In the year 1974, the Pre University Course was introduced in the college. 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. Santhakumari, Dr. S. Anbukkarasi and Dr. S. Thanam were the other staff members who joined hands with Prof. R. Pitchammal and the subsequent Heads of the department at various points of time for the successful functioning of the department. So far this department has produced thirty two rank holders including a gold medallist.
The department offers Add on course on “Social Works” for the I Degree students. Students of the department actively participate in NCC camps and various other extra – curricular activities. They have attended National level N.C.C. camps and won gold medals too.