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History Department

Department at a Glance

The department of History was established in the year 1958 and started offering  post graduate program since the year 1982 with specialisation  in Modern Indian History. It has been acknowledged as a research centre in the year 2005. Apart from the regular papers being taught an allied paper of Tourism is also being offered by the department with the intention of preserving the cultural heritage of Chhattisgarh and generating employment opportunities for students. In addition to it India's constitutional history has also been made an integral part of the curriculum.



The department prides itself as a student friendly department where students apart from regular courses are being guided for competitive exams as well. The endeavour has been well appreciated and successful with students being filtered and chosen at the very start of their graduation itself. The selected students are then well guided and helped in their efforts at preparing for these exams.


Apart from academics the department has enthusiastically been involved in extra co-curricular activities such as cultural activities, social awareness drives, sports, participation in NSS activities etc. Study tours and extension activities have also been closely integrated with academic learning so as to enhance student’s perception and outlooks.


In its pursuance of knowledge beyond books the department has also been actively engaged in organizing national seminars and workshops as well as exhibitions highlighting old documents, old coins and old ornaments with the desire to imbibe the values of preserving our rich legacy.

Being a research centre the department has also been involved in guiding students for doctoral researchers, the trust areas of research being Modern India, Regional History and Tribal and peasant History. The faculty members are also actively involved in publishing research papers and broadening their own perspectives through various faculty enrichment programmes like seminars, workshops etc.

 

VISION

  To provide quality education for academic enhancement of students for a sustainable society.

  To closely associate with and be responsive to the need of the society and to inculcate among students the feeling of nationalism and    through imparting them the knowledge of our glorious past,rich cultural heritage and social and religious harmony.

  To develop confidence level among students to face any challenges in their life by giving them references from history. 

  To create supportive and caring environment between faculty teachers and students.

  To improve research  activities in areas of regional history particularly the tribal life & culture, socio-economic condition of women and other downtrodden caste and communities as well as other aspects of National priority.


MISSION

To translate our vision into action plans, the department shall undertake programs and projects for development of human resources, value education, and social needs. The department is committed to provide excellent academic ambience and educational and library facility conducive for learning . To promote all round development of students through fostering skills and by organizing special classes for students interested in  competitive exams particularly Civil Services exam, State services exam and NET exam. To organize regular annual conference of Chhattisgarh Itihas  Parishad in different parts of Chhattisgarh to provide a platform for academicians, scholars and students to exchange their research and knowledge of various aspects of History, Culture and archaeology of Chhattisgarh .


The department of history prides itself as a student friendly department where students apart from regular courses are being guided for competitive exams as well. The endeavour has been well appreciated and successful with students being filtered and chosen at the very start of their graduation itself. The selected students are then well guided and helped in their efforts at preparing for these exams. As a result of these efforts the students have been able to clear various exams in the recent past such as the National Eligibility Test and Civil Services exam.


Apart from academics the department has enthusiastically been involved in extra  curricular activities such as cultural activities, social awareness drives, participation in NSS activities etc. Interdisciplinary lectures have also been conducted in the past. Study tours and extension activities have also been closely integrated with academic learning so as to enhance student's perceptions and outlooks.

In its pursuance of knowledge beyond books the department has also been actively engaged in organizing national seminars such as " Beesvi Shatabdi ka Chhattisgarh" and “peasant , tribal and working class movements” besides workshops on "Plaster cast replicas of archaeological figurines" so as  to foster skill development and entrepreuneurial initiatives among students .Exhibitions highlighting old documents, coins and ornaments have also been held with the desire to imbibe the values of preserving our rich legacy.


Being a research centre the department has also been involved in guiding students for doctoral Researches, the thrust areas of research being Modern India, Regional History and Tribal and Peasant History. The faculty members area also actively involved in publishing research papers and broadening their own perspectives through various faculty enrichment programs. 


Summing up, the department looks towards the future with a desire and resolve to acquaint the younger generations with our rich cultural heritage, traditions and history with the belief that knowledge is imperative to avoid the mistakes made in our past and for our future actions to be made and judged, besides the practical relevance of knowing history as it comprises a major part of all competitive exams. With such a vision the dept. looks forward in the coming years to further contribute towards this endeavour with fervour and zeal.