Department of History
About the department & the subject
Napoleon called it ‘a myth’ and Henry Ford called it ‘bunk’. Other people think it is much more important, believing, like the American historian David McCullough that “History is who we are and why we are the way we are”. History is the study of change over time, and it covers all aspects of human society. Political, social, economic, scientific, technological, medical, cultural, intellectual, religious, and military developments are all part of history. Anybody can make history; only a great man can write it. (Oscar Wilde)
The Dept. of History is one of the oldest departments of the college and was established with the aim to impart the education of history to the interested young generation. Besides, it also marks a departure from the traditional teaching and understanding of the concerned subject by bringing a qualitative shift in its curricula, teaching methodology, perception development, and in the realm of knowledge gain. Since the establishment, the Department offers History as one of the leading core subjects to undergraduate students, and also offers various Generic Elective and Skill Enhancement subjects to students. The sanctioned posts for the department in total are 02, at present the current faculty in position is 01.
Expanding the horizon of the field of History where no one remains untouched in the march towards humanity, civilization and sustainability. To inculcate human values among the people through propagating the sense of History with a multidisciplinary approach for a better understanding of society and realizing mutual coexistence.
- To inculcate the sense of History among students and others
- To discuss the subject in the changing environment
- To highlight the utility of the subject in the present scenario
- To initiate the process of dialogue in historical contexts among the students and the people alike in order to establish a more liberal and flexible society based on social virtues like mutual understanding and cooperation