DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

 

 

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

 

Department of History was established in August, 1971. Mrs.Uma Natesan was the Head of the Department from 1971 to 1994, Mrs. Janaki was the Head from 1994 to 1997 and Dr.S.Geetha Kannamal was the Head of the Department from 1997 to 2014. Dr.G.D.Anantha Vijayakumari is the Head of the Department from 2014 till date. Travel and Tourism today has become a large giant in terms of employment. Hence to utilize this phenomenon History and Tourism as twin major subject was introduced in the academic year 2004-2005. The University of Madras recognized the department as a research department in the academic year 2012-2013.

 

VISION

 

Teaching of history helps students to inculcate noble ideas, develop enduring understandings in the core content area of history and culture and assures their readiness and willingness to assume citizenship responsibilities. Learning of history leads to a well informed and civic minded citizens who can sustain and build on democratic traditions. An elaborate history curriculum provides strategies with significant ideas and encourages them to connect what they are learning to their prior knowledge and to current issues to think critically and creatively about what they are learning and apply that to authentic situations.

 

MISSION

 

Our mission is to encourage the rural women students towards economic independence. We provide knowledge and skill to enhance the academic excellence of the students and equip them to fulfill their social, economic, political and ethical duties.

 

 

FACULTY PROFILE

 

 

Name of the Staff

  Qualification

Designation

Experience

 in Years

Specialization

Dr.G.D.Anantha Vijayakumari

 

  

 M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D

 

Associate Prof.

 

       20

Labour Studies &

Women Studies

 

Dr.J.R.Banumathi

 

 

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D

 

Associate Prof.

   

       18

 

Women Studies

 

Dr.S.Saraswathi

 

 

 

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D

 

Associate Prof.

      

       17

 

Economic History &

Social History

Mrs. C. Geetha

M.A., M.Phil., NET

Assistant Prof.

4 years

in other

colleges

Social and Cultural  History

 

COURSES OFFERED

UG-   HISTORY AND TOURISM

Ph.D- FULL-TIME  & PART-TIME

EMPLOYMENT

YEAR

CAMPUS SELECTION

OTHER THAN CAMPUS RECRUITEMENT

ENTERPRENUERS

 

NO. OF STUDENTS

%

NO. OF STUDENTS

%

NO. OF STUDENTS

 

%

2011-2012

-

-

15

23.43

5

7.81

2012-2013

1

1.75

20

42.10

7

12.28

2013-2014

39

68.42

22

34.37

5

7.81

2014-2015

24

37.5

25

39.06

4

6.25

 

  HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DEPARTMENT

   Innovative Teaching in class rooms:

 

·  Practical knowledge about air ticketing and air fare construction is taught to the students by a professional expert through guest lecture.

 

·  Quiz competitions on tourism are conducted periodically.

 

·  Students are motivated to give multimedia presentation on important tourist centers which enable them to have first hand information about tourist spots in the country.

 

·  OHP is used for class room lecture.

 

·  Group discussions and seminars are being encouraged among the students to have a better understanding of the subject.

 

·  Special lectures and seminars are conducted by eminent personalities on tourism  and current and historical topics.

 

·  Paper on human rights is very helpful to the students to know their rights and the violation of human rights.

 

               

Details of Innovative papers introduced

 

1.      Job oriented papers in Tourism Industry

a.       Tourism and Travel Management

b.       Hotel Management

c.       Air Ticketing and Fare construction

d.      Geography of Tourism

Above mentioned papers help the students to get employment in tourism industry, Hotel Industry, Logistic and Air Industry.

 

2.      Papers that leads to P.G and Research

a.      Women’s Studies

b.      Studies in Human rights

c.      Archaeology

d.      Geography of Tourism

e.      Archives Keeping

 

 

CERTIFICATE COURSE

 

                        Add on course on TALLY- ERP 9 was taught to selected number of students of III B.A History and Tourism ( 2013-2016 Batch).

 

DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES

S.NO

DATE

BHARAT HISTORY ASSOCIATION

ACTIVITIES

1.

18.12.2015

Lecture by Prof. P. Govindaraj( Retd. HOD,) Dept. Of History, SRNM College, Sattyur, (FN)

Topic ‘ Indian Society’

2.

18.12.2015

 

125TH  Birth Anniversery  celebration of Bharat Ratna  Dr. B.  Ambedkar (AN)

1.    Reading of Preamble of Indian Constitution to the students

2.    Eloquent Competition

3.    Poster Making Competion &

4.    Performance of Villupattu

3.

28.01.2016

Inter- Departmental Competitions

1.   Mime

2.   Collage

3.   Mehandi

                                   

STUDENTS’ STRENGTH

S.NO

ACADEMIC YEAR

TOTAL

1.

2015-16

184

2.

2016-17

160

 

SKILL DEVELOPMENT PAPER

SEMESTER IV – FRONT OFFICE MANAGEMENT (From 2016-17 batch onwards)

 

COMPUTING SKILLS

            Students of V Semester are trained in Computer Applications and asked to present a PPT on Tourist places and the compiled PPTs are recorded in CD.