MA History

MA History

The course is designed to help students to develop their critical thinking, independent research and writing skills in an effort to gain knowledge and advance their careers across a variety of disciplines. The course aims to provide students with knowledge of different schools of historical thought and also to develop research interests in students. The course will equip the students to understand gender, caste, concept of Human Rights, relevance of Environmental Studies, Maritime History and legacy of Medicine of different ages.

Program structure

MA History syllabus comprises four semesters with five core courses in each semester. In all the first three semesters (Ist, IInd and IIIrd), each core course has 4 credits and allotted 5 hours. In the fourth semester, two core courses and three electives are given. There are three elective courses that are required to be taken in the fourth semester by all students. Electives can be chosen from two groups given: Group A and Group B having a bunch of three electives. It is specifically instructed that students in a college can choose either Group A or Group B and intermixing of courses of groups is not permissible. Core courses have 4 credits and 5 hours and electives have 3 credits and 5 hours each. A project work is obligatory and must be completed individually.

Our Specialization


  • History of Medicine and Health Systems in Modern India
  • Knowledge Systems in Pre-Modern India
  • Perspectives on Human Rights in India

Postgraduate Attributes

Postgraduate in History will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Subject expertise, in-depth understanding of the subject and familiarity with recent publications.
  • Increase in understanding and analytical capacity of social problems.
  • Intellectual advancement, Critical Thinking and sensitivity towards the socio- economic issues
  • Will get expertise in handling non-conventional sources and new methods of historical studies.
  • Develop ability to assess and effectively engage historical discourses.

Career opportunities

Assistant Professors in Colleges and Universities, Higher Secondary and High School Teachers, Civil service officers, Heritage managers, Diplomats, Political experts, Journalists, Archivists, Record keepers, Museum Curators, Tour Guides.

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