Objectives of the Programme:
The main objective of the course is to provide a detailed study of the history of India and Tamil Nadu as well as substantial surveys of the history of other important countries of the world. This will help students acquire a strong theoretical base to understand various issues and trends in the society at local, national and global levels. It also aims to provide a distinctive education by developing an awareness of different political, cultural, social and economical structures in the past societies and their interrelationship.
The course tries to relate the study of history with practical needs and tasks and equip students with the capabilities to think, comprehend and present issues in the proper perspective. The project work is introduced mainly to inculcate historical research aptitude in the minds of young students. Innovative job oriented and skill based subjects have been introduced to make students play their legitimate role in the society. The current syllabus is structured to inculcate in students a broad inter-disciplinary perspective and thereby make them inquisitive and intellectually sharper. The new syllabus opens up a terrain of knowledge much wider than what is given through the discipline-based way of teaching and learning. The programme has adopted an approach by giving liberty to students to choose their own courses of interest. Thus, the course is an excellent preparation for careers in teaching, law, bureaucracy, archaeology, archival and museum administration. Those who are genuinely fond of the subject will find it useful and enjoyable.