986. Original Endowment Rs.10, 000/-.
On the Performance at the Second Examination for Medical Degrees
Nagiah Memorial Award
It is awarded annually to financially most deserving medical student at the beginning of the Para-clinical course. This award was donated in 1993by Mrs. S. Nagiah, No.3A, Ground Floor, Bambalapitiya Flats, Colombo. Original Endowment Rs.25, 000/-.
Prof. A. Kannappan Vasuki Endowment
This Endowment is awarded for a deserving medical student at the beginning of the para-clinical course. This endowment was donated by Prof. J. G. Kannappan from South Indiain 2004. The Original Endowment Rs.100, 000/=.
Kandiah Rajaratnam Scholarship
It is awarded annually to a student who gets highest marks in Parasitology among those who gets distinction and obtains at least a second class in the Second Examination. If the scholarship is not awarded in any particular year the interest should be accumulated with the capital. The scholarship donated by late Mr. Kandiah Rajaratnam. Original Endowment Rs.50, 000/-.
Charles Kanagasunderam Memorial Bursary
It is awarded to two most deserving candidates depending on the performance at the Secondexamination. This bursary was donated by Prof.A.J.Wilson ofCanadain 1983.
Chemical Industries (Colombo) Ltd. (CIC) Bursary
It is awarded to two most deserving candidates amongst those securing the first ten places in the Secondexamination. The Faculty will nominate the deserving candidates and the CIC will send the award annually. It is awarded by the Chemical Industries (Colombo) Ltd. (Charitable and Educational Trust Fund).
Chemical Industries (Colombo) Ltd. (CIC) Award in Pharmacology
It is awarded to the candidate who shows the highest competency in Pharmacology and obtains a distinction in that subject. It is awarded annually by the Chemical Industries (Colombo) Ltd. (Charitable and Educational Trust Fund).
Dr. C. Palasuntheram Prize for Microbiology
To be awarded to the student getting the highest marks in Microbiology at the Secondexamination. This award was donated by Dr. C. Palasuntheram, Consultant Microbiologist, Flat 21-2E, Crescat Residencies, No.75,Galle Road, Colomboin 2004. The Original Endowment was Rs.150, 000/=.
Dr. Vaithianathan Nadarajah Memorial Prize for Community Medicine
Awarded annually to the best candidate in Community Medicine and obtains a distinction in that subject. This prize was donated by Mrs.S.Nadarajah ofJaffnain memory of her late husband Dr.Vaithianathan Nadarajahin 1980. Original Endowment Rs.20, 000/-.
To be awarded to a student who obtains at least a Second Class in the Secondexamination and who had submitted the best research project report in Community Medicine. Established by Mrs P.Sivagurunathan in memory of her husband late Mr. S. Sivagurunathan, AGA, Nallur, Jaffna in 1994. Original Endowment Rs.50, 000/-.
Prof. N. Saravanapavananthan Memorial Award
To be awarded to the candidate who shows the highest competency in Forensic Medicine and obtain more than 60 marks. If the award is not given in any particular year, the interest should be accumulated with the capital. It was established by Prof. (Mrs.)T.Saravanapavananthan in 1994. Original Endowment Rs.25, 000/-.
Chelliah Ponnammah Memorial Prize for Pathology
It is awarded to the candidate who shows the highest competency in Pathology and obtains a distinction in the subject. This prize was donated by Late Prof.C.C.Balasubramaniam, Professor of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine,University ofJaffnato perpetuate the memory of his late parents in 1985. Original Endowment Rs.10, 000/-
Myliddy Swaminathan Sri Baskaran Memorial Award
It is awarded annually to the candidate who performs best in the Secondexamination. 75% of the interest accrued from the capital shall be used to give this award in the form of cash. This award was donated byDr. S. Suseendirarajah Kokuvil Road, Thirunelvely North, Jaffnain 1999. The Original Endowment Rs.100, 000/=.
Valvai Valliyammal Sinnarathinam Memorial Prize
The Memorial Prize to be awarded to the best two students at the Secondexamination. This Memorial Prize was donated by Mr. Sinnarathinam, Kaddu Valavu, Valvettituraiin 2004. The Original Endowment is Rs.146, 825.00.
Illankai Tamil Sangam USA Bursary
This Bursary is to be awarded monthly to two needy medical students after reviewing the financial position of the students. Until the backlog is cleared, the students who are awaiting the Professorial appointments are eligible for this bursary. Once the backlog is cleared, the 4th year medical students who are not receiving Mahapola/Bursary will be eligible for this bursary. This was donated by The Association of Tamils of Sri Lanka in the USAin 2002. Original amount is Rs.1, 004,367.50.
