Ph.D in Ancient History and Archeology

University of Madras
In Chennai

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university centenary building,chepauk Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 600005, Tamil Nadu, India
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The University of Madras offers number of courses one of the course is Ph.D in Ancient History and Archeology

The Course is offered by the Department of Ancient History and Archeology

With a view to ascertain the spread of Neolithic culture and its links with the megalithic culture in Tamilnadu, archaeological explorations were carried out and new sites like Appukkallu, Mallappadi, Kallerimalai, Athiyamankottai, Tiruvakkarai and Guttur were identified in Tamilnadu where the Department had undertaken archaeological excavations. Besides, to reinvestigate the origin of the rouletted ware, a variety of Roman pottery, collaborative excavation with Dr.Vimala Begly of the Pensilvaniya University, U.S.A., was undertaken at the famous Indo-Roman trading center of Arikkamedu, Pondicherry, for 5 sesons (1990 - 95). The results of the excavations were highly rewarding, and earned good reputation to the Department.

The Department had further expansion with the creation of Technical Posts. The Postgraduate student strength also increased year after year. Students from foreign countries like Thailand, Japan and Srilanka also had the opportunity of studying M.A. degree course in the Department. Moreover, archaeological studies attracted research scholars from different parts of Peninsular India to the Department inorder to pursue research leading to Ph.D degree.

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