Department of Saiva Siddhanta

About the Department


The Department of Saiva Siddhanta was instituted as an Endowment Department in the year 1983 on the occasion of the Post Centenary Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the University of Madras with a corpus amount of Rs.Twenty Lakhs collected from the public. It is now functioning as a regular University Department from the year 2003. Dr.V.Rathinasabapathy was the first Head of the Department. The Department has published 10 books, conducted several seminars(Local/Regional /National). The objective of the Department is to promote study and research in Saiva Siddhanta, Comparative Religion and Philosophy with a scientific outlook.

  • The Department has a Modern Class-room A/C with LCD Projector and Public Address System

Equipments The Department has two computers with A/C Facility.  

  • Dr.B.Deva Natarajan Memorial Endowment (Annual Lectures)
  • Dr.N.Subbu Reddiar and Smt S.Chellapapa Ammal Endowment(Annual Lectures)
  • Thirumuruga Krupananda Variar Endowment (Annual Lectures).
  • Medals - Sri Mookambikai Ammanvaru Endowment Medal awarded to P.G. Students

  • Deva Natarajan Memorial Endowment
  • Mr. Subbu Reddiar Endowment Lecture

Contact Address

Department of Saiva Siddhanta University of Madras Chepauk Campus, Chennai - 600 005 Phone : 91-44-2539 9711


Name of the Faculty Designation View Profiles
Dr.S.Saravanan Professor and Head Dr.S.Saravanan

Courses offered by the Department

Post Graduate

  • M.A.Comparative Religion and Philosophy(Specialisation in Saiva Siddhanta)

P.G. Diploma Courses

  • Add-on P.G.Diploma in Saiva Siddhanta(Part-time)

Ph.D Programme

  • Ph.D. Program

Syllabus for the Courses Offered

P.G Degree
M.A., Comparative Religion and Philosophy with Specialization in Saiva Siddhanta Download
M.Phil Degree
M.Phil in Saiva Siddhanta Download
P.G Diploma in Saiva Siddhanta Download

Fees Structure

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Timetable for All Courses Download
Timetable for All Courses Download

Research Scholars

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