Dr.Murugananthan award for Best Research in Mental Health
This award is given annually to the best research which got highest marks in the field of Mental Health among undergraduate researches conducted by the Community and Family Medicine Department. Candidate should have pass in the Second Examination for Medical Degrees. The award is a certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 25,000.
On the Performance at the Final Examinationfor Medical Degrees
Dr. S. Ramanathan Gold Medal for Medicine
It is awarded annually to the candidate who has shown the highest competency in Medicine and obtained a distinction in Medicine at the Final examination. This gold medal was donated by Mrs.T.Ratnasabapathy ofColomboin memory of her late father Dr.S.Ramanathan, MRCP (London)in 1982.
Dr. S. Ramachandran Gold Medal for Clinical Medicine
It is awarded annually to the candidate who obtains the highest marks in the clinical component in the Final MBBS examination among those who passed examination irrespective of getting a class or distinction.The gold medal was donated by Dr. S .Ramachandran MD, FRCP, Consultant Physician, General Hospital Colombo.
Medical Institute of Tamils UK Gold Medal
It is awarded to the best student who scores the highest marks in the clinical component of Paediatrics at the Final Examination for Medical Degrees among the students who obtain class honours (first, second upper or second lower).
Standing Committee of Tamil speaking people in the UK gold Medal
It is awarded to the best student who scores the highest marks in the clinical component of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Final Examination for Medical Degrees among the students who obtain class honours (first, second upper or second lower).
Dr. Gunanandam Gold Medal
It is awarded to the best student who scores the highest marks in the clinical component of Surgery at the Final Examination for Medical Degrees among the students who obtain class honours (first, second upper or second lower).
St. George Gold Medal in Obstetrics & Gynaecology
It is awarded annually to the candidate who has shown the highest competency in Obstetrics &Gynaecology and obtained a distinction in Obstetrics at the Final MBBS examination. This gold medal was donated by Dr. John St. George, FRCS, FRCOG of New South Wales, Australiain 1982. Original Endowment is Rs.10, 000/-.
Dr.Gunaratnam Muttuthamby Gold Medal for Obstetrics & Gynaecology
It is awarded to a student who shows the highest competence in Obstetrics & Gynaecology during the three years period. Founded in 1992 by Dr.A.G.Muttuthamby of 67 A, Gregery’s Road, Colombo 7. Original Endowment Rs.30, 000/-.
Dr.V.T.Pasupati Gold Medal in Peadiatrics
It is awarded annually to the candidate who has shown the highest competency in Paediatrics and obtained a distinction in Paediatrics at the Final MBBS examination. This gold medal was donated by the children of the late Dr.V.T.Pasupati to perpetuate his memoryin 1982. Original Endowment Rs.10, 000/-.
Dr.S.Subramaniam (PS) Memorial Gold Medal for Surgery
It is awarded annually to the candidate who has shown the highest competency in Surgery and obtained a distinction in Surgery at the Final MBBS examination. It was founded in 1982 by Dr.& Mrs.M.Ramachandran. Original Endowment Rs.10, 000/-.
Dr.Vaithianathar Nadarajah Memorial Prize
It is awarded annually to the candidate who performs best at the Final MBBS examination. This prize was donated by Mrs.S.Nadarajah of Jaffna in memory of her late husband Dr.Vaithianathar Nadarajahin 1980.
Dr.Samuel Green Memorial Prize
Awarded once in three years to the candidate who has obtained a first class and has shown the highest competency at the Final MBBS examination during these years. This prize was donated by the Jaffna Medical Association in memory of late Dr.Samuel Green, Pioneer in Medical Education inSri Lanka. Original Endowment Rs.5, 000/-.
Nanthi Gold Medal
It is awarded to a student for overall best performance at all examinations in the Medical Course. It was founded in 1995 to felicitate Prof.C.Sivagnanasundram (‘Nanthi’) by well wishers. Original Endowment is Rs.50, 000/-.
Dr. William Paul Award
This is awarded annually to the candidate with the best academic record in the medical course and who has also shown significant contribution towards student extracurricular activities.This award was made by Mr.A.T.S.Paul, FRCS, and Mr.P.M.Jeyaranjan Bar-at-Law ofColomboin memory of their grandfather Dr. William Paul. Original Endowment Rs.19, 600/-.
University Prize (Thambiah Muthaliyar Chatram Trust)
To be awarded to the best students of all the Faculties in the University based on the examinations.The amount awarded with respect to each prize shall be Rs.1, 000/- in 1989. The details for Medical Faculty are as follows:Average marks be 60% or above on the following examination: First, Second and Final Examinations for Medical Degrees. Original Endowment was Rs.700, 000/-.
