Department of History




Vision

  • The Department of History strives to impart Quality Education, develop leadership qualities, build transferable skills, employability, and to empower the rural womenfolk along with raising awareness about the past and its legacy through teaching, research and service activities.



Mission



  • Inculcating Spirit of Nationalism and Patriotism.
  • Broadening intellectual acumen and develop technical skills.
  • Imparting a Sense of Commitment to society.
  • Widening the Scope of Job- Opportunities.



History of the Department

  • The Department of History was established in 1962 and offered pre university course. B.A. History (English Medium) was started in 1963 followed by B.A. History (Tamil Medium) in 1966. It was upgraded as a Post graduate department in 1980 and as a research department offering M.Phil., in 2004. It is recognized as a centre for Ph.D. Programme in 2014.


  • The Department has 13 qualified faculty members actively engaged in teaching and research activities. The department has marched steadily and crossed several milestones, achieving academic excellence in the field of history. To add feathers to the academic cap of the department, career oriented certificate courses are offered. The Value Added Course – Departmental and Inter-Departmental courses are included in 2019.



S.No. Courses Year of Affiliation / Commencement
1B.A.History (EM)1963-1964
2B.A.History (TM)1966-1967
3M.A.History1980-1981
4M.Phil History2004-2005
5Ph.D.2014-2015
6Certificate Course in Gandhian Thought1983-1984
7Short Term Course on Epigraphy2009-2010
8Value Added Course (Departmental) on Epigraphy2019-2020
9Value Added Course (Inter -Departmental) on History for Competitive Examination2019-2020





Uniqueness of the Department




  • Oldest Department in the Institution.

  • Celebrated Golden Jubilee in 2012.

  • Well-furnished Department with Research Room, Reading Room and 4 computers with Broad Band Connection and Smart Board Classroom.

  • Maintaining well equipped Museum with rare Artefacts, Models of Monuments, Coins and Stamps.

  • Created Google Classroom for the submission of Assignments.

  • Well-equipped Library with 5761 books.

  • Publishing Department Magazine “Historicus Cordis” every year.

  • Created “SPRINGS” Alumnae Fund in 2012-2013 and providing financial assistance to the Students of History.

  • Promoting good rapport with Alumni of History.

  • Granting Dr.C.Saradha Devi Endowment Fund for M.A. History Best Outgoing Student.

  • Granting Dr.C.ManoranjithamaniEndowment Fund for B.A History English Medium Best Outgoing Student.

  • Dr.C.Manoranjithamani, History of Tamilnadu from 1529A.D. to 1801 A.D, Dave – Beryl Publication, Tirunelveli, 2019.










Programmes offered






S.No. Name of the Programme Syllabus
1
2
3
1
B.A(English Medium)
2
B.A(Tamil Medium)
3
M.A --
4
M.Phil -- --
5
Ph.D -- -- --


















































Faculty Members





S.No. Name of the Faculty Designation
1Dr.(Tmty.) M.Geetha, M.A.,M.A.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.PGDCA.,Associate Professor & Head
2Dr.(Tmty.) M.Babyrani, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,Associate Professor
3Dr.(Tmty.) S.Lalitha, M.A.,M.Phil. M.Ed.,PGDCA., Ph.D.,Associate Professor
4Dr.(Tmty.) P.Malarvizhi, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.PGDHR, PGDCA.,Associate Professor
5Dr.(Tmty.) N.Anitha, M.A.,M.Phil.,PGDCA.,Assistant Professor
6Dr.(Tmty.) V.NatchathiraSelvakumari, M.A.,M.Phil.,PGDCA.,Assistant Professor
7Tmty. M.Maheswari, M.A.,M.Phil.,M.Ed.,Assistant Professor
8Tmty. B.Amutha, M.A.,M.Phil.,B.Ed.,Assistant Professor
9Dr.(Tmty.) M.Bavani, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,Assistant Professor
10Dr.(Tmty.) M.Fathima Begum, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,Assistant Professor
11Dr.(Tmty.) R.Malathi, M.A.B.Ed. M.Phil.,Assistant Professor
12Dr.(Tmty.) M.Chandrakala, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,Assistant Professor
13Dr.(Tmty.) M.Siva Sankari, M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,Assistant Professor


