• பொருளல்ல வற்றைப் பொருளென்று உணரும்
    மருளானாம் மாணாப் பிறப்பு.
  • That error entails ignoble birth Which deems vain things as things of worth.

School of Historical Studies

The School of Historical Studies consists of Department of Indian History and Department of Ancient History and Archaeology

The University of Madras created the Department of Indian History and Archaeoogy as the first faculty of the University in 1914 and it was headed successively by eminent historians like Dr.S.Krishnaswamy Iyengar, Prof.K.A.Nilakanta Sastry, Prof.K.K.Pillay and others. The Department was bifurcated into Departments of Indian History and Ancient History and Archaeology in 1959. Dr.T.V.Mahalingam was the first Professor of ancient History and Archaeology, a renowned Archaeologist and Epigraphist

The Department of Ancient History and Archaeology has special interests in Epigraphy and Numismatics, Tamil Culture, and Applied Archealogy. If offers Masters and Ph.D. Programmes.

The Department of Indian History specializes on Economic History and Urban Studies. If offers Master, M.Phil, and Ph.D. Programmes.

Chair Person : Dr.P.D.Balaji

Constitute Department :

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University of Madras Placement / Job Fair 2018 Session

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Madras University Merit Fellowship 2017-18 (Extended upto 31-01-2018)

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Dept of Counselling Psychology houses a fully functional Student Counselling Centre at its premises- Contact 044-25399878/25399879


Application for the New Courses in Certificate Course in Autism Spectrum Disorder / Learning Disabilities and PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy in the Department of Counselling Psychology

New Health Insurance Scheme 2016 for the employees of University of Madras - List of Hospitals

New Health Insurance Scheme 2016 for the employees of University of Madras

Travelling Allowance for Various Meetings of the University 

Approved Fixed Rate Contract for a period of two years (2016-2018)

Bibliometric analysis of publication on breast cancer in India (Published in Current Science; vol 110, 2016) - UNOM in the third edition

Release of WIFI facility to faculty, staff and students (Chepauk, RIASM & Marina Campuses) - Online Application Form

Curriculum Development Committee - Database on Curriculum Development - Format

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