Meenakshi College for Women (Autonomous)
Kodambakkam, Chennai 600 024
(Affiliated to the University of Madras)
Year of Establishment:
The Department of History was founded in the year 1976. The Pre-University programme offering a combination of History, Economics and Advanced English were offered. The B.A. History programme was introduced in 1977, M.A. History in 1983 and M.Phil. in 1988. The Ph.D. programme in both Part-time and Full-time formats was started in 2013.
Design of Innovative courses when the College became autonomous
Introduction of useful job-oriented Certificate Courses
A number of seminars, exhibitions, study tours and field trips are organized in relevant areas.
The alumni of the Department are employed as lecturers in universities, colleges, and also in Travel Agencies and a few of them are practicing law.
The Department has an MoU and close ties with the Archaeological Survey of India, through which many guest lectures, internships, workshops, heritage walks and projects are organized to benefit students and Faculty members.
Ph.D. History (Full-time)
Ph.D. History (Part-time)
Allied Sociology & Political Science
Part III: Allied
Allied Journalism & Library Administration
Part III: Allied
Tourist Centres of India
Part IV: Non-major Elective
All UG Programmes
The Science of Archives
Part IV: Skill-based Subject
State Department of Archaeology
Government Oriental Manuscript Library
REACH (Rural Education And Conservation of Heritage) Foundation
Internship and Training in Archaeology - Oct 2021
Heritage Week Celebrations - 20 Nov 2021
Student Seminars were held on 2 March, 2022 on the topic "Principles and Methods of Archaeology". Dr. R. Sivanantham, Commissioner FAC, State Department of Archaeology, Government of Tamil Nadu, was the Chief Guest.