Mentor Programme

The Mentor Programme pairs each incoming student with a mentor.

A mentor is an experienced, trusted person who is interested and willing to support, guide and motivate a student (mentee) to make the most of his/her student career.

Objectives of the Mentor Programme

  1. To improve student wellbeing;
  2. To enhance personal and professional development;
  3. To motivate students to be engaged in academic and social activities at the Faculty;
  4. To sensitise students to the available opportunities and resources; and
  5. To provide career counselling and guidance.

Mentors and their role

Mentors are faculty members or external consultants and Grade 1 medical officers serving in Jaffna District. Mentors are expected to: 

  • Guide, advice, and counsel;
  • Promote and supervise personal and professional development;
  • Identify students needing additional support and direct them to the required services/support;
  • Empower mentees to achieve their potential;
  • Motivate mentees to set and achieve career and life goals; and
  • Serve as a role model

Mentor Programme Committee 2023

The Mentor Programme Committee is responsible for the implementation of the Mentor Programme and works according to its terms of reference. 

Prof. R. Surenthirakumaran – Dean (ex-officio)

Dr. Kumuthini Sanchayan – Coordinator

Dr. B. Balagobi – Chair, SWWC

Dr. U. Sivananthini – Member, SWWC

Dr. Ramya Kumar – Member, SWWC

Dr. U. Nirubaa – Student Counsellor 

Prof. Gitanjali Sathiadas – Member

Dr. Thiyahiny Navaratinaraja – Chair, PPDS Advisory Committee

Dr. Sakunthala Ambiapaikan – Pre-Clinical Coordinator

Dr. S. Kumaran – Para-Clinical Coordinator

Dr. S. Gobyshanger – Clinical Coordinator

Prof. S. Sivayokan – Committee on Disability Access and Inclusion

Dr. U. Nirubaa – Warden of Female Teaching Hospital Jaffna

Dr. Nilmini Hettiarachchi – Extended Faculty, Teaching Hospital Jaffna

Ms. Gopikha Sivakumar – Student Representative 41st Batch

Ms. Melindu Daranagama – Student Representative 41st Batch