We were the Executive committee of Medical Students Union, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna in the year 2011/2012.
Vice President: Mr.A.Joy Danisious
Treasurer: Miss. Abhiramie.Y
IT Coordinator: Mr.S.Yatheeskar
Sports Coordinator Mr.T.Kanathipan
MSU had been pivotal in uplifting standards students in terms of living, learning and progressing since its beginnings. We made our time at office to ensure that all that a medical student deserves should be provided.
1. When we took charge of the office we noticed that students were overburdened with studies and lacked a boost to cheer up, to replenish them in terms of knowledge and interest in a team activity. We understood that a mass programme should be conducted by the students for the students and public and we noticed a vacuum of 8 years since a medical exhibition was conducted. As Non communicable and communicable diseases are on the rise among the community we steered the students to produce a productive exhibition with the help of staff members of the faculty.
2.We wanted an identity.....We the jaffna medical students wanted to show a new gesture of uniqueness. It may not be a great task but it proved worth.
3. We wanted a student friendly canteen!!!
Since the canteen was taken over by FMTA we had been heaped with complains from the students regarding the quality of the food being served. The reports from the canteen committee comprising of student representatives proved that the proprietor of the canteen was providing sub standard food. Though our desperate moves to change the proprietor were futile because of many interventions, with the students' protest the Hostel canteen was called for a new tender and a new management took over. Luckily the current MSU was successful in taking over the management of the Faculty canteen and we wish them good luck in providing the best for the students. But it is high time that MSU gets subsidiary for canteen so that students can enjoy meals at low cost as in other universities.
4.Official Website of MSU launched for the first time!!!
We thank the Senior Treasurer Dr Murugananthan for his keen interest and support in the launch of the website.
Maintaining a continuum remains a challenge. Our committee realized the need of a sports coordinator and Mr Kanathipan was appointed for the post. Our committee had to raise the Gymnasium and the sports room like the phoenix from the ashes. We thank Mr Kanathipan for his enduring efforts in refurbishing the Gym, for providing lighting facility for the Volley ball court. Unfortunately our Volleyball court has been shifted to another premises due to eruption of a new Examination hall in front of the Student Block.
6.Photocopy, Print services and ITS
We established a photocopy centre at the Town hostel premises for the use of hostel inmates specially the professorial clinical students. The motto of MSU's above service is to provide photocopy and printing services at the lowest costs.
7.Scholarships and Funds
With the help of beneficiaries, MIOT, NSP, Alumni and etc MSU provided scholarships and funds for needy students.