Department of HISTORY

Department of History was incepted in the year 1975 with the introduction of UG programme and the PG programme was introduced in 1980 and upgraded to a research department in 2011. Regional, National, International History is given importance to equip the students to face competitive examinations. Field and skill oriented courses are given importance in the curriculum. The department is specialized for regional studies especially in History of Tamil Nadu, Temple Architecture, Epigraphy, Archaeology, Tourism and Sociology. The department of History is the only department under Bharathidasan University in Thiruchirappalli to include Sociology as an allied discipline in the curriculum.


    To understand the evolution, growth and progress of a society in particular and a country in general
    To develop scientific temper, democratic and secular outlook
    To encourage field study with a view to create social awareness, appreciation and preservation of historical monuments and heritage sites
    To inculcate knowledge and skill to compete in all types of competitive examinations
    To ensure holistic development to match global competency