Dr. M. Raziya Parvin



Historian/Author/Public Speaker/Digital Creator

Dr. M. Raziya Parvin possesses a brilliant academic record and has over 25 years of teaching and research experience.  She was awarded Ph.D. in the year 1999 by the University of Madras for her thesis entitled “Empowerment of Women in Tamil Nadu”.  She has authored four books, contributed articles in books and reputed journals and has also gained 19 Google Scholar citations, i-index and h-index as of 2022. Recently her work “Saluting Women in Indian History - Combatants, Creators, Conquerors, Champions, Changemakers” has won the “Golden Book Award” for the year 2024.https://hi-in.facebook.com/goldenawardsGBA/ ]She has good proficiency in Tamil, English and Hindi. Her skills include teaching history, promoting women well-being, educational management, team leadership, communication and conflict resolution. With the aim of empowering young women in the society, she also participates in numerous motivational speaking, career counselling, student welfare, public welfare activities out of personal passion and continues her journey. 

Area of Research/Subject Specialization: 

  • Women’s Studies - Women in Politics/Women's Rights/Socio-Economic Empowerment/Legal Empowerment
  • Modern Indian History - Social/Economic and Environmental History
  • Modern History of Tamil Nadu – Political and Social History 
  • Public Administration in India
  • Tourism and Travel Management
  • Student's Personality Enrichment

Professional Experience:

  • Teaching Experience - UG/PG/MPhil/PhD levels for 25 years - JBAS College, Ethiraj College, QMGC and Queen Mary's College.
  • Research Experience - 25 years with the specialization in Women Studies, Social Welfare and Modern History of Tamil Nadu.


  • Authored 4 Books Empowerment of Women: Strategies and Systems for Gender Justice” (2005), “Socio-Economic Empowerment of Women: Dimensions and Strategies” (2014), “Trends and Patterns of Women's Political Participation in Tamil Nadu” (2023) and ”Saluting Women in Indian History: Combatants, Creators, Conquerors, Champions, Changemakers" (2023).   
  • Published 17 articles in Edited Books on Women's Rights, Feminism, Women Empowerment, Modern History and Electoral Politics from 2002-2023.
  • Published 30 articles in the journals - International, National levels and Conference Proceedings [UGC CARE and Peer Reviewed] since 2013.
  • Published 15 articles for the monthly Tamil magazines"Penmani" and "Thittam" on women welfare and development from 2015 – 2023.
  • Lesson Writer for 11 course materials published by IDE, University of Madras - History, Sociology, Human Rights and Women's Studies from 2005 – 2021.
  • More than 650 videos uploaded in the You Tube channel since June 2020 on Great Personalities in Indian History especially women.

Participation/Presentation in Seminars & Conferences:

  • Participated in 32 Conferences/Seminars and attended 14 online webinar and FDP courses from 1991 to 2023.
  • Presented 54 research papers in the Conferences/Seminars/Workshops held at the International, National and Regional levels from 1997 – 2024. 

Research Guidance:

  • UGC Major Research Project completed in 2015 – Women in Tamil Nadu Politics.
  • PhD Guidance - 1 completed; 2 submitted and 4 under guidance.
  • MPhil Guidance - 6 completed.
  • PG Dissertation Guidance - 14 completed.
  • Certificate Course Project Guidance - 96 completed.
  • PhD Doctoral Committee Member (20 nos) - University of Madras.

Training Programmes Attended:

  • 10 Training Programmes Attended – Orientation, Refresher, Short Term courses, Online course, MOOC Course and Faculty Development Programmes – University of Madras, Pondicherry University, MKI, Ramanujan College, Swayam and ICT Academy.

Prizes Awarded:

  • First Rank(Gold Medalist) in B.A. History, University of Madras during the year 1991 and the Certificate of Merit – General Proficiency (Arts) – Bharathi Women’s College, Chennai.
  • Dr. Prema Kasthuri Endowment Prize for the best article on Women Studies in TNHC, 2009. 
  • IOS Award and Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of extraordinary services to public cause and common good at New Delhi during 13th – 15th April, 2012.
  • Best Paper Award on Women Studies in the International Conference on Women Empowerment: Global Perspective held at Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari during September 27 & 28, 2013.
  • Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Teaching Excellence (Arts) – 2019 by the Marina Labs – Research and Development, Nerkundram, Chennai during November 24, 2019.
  • International Education Award for Best Teaching – 2020 at IEA Conference 2020 took place virtually on 19th December, 2020. 
  • Arignar Anna Award – 2021 for Best Teaching – 2021 by Mathi Arts Academy in commemoration with Arignar Anna Birth Anniversary during 19th September, 2021.
  • Best Woman Award – 2023 by Tamil News International and Police Magazine on account of International Women’s Day during 8th March, 2023.
  • The book entitled ”Saluting Women in Indian History: Combatants, Creators, Conquerors, Champions, Changemakers" has won the Golden Book Award 2024 given by Wings Publication International on 2nd February, 2024.