Succession List of Head of the Department





S.No. Name of the Faculty Year
1Tmty.Rani Manuel, M.A.,L.T.,1962 - 1969
2Miss. A.B.Vasantha Kumari M.A.,1969 - 1972
3Dr.(Tmty.)C.Saradha Devi,1972 - 1989
4Tmty.A.Chandra,1989 - 2006
5Dr.(Tmty.) R.Anushya,2006 - 2008
6Dr.(Tmty.)S.Rajalakshmi,2008 - 2011
7Dr.(Tmty.)C.Manoranjithamani,2011 - 2013
8Dr.(Tmty.)C.Bhavani,2013 - 2015
9Dr.(Tmty.)S.Krishnammal,2015 - 2016









Achievements





Department Achievements

  • Received 2 lakhs of rupees as PG Development Fund in March 2003 from UGC.

  • Received 4 lakhs of rupees as PG Development Fund in 2010-2011 from UGC.

  • Organised 2 UGC Sponsored National Seminars.

  • Organised 5 National Level Seminars, 5 State Level Seminars, 1 National Level Workshop and 1 State Level Workshop.

  • Organised a Workshop on Women Entrepreneur with Autonomy grant under Skill Development Programme in 2019.

  • Organized Exhibition to the School Students of Virudhunagar Districts on “History Makes Men Wise”.

  • Organized Coin Exhibition to the College Students in 2019.

  • Organized Heritage Awareness Programme on “Eenjar – A Study” in 2014.

  • Conducted “Debate” in collaboration with Tamil Department to inculcate Gandhian Principles and Values to the Students of History and Tamil in 2016.


Faculty Achievements



      Dr.M.Geetha,Associate Professor & Head
  • Produced 1 M.Phil. Scholar in 2019.

  • 1 Full time & 3 part time Ph.D., Scholars are pursuing research under her Guidance.

  • Appointed as a Member in the Editorial Board-South Indian History Congress Proceedings

  • Appointed as an External Examiner for M.Phil- Viva-Voce Examination, Sri Meenakshi Government Arts College, Madurai and Rajapalayam Rajus’College, Rajapalayam (10.10.2019)

  • Appointed as a Member of Board of Studies in 2 Universities and 7 Autonomous Colleges from 2017 -2020.

  • Acted as a Member in Interview Panel in VVV college, Virudhunagar, SN College, Perungudi,Madurai, Mannar College,Madurai.

  • Appointed as a member in Inspection Commission to M.A.History SBK College, Aruppukottai in 2018.

  • Acted as an External Academic Auditor in Mannar Thirumalai Naicker College, Madurai.

  • Acted as a Chairperson to Scrutinize the Question paper-UG, PG, M.Phil, Sri Mannar Thirumalai Naicker College, Madurai and Saraswathi Narayanan College, Madurai.

  • Appointed as a TNPSC –Question Setter for UG- Attended Workshop on 21.08.2017, 22.08.2017 at TNPSC Commission Office, Chennai.

  • TNPSC –Question Setter for UG- Attended Workshop on 26.09.2017, 27.09.2017and 28.09.2017 at TNPSC Commission Office, Chennai.

  • Appointed as an Examiner for TNPSC Group II Valuation 9.11.2018-13.11.2018

  • Appointed as an Examiner for TNPSC Key verification 1.12.2018-2.12.2018

  • Acted as a Session Co-Ordinator in International Conference on Multidisciplinary approaches in Social Sciences, Humanities and Sciences at Sri.S.Ramasamy Naidu Memorial College, Sattur (14.12.2018).

  • Delivered Guest Lectures in various colleges.

      Dr.M.Babyrani,Associate Professor of History
  • Appointed as a TNPSC –Question Setter for UG- Attended Workshop on 22.06.2017, 23.06.2017 at TNPSC Commission Office, Chennai.

  • Appointed as a TNPSC –Question Setter for UG- Attended Workshop on 26.09.2017, 27.09.2017 at TNPSC Commission Office, Chennai.

  • Appointed as an Examiner in TNPSC,Chennai, 27.9.18 to 29.9.18.

