Academic

Under Graduate, Post Graduate & Research Department of History

'We cannot escape History'
- Abraham Lincoln

AIM

  • The Department aims to kindle patriotic fervour and to appreciate the glory and rich heritage of our past through historical texts. The Department also strives to equip students with the recent trends in the field of history

OBJECTIVES

  • To develop character
  • To cultivate discipline
  • To instill self-reliance
  • To enable students to be contributing members of the society

INCEPTION
History was offered as a subject from the very Inception of the College in the year 1948. From that time till 1956, it was taught under Part III at the Intermediate level. In 1957, Pre-University was introduced in which History was offered under Part III. The year 1971 is a milestone in the History of Nirmala College for History was offered as the Main subject under Under-Graduate Level. The year 1980 proved a landmark in the growth of the Department as it became a full-fledged Post-Graduate Department. It was elevated to the status of a Research Department in 2006.

  • Many Rank Holders over the years have brought honours to the Department and the College. Students have secured University Ranks both at UG and PG level.
  • The students actively participate and win gold, silver and bronze medals in Games and Sports, NCC, NSS, Youth Red Cross and Blood Donation Club.
  • Seminars/Workshops/Exhibitions are conducted regularly. Guest Lecture is an annual feature of the Department. Humanities Association conducts meetings and various competitions to bring out the innate talents of the students.
  • Educational Tours and Field Visits enable the students to obtain practical knowledge on different subjects.
  • Parent-Teachers meetings/Alumni meetings are conducted annually.
  • Economically marginalized students are provided with financial assistance (Semester and Examination Fees) by the Department and the needy students are properly counselled.
  • Remedial classes are conducted for the weak students after college hours.
  • NEWS is displayed daily. Unique days like World Tourism Day, Gandhi-Jayanthi Day, Human Rights Day and Women's Day are celebrated to enlighten the students in various issues.
  • Books are issued to the students once a week.
  • Museum on Megalithic Culture.
  • Linkage with Impact Travel and Tour.
  • MOU with Coimbatore Human Rights Forum.
  • MOU with Women Studies Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.

FUTURE PLANS

  • To set up Centre for Women’s Study / Gandhian Study
  • Linkage with News Paper Organization.
  • Enhancement of Dept. Museum.

PAST EVENTS

  • Field Trip to Kongalnagar (Megalithic site near Udumalpet) on 25th February 2017
  • Participation of students in the Lecture on 24th November 2016 at the Department of Archaeology, Coimbatore, as a mark of the celebration of Heritage Week.
  • An educational tour was arranged to Agra, Jaipur and Delhi from 9-16th October 2016.
  • ICHR Sponsored One Day National Seminar on 'Environmental History" was conducted on 29th July 2016.

PAST EVENTS

  • Human Rights Day Celebration along with Coimbatore Human Rights Forum on 10th Dec 2016.
  • To celebrate Women's Day on March 8th along with Women Studies Centre, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore.
  • Field Trip to Archaeological Excavation Sites in the month of January 2017.

NUMBER OF M.PHIL SCHOLARS PRODUCED

Year M.Phil.,
2010 - 2011 4
2011 - 2012 1
2012 - 2013 -
2013 - 2014 2
2014 - 2015 2
Total 9

NUMBER OF Ph.D. SCHOLARS PRODUCED

Year Ph.D.,
2010 - 2011 -
2011 - 2012 2
2012 - 2013 1
2013 - 2014 1
2014 - 2015 1
2015 - 2016 3
2016 - 2017 3
Total 9

No. of Seminars/Workshops Attended by the Faculty

Year International Seminar/ Conference National Seminar IQAC Workshop
2010 - 2011 5 4 - -
2011 - 2012 - 21 - -
2012 - 2013 2 2 - 8
2013 - 2014 3 4 8 8
2014 - 2015 2 6 10 9
2015 - 2016 1 2 - 9
2016 - 2017 4 13 - 10
Total 17 52 18 44

No. of Papers Published by the Staff

Year International National
2010 - 2011 5 4
2011 - 2012 1 10
2012 - 2013 3 22
2013 - 2014 1 7
2014 - 2015 1 4
2015 - 2016 3 2
2016 - 2017 4 4
Total 18 53