Other Awards and Bursaries
Dr. Weerasegaram Sinnathamby Scholarship
It is donated by Justice Mr. N. Sinnathamby ofColomboin memory of his late brother Dr.Weerasegaram Sinnathambyin 1981. Conditions of the award are yet to be decided. Original Endowment Rs.15,000/-.
Dr. C. Sinnathurai Medical Award
It was donated by Senator Tan Sri Datuk and Dr. C. Sinnathurai of Malaysia. Awarded to the medical student, who had completed their first year and failed to obtain or are ineligible for scholarship may not be held concurrently with any other award. Original Endowment Rs.50,000/-.
Mrs. S.Nadarahjah Award
To be utilised to help a needy, poor but cleaver medical student from Columbuthurai area throughout his/her undergraduate career. The payment can be made twice a year. Original endowment Rs.25, 000/-. Founded in 1990 by Mrs.S.Nadarajah of No.61, Punkankulam Road, Jaffna.
Dr.A.Amirthanayagam Memorial Scholarship
To be awarded to the best student entering the Medical Faculty, from St.Patrick’s College, Jaffna. If no student enters the Medical Faculty, it should be awarded to the best student entering theUniversityofJaffnafrom St. Patrick’s College,Jaffna. The scholar will hold the prize during his/her undergraduate career. Founded in 1992 by Mr.&Mrs.Aruna Amirthalingam through Ilankai Thamil Sangam,USA. Original endowment $1000.
Financial Assistance to needy students from Medical Institute of Tamils U.K (MIOT) directly to students.
Financial Assistance from Jaffna Medical Faculty Overseas Alumni to needy students directly.
Financial Assistance from Mrs. M. Sivasithamparam, Australia.
Financial Assistance from Mr. V. Selvanayagam, Hindu Society, U.K
G.G. ponnambalam trust
Financial Assistance from Mr. R. Sundaramoorthy, Colombo
Financial Assistance from Parents & Well wishers Association of the Faculty of Medicine
Research Award for Students
Dr.Gunaratnam Cooke Research Award
It is given annually to projects by students. Donated by Dr.R.R.Cooke, FRCS, Colomboin 1985. Original Endowment Rs.22, 000/-.
Covinthapillai Candiah Research Award
The research award is given to the best three researches undertaken by students in the 2nd MBBS and to the best three researches undertaken in the 3rd MBBS, provided the research is of sufficient merit. Each award shall be given to each of the best three research undertaken by a group or an individual 2nd and 3rd MBBS levels. Along with this monetary award, “A Covinthapillai Candiah Research Award Certificate” shall also be given. Founded in 1992 by Mr.C,Kandiah of 123, A.V.Road, Ariyalai,Jaffna. Original Endowment Rs.50, 000/-
Velayuthar Sothinagaratnam Memorial Award
This award is given annually to the best research in Community Medicine in the field of Microbiology. Donated by Mr. S. Sothimaheswaran from UK. The endowment is Rs. 200,000/-
Thileepan Research Fellowship for Biotechnology
This Fellowship is awarded annually to graduates and Post-graduates for research in the area of Tissue culture & genetic engineering. The selection is by advertisement on national papers. Money is donated by Dr.Betie Sebastiampillai and his family in memory of Mr .R. Thileepan, a martyr who fasted until death for the rights of Tamils. The original endowment Australian $ 15,000/-.
Research Award for Staff
Ramalingam Nagaratnam Research Fund
Founded in 1989 by Mr. R. Nagaratnam, No.3,Chemmany Road, Nayanmarkaddu,Jaffna. Original Endowment Rs.90, 000/-The money to be credited to the “Medical Faculty Research Fund.
* Applications to be called under this research programme in every December.
* The project could be undertaken by any Department in the Faculty in the field of medicine, special reference to the areas of blood disorders and liver diseasesin Clinical Medicine.
* The project to be approved by the Scholarship and Fellowship Committee.
Thillaiampalam Kanagasabai Research Fund
It was established by Justice Mr.T.Kulasegaram ofSingapore, tofinance research projects by members of the academic staff. Original Endowment Rs.100, 000/-.
Lee Kong Chain Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery
Lee foundation of Singapore donated for the establishment of ‘Lee Kong Chain Chair’ in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Chair in Oncology
Mr.T.Yogeswaran ofSeremban,Malaysiahas donated the funds for the establishment of a Chair in Oncology, in memory of his late father Mr.A.S.Thambiya.