About Northern UNI

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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Founder and Chairman

Introducing the visionary entrepreneur, Mr. Indy Pathmanadan, affectionately known as Mr. Indy, a driving force in the Bath Furniture and Modular Kitchen industries. With over 30 years of expertise, Mr.Indy’s journey is one of extraordinary accomplishments and relentless pursuit of excellence.

A graduate in engineering from the prestigious University of Waterloo, Ontario, Mr. Indy’s entrepreneurial journey began as a Coop student in his Canadian garage. From humble beginnings, he transformed MagickWoods into a global powerhouse with operations spanning across North America and Asia. Today, MagickWoods stands tall with an impressive presence in renowned retailers such as Home Depot, Lowes, and Menards. Mr. Indy’s bold vision includes establishing a strong domestic presence in the USA, facilitating the transformation from China to Aurora. His innovative approach involves forging exclusive partnerships with retailers, creating bespoke brands tailored to their discerning customer base.

With an unwavering commitment to delivering unparalleled quality, Mr. Indy is a firm believer in the digital economy. His passion for enhancing the customer experience led him to pioneer the use of cuttingedge 3D and augmented reality technologies in kitchen design, revolutionising the industry. Demonstrating his forward-thinking mindset, Mr. Indy recently unveiled Magickhome.com, an exceptional ecommerce platform that offers direct-to-consumer digital sales channels, further expanding his reach and impact. Notably, he holds a patent for his groundbreaking invention, the Bath weighing scale product, exemplifying his dedication to innovation.

Mr. Indy’s exceptional contributions have earned him a plethora of accolades. From prestigious design awards for his innovative creations at Bath Furniture to receiving the esteemed Young Entrepreneur Award from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, his outstanding achievements have been recognised on numerous occasions. Additionally, his remarkable export performance and job creation efforts have garnered accolades from the Government of India, solidifying his reputation as an industry trailblazer. Beyond his entrepreneurial endeavours, Mr. Indy actively engages in social causes close to his heart. As the co-founder of CanTYD, a non-profit organisation focused on youth development in Canada, he channels his passion for empowering the younger generation. Furthermore, he dedicated four years of his life to serving on the Southeast Asian Consultative Committee of the Metropolitan Toronto Police, striving to create a safer community for all.

As a proud parent of three children, Mr. Indy finds solace in the embrace of nature. Whether it’s the thrill of running, the serenity of hiking, the pursuit of adventure through hunting, or the freedom of cycling amidst the majestic Rocky Mountains, he cherishes the moments that rejuvenate his spirit. Mr. Indrakumar Pathmanadan, the epitome of entrepreneurial brilliance, continues to redefine industry standards through his remarkable achievements. Join us at our university as we draw inspiration from Mr.Indy’s journey, fostering a culture of innovation, excellence, and unwavering determination.