DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY & TOURISM
Prof. R.Pitchammal laid the foundation for the department of history on a very sound footing. She was the first head of the department. Mrs.Mary Jeya bai suseelan, Mrs.S.Vijaya lakshmi, Mrs.S.Jeya, Dr.T.S.Rajeswari, Dr.B.Mutharasi, Dr.R.Shanthakumari and Dr.S.Anbukkarasi,were the other staff members who joined hands with Prof.R.Pitchammal at various points of time for the successful functioning of Department . Dr.S.Thanam later joined hands with the other staff members. It is the first department to have all the staff members with Doctorates.
The faculty of this Department believe that teaching and research should go hand in hand Dr.T.S.Rajeswari obtained her Doctoral degree in the year 2003,Dr.B.Mutharasi in 2001, Dr.R.Shanthakumari in 2002, Dr.S.Anbukkarasi in 2006,and Dr.S.Thanam in the year 2011.
Dr.R.Shanthakumari was awarded with “BEST COLLEGE TEACHER” and “BEST AUTHOR” by the GOVERNMENT OF TAMILNADU in 2010 and 2011 respectively. So far this Department has produced thirty two rank holders including Gold medalist.
Dr.T.S.Rajeswari has completed a minor research project funded by UGC. Dr.S.Shanthakumari has valued five Ph.D thesis.She has been the external examiner of Ph.D viva-voce(4). She has guided M.Phil scholars also. Dr.S.Anbukkarasi has guided more than thirty M.Phil scholars. The department has organized National,State,Regional and college level programmes empowering the students.1
Disaster Mangement stratagies
> Regional seminar on “Antiquity of Tirunelveli”
> National seminar on “participatary Role of students in quality enhancement “
> “sethusamuthram project in the view of society” “Swadeshism”
> National seminar on “India through the Ages.
WORSHOP AND TRAINING
> Regional work shop on “History in its value and utility perspectives”.
> Antiquity of Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi – A Regional workshop.
> Students’ participation in quality Enhancement in higher education.
> “Students’ Role in Social Harmony” two day orientation camp.
> Three day Training on Disaster management –District level.
> Enhancement programme for appearing competitive exam.
> I C H R sponsored symposium on “One Hundred and fifty years of 1857 struggle “
> Tirunelveli uprising,1908- symposium.
> Gallary on Role of Tuticorin in freedom Movement
> Poster designing on Tourist spots in India.
> “So-let us stop Terrorism” – a poster display.
> Guest lecture on “History through Media”
> Ruins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.