Department of History

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Head of Department: Prof. Vighnesh Kumar

The department of History was established in 1977. Initially it started with M.A. program but later in 1981 M.Phil. was started with a broad objective of promoting the scientific teaching and the study of History with particular emphasis on the economic . The department offers courses in all the three periods of Ancient, Medieval and Modern Indian history along with courses on histories of other countries with emphasis on Modern history. So far more than 63 students have been awarded Ph.D. degree. Faculty members are actively engaged in research work. The students of the department show good performance in the UGC-JRF/NET examinations. The Department is developing a small museum with historical artifacts provided by the Registration Officer of the Antiquarian. Proposal to develop Tourism Study and Training is under the consideration of the State Government.

History is no longer regarded as mere chronological narrative, but is considered to be the history of growth, development of society and human civilization. It is of utmost importance that history should be properly understood, interpreted and taught.

The Department of History was established in 1977-78 with an M.A program. The M.Phil Program started in 1981 with a broad objective of promoting the scientific teaching and the study of History with particular emphasis on the economic and social changes. The Department offers regular courses in M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D. The syllabus is based on U.G.C. guidelines and is so designed as to prepare the students not only for the basic degree in the subject but also for the various competitive examinations. The teaching at the M.Phil stage has been directed primarily towards the specialization. The course taught in the department include the History of India, Europe, South-East Asia, USSR, USA, World History, Philosophy of History, Indian Historiography and Social Formation. In the study of other countries, the emphasis is mainly on Modern History. Recently, a project report has been submitted to establish a “Shodh Sansthan” on the Kranti of 1857 in the Department of History.

Programme/ Courses

The department is currently offering the follwing programmes of study :

About programme

It is a two–year (four semesters) full time programme in CBCS mode, consisting of sixteen papers and four viva-voce/practical examinations with an open elective in each semester.

Duration

2 year (4 semesters)


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About programme

It is 1 Year duration course consisting of two semesters with two courses in each semester and dissertation.

Duration

1 Year (2 Semesters)


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Eligibilty Criteria

Master's degree in concerned subject with 55% marks. Bachelor's Degree with an aggregate of 55% marks including the concerned subject (wherever applicable), and second division in Intermediate examination; or 50% marks in bachelor‟s degree as well as Intermediate examination separately.

About Programme

This undertakes all periods of History-Ancient, Medieval and Modern and also Indo-Italian History.


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Faculty

Head

Vighnesh Kumar

Professor & Head

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

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Professor

Aradhana

Professor

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

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A. V. Kaur

Professor

M.A., M.Phil., UGC NET, Ph.D.

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M.A. (History)
M.Phil program (History)
Ph.D. (History)

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    M.A. (History)Programme
    No. of Seats

    20


    M.Phil Programme
    No. of Seats

    10