Hostel facilities are provided for a limited number of students by the University. Currently, there is one hostel for male and female medical students in front of the Teaching Hospital Jaffna. Though men’s and women’s hostels are in the same compound, they are administrated separately by different wardens and sub-wardens.
Academic staff members are appointed to be part-time wardens and sub-wardens are allocated on a full-time basis.
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Students will be given accommodation for a maximum of one year at a time/ until complete the proper examination of phase 1 of the course.
Final year students should vacate the hostel immediately after the exam. Those who failed the exam will be allowed later, once the results are released, for one repeat exam only.
Others should vacate at the end of one year.
With the commencement of each academic year, new applications will be called and students, who wish to apply for hostel accommodation should apply through the official application form (download here) provided to the DR.
All first year and final year students will be provided with the hostel accommodation.
Other students will be admitted on the basis of availability of the rooms.
One warden and an academic staff of the hostel committee for that year (minimum) along with the SAR will go through the application forms (they will call for an interview if necessary) as guided by dean and decide the allocation according to the criteria. The allocation of individual rooms for students is done by the relevant sub-warden.
Selected students should report to the hostel on the given date. Action will be taken to fill the vacancies for those who do not come within 07 days from the due date.
First category will be filled at first.
01st Category – All first year and final year students
02nd Category – students from outside the North Province
Distance of permanent residence from the Faculty, living status of the parents, any parental illnesses, financial status of the family (certified by the Grama Sevaka and Divisional Secretary, will be verified by hostel committee), other financial issues in the family (number of school/university going siblings) and special problems will be considered.
At the beginning of every academic year, hostel committee is appointed under the leadership of the warden. The committee will consist of Dean (ex-officio member), wardens, a student counselor, a member from the SWWC, SAR/AR of medical faculty, AR/Welfare, sub-wardens, male and female representatives from each batch of resident students, a male and female representatives from the MSU and a member of staff from the dean’s office. Reporting of welfare of the student residents and forwarding recommendations to the Dean are the responsibilities of this committee. President and secretary should be from the resident students, elected by the resident students and sufficiently senior in the faculty.
First year students must pay a non-refundable deposit of 250.00 LKR. In addition to that, the hostel fee 2,400.00 LKR per academic year should be paid at the beginning of the academic year. Total hostel fee should be paid valid from the due date. Students will not be allowed to enter the hostel, until the hostel fee is settled.
All the resident students of the hostels should obey the rules and regulations given.
The warden has the power to take action against the students who violate these rules and regulations. Rooms should be checked by the sub warden before a new student checks in and when a student vacates it.
A fine of not more than 500.00 LKR and/or suspending the right to hostel accommodation for a certain period of time.
The action taken will be recorded in his/her personal file and the parents/guardians of the students will be informed.
Consuming illegal drugs, liquor, cigarettes, tobacco products or any other intoxicants or any form of smoking is strictly prohibited within the hostel premises and entering the hostel after consuming the same is also not allowed.
Electric items other than those provided by the University should not be used without prior written permission of the warden. Such instruments used with permission should be checked and approved by an electrician of the University. For all electric repairs the electrician should be called in.
In case of leaving the hostel, during vacations, sudden closure, or for any other reason, keys of the rooms and other goods are to be personally handed over to the sub-wardens. All personal belongings should be removed and almirahs and cupboards should be left unlocked if they are leaving for more than two weeks.
Entering the hostel during the vacation without permission is prohibited.
Visitors are allowed only to the visiting hall. No visitors are allowed to enter the student rooms. The warden/sub-warden can order any visitor to leave the hostel if he/she feels it is necessary.
Any significant illnesses should be informed to the warden/sub-warden and to the university medical officer as soon as possible.
Clothes should not be spread on windows and doors nor should be put on furniture to dry.
Clothes should not be left in basins/buckets in bathrooms.
Students should switch off the lights (and fans) when they leave their rooms and bathrooms except the common areas of the hostel.
Students are responsible for cleaning their rooms. Rooms should be swept daily. All wastes including sanitary pads and left-over food should be disposed in appropriate bins kept for the specific purpose.
Littering the corridors and the premises is prohibited.
Students are expected to be attentive not to make any disturbance to others.
Students should keep noise levels to a minimum at all times and no noice from 10.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m.
Residents are not permitted to play any musical instruments, listen to the radio or watch television between 10.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m.
Students should not use abusive/foul language in any situation.
Rough handling of dining hall/room furniture, any furniture, property or fittings of the hostel is strictly forbidden.
No student should change the furniture in rooms without the permission of the sub-warden.
Furniture/goods of the rooms should not be kept in the balcony or outside the rooms and should not be removed from the hostel.
Students should be responsible individually as well as collectively of the furniture and goods in a room where more than one student is living.
The cost of damages will be recovered in the following manner:
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