Our thrust is on the intensive reading of a variety of texts in History rather than rote learning; tutorial sessions where the student reads through text(s) on specific topics and makes presentations before her/his peers will constitute an essential half of the evaluation system at SRM AP; such assignments will include preparing book reviews, and these will involve reading texts along with published comments on those. Thus every student will be trained in the art of reading, writing, speaking, reasoning and interpretation of texts in periodic seminars. Continuous evaluation through tutorials, term papers, and seminars apart from the end-term examinations will be the hallmark of this programme. Thus every student will be trained in the art of reading, writing, speaking, reasoning and interpretation of texts in periodic seminars. Continuous evaluation through tutorials, term papers, and seminars apart from the end-term examinations will be the hallmark of this program.
The Department of History at SRM AP functions on the premise of ‘History with a Purpose’ and follows a two-pronged policy of making students job-ready as well as equipping them with the skills required for higher studies. Our curriculum is designed to create more focus on writing, research, fieldwork, and internship. The focus at SRM AP will be on interactive learning, and the core principle at the SLASS is knowledge through critical thinking as against rote learning and performance in examinations. The core team of regular faculty members, drawn from among the best in the discipline in the department, along with a host of visiting faculty comprising scholars of international repute, will take education beyond the classrooms and engage with the students within and outside the classrooms and on subjects that are not necessarily part of the curriculum. History, in particular, and Social Sciences, in general, will form the subject matter of regular extra-mural lectures by scholars of eminence from across the world. All these will then be brought into the exercises/assignments that are part of the continuous evaluation system that the department will follow through the programme.