The department of history was set up in the year 1960, when the discipline was offered in the B.A. Programme course. Subsequently, it was upgraded as a fully-fledged Honours course. Today the department also offers many interdisciplinary papers to students from other departments in the form of general elective and skill enhancement courses. The syllabus offered by the department covers both Indian and World history from antiquity to the contemporary period. The department has dedicated and qualified teachers, with a variety of research and teaching specialization. The teaching methodology is interdisciplinary with a hands-on approach, with emphasis on interactive classes, group discussions, field trips and movie screenings. Students are encouraged to go beyond the textbooks for completing their projects and assignments. Audio-visual media is used during the lectures and tutorial classes. The department is visited by many eminent historians and scholars every semester, who delivers lectures and interact with the students. We also have a well-stocked library with books in English and Hindi. The department also organizes regularly various skill enhancement courses. We have collaborated with institutions like INTACH, and encourage students to apply for internships in the National Archive, National Museum, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Archaeological Survey of India and other organizations. While research and teaching are obvious career options for History students, the course also provides foundation for other career opportunities in Social work, Tourism, Heritage Management, Publication, Journalism and Bureaucracy. Besides, students could also embark on highly specialized courses after graduating in History like archaeology, numismatics, epigraphy, Indology, museology, archival studies, and art conservation, preservation and management.