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Dr. M. Kayanan

B.Sc. (Hons) in AMC (Jaffna), Ph.D. (Peradeniya)

Senior Lecturer Gr. II

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Statistical Inference, Regression Analysis, Sampling Techniques

Academic Records
  • Ph.D. in Statistics (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka) [2017 – 2021]
  • BSc. Hons in Applied Mathematics and Computing (Jaffna, Sri Lanka) [2006-2010]
Admin Roles
  • Proctor, University of Vavuniya, December 2022 to date

  • Secretary, Vavuniya University Teachers’ Association (VUTA), University of Vavuniya, April 2022 to date

  • Editor-in-Chief, Vavuniya Journal of Science, January 2022 to date
  • Chairman, Sports Advisory Board, University of Vavuniya, November 2021-present
  • Member, Standing Committee of the Senate on Centre for Quality Assurance (CQA), University of Vavuniya, December 2021-present
  • Member, Library Committee, University of Vavuniya, January 2022-present
  • Convener, The second Faculty Annual Research Session of Faculty of Applied Science, University of Vavuniya (FARS 2021)
  • Chairman, Management Information System Committee, Faculty of Applied Science,  University of Vavuniya, August 2021-present
  • Member, Land and Building Management Committee, Faculty of Applied Science, University of Vavuniya, August 2020-present



Resource Person

  • Training programme on “Efficient use of IT tools for preparing Academic Write-up, Research papers, Dissertation and Thesis” for the academic staff members and fourth year students of the Vavuniya Campus organized by IT Centre, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna, August 06 & 13, 2014.

Workshop Attended

  • Workshop on Scientific Writing organized by PGIS, 25-26 November 2017.
  • Workshop on Time Series Analysis in Data Science organized by board of study in statistics and computer science of the PGIS and international society for business and industrial statistics (ISBIS), 20-22 December 2017.

Professional memberships

  • Member – International Statistical Institute
  • Member – Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Teaching interest

  • Statistical Inference
  • Regression Analysis
  • Sampling Techniques

Previous Positions

  • Visiting Lecturer (2015-2016), Open University of Sri Lanka, Vavuniya Regional Centre
  • Assistant Lecturer (On contract) (2012-2013), Department of Physical Science, Faculty of Applied Science, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna
  • Tutor (On contract) (2010-2012), Department of Physical Science, Faculty of Applied Science, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna

Research Interests

  • Parameter estimation in the linear regression model
  • Consequences of the misspecified linear regression model
  • Improved estimation in the high dimensional linear regression model


 International Conferences Publications

Local Conference Publications


Scholarships and Research Grants

  • ERASMUS+ Scholarship – Awarded under the International Credit Mobility Program of Sri Lanka to carry out four-month research as part of the PhD at the University of Brescia, Italy (01/04/2017 – 31/07/2017).