Endowment Lectures

It was at Govt. Arts College, Coimbatore an endowment was created for Rs. 25,000/- in favour of the T.N.H.C. by Dr. K. L. Karuppasamy of Govt. Arts College, Coimbatore. The interest from which is to be utilized for inviting an eminent scholar to deliver the T.N.H.C Endowment Lecture.

The Tamil Nadu History Congress has invited eminent historians to deliver the TNHC Endowment Lecture.

Session Venue Lecture by
Second Annual Session, 1995 Annamali University, Chidambaram Thiru R. Thirumalai , I.A.S.
Third Annual Session, 1996 Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli Dr. T.V.Kuppusamy
Fourth Annual Session, 1997 Tamil University, Thanjavur Thiru. Natana. Kasinathan
Fifth Annual Session, 1998 Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli T.K. Venkataramanan
Sixth Annual Session, 1999 Islamiah College, Vaniyambadi Prof. R. Champakalakshmi
Seventh Annual Session, 2000 Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal Dr. V. Vasanthi Devi
Eighth Annual Session, 2001 University of Madras, Madras Prof. M.G.S. Narayanan
Ninth Annual Session, 2002 Nirmala College for Women (Autonomous), Coimbatore Prof. K.S. Mathew
Tenth Annual Session, 2003 A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College (Autonomous), Poondi Prof. K. Rajayyan
Eleventh Annual Session, 2004 Pachaiyappa’s College for Men, Kanchipuram Dr. K.R. Basavaraja
Twelfth Annual Session, 2005 AVC College, Mayiladuthurai Dr. C. Venkatesan
Thirteenth Annual Session, 2006 Stella Maris Collège (Autonomous), Chennai Dr. K. Sadasivan
Fourteenth Annual Session, 2007 University of Madras, Chennai Dr. V. Balambal
Fifteenth Annual Session, 2008 Periyar Maniammai University, Vallam, Thanjavur Dr. K. Mohanram
Sixteenth Annual Session, 2009 National College, Tiruchirappalli Prof. Padmashri. Iravathamahadevan
Seventeenth Annual Session, 2010 NGM College Pollachi Dr. Y. Subbarayalu
Eighteenth Annual Session, 2011 Vellalar College, Erode Dr. S. Gopalakrishnan
Nineteenth Annual Session, 2012 Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar Prof. N.K. Mangala Murugesan
Twentieth Annual Session 2013

St. Mary's College, Thoothukudi

Prof. C. Balakrishnan

Twenty First Annual Session 2014

St. Joseph College of Arts & Science (Autonomous),Cuddalore

Dr. N. Alagappan

Twenty Second Annual Session 2015

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli

Dr. Y. Subbarayalu

Twenty Third Annual Session 2016

Periyar University, Salem

Dr. B. Maria John

Twenty Fourth Annual Session 2017

Alagappa University, Karaikudi

Dr. T. Satyamurthi

Twenty Fifth Silver Jubilee Session 2018

University of Madras, Chennai

Dr. V.Venkataraman

Twenty Sixth Annual Session 2019

GTN Arts College, Dindigul

Dr. N.Sethuraman


Dr. G.Viswanathan, Endowment Lecture established by Dr.G.Viswanathan, Former Vice-Chancellor,Education University, Chennai


Session Venue Lecture by
Twenty Second Annual Session 2015 Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli Dr. K. A. Manikumar
Twenty Third Annual Session 2016 Periyar University, Salem Dr. G. Venkataraman
Twenty Fourth Annual Session 2017 Alagappa University, Karaikudi Dr. Venkata Raghotham
Twenty Fifth Jubilee Session 2018 University of Madras, Chennai Prof. Vijaya Ramaswamy
Twenty Sixth Annual Session 2019 GTN Arts College, Dindigul Prof. S. Rajavelu


Prof. NKNR Endowment Lecture established by Prof. N. Rajendran, Vice-Chancellor, Alagappa University, Karaikudi


Session Venue Lecture by
Twenty Fifth Silver Jubilee Session 2018 University of Madras, Chennai Prof. P. Jagadeesan
Twenty Sixth Annual Session 2019 GTN Arts College, Dindigul Dr. Prabha Ravishankar


Dr. G. Thilagavathy Endowment Lecture established by Dr. G. Thilagavathy, Associate Professor & Head (Retd.), Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai


Session Venue Lecture by
Twenty Sixth Annual Session 2019 GTN Arts College, Dindigul Dr. S. Anandhi

Endowment Prizes

Dr. Prema Kasthuri Endowment Prize

Dr. Prema Kasthuri who did commendable service as Professor of History at Women’s Christian College, Chennai has come forward to create an Endowment Prize for the best article on Women related issues. Tamil Nadu History Congress accepted Rs. 12,000 for this purpose. The interest accrued out of this principal amount will be given in the form of cash prize for the best article on Women studies. The circular sent by the General Secretary every year will carry an announcement regarding the above prize.

Dr. S. Govindaraju Endowment Prize

Dr. S. Govindaraju who did commendable service as Professor of History at Annamalai University, Chidambarm has come forward to create an Endowment Prize for the best article on Art and Culture. Tamil Nadu History Congress accepted Rs. 25,000 for this purpose. The interest accrued out of this principal amount will be given in the form of cash prize for the best article on Art and Culture. The circular sent by the General Secretary every year will carry an announcement regarding the above prize.

Vanavarayar Foundation Endowment Prize

Vanavarayar Foundation has come forward to create an Endowment Prize for the best article on Freedom Movement. Tamil Nadu History Congress accepted Rs. 25,000 for this purpose. The interest accrued out of this principal amount will be given in the form of cash prize for the best article on Freedom Movement. The circular sent by the General Secretary every year will carry an announcement regarding the above prize.


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