School of Humanities


The Department of History, “Where excellence is not a habit, but a tradition” has a history as old as Loyola College. The founding and the emergence of the department is in many respects exemplary of its age.

“Fr. Bertram, Fr. Murphy and Fr. Foreau of Madurai province were the founders of the college. It started its functioning from 7th July 1925 with 75 students on the rolls in the under-graduate courses of Mathematics, History and Economics”. (Loyola Alumni Directory (1925-2000) - “Milestones”)

The department had its periods of eclipse and revival. After a short spell, when the pass course in political science was abolished, its members were integrated with the History department. Ancillary politics and Logic were offered to students of other branches as well.

Courses Offered

Shift I

  • B.A. (History)
  • Ph.D. (History)

Shift II

  • B.A. (History)
  • M.A. (History)


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HOD Desk

Dr. A. Arputha Selvi

Head of the Department,
Department of History,
Loyola College (Autonomous),
Chennai - 600 034.
Tel: +91 44 2817 8200 (Ext 322)