Brief Overview

B.A. classes in History began in 1951 and Sri S. K. Srivastava served as Head of the combined departments of History and Political Science. In 1953, the Department of History got its separate existence. Sri Ishwar Prakash Gupta and Shri R. D. Mathur were appointed as Lecturers. in 1954 & 1957 respectively. The post graduate classes started in 1957. Begum Khursheed Nurul Hasan (wife of former Central Minister of Education and Head of the department of History, A.M.U.), was appointed as a Lecturer in 1958. Teachers 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 time. Some of them left the department for better job opportunities. Later, Shri S.P. Singh and Shri Manga Ram were appointed as Lecturers. Research facilities were at its apex during this period. In 1970, Sri Bishan Bahadur joined the department as lecturer. 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 Mandeya Pravkta.

Student and teacher strength –At present the department has a sanctioned strength of 3 teachers to teach about 408 undergraduate and 121 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.

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 arranged 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 etc. Students are encouraged to prepare for different competitive exams. As a result of this activity several of our students qualify NET, Civil service examination etc.

Feedback from stakeholders – Feedback is regularly collected from the students. Appropriate measures are taken to the satisfaction of the students.

Research and Publications – Teachers are activity engaged in research activities and are guiding 3 Ph.D. research scholars. They participate in seminars, conferences, courses and writing research papers, book chapter etc.

Dr. Pratibha Sharma

Associate Professor and Head of Department

Dr. Vivek Sengar

Mandeya Pravakta