Department of History and Ethnography Head: Prof. K. Robin
The department was established in July 2002 as one of the five new Post-graduate departments in the university. The department started functioning effectively from 22 July 2002. The department offers courses leading to MA, M.Phil, and PhD Degrees. The MA in History covers the major geographical and chronological fields in the discipline ranging from world prehistory to the contemporary period; at the same time emphasis is being laid on Modern Indian History to enable them to demonstrate an understanding of the broad context of human experience as well as a systematic and analytical comprehension of one area of historical concentration. Throughout the two-year M.A. programme, students are comprehensively introduced to the varied themes and methods of reading, writing and interpreting history and in the final semester they get to experience a practical approach to history by undertaking individual and group projects.
Local and regional history continues to be the focus of research in the department. Faculty members supervise researches that place emphasis on interdisciplinary studies. M.Phil. programme was introduced with effect from July, 2013.