H. H. The Rajah’s College, Autonomous, Pudukkottai is one of the premier institutions of higher education in this area. The college was established in the year 1880. The Under Graduate Programme in History was established in 1946. The Post Graduate Course was started in the year 1981. The Research Programmes, M.Phil.andPh.D were established in the year 1989 and 1994 respectively.
The Department has highly qualified, efficient and knowledgeable faculty members. At present, there are 11 staff members in the Department among them six staff members are qualified with Ph.D Degree. Three Staff members are undergoing their Research Programme for Doctoral Degree. Five Faculty Members are having Guide-ship to guide the Ph.D Research Scholars.
In this Department, 324 Under Graduates Students and 60 Post Graduate Students are studying every year. 18 M.Phil Scholars and 20Ph.D Scholars are undergoing their Research Programmes.In order to facilitate the students in the field of Research, Seminar, Symposium and Conferences are arranged in the Department. Every year, many of our Department Students are placed in the educational department and various Government services.
With the introduction of AUTONOMY, we have restructured the syllabus in order to promote Research activities and equip the students for competitive examinations. Taking into consideration of the recent changing trends at the Global level, we have given importance to social, cultural and humanitarian aspects to the subject. Job oriented subjects like Journalism, Tourism and Punchayat Raj are added in the Syllabus to enhance new opportunities.
The faculty members of the P.G Department of History are contributing actively to fulfil the concept of Autonomy and improve the standard of the students.