Under graduate courses in History began in 1951. Sri S. K. Srivastava served as Head of the combined department of History and Political Science. In 1953, the Department of History acquired its separate identity. Sri Ishwar Prakash Gupta and Shri R. D. Mathur were appointed as Lecturers. in 1954 & 1957 respectively. The Post graduate courses started in 1957. Begum Khursheed Nurul Hasan (wife of former Central Minister of Education and Chairman of the department of History, A.M.U.), was appointed as Lecturer in 1958. Professors like Sri Dinesh Behari Trivedi, Sri Mahesh Chandra Sharma, Sri M. D. N. Sahi, Sri R. K. Trivedi, Sri Satish Kumar Varshney and Sri Jitendra Vishnu joined the college at different times. Some of them left the department when better opportunities came their way. Later, Dr. S.P. Singh Dr. Manga Ram and Dr. Bishan Bahadur were appointed as Lecturers 1968, 1969 and 1970 respectively. Research facilities were at its apex during this period. Dr. Pratibha Sharma joined the department in 2001. At present she is serving the department as Head along with her colleague Dr. Vivek Sengar as Assistant Professor.
Student and teacher strength –At present the department has a sanctioned strength of 3 teachers to teach about 600 undergraduate and 120 postgraduate students.
Curriculum planning and implementation – The department implements the curriculum developed by the university. Attention is paid to the development of critical aptitude in the students.
Learning resources – The college has a very rich collection of books which includes some rare books. Students regularly visit the library and consult books. Besides, some books and journals are also available in the departmental library.
Additional Study Material – Important lectures and documentaries are shown with the help of a projector. Visits to the monuments of historical and architectural importance are regularly undertaken to provide hands on experience and instill a deeper sense of history in the students. During the class interactions, the students are made aware of additional reading material and online resources.
Assessment – Regular assessment is an integral part of the departmental activities to ensure the maximum output of the teaching learning process. Paper wise internal assessment is conducted regularly.
Learning outcome – The department has a consistent record with an average pass percentage of around 88%.
Best practices – The department regularly organizes group discussions, quiz on historical issues, classroom seminar, guest lectures by eminent scholars, debates, presentation etc. Students are encouraged to prepare for different competitive exams. As a result of this activity several of our students qualify NET/JRF, Civil service examination etc.
Feedback from stakeholders – Feedback is regularly gathered from the students. Appropriate measures are taken to the satisfaction of the students.
Research and Publications – Teachers are actively engaged in research activities and are guiding 04 Ph.D. research scholars. They participate in seminars, conferences, courses and writing research papers, book chapter etc. The department had a rich history of supervising and guiding research work in area of History. Forty two Ph. D. thesis have already been awarded from the department.