Senthamil College History  

 
  History English Tamil  
The college had the following Secretaries who had dedicated themselves for the progress of this institution.

  No. Name From To  
  1. Thiru.V.Shanmugasundaram, M.A., B.L., 1957 1965  
  2. Thiru.S.Parthasarathy, B.A., B.L., 1965 1971  
  3. Thiru.M.Thanukkodi Pandian, B.A., B.L., 1971 1990  
  4. Thiru.M.Sankarapandian, B.A., B.L., 1990 2006  
  5. Thiru. R. Gurusamy, B.A., 2006 18.12.14  
  6. Tmt. Rani Lakshmi Kumaran Sethupathi 19.12.14 Till Date  

The following Principals identified themselves with the institution and strived for the realization of the ideals of the founder. They rose up to the expectations of the changing trends of the period in which they served.

  No. Name From To  
  1. Prof.R.V.Narayanan, B.O.L.(Hons) 10.07.1957 31.05.1986  
  2. Dr.S.Kandasamy, M.A. Ph.D., (Principal-in-charge) 01.06.1986 11.12.1986  
  3. Prof.K.Durairaj, M.A., M.Phil., 12.12.1986 31.05.1990  
  4. Dr.S.Kandasamy, M.A., Ph.D., (Principal-in-charge) 01.06.1990 12.11.1991  
  5. Dr.A.Dakshinamurthy,M.A.M.Phil,Ph.D., 13.11.1991 31.05.1996  
  6. Dr.S.Kandasamy,M.A., Ph.D., 01.06.1996 30.04.2004  
  7. Dr.S.M.Rajendran, M.A., Ph.D., (Principal-in-charge) 01.05.2004 15.06.2004  
  8. Dr.K.Chinnappa, M.A., Ph.D., 16.06.2004 31.05.2010  
  9. Dr.S.Vijayan, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., 01.06.2010 31.05.2011  
  10. Dr.M.Meena, M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., 01.06.2011 05.02.2015  
  11. Dr.S.Vijayan, M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.,(Principal-in-charge) 07.02.2015 Till Date  
           
           

B.A., (Tamil) a three year U.G., course was introduced in July 1969. The college started B.Litt., a three year degree course on Tamil Language and Literature in July 1976. Semester System at the degree level was introduced from the academic year 1976-1977.

The college became a Post Graduate Institution in the year 1979-80 by offering M.A., (Tamil) and M.Phil., (Full time) course from 1986-87. This college of eminence for Tamil studies made into a Research centre for higher studies in Tamil in the academic year 2003-04. The Senthamil College is the first Citadel of learning only for Tamil studies in this ancient Sangam City, Madurai. .

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