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