Media Studies Unit, of the University of Jaffna, hitherto operated as a Graduate studies unit under Arts Faculty has been up graded as an independent Faculty by the Ministry of Education.
The Gazette notification announcing this upgrading the Media Studies Unit , along with the English studies unit has been released officially by the minister of Urban Planning, Water Supplies and Higher Education, Ravub Hakeem.
As per this release the English Studies Unit has been inducted as the 17th Faculty of University of Jaffna and the Media Studies Unit as the 18th Faculty.
Dr. C. Raguram served as the coordinator and 3 permanent Lecturers are serving there.
It is notable that this unit is the only unit among the units of all universities of Sri Lanka, offering Media studies in Tamil Medium and facilities have been granted through Faculty of Graduate Studies of the University of Jaffna to undertake researches for Masters and Doctorates.