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 The Department of History, established in 1887, is one of the oldest departments in the College. Apart from a regular B.A. course in History, the department also offers a vocational course with specialization in Archaeology and Museology at the undergraduate level since 1994. The department has arrangements with the Government Museum and the State Archives, Government to provide practical exposure to the students of the vocational course.

The syllabi of both the undergraduate and postgraduate courses are geared to equip students to face competitive exams like Civil Services and UGC NET / SLET. Keeping in tune with the changing times, the department has introduced papers of contemporary relevance like Gender Studies, Human Rights, International Relations, Indian Art, Historiography and Research Methodology, etc.

Programmmes Offered: B.A (Regular), B.A (Vocational), M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D

Programmes Offered

 

BA Regular 

The outcomes of this programme are:

  • Comprehend the political, social, economic and cultural aspects of history, and explain the important events in local, regional, national and world histories.
  • Recognize and explain the key historical processes and concepts in history.
  • Identify and mention the sources for the study of history in general and for the study of Indian History and South Indian History in particular.
  • Infer the importance of the Indian National Movement in the shaping of modern India and appreciate the pluralistic cultural heritage of India.
  • Perceive the various social, environmental, human rights and other critical issues faced by humanity, and appreciate the contemporary relevance of the past.
  • Skilled in comprehension, exposition and articulation in writing and speaking

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  Paper Title Hrs Credits
Semester One
  Part I Language 4 3
  Part II English 4 3
Major 1 Part III (a) History of India Paper – I – Up to 1206 A.D. 5 5
Major 2 Part III (b) History of South India– Paper I – Prehistory to 1565 A.D.) 5 5
Allied I Part III (c) Contemporary World 6 5
GC Part IV (a) Introduction to Modern World since 1945 A.D. 4 2
  Part IV (d) Value Education 2 1
Total     30 24
Semester Two
  Part I Language 4 3
  Part II English 4 3
Major 1 Part III (a) History of India – Paper II - 1206 - 1707 A.D. 5 5
Major 2 Part III (b) History of South India – Paper II – 1565 to 1947 A.D. 5 5
Allied I Part III (c) Contemporary Tamil Nadu 6 5
GC Part IV (a) Introduction to Modern World since 1945 A.D. 4 2
  Part IV (d) Value Education 2 1
Total     30 24
Semester Three
  Part I Language 4 3
  Part II English 4 3
Major 1 Part III (a) History of India – Paper III – 1707 to 1857 A.D. 5 5
Major 2 Part III (b) History of Madras 5 5
Allied II Part III (c)
Elective
World Civilizations 6 5
  Part IV (b) Skill based
Personality Development
2 -
  Part IV (c) Environmental Studies 4 2
Total     30 23
Semester Four
  Part I Language 4 3
  Part II English 4 3
Major 1 Part III (a) History of India – Paper IV – 1858 to 1947 A.D. 5 5
Major 2 Part III (b) Introduction to Archaeology and Museology 5 5
Allied II Part III (c)
Elective
Indian Culture 6 5
  Part IV (b) Skill Based
Personality Development
2 3
Inter Discipline Part IV (b) Entrepreneurship Development 4 3
TOTAL     30 27
Semester Five
Major 1 Part III Socio Cultural and Economic History of India – 1947 to 2000 A.D. 6 5
Major 2 Part III History of Europe Paper I -1453 to 1815 A.D. 6 5
Major 3 Part III Nationalism in South East Asia 6 5
Major 4 Part III History of China and Japan- 1914 to 2000 AD. 6 5
  Part IV (b) Skill Based
Computer Training
2 3
General Elective Part IV (b) Civil Services in India – History and Scope 4 3
Total     30 26
Semester Six
Major 1 Part III History of Europe Paper - II – 1815 to – 1945 A.D. 6 5
Major 2 Part III History of USA - 1865 to 2001 A.D. 6 5
Major 3 Part III History of England – 1900 to 2000 A.D. 6 5
Major 4 Part III Elements of Human Rights 6 5
Major 5 Part III History of West Asia – 1914 to 2000 A.D. 6 5
Total     30 25
  Part V Extension Activities 1  

