Department of History
The department of History in M. A College, established in 1979, presently offers a B. A programme in History. During an academic year, it caters to the academic needs of 40 students (sanctioned strength) specializing in History, 40 more students through complementary (subsidiary) courses and another 25 students through open courses. Presently there are 3 permanent teaching staff and a guest faculty in the department. Faculty have published in excess of 15 research papers as well as took part in several projects over the last few years.
History is unique among the liberal arts in its emphasis on historical perspective and context. Historians seek not only to explain historical causality--how and why change occurs within societies and cultures.
They also try to account for the endurance of tradition, understand the complex interplay between continuity and change, and explain the origins, evolution, and decline of institutions and ideas. History is also distinguished by its singularly broad scope. Virtually every subject has a history and can be analyzed and interpreted in historical perspective and context; the scope of historical inquiry is bound only by the quantity and quality of surviving documents and artifact. The syllabi of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses are geared to equip students to face competitive exams like Civil Services and UGC NET/SLET. Keeping in tune with the changing times, the department has introduced papers of contemporary relevance like Gender Studies, Human Rights, International Relations, Indian Art and Historiography etc.