In 1967, History was taught as a subject in pre-university course (PUC). The Department of History was started in the year 1970-71, with a sanctioned strength of 50. The M.A. History program was started in the year 1978-79, with a sanctioned strength of 24. The Department offers M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in History on Full-time and Part-time basis. The Department has a prestigious museum to its credit.


On successful completion of the Program the graduates will be able understand the political, social and cultural facets of the world and develop their historical knowledge. The students acquire modern skills, aptitude and potentialities of most creative mode in history.

  • The learners understand history with the ability to know the different historical times of world.
  • The learners can expand their vision to recognize the diversity of human experience in ethnicity, caste, class, religion, sex etc. and make them work towards universal brotherhood.
  • The students are equipped with the essentialities of their chosen career.

On successful completion of the program, the post graduates can understand the broad learning goals of history and acquire the attitude of historical research.

  • The post graduates can have a deep understanding of history with the ability to comprehend the different historical times of world and can compare and contrast the different thoughts in history.
  • An attitude of historical research with social relevance is developed among the students.
  • Expand their vision to recognize the diversity of human experience in ethnicity, caste, class, religion, sex etc. and make them work towards universal brotherhood.
  • The students are equipped with the essentialities of their chosen career.

The concept of history Museum was initiated by Dr.S.Krishnaswamy, M.A., Ph.D., (Chicago), former Principal and Head of the Department. During 8th plan period, the Department received Rs.1,00,000 from UGC towards the construction of a History Museum. It was inaugurated by Dr. K.V. Raman, Professor and Head, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Madras on April 24, 1981. The museum has separate sections on numismatics, models of ancient and medieval replicas, burial urns, palm-leaf records, epigraphs from various temples, excavated potteries and objects reflecting tribal life. The Museum grew to the present state by generous support of the former Principal and the Director of Vasavi Insitutions Prof. V. Sivakumar.

  • Mr. M. Thangavel, M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed.,                                                                              (Head)
  • Dr. R. Prakash, M.A., M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
  • Dr. S. Z. Niazudeen, M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed., Ph.D.
  • Dr. R. Sundara devi, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
  • Mrs. S. Pandiyalakshmi., M.A., B.Ed., SET
  • Dr. R.Santhanam., M.A., Ph.D.,
  • Dr. S.Z. Niazudeen
    • Politics Outshine Religious Affinity: A Review of Nawabi Relations with Contemporaries, Feb 12, 2015, ISBN: 978-93-81521-61-8
    • Muslims and Communal Reservation: A Review, Sep., 2015, ISBN:978-93-5174-212-1
    • Trivial Communal unrest in Tiruchirapalli District, Feb., 2018, ISSN:0973-0303
    • Kapiya Illakiyam Kattum Muvendargalin Nidichirappugal, Nov., 2019-ISSN:2321-0737.
  • Dr. R. Sundara devi
    • Habitual practice of drinking in Tamil country, International journal of social science and humanities, 2014-2015, 2348-6023
    • Legislative Enactments against Child Marriage and the Panorama of Madras Region, International Journal of social science review, 2013-2014, ISSN:2347-6885
      • The MHRD, Govt. of India granted an amount of Rs.7,00,000 for “Promotion and Dissemination of Tribal Folk Arts and Culture” and for “Propagation of Cultural Heritage of Himalayas.”
S.No. Period Details
1 1979 Conference on Kongunadu History
2 1981 Third Session of South Indian History Congress
3 1984 Three-day National Seminar of the Institute of Historical Studies (Kolkatta)
4 Jan, 09, 2007 Vellore Mutiny: 1806 (Bicentenary Celebrations)
5 Mar, 15, 2017 Exhibition conducted on Historical Monuments


