Department of History

The Department of History was established in 2011 and enjoys the reputation of being one of the first subjects to be introduced in the College. Since then, various prominent educationists and distinguished scholars have been associated with the department who have graced the department with their devotion and hard work. They strived to upgrade and modernize the syllabus from time to time to make the subject responsive to the changing socio-political and historical developments and produce outstanding results among students.

The department offers three-year degree bachelor programme in History. The under graduate programme of History is designedto provide students with a broad overview of Indian History and allied areas. Its teaching focuses on World History, History of India and Kashmir with special emphasis on socio-economic and cultural developments. Since study of past provides a key to the understanding of future, the department aims to explore human experience in all its complexity and diversity. The classroom interactions of the department cultivate a range of skills like critical thinking and the ability to analyze several historical events among its students. Moreover, field trips to archaeological and heritage sites enable students to have first-hand information of their historical and rich pluralistic heritage. The successful graduates of the department pursue both academic as well as administrative careers.

The department lays stress not only on degree programme but also strives to cultivate humanism and liberal democratic values among its students in the light of golden history of mankind

Year of Establishment 2011
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The objectives of the department are :

  1. To study social, economic and cultural history of India
  2. To highlight the intellectual tradition and cultural heritage of India
  3. To explore the regional history Jammu and Kashmir
  4. To undertake the study of historiography and the philosophy of history
  5. To provide knowledge of the theory and practice of historical writing

Career Options

History as a subject provides students with a huge number of career options to make it an appealing one. A degree in the subject of history refines the transferable skills as it lets students to choose different career options where they can make use of historical facts and information. Some of those subjects include law, media & journalism, literary world, politics, social activism, museums, librarianship and archive work, teaching, advertising, work in the development sector, global charity work and many other subjects that student can pursue apart from the deemed options. A student can choose from various alternatives after he/she pursues a graduate or a postgraduate degree in history.

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    Department of History
    Government Degree College Kangan Ganderbal (J&K) -191202

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