 

BA Vocational 

The outcomes of this programme are:

  • Recognize historical processes and concepts in history and explain the political, social, economic and cultural aspects of Indian and South Indian History.
  • Explain the importance of archaeological \remains as a source for the study of history.
  • Describe the principles and methods of archaeology, and the pre and protohistoric cultures in India.
  • Explain the principles of museum display and techniques of conservation of museum objects.
  • Demonstrate the skills of archaeological exploration, cataloguing and display of museum objects, identification of coins based on inscriptions and stylistically date them, and the ability of write a report on iconography and architectural features of temples.

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  Paper Title Hrs Credits
Semester One
  Part I Language 4 3
  Part II English 4 3
Major 1 Part III (a) History of India – Paper I - Up to 1206 A.D. 5 5
Major 2 Part III (b) History of South India – Paper I Prehistory to 1565 A.D. 5 5
Allied I Part III (c) Introduction to Archaeology 6 5
GC Part IV (a) GC Introduction to Modern World since 1945 A.D. 4 2
  Part IV (d) Value Education 2 1
Total     30 24
Semester Two
  Part I Language 4 3
  Part II English 4 3
Major 1 Part III (a) History of India – Paper II – 1206 to 1707 A.D. 5 5
Major 2 Part III (b) History of South India – Paper II – 1565 to1947 A.D. 5 5
Allied I Part III (c) Principles and Methods of Archaeology 6 5
GC Part IV (a) GC Introduction to Modern World Since 1945 A.D. 4 2
  Part IV (d) Value Education 2 1
      30 24
Semester Three
  Part I Language 4 3
  Part II English 4 3
Major 1 Part III (a) History of India – Paper III – 1707 to 1857 A.D. 5 5
Major 2 Part III (b) History of Madras 5 5
Allied II Part III (c)
Elective
Pre and Proto Historic Cultures in India 6 5
  Part IV (b) Skill based
Personality Development
2 -
  Part IV (c) Environmental Studies 4 2
TOTAL     30 23
Semester Four
  Part I Language 4 3
  Part II English 4 3
Major 1 Part III (a) History of India – Paper IV - 1858 5 5
    to 1947 A.D.    
Major 2 Part III (b) Introduction to History 5 5
Allied II Part III (c) Introduction to Museology 6 5
GC Part IV (b) Skill Based
Personality Development
2 3
Inter Discipline Part IV (b) Entrepreneurship Development 4 3
TOTAL     30 27
Semester Five
Major 1 Part III Socio Cultural and Economic History of India – 1947 to 2000 A.D. 6 5
Major 2 Part III History of Indian Art – Up to 1000 A.D. 6 5
Major3 Part III Museum Architecture 6 5
Major 4 Part III Techniques of Museum Display and Methods of Museology 6 5
  Part IV (b) Skill Based
Computer Training
2 3
General Elective Part IV (b) Skill Based
Civil Service in India
4 3
TOTAL     30 26
Semester Six
Major 1 Part III History of Indian Art – 1000 to 1850 A.D. 6 5
Major 2 Part III Conservation of Museum Objects and Field Conservation Techniques 6 5
Major 3 Part III Introduction to Epigraphy and Numismatics 6 5
  Part III Skill Based Training 6 5
TOTAL     24 20
  Part V Extension Activities 1  

 

MA

The outcomes of this programme are:

  • Apply, assess and debate the major historical schools of thought, methodology and types of sources that historians use to make original research
  • Recognize and explain the key historical processes and concepts in history.
  • Identify and mention the sources for the study of history in general and for the study of Indian History and South Indian History in particular.
  • Infer the importance of the Indian National movement and the cultural heritage of India, and appreciate the contemporary relevance of the past.
  • Perceive the various social, environmental, human rights and other critical issues faced by humanity.
  • Demonstrate thinking skills by analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating historical information from multiple sources.
  • Produce a well-researched written work that engages with both primary and secondary sources.
  • Employ a range of techniques and methods used to gain historical knowledge
  • Ability to convey verbally their historical knowledge
  • Familiarity with multiple cultures
  • Construct original historical arguments based on primary historical research
  • Periodization: how change occurs over time and how events create historical causation.
  • Ideas: how philosophical, political, scientific and religious ideas have influenced the past.
  • Diversity: how race, gender, class, ethnicity, and religion create “histories” rather than a monolithic past.

