Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology was established in 1980. It is located in the teaching hospital Jaffna delivering its clinical and academic services.
Late Professor M. Sivasuriya was single handedly managed the department until 2002. After his retirement, Health department consultants helped to run the academic activities until Dr.G. Bavani joined as senior lecturer in 2005.
Currently there are three board certified consultants conducting the academic activities.
The department is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Obstetrics & Gynaecology as well as teaching nursing and midwifery students. Further it conducts ERPM and nursing/midwifery exams.