  • Acted as a Member in Board of Studies at Sri Meenakshi Govt Arts College, Madurai.

  • Acted as a Chief Rapporteur in the Technical Session,Intenational Conference at Muthayammal Memorial College of Arts and Science,Rasipuram.

      Dr.S.Lalitha,Associate Professor of History
  • Approved as a Research Supervisor by the Madurai Kamaraj University from 2017 onwards.

  • Appointed as an Examiner in TNPSC Exam for the Valuation of Answer Script 3.8.2017 to 6.8.2017.

  • Appointed as an Examiner in TNPSC Group II Exam for the Valuation of Answer Script 9.11.2018-13.11.2018

  • Acted as a Member in Board of Studies at Sri Meenakshi Govt Arts College, Madurai.

  • Taking classes for NTSE students of Virudhunagar in School of Excellence from 2003 onwards.

  • Appointed as an External Examiner for PG Projects in Sri Meenakshi Govt Arts College, Madurai, SFR College, Sivakasi and Sri Parasakthi College, Courtallam.

  • Acted as a Chairperson to Scrutinize the Question paper-UG, PG, Mannar ThirumalaiNaicker College, Madurai.

  • Delivered Special Lecture under Faculty Exchange Programme in SRNM College, Sattur on 27.09.2019.

      Dr.P.Malarvizhi,Assistant Professor of History
  • Delivered Special Lecture under Faculty Exchange Programme in SRNM College, Sattur on 27.09.2019.

  • Approved as a Research Supervisor by the Madurai Kamaraj University from 2017 onwards.

  • 3 Ph.D., Scholars (1 Full Time and 2 Part Time) pursuing research under her Guidance.

      Dr.N.Anitha,Assistant Professor of History
  • Delivered Special Lecture under Faculty Exchange Programme in SRNM College,Sattur on 08.02.2019.

      Dr.V.Natchathira Selvakumari,Assistant Professor of History
  • Delivered Inaugural Address in UG History Association in Arumugam Pillai Seetha Ammal College, Thirupattur (25.01.2018 & 27.02.209).

  • Delivered Special Lecture under Faculty Exchange Programme in SRNM College,Sattur on 08.02.2019.

      Mrs.M.Maheswari, Assistant Professor of History
  • Appointed as an Examiner in TNPSC Exam for the Valuation of Answer Script on 3.8.2017 to 6.8.2017.

  • Appointed as an Examiner in TNPSC Exam for the Valuation of Answer Script on 30.8.2018 to 03.09.2018.

  • Passed in the NPTEL Online course in 2018 & 2019.

      Mrs.B.Amutha, Assistant Professor of History
  • Passed in the NPTEL Online course in 2018 & 2019.

      Dr.M.Bavani, Assistant Professor of History
  • Received Research Fund from ICHR for Minor Project on “The Confluence of Tribal’s Customs and Manners among the Shepherds of Southern Tamil Nadu – A Case Study” in 2018.

  • Passed in the NPTEL Online course in 2018.

      Dr.M.Fathima Begum, Assistant Professor of History
  • Acted as a Member in Board of Studies at Government Arts college for women,Autonomous, Pudukottai in 2019.

      Dr.M.Siva Sankari, Assistant Professor of History
  • Passed in the NPTEL Online course in 2018 & 2019.



Students Achievements

2017-2018


Award Name Class Position
Gold MedalistM.KavithaIIIB.A., (T.M)I
G.IswaryaIIIB.A., (T.M)II
S.RajalakshmiIIIB.A., (E.M)I
R.KalavathiII M.A.,I
Best Outgoing StudentsB.AvudaiThangamIII B.A., (T.M)I
C.M.RagaviIII B.A., (E.M)I
A.PonmariSermaII M.A.,I
Academic ToppersM.PunithaIII B.A., (T.M)I
C.M.RagaviIII B.A., (E.M)I
A.PonmariSermaII M.A.,I








2018-2019


Award Name Class Position
Gold MedalistM.PunithaIIIB.A., (T.M) I
M.DeviIIIB.A., (T.M) II
C.M RagaviIIIB.A., (E.M) I
A.PonmarisermaII M.A.,I
Best Outgoing StudentsR.PriyadharshiniIII B.A., (T.M)I
P.PriyangaIII B.A., (E.M)I
M.RamyaII M.A.,I
Academic ToppersR.PriyadharshiniIII B.A., (T.M)I
P.PriyangaIII B.A., (E.M)I
A.PonmariSermaII M.A.,I








Placements

  • 2017-2018 – 10 UG Students got placement in on Campus Interviews.

