Department of History

The Department of History was established in January 2016. Within a very short period of its establishment, it has been serving the five-fold objectives of Higher Education "PEARL"(Pedagogy, Extension, Application, Research and Learning).

The Department offers Post-Graduate, M.Phil and Doctoral Research Programmes in both History and in Interdisciplinary so as to cater to the needs of the students belonging to Sivagangai, Ramanathapuram Districts and other places all over India.

Further, the Department has opened fresh avenues for developing command over language skills and General Knowledge for students to clear the Competitive Examinations.

The Department functions with highly qualified, competent and well- trained faculty members who have expertise in their respective fields employing modern pedagogical techniques to promote the students' skills. The Department has a well equipped library. The department also has facilities for organising Workshops, seminars, visits and training programmes for students and scholars.

Vision and Mission

The Department provides inclusive Higher Education opportunities by reaching the unreached through quality academic programmes in order to produce competent professionals in History, irrespective of gender, location and social category.

Salient Features of the Department
  • The profiles of Faculty Members are rich with publications. Project execution experience of the faculty has been leading to good research output in the form of M.Phil dissertations / Ph.D theses, and dissemination activities like article writing and seminar paper readings.
  • Special Coaching Classes are arranged periodically for the benefit of rural students.
  • Inter-Disciplinary Electives are offered. (Tourism, Human Rights Education)
  • Geographical, Political, Tourism, and Human Rights Education will be included as part of the courses.
  • Opportunities are provided to acquire fellowships and grants from different funding agencies.
  • Special coaching classes are organized for SLET / NET exams.
  • Department library is equipped with latest reference books & journals.
  • Efforts are made for final year students to get placement in established educational institutions through placement cell.
  • Eminent professors and erudite scholars from various universities deliver special lectures periodically.
Accomplishments of the Department
  • Within short period, the Department is organising ICHR sponsored two day National Seminar on Educational Practices in Chola Kingdom (850-1279) EPICK – 2016.

The faculty members have published good number of articles and papers in reputed journals and conferences

Research Activities

At present, there are nine research scholars doing their research, of which one scholar is doing full time research under the ICSSR Project. Three M.Phil scholars are doing their research in various fields of History.


An opportunity to acquire fellowships from different funding agencies such as the MHRD, ICSSR, ICHR, the UGC, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund and IGNOU to the Research Scholars is given.

One research scholar is doing research under ICSSR Project.

Contact Details:

Professor and Head i/c
Department of History,
Alagappa University,
Karaikudi – 630 003,
Tamil Nadu, India.
E-mail :
Phone No : 04565-228091

S.No Photo Name Designation Profile
1 Dr.AR.SARAVANAKUMAR Dr. A.R.Saravanakumar Assistant Professor and Head i/c
2 Dr. G.Paranthaman Assistant Professor
Programmes Offered
  • M.A. History
  • M.Phil. History / Summer Sequential Program
  • Ph.D. History / Interdisplinery – Regular / Part – Time
    Sl. No. Name of the Programmes Action
    1 M.A., History
M.A. History
Programme Fees (Rs.)
Tuition Fee including Guest Lecture Fee 1000
Computer Lab Fee -
SPL Fee 2000
Other Fee 1000
Special Lecture & Industrial Visit /Camp -
First YearTotal Fee 4000
Second YearTotal Fee 3000
Third yearTotal Fee  
  • Smart Classroom
  • Seminar Hall with LCD Projector
  • Library
  • Computing and Network facilities to support research activities
  • Photocopying Facility
  • Research Monographs

Apart from Central and School Library, the Department also has Library with good collections of Subjects, References, Competitive Exams books and Complementary. It is also Subscribes good number of journals related to History and allied subjects.

  • Areas of Research
  • Ancient India
  • Medieval India
  • Modern India
  • Social & Economic States
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • Field Work
  • Field Visits
Research Projects
S. No. Principal Investigator Project Title Period Period Funding Agency Total cost
RS. (in lakhs)
1. Dr.K.Krishnamoorthy Scientific Attitude
Performance of Problem Behavior
Students at
Secondary level


2010-2011 AURF 20,000/-
2. Dr.K.Krishnamoorthy A Study of the Debilitating and Facilitating factors of Spread of Education Among Fisher Women
in East Coast
2014-2016 ICSSR New Delhi 5,00,000/-
  • University Grants Commission – (UGC)
  • Indian Council of Social Science Research –(ICSSR)
  • Indian Council of Historical Research – (ICHR)
  • Tamilnadu History Congress -(TNHC)
  • South India History Congress-(SIHC)
  • Indian History Congress –(IHC)
  • Indian Philosophical Research Council –(IPRC)
  • Tamilnadu Numismatics Organization-(TNNO)
Workshop /Seminar
  • Recent Trends in Historical Research by Prof.J.B.Prashant Morae, Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Paris, France (Special Lecture),Dept. of History ALU on 21.10.2016
  • Educational Practices in Chola Kingdom, ICHR, New Delhi on 6 .10.2016 and 7 .10.2016
  • Employment Potential – Tourism Industry,ALU on 01.03.2017
  • Human Rights Education,UGC, New Delhi on 14.03.2017 and 15.03.2017
  • The New India Manthan -2017,ALU on 18.08.2017
  • Neighbourhood Youth Parliament,ALU, Nehru Yuva Kendra-Sivagangai on 08.09.2017
  • Know Your Rights –Empower Yourself,UGC on 13.09.2017
  • Contemporary Issues in Justice and Human Rights (CIJHR 2017),UGC on 25.09.201726.09.2017
  • Tamil Nadu History Congress Twenty- Fourth Session-2017,ALU, TNHC on 06.10.2017,07.10.2017 and 08.10.2017
  • The Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, The Unifier of India, ALU on 31.10.2017
  • International Conference on “Making India-From Tradition To Modernity:Domestic Issues And Global Challenges”(ICMITM’18), ALU on 28.03.2018 and 29.03.2018
Extension Activities
  • Meet Freedom Fighters at their village in sivagangai on 08.09.2016
  • Historical Place Visit Programme at Pudukkottai-Chithannavasal on 10.12.2016
  • The Thai Pongal Celebration-Department of History on 12.01.2017
  • Field Visit at Keeladi Excavation Site on 31.01.2017
  • Epigraphy Training in Department on 10.02.2017
  • Discussed with INA Mr.Sooravali PO.Lakshmanan. Freedom Fighter held at Department of History on 31.10.2017
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