The School of Social Sciences Studies was created along with other schools from the inception of Tamil Nadu Open University in the year 2003 itself. At the outset the School offered SIX PG programmes and FOUR UG programmes. In 2009 – the school was bifurcated and a new school namely, School of Politics and Public Administration (SOPPA) was created. Subsequently, in 2010 from the school another new school was carved out namely, School of History & Travel studies (SOHTS). Now the school offers totally 24 programmes of which 9 PG programmes (Commerce, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Criminology, Anthropology, Islamic Studies and Gender Studies) 5 PG Diploma Programmes (Psychological Counselling, Gerontology, Guidance & Counselling, Social Work & Welfare Administration, Child Rights & Child Protection) 10 UG Programmes (Commerce (1+4), Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Criminology, Islamic Studies).