DEPARTMENT OF ANCIENT HISTORY
Brief Profile of the Department
In the history of Madurai Kamaraj University, the year 1970 by the ingenuities of Prof. K. Rajayyan and Prof. N. Subhramanian, keystone for School of Historical Studies was laid in which because of the initiatives of the aforementioned Professors, two different departments as Ancient History and Modern History were established. In the same year of inception the departments propounded courses of M.A., M.Litt., and Ph.D. and organised regular classes. Exactly after six years of time to enhance the student’s expertise in Medieval History an exclusive department was also added into the feather. In 1976, Madurai Kamaraj University introduced the School system to make the learning of the students reach the excellence while the three departments Ancient History, Medieval History and Modern History coalesced and formed as a School of Historical Studies. After forming the school, besides the regular courses like M.A., M.Litt., and Ph.D, innovative courses like M.Phil., and other diploma studies for Archaeology and Area Studies.