The School of Humanities came into existence in 2003 and subsequently obtained the assent of the Governor-Chancellor in 2005. The School was initially visualized as comprising the Departments of English, Tamil, Other Indian/Foreign Languages and Media Studies. Later, the disciplines of History, Tourism Studies and Criminology were added. Over a period of time, four Schools, i.e., School of Tamil and Cultural Studies, School of Journalism and New Media Studies, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration and School of History and Tourism Studies were carved out this School. At present, the School functions with the Departments of English and Film Studies.
To be a renowned hub for socially relevant curricula in humanities, promoting interdisciplinary, multi-level research, for the creation of human capital and its continuous improvement.
♦ To embark on socially relevant, innovative programmes and systemic research for human development.
♦ To foster partnerships with institutions/ agencies of repute.
♦ To conduct interface activities for new knowledge creation.
♦ To prepare e-learning resources for value addition and wider reach (e.g., Open Education Resources, Massive Open Online Courses).
♦ To infuse the entrepreneurial capacity of the stakeholders for employability.
♦ Film and Theatre Studies
School of Humanities
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