Department of Vaishnavism

About the Department


The University of Madras is the only University in the whole of the country to have a separate Department for the Philosopy of Vaishnavism.

  • To bring in Religious harmony and social awareness in society.
  • To inculcate moral discipline among the present generation.
  • To teach human values to students for their character building.
  • To help the students face fast-paced life with patience and self-satisfaction
Achievements by the Faculty
  • Dr. M.Narasimhachary (Former Prof. & Head) was awarded Merit Certificate for Sanskrit by H.E. The President of India.
  • Dr. M.A.Venkatakrishnan (Prof. & Head) was awarded D.Litt. Degree by the University of Madras. He has completed two U.G.C. Major Research Projects


  • Dr. M.A. Venkatakrishnan, Prof. & Head has published 15 books.
  • Dr. V.K.S.N.Raghavan, Emeritus Professor, has been the Associate Editor of PHISPC (Vol.VI Part 5) entitled "The Life-World of the Tamils: Past & Present - I" and contributed an article on "Philosophy Religion and Mysticism of Azhvars".


Seminars & Endoment Lectures
  • 19 Endowment Lectures conducted annually.
  • Two 3-day National Seminars conducted annually.
Future Plans
  • Project to prepare descriptive catalogues of Manipravala Manuscripts pertaining to Visishtadvaita & Vaishnavism.


Name of the Faculty Designation View Profiles
Dr.K.Dayanidhi Assistant Professor & Head i/c Dr.K.Dayanidhi

Courses offered by the Department

Post Graduate

  • M.A.Comparative Religion & Philosophy (with specialization in Vaishnavism) (Regular)
  • M..A. Divyaprabandham (Regular)
  • Ph.D. in Vaishnavism

M.Phil Courses

  • Vaishnavism

Syllabus for the Courses Offered

P.G Degree
M.A Vaishnavism Download

Fees Structure

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