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Department of History
         Sri Meenakshi College, the nucleus of Annamalai University, had the Department of History from 1920. When the College was incarnated as Annamalai University in 1929, the Department became a full-fledged one. The Department (to its credit) possesses a full-fledged library with 4480 books and 11 journals at both national and international levels. The department has so far produced 2 D.Litts. 130 Ph.Ds and 385 M.Phils. Research publication is also on the rise, and 390 research papers have been so for published in national and international journals, and an equal number of papers have been presented at the national and international seminars, conferences, and symposia both on campus and off campus. Besides, 18 books have been published by the faculty members of the department. The Department maintains a museum possessing some rare archaeological antiquities meant to impart the variegated aspects of historical knowledge. A galaxy of distinguished historians such as Prof.K.A.Nilakanta Sastri, Prof.P.T.Srinivasa Iyengar, Prof.C.S.Srinivasachari, Prof. P.C.Alexander, Prof.R.Sathianathaier, Dr.M.S.Govindasamy, and Dr.A.Subbian have headed the Department in the part.

Highlights of Programmes
  • The Curriculum enables the students to face competitive examinations such as IAS/IPS/UGC-JRF-NET/TNPSC and UPSC (Two Year)
  • State of the art training with theoretical and practical skills
  • Field visits and training programmes
  • Opportunities to undertake research projects from national and international research organizations
  • Excellent job opportunities
Salient Features
  • Well equipped library with internet facility
  • Placement cell to guide the students for campus placement
  • Qualified faculty members with rich experience
  • Museum
Job Opportunities
  • Teachers at School/College/University Levels
  • Archaeologist
  • Epigraphist
  • Museum Curator
  • Tourism Industry
  • Administrative Service
  • Mass Media Service
Programmes Offered
  • M.A. History (Two Year PG Programme)
  • M.A. History (Five Year PG Programme)
  • M.Phil. History
  • Ph.D. History (Full-Time, Part-Time, & External)
  • D.Litt. History
Professor and Head
Department of History
Annamalai University
Mobile: 9786696139 / 9442891836
Tel : 04144-238266 Ext-321
Email: auhistorydept@gmail.com