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Department of Saiva Siddhanta


The Department of Saiva Siddhanta was instituted as an Endowment Department in the year 1983 on the occasion of the Post Centenary Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the University of Madras with a corpus amount of Rs.Twenty Lakhs collected from the public. It is now functioning as a regular University Department from the year 2003. Dr.V.Rathinasabapathy was the first Head of the Department. The Department has published 10 books, conducted several seminars(Local/Regional /National). The objective of the Department is to promote study and research in Saiva Siddhanta, Comparative Religion and Philosophy with a scientific outlook.

Courses Offered :

=> M.A.Comparative Religion and Philosophy
=> P.G.Diploma in Saiva Siddhanta
=> Ph.D. in Saiva Siddhanta

Infrastructure :

The Department has a Modern Class-room A/C with LCD Projector and Public Address System

Department of Saiva Siddhanta
University of Madras
Chepauk Campus
Chennai - 600 005
Tamil Nadu

Phone No : 91-44-2539 9711


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