Department of History

Department of History

Overview:
Knowledge of the past is vital for our wellbeing- it gives us a sense of belonging to a culture, a society, a nation; it establishes our identity and roots us in time and space. Enveloped in the security created by this information, the present becomes more meaningful; future plans, more confident. Everything, be it an object or a living thing, has a past and that past is all around us: in mud and asphalt roads, in brick and mortar structures, in paintings and sculptures, in palm leaves and inscriptions, in letters and diaries and photos…and that past is brought to light by the historian. In college, the study of history, both of India and the world, introduces the students to a part of their past and equips them with the tools to learn more. The importance of history can be gauged from the fact that most professional courses, be it management or maths, will have an element of history in it. A degree in history equips the student with a set of transferable skills applicable to a wide range of careers which have been listed below. It is also a popular optional subject for the Civil Service( Main) examination. This is a subject that encourages curiosity, discussion and debate: Why is this written in English? Why do nations war? Why? Who? How? What? The answers lie in the past.