Welcome to School of Youth Empowerment

Welcome to School of Youth Empowerment

     The Department of Youth Welfare came into being in the year 1971 at the instance of the then Department of Education and Youth Welfare, Government of India. This was Established as a nodal Department by Dr. M. Varadharajan, the Second Vice- Chancellor of the University to design, develop and offer various types of Human Resources Development Programmes to students primarily in the affiliated Colleges. The Department activities have substantially contributed to youth empowerment and social wellbeing through thoughtful and meaningful Youth and Community empowerment programmes.

     The Department twice received national Championship in National Youth Parliament Competitions among Universities from the Ministry of Parliamentry Affairs, Government of India. Over the years the Department’s contribution to dissemination of the values of parliamantry democracy among the youth and public are commendable.

     The Department of Youth Welfare has been upgraded as Department of Youth Welfare Studies in 2011 under the Youth Empowerment Programme of the University by Prof. R. Karpaga Kumaravel, Former Vice-Chancellor. In Consequence a much sought after a new job oriented P.G Course namely M.A., Administrative Studies has been introduced under the initiative of Dr. PP. Chellathurai in 2011.

     The Department is housed in a three –storied building constructed out of the funds mobilized by Dr.PP. Chellathurai , in the University main Campus with all facilities required for running th P.G Programme in M.A Administrative Studies an innovative and job oriented course first of its kind in the country, The Department has a Professor and Head, one Assistant Professor, Guest and Visiting faculty members including serving IAS, IPS and IRS officers. In addition to teaching and extension activities, The Department has research programmes leading to Ph.D

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Dr.A.Velanganni Joseph

Professor Head & Chairperson (i/c)

School of Youth Empowerment

Madurai Kamaraj University

Madurai 625 021

Telephone: 9994562074

E.Mail Id: dravjoseph@mkuniversity.org                 professoravjoseph@gmail.com