S.No. Name Course Year Rank
1 V. Prabhakaran B.A 1997-2000 10th
2 A. Boopathi B.A 1998-2001 8th
3 V. P. Nikila B.A 2000-2003 1st
Gold Medal
4 P. R. Sivagamasundari B.A 2000-2003 6th
5 R. Srividhya B.A 2000-2003 7th
6 P. Sathishkumar B.A 2001-2004 4th
7 K. Mahalaksmi B.A. 2002-2005 4th
8 V. Kulandaivel B.A. 2003-2006 2nd
9 M. Logeswari B.A. 2003-2006 6th
10 N. Gokila B.A. 2004-2007 3rd
11 K. S. Chitra B.A. 2004-2007 10th
12 A. Saravanan B.A. 2004-2007 10th
13 M. Karthi B.A. 2005-2008 1st
Gold Medal
14 K. Mythili B.A. 2006-2009 4th
15 M. Sirajunisha B.A. 2007-2010 2nd
16 C. Neethimozhi B.A. 2007-2010 4th
17 K. Sasikala B.A. 2007-2010 8th
18 B. Vivek B.A. 2007-2010 10th
19 S. Sumaiya Parhana B.A. 2008-2011 9th
20 S. Chitra B.A. 2008-2011 10th
21 M. Ponnusamy B.A. 2009-2012 4th
22 K. Kalaivani B.A. 2009-2012 9th
23 N. Revathi B.A. 2011-2014 5th
24 P. Thenmozhi B.A. 2011-2014 7th
25 P. Revathi B.A. 2012-2015 2nd
26 T. Maninekalai B.A. 2013-2016 5th
27 T. Prathivraj B.A. 2014-2017 9th
28 M. Tamizhisai B.A. 2016-2019 4th
29 M. Ranjith M.A. 2001-2003 2nd
30 M. Saravanakumar M.A. 2001-2003 6th
31 G. Vijayan M.A. 2001-2003 7th
32 M. Tamilselvi M.A. 2002-2004 2nd
33 S. Selvakumar M.A. 2002-2004 6th
34 R. Perumal M.A. 2002-2004 7th
35 V. P. Nikila M.A. 2003-2005 1st
Gold Medal
36 K. Lavanya M.A. 2003-2005 5th
37 K. Nataraj M.A. 2003-2005 6th
38 R. SriVidya M.A. 2003-2005 7th
39 P. Rajasekaran M.A. 2003-2005 9th
40 P. Sathish Kumar M.A. 2004-2006 1st
Gold Medal
41 P. Punitha M.A. 2004-2006 2th
42 V. Revathi M.A. 2004-2006 6th
43 K. Parimaladevi M.A. 2004-2006 7th
44 J. Dhanapal M.A. 2005-2007 8th
45 M. Logeswari M.A. 2006-2008 3rd
46 D. Anitha M.A. 2006-2008 8th
47 V. Kulanthaivel M.A. 2007-2009 1st
Gold Medal
48 N. Gokila M.A. 2007-2009 2nd
49 D. Indumathi M.A. 2008-2010 1st
Gold Medal
50 C. Shanmugam M.A. 2008-2010 2nd
51 K. Uma M.A. 2008-2010 3rd
52 M. Sathya M.A. 2009-2011 1st
53 A. Selvi M.A. 2009-2011 2nd
54 M. Sirajunisha M.A. 2010-2012 1st
Gold Medal
55 B. Panneerselvam M.A. 2010-2012 5th
56 M. Ramesh M.A. 2011-2013 1st
Gold Medal
57 R. Kalaiselvi M.A. 2011-2013 2nd
58 S. Keerthi M.A. 2011-2013 3rd
59 K. Ayyammal M.A. 2011-2013 4th
60 P. Nithya M.A. 2011-2013 5th
61 V. Nandhini M.A. 2012-2014 3rd
62 M. Kalaivani M.A. 2012-2014 5th
63 P. Parimala M.A. 2013-2015 3rd
64 S. Saraswathi M.A. 2013-2015 4th
65 P. Kavin Kumar M.A. 2014-2016 1st
Gold Medal
66 N. Revathi M.A. 2014-2016 2nd
67 V. Revathi M.A. 2014-2016 4th
68 P. Thenmozhi M.A. 2015-2017 1st
Gold Medal
69 R. Sakthivel M.A. 2016-2018 2nd
70 S. Umamageshwari M.A. 2016-2018 4th
71 N. Karthikeyan M.A. 2017-2019 1st  Gold Medal
72 T. Prathivraj M.A. 2017-2019 2nd
73 K. Gowsalya M.A. 2017-2019 4th
74 K. Hemalatha M.A. 2017-2019 5th