The following scholarships and prizes are avaiable for students offering Zoology as a subject;
Prof. K. Kunaratnam Scholarship in Science
Founded in the year 2003 by the former students of Prof. K. Kunaratnam in appreciation of his services to higher education in science in Sri Lanka in general, and the University of Jaffna, in particular. The following Scholarships are awarded at a meeting of the Faculty Board of Science:
Rupees five thousand per year for a second-year student in the Faculty of Science who has scored a GPA of not less than 2.75 with the GPA calculated for all the first year (Level 1G) course units and with a family income not larger than the national average family income.
Rupees five thousand per year for a third-year student in the Faculty of Science who has scored a GPA of not less than 2.75 with the GPA calculated for all the first and second year (Levels 1G and 2G) course units and with a family income not larger than the national average family income.
If the student selected under category (ii) above is an Honours Degree student, he/she shall continue to receive the scholarship in the fourth year.
The value of these scholarships may be reduced or enhanced as decided by a Faculty sub-committee on Scholarships, Prizes, Gold Medals and Bursaries depending on the availability of funds.
Vathsaladevi Ponnudurai Memorial Scholarship
Founded in 1991 by Mr. & Mrs. A. Ponnudurai, Velanai in memory of their late daughter, this Scholarship is awarded to the student who is selected to follow an Honours Degree Course in Zoology and obtained the highest GPA in Zoology course units of Levels 1G and 2G.
Frank Pinto Memorial Prize in Science
Founded in 1992 by Prof. B.Mario Pinto, Canada through his uncle Mr.Paulinus Tambimuttu of Colombo, in memory of his late father Mr.Frank Pinto and is awarded to a top Science student (from Atchuvely) in the Final Examination who shows not only good academic record but also a vivid imagination and a flair for life.
Handy Perinpanayagam Memorial Prize
Founded in1983 by Handy Perinpanayagam Commemoration Society. This prize is awarded annually to the student who has the best performance at the General Science Examinations in Science Levels 1G and 2G taken together.
Sabalingam Memorial Prize for Best Performance in the First Year
Founded in 1989 by Mr.E.Canagalingam, No. 98, Arasady Road, Jaffna in memory of his late brother Mr.E.Sabalingam. This prize is awarded to the student (Physical & Bioscience students taken together) who has the highest GPA in General Degree Examination in Science – Level 1G. The GPA should not be less than 3.30.
S. Sriskandarajah Memorial Prize
Founded in 1986 by the students of the University of Jaffna, in memory of the late Mr. S. Sriskandarajah, President of the Student Assembly, University of Jaffna. The prize is awarded to the student who followed the General Degree Course and obtained the highest GPA at the General Degree Examinations (Physical Science and Bioscience considered together) Examinations with a First Class or Second-Class Upper Division.
University Prize (Thambiah Mudaliyar Chatram Trust)
Established in 1989. The following University Prizes are awarded to the students of the Faculty of Science scoring the highest GPA, but not less than 3.30 at the Levels indicated below.
General Degree Examination in Science – Level 1G – Biological Science
General Degree Examination in Science – Level 2G – Biological Science
General Degree Examination in Science – Level 3G – Biological Science
Honours Degree Examination in Science – Level 3M
Honours Degree Examination in Science – Level 4M
A Dean’s list is to recognize the level of high scholarship demonstrated by undergraduate students in each level of study. The Dean’s list is awarded at the end of each academic year to those students who possess at least a GPA of 3.70.
The following are awarded at the convocation;
Sir Sangarapillai Pararajasingam Prize in Zoology
Founded in 1985 by Mrs. L. Swaminathan in memory of her father late Sir Sangarapillai Pararajasingham and is awarded to the student attaining the best performance in the Honours Degree Examination in Zoology with First Class or Second-Class Upper Division.
Professor P. Kanagasabapathy Memorial Prize
Founded in 1983 by the friends and colleagues of the late Prof. P.Kanagasabapathy, First Dean of the Faculty of Science.
This prize is awarded to the student who has followed the General Degree Course and obtained the highest GPA at General Degree (Physical Science and Biological Science considered together) Examinations with a First Class or Second Class Upper Division.
Professor A. Thurairajah Gold Medal for All Round Performance in the Faculty of Science
This award is established in the year 2001 by the colleagues of Professor A. Thurairajah, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jaffna.
The Gold Medal (half sovereign) is awarded annually to the best student/students of the Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna. The best student/students shall be selected by giving point for his or her various activities such as Academic Performance, Achievements in Sports Activities, cultural activities, Student Welfare activities etc.
Professor S. Mageswaran Gold Medal for Best Performance in Biological Science at the General Degree Examination
This award is established in the year 2001 by the former students of Late Professor Sivapathasundaram Mageswaran, former Professor of Organic Chemistry and former Dean of the Faculty of Science in appreciation of the services rendered by him to the Faculty of Science, University of Jaffna.
A Gold Medal is awarded for Best Performance in Biological Science in the General Degree Examination with at least a Second Class (Upper Division)
Sivaramani Gold Medal / Prize for English
This award is established in the year 2003 by Mrs. Sugirthammah Sivananthan in memory of her beloved daughter, Late Miss Sivaramani Sivanandan, who has been a student of Linguistics and English at the University of Jaffna during the period 1989-1991. This Gold Medal / Prize is awarded annually to a student in the Faculty of Science who obtains the highest marks among those who obtain the grade of A or above in the English Language course (Course Unit ENG201GA0 at present) taught in the First and Second years of study in the Faculty of Science. If the available funds are not sufficient to award a Gold Medal of at least half a sovereign, then a Cash Prize is awarded.