  • 2018-2019 - 13 UG Students got placement in on Campus Interviews.

  • 2019-2020 - 17 UG Students got placement in on Campus Interviews.



Co-curricular Activities (2017-2018)


      First Nation – Wide Quiz Competition sponsored by National Commission for Women, New Delhi conducted by Women Empowerment Cell of our College on the topic “Legal Rights of Women” on 27.11.2017. The following students received cash awards.
  • S.Kowsalya I B.A.(EM ) got I Prize and received Cash Award Rs.2000/-.

  • R.Priyadharshini II B.A(TM) got II Prize and received Cash Award Rs.1500/-.

  • A.PonmariSerma II M.A. M.Ramya I M.A., T.Aditya III B.A. (EM ), C.Karpagajothi III B.A.(EM ) got III Prize, and each one received Cash Award Rs.1000/-

      On 20th Dec 2017, Lady Doak College, Madurai conducted Competitions in HISTORY DAY Celebration. Our students won the Overall Shield.
      L.DevanamPriya & S.Kowsalya I B.A. (EM) got II Position and got cash award of Rs.700/-(Rs.350/- each) in State Level Inter-Collegiate Quiz for De Britto Rolling Cup, Quiz contest conducted by Arul Anandar College, Karumathur on March 5th 2018.

Co-curricular Activities (2018-2019)


      Second Nation -wide Quiz Competition sponsored by National Commission for Women, New Delhi conducted by Women Empowerment Cell of our College in 2018. The following students received cash awards.

  • M.Uma Maheswari II M.A. got I Prize and received Cash Award Rs.2000/-.

  • M.Ramya II M.A., got II Prize and received Cash Award Rs.1500/-.

  • S.Kowsalya II B.A., (E.M) got III Prize and received Cash Award Rs.1000/-.

      Our students won Over All Shield in MANIFEST-18 an Intra – Collegiate Competition conducted by the Department of Management Studies in our College on 1stMarch 2019.
      S.Kowsalya, II B.A (EM) won II Prize and B.Avudai Thangam, I M.A. won III Prize in the Paper Presentation Competition conducted by the Department of Bio-Chemistry on 19.09.2018 entitled on “Biology and History”.
      Our students secured over all II Position in the Inter- Collegiate Competition on “History Day” -28th January 2019 conducted by Lady Doak College, Madurai.
      Rajapalayam Rajus’ College,Rajapalayam conducted an Inter-Collegiate Competition on 29.03 2019 The following students got prizes.
  • S.Kowsalya and L.Devanam Priya of III B.A(EM) won II Prize in the Quiz Competition.

  • S.Kowsalya , L.Devanam Priya of III B.A and M.Preethi, G.Devaki of IM.A won II Prize in Mime Show.

  • S.Kowsalya,III B.A and G.Devaki, I M.A presented papers on”Human and Animal Relations – A Historical Prespective “ and” Historical Event in Indian Women Life A Study” respectively.

      3 students presented papers in Student Research Forum.
  • B.Uma Maheswari – I M.A – Excavation at Keezhadi
  • M.Preethi – I M.A – Features of Gupta Art and architecture
  • B.Avudai Thangam – I M.A – Uttaramerur Inscription.
      2 research scholars presented papers in National Seminar organised by Mannar Thirumalai Naicker College, Madurai.
  • M.Srilatha ,Ph.D., Research Scholar – Soldiery Supremacy of the Poligars.
  • P.Saraswathi,M.phil, Scholar - An Exhaustive Array of War Weapons – A Study.


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Notable Alumni



  • Selvi.S.Rajalakshmi has been selected to Sankar IAS Academy in Chennai sponsored by Sikaram Trust






Address : Department of History,
V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women,
Virudhunagar 626 001.


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