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 Papers Title                            Hrs Credits
Semester One
Major 1  History of Ancient India Up to 12th Century A.D.            6 4
Major 2            State, Society, Economy &Culture in Medieval India from 1206 to 1526 A.D. 6 4
Major 3 History of Mughal India – 1526 –  1707 A.D. 6 4
Major 4  An Outline History of South India up to 1565 A.D. 6 4
Elective South Indian Art, Architecture & Performing Arts 6 5
       
Semester Two
Major 1  Indian National Movement  6 4
Major 2 Contemporary India   6 4
Major 3 Gender in Indian History  5 4
Major 4 History of Tamil Nadu 1800 – 2001 A D 5 4
Elective Economic History of India – 1857 to 1947 A.D. 6 5
       
Semester Three
Major 1  Historiography & Research Methodology 6 4
Major 2 History of USA - 1900 to 2000 A.D. 6 4
Major 3 History of Europe - 1789 to 1919 A.D 5 4
Major 4 History of England – 1900 to 2000 A.D 5 4
Elective History of West Asia 1919 to 2003 A. D 6 5
Major 5 Book Review and Journal Review   3
       
Semester Four
Major 1 History of Civilizations 6 4
Major 2 Studies in Human Rights 6 4
Major 3 History of China – 1911 to 2002 A. D 6 4
Major 4 History of South East Asia – 1890 to 1977 A.D. 6 4
Elective International Relations 6 5
Major 5  Project          

 

 

 

M.Phil

  • Students will be offered multi-causal explanation for major historical developments based on the contextualized analyses of interrelated politico- socio-economic, cultural and intellectual processes
  • Students will be enabled to evaluate primary and secondary sources by analysing them in relation to the evidence that support them
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the sources for the study of history of Tamil Nadu
  • Students will write original research papers that have clear, coherent structure and plausible argument, and proper references
  • The students would demonstrate the knowledge of the formation of Tamil Nadu and why and how the renaming of Tamil Nadu took place
  • The students would be enabled to critically acclaim the power factors in Tamil Nadu politics
  • The various issues Tamil Nadu faced between 1947-2000 would be highlighted
  • The students would be enabled to critically evaluate the agriculture and rural development of Tamil Nadu

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Faculty

 

2. Dr. Surendran Purushothan 3. Dr. Venkata Ramanujam 4. Prof. Ashok
 Surendran Purushotham
Head of the Department
 R. Venkataramanujam
Assistant Professor
 K. Ashok
Assistant Professor
5. Dr. Chitra 6. Dr. Sheeba Davidson 7. Prof. MARILYN GRACEY AUGUSTINE
 V. Chitra
Assistant Professor
 R. Sheeba
Assistant Professor
 Marilyn Gracy Augustina
Assistant Professor
8. Dr. Sabeera Sultana  10. Prof. Jayapradaban P 11. Prof. Sadasivam 
 M. Sabeera Sulthana Bijli
Assistant Professor
 P. Jayapradaban
Assistant Professor
 P. Sadasivam
Assistant Professor
 9.Prof. Sreedevi   Christina  13. Prof. Gopalakrishnan B
K.C. Sreedevi
Assistant Professor
 W. Christina Kokila
Assistant Professor
 Gopalakrishnan Balasubramaniam
Assistant Professor
14. Prof. Gughan Babu PHOTO 2019 09 14 19 23 22  
Emil
Assistant Professor
 

 

 

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Tambaram, Chennai -600 059,

Tamil Nadu, India

Phone: 044-22390675 / 22396772

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Email: principal@mcc.edu.in