Seminars/Workshops Organized:

  • Organised 23 Seminars/Workshop and other events in QMGC, Tourism and Industrial Trade Fair, TNHC and Queen Mary’s College. 
  • Organised 3 National Level Online Quiz in Queen Mary’s College during the Covid lockdown. 

Resource Person:

  • Acted as Resource Person/Chairperson for 21 Seminars/Conferences held at the International, National and Regional levels in different institutions since 2013.

Invited Lectures: 

  • Gave special invited lectures in more than 30 institutions since 2008 on women empowerment, history and student's motivation.

Examiner – PhD/MPhil/PG/UG:

  • PhD Viva Voce Examiner (for 16 candidates) in the University of Madras and other Universities.
  • Acted as Chief Invigilator for 5 Examinations [TNPSC, High Court, Intelligence Bureau] conducted in Queen Mary's College, Chennai.
  • MPhil External Examiner for 4 students of the institutions - Loyola College and University of Madras.

Board of Studies:

  • Board Chairperson for QP setting, Question Paper Setter and Examiner for more than 20 Colleges and 6 Universities.
  • Board of Studies Member for 7 institutions under the aegis of University of Madras.
  • Academic Council Member in Queen Mary's College since 2017.
  • University Nominee for Board of Studies - Govt Arts College for Men and SDNB Vaishnav College.

Membership in Professional Bodies:

  • Life Member - Academy of Public Affairs, Tamil Nadu History Congress, South Indian History Congress, Indian Association for Women’s Studies, Indian Red Cross Society and Indian History Congress (Annual).
  • Executive Committee Member – Tamil Nadu History Congress for the years 2013, 2014 and 2015. 
  • Editor of the TNHC Proceedings for 6 years - 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022.
  • Editorial Board Member of TNHC for 2 years - 2014 and 2015.
  • National Journal Peer Review Committee Member since 2016.
  • General Body Member, Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi since 2012.
  • Tamil Nadu Textbook Writing Member and SCERT Review Committee Member for +1 and +2 History Books during the years 2013 and 2018.
  • Interview Board Adviser - Indian Bank, Staff Selection Commission and DRBCC Hindu College – subject expert member during the years 2010, 2012 and 2019.

Responsible Positions:

  • College Student’s Union In-charge for the academic year 2023-2024.
  • Exam Superintendent – Queen Mary's College during November 2022 Semester Examinations.
  • Co-ordinator of “Women’s Champion Club” in Queen Mary’s College, Chennai since March 2022.
  • Naan Mudhalvan Scheme – BFSI Co-ordinator – QMC from July 2022 – May 2023.
  • Placement Officer – Queen Mary's College from June 2017 – April 2018.
  • Guest Faculty in Department of Indian History, University of Madras for UGC – NET Examination during November 2015.
  • Co-ordinator for Women Development Cell in QMGC, Chennai for the year 2014 – 15.
  • In-charge for UGC Add-on-Course – Air Ticketing and Fare Construction in QMGC from August 2008 – April 2013.
  • IQAC Additional Co-ordinator in QMGC, Chennai from November 2011 – September 2013.
  • Guest Faculty in Bharathi Women’s College (Autonomous), Chennai to coach the students for UGC – NET Examination from August 2010 – December 2010. 
  • Centre Supervisor in the UGC Net Examination, SS Jain College, T. Nagar on 26th December, 2010.
  • Resource Person for M.A. Sociology PCP – Institute of Distance Education, University of Madras, Chennai from 2005 – 2007.
  • Extension Activities Programme Officer - NSS (2 years) and YRC (5 years) during the years 2005 – 07 and 2008 – 2013. 

For more Information:

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Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Ho6LsnoAAAAJ&hl=en

Linkedin Address:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-raziya-parvin-22471a40/?originalSubdomain=in

YouTube Channel link:  https://www.youtube.com/c/DrRaziyaParvin

Publons Link:  https://publons.com/researcher/4909098/dr-m-raziya-parvin/

SSRN :  https://hq.ssrn.com/Participant.cfm?rectype=edit&perinf=y&partid=2366064

Research Gate Profile:  https://researchgate.net.com/drraziyaparvin

Scopus ID:  https://www.scopus.com/dashboard.uri

Blogspot: https://drraziyaparvin.blogspot.com/2024/04/article-about-me-by-senior-professor-dr.html