Department of History

About the Department

The Department of History was started in 1980. It offers B.A., History course since its inception. Earlier to that from 1971, the year when the college was founded, History was taught as an Ancillary subject for B.A., Economics students. The College was made autonomous in 1988. The academic freedom to make innovative changes in the syllabus and teaching-learning process has helped the Department to provide an effective and quality education to its student community who almost are first learners and are from rural background. The entire syllabus is so balanced that it introduces various aspects of History which is useful for competitive examinations and motivate the students for Higher Education and Research. The Department arranges Field trip, Spot lectures, Workshops, Seminars and Special lectures delivered by distinguished scholars. The Staff and Students take part in many of the Cultural events that highlight our Heritage and makes exhibition for rural masses.


To introduce different aspects of History.

To implement a reading programme.

To have more field trips and spot lectures.

To improve English language skill.

To increase student’s participation in classroom.

To implement a Personality Development Programme.

To nurture healthy hobbies like Philately and Numismatics.

To teach keyboarding and computer skills.

To provide career guidance for History Students.

prepare for Competitive Examinations UPSC, SSC, RRB, TNPSC, TRB and TET.

Course Offered
B.A. History.

Certificate Courses


2. Numismatics.

Retired Faculty
S.No Name Photo Designation Profile
1 Dr. N. Nagendran Head & Associate Professor
2 Dr. T. Kalliappan Associate Professor
3 Mr. P. Kumaresan Assistant Professor
4 Mr. V. Murugan Assistant Professor
Board of Studies – University Nominee (from 09-06-2021 to 08-06-2023)
Dr. A. Mahalingam

Assistant Professor & Head

Department of  Medieval History

Madurai Kamaraj University

Madurai – 625 021