Department of Maritime History and Marine Archaeology


  • To explore the submerged and partially submerged ancient port cities in Tamil Nadu Coast.
  • To explore, retrieve and preserve the ancient Shipwrecks.
  • To find and salvage ancient stone and metal anchors to study the boat and ship parameters.
  • To study the traditional navigation system.
  • To study the traditional boat building technology.
  • To delineate the ancient coast lines from the archaeological evidences.
  • To study the culture and science of traditional pearl and chank diving.


  • The department has organized 15 seminars, workshops and refresher courses
  • The faculty members of the department have completed 5 research projects
  • The faculty members have published 30 books

Academic Programmes

  • M.A.
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.

Staff Details


Dr. V. Selvakumar
Associate Professor and
Head of the Department

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