Who are we?

We offer exceptional
educational programmes
and skilled professionals
to Jaffna.

Welcome to NORTHERN UNI, an educational institution located in Jaffna, redefining the learning experience through a groundbreaking collaboration between SLIIT, Sri Lanka’s largest non-state degree-awarding institute, and the MAGICK Group, a distinguished multinational conglomerate with a global presence. Together, we proudly usher in a new era of excellence in IT and business education.

NORTHERN UNI was founded as a testament to SLIIT’s visionary commitment to extening education to the northern region. It stands as a beacon of opportunity, empowering aspiring minds in Jaffna and beyond with access to world-class education. Drawing upon SLIIT’s remarkable legacy of over two decades of academic brilliance and expertise in producing qualified and young individuals, NORTHERN UNI was established to further expand SLIIT’s educational impact. 

As a prestigious higher education institute, SLIIT has evolved from a one-campus institute in 1999 to a fully-fledged university with a sprawling campus in Malabe, extending its educational prowess to various corners of the country. 


With a distinguished track record for cultivating successful professionals, an impressive 65% of SLIIT’s IT graduates find employment within the local industry, while nearly 95% secure job placements within three months of graduation. Over the last 25 years, the institute takes pride in producing over 30,000 accomplished professionals, solidifying its unparalleled reputation.

As a part of this transformative partnership, NORTHERN UNI now presents an enhanced spectrum of graduate and postgraduate courses to both local and international students. The establishment holds immense importance for the region as it opens doors to world-class education right in Jaffna, empowering the community with knowledge and fostering growth opportunities. By retaining talented students within the country, we significantly contribute to saving foreign exchange while producing highly skilled professionals who drive innovation and bring revenue to Sri Lanka.

 At NORTHERN UNI, we are committed to upholding high global standards. Leveraging collaboration, we offer exceptional quality education, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and access to world-class programs, laboratories, and recreational facilities. Our affiliations with over 25 prestigious, high-ranking universities in the UK, Australia, Canada, and the USA further enrich our academic offerings, ensuring a global perspective for our students. Additionally, our affiliations with more than 50 local industry partners infuse real-world insights into our curriculum, preparing students to thrive in their chosen fields. 

We extend a warm invitation to join NORTHERN UNI, where we blend world-class education with a nurturing environment. Together, let’s embrace the opportunities in IT and business education, shaping a brighter future for individuals and the communities they serve.

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Our Vision

To prepare our students for the future by inculcating a culture of open, life-long learning and a commitment to excellence.

Our Mission

Create an academe-industry ecosystem that provides experiential learning opportunities for students to build job skills in emerging science, technology, and business domains.

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