DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH WELFARE STUDIES
Brief Profile of the Department
The Department of Youth Welfare established 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.Varadarajan, the Second Vice-Chancellor of the University to design, develop and offer various types of Human Resource Development programmes to students primarily in the affiliated colleges. The Departmental activities have substantially contributed to youth empowerment and social wellbeing through thoughtful, meaningful youth and community empowerment programmes.
The Department established a Centre for Coaching for IAS and other competitive exams in 1992 under the dynamic leadership of the then Vice-Chancellor Dr. M.D.K. Kuthalingam. Dr. P.P. Chellathurai, Professor and Head, Department of Youth Welfare who organized the IAS Coaching Centre was nominated as the founder Co-ordinator. Since then several students have been empowered to get into Central and State Civil Services. In recognition of its meritorious services, the Government of Tamil Nadu sanctioned Anna Centenary Coaching Centre for Civil Services exams with recurring funds, which is functioning well in the Department. From the Academic year 2017-18 onwards, the department is organizing special coaching for TNPSC, SSC, IPBS and UPSC exams exclusively to the university students in the evening with the assistance of Department of Employment & Training, Government of Tamil Nadu.
The Department of Youth Welfare has been upgraded as Department of Youth Welfare Studies in 2011 under the Youth Empowerment Programme of the University launched by Prof.R.KarpagaKumaravel, former Vice-Chancellor. In consequence a much sought after new job oriented P.G Course namely M.A Administrative Studies has been introduced under the initiative of Prof. Dr.P.P.Chellathurai in 2011.
The Department is housed in a three-storied building constructed out of the funds mobilized by Prof. Dr.PP.Chellathurai, in the University main campus with all facilities required for running the P.G programme in M.A Administrative Studies – an innovative and job oriented course and first of its kind in the country. The Department has an Associate Professor and Head, three Assistant Professors, 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
Empower the Youth as Nation Builders
To provide Catalytic Leadership, break through knowledge and innovative resources.
Industrial Visit, Administrator Visit, Youth Festival, Youth Parliament, Seminar/conference/FDP, Research Projects, Group Discussion, Placement Activities, Alumni meet.
Regular and Experienced faculty members
Eminent Resource persons including Civil Servants handle classes