• Faculty of Arts And Social Sciences
  • sastera@um.edu.my
  • +603-79675500

Department Overview

The Department of Indian Studies (DIS) as one of the oldest departments has focused on teaching and learning activities, publications, research, consultancy services to the community and nation-building since its inception in 1956 under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

Along the way, the DIS has accepted and adapted to various changes in line with the National Education Transformation, as well. This includes the inclusion of 21st Century-based learning and teaching methods such as futuristic learning spaces to create immersive learning based on experience. The courses that are offered at the DIS are designed to provide opportunities for undergraduates to pursue suitable careers in both the public and private sectors. These include the government agencies such as the Ministry of Information, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture and Community (State and Federal), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Agriculture, and others

The main strength of the Bachelor of Literature of Indian Studies programme lies in the expertise and heritage of knowledge homed in the fields of Tamilology and Indology. The DIS emphasizes the mastery of aspects of literature from the past to the present, in the media in the context of current needs (Tamilology. Field that taught in Tamil). In addition, the DIS also equips students with knowledge of Indian religion, socio-cultural and socio-economic aspects of the Indian community, the political, economic, and administrative development and achievements of Indians (Indology, taught in Bahasa Malaysia & English). The DIS also offers students opportunities study across disciplines.

Head of Department

Dr. Sivapalan a/l Govindasamy
Head of Department

Tel : +603 -79675635
Fax : +603 -79675460
Email : gsiva_palan@um.edu.my

Last Update: 15/05/2024