Department of History was established in the year 1964. Sri Dulal Sarmah and Sri Bhabadananda Goswami were the founder faculty members of the department. Sri Mahen Mahanta joined the department in later period. Sri Dulal Sarmah was the first Vice-Principal of the College. Sri Bhubanananda Goswami also became the Vice-Principal of the College. The department produces distinguish alumni who have engaged in different sphere of life.
Eligibility for Admission : For Major course, minimum 45% in aggregate and 50% marks in History in HS Final Examination.
Programme Specific Outcomes (PSO)
PSO1 The course structure helps students to understand their socio-cultural roots.
PSO2 The course offers students a deep knowledge of History which is necessary for many competitive examinations.
PSO3 By learning both the history of Assam and the history of India, the students get associated with the idea of national unity and integration.
PSO4 The course provides a clear understanding of the socio-political and economic conditions of Assam and India. It helps students to understand the various socio-political and economic turmoil of the state and country.
PSO6 After completing the course students can go for higher studies in various fields such as Museology, Archaeology etc.
Course Outcome (CO)
HISM-101: INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY AND ITS SOURCES
CO1 The objective of this course is to introduce the students to the basics of the discipline of History and acquaint them to the understanding of its sources in their varied forms, contents, uses and analysis.
HISM-201: EARLY AND MEDIEVAL ASSAM UPTO 1826
CO1 The objective of this paper is to give a critical outline of the political history of Assam from the earliest times to its occupation by the English East India Company in the first quarter of the 19th century. It aims at acquainting the students with major and significant stages of developments in the course of the history of the state of Assam since early times.
HISM-301: HISTORY OF ASSAM: 1826- 1947
CO1 The course aims at introducing the students to understanding the focus and aspects of changes and developments in the socio -political and economic life in Assam during the colonial period
HISM-302: Social and Economic History of Assam
CO1 The course aims at introducing the students to understanding the focus and aspects of changes and developments in the socio -political and economic life in Assam during the colonial period.
HISM-401: History of India (From the Earliest Times to 1200 A.D.)
CO1 The paper intends to acquaint the students with the emergence of state system in north India, the development of imperial state structure, the state formation in the Deccan and in South India in the early period. The paper will apprise the students with the changes and transformations in polity, economy and society in the early period and the cultural interactions of early India with the Southeast Asian Countries
HISM-402: History of India (From 1200-1750A.D.)
CO1 The Objective of the Paper is to acquaint the pupils with political development in India between 1200-1750. It requires the pupils to understand the States in Medieval Times, Administrative apparatus and society, economy and culture of India in Pre-Modern Period.
HISM:501: History of India (From 1750- 1947 A.D.)
CO1 This paper tries to highlight the major factors that led to the establishment and consolidation of the British rule in India. It also tries to see the process of the growth of nationalist movement, which ultimately led to the end of the British colonial rule in the country.
HISM: 502: HISTORY OF EUROPE (1453 –1815)
CO1 The objective of this paper is to acquaint the undergraduate students about the major trends and developments that took place in Europe which ushered in the Modern Age.
HISM: 503: HISTORY OF EUROPE: 1815 – 1945
CO1 The objective of this paper is to acquaint the students with the major political developments in Europe from 1815 to 1945. This course aims to bring to the students an understanding of the courses of transition of the continent from nation states to the major colonial powers.
HISM:504: TOURISM IN NORTHEAST INDIA: HISTORICAL DIMENSIONS
CO1 This paper intends to give the students an idea about Tourism in North-East India with special reference to the historical monuments and places of the northeastern region of the country as heritage sites of the nation. It aims to acquaint them with the growing vocation of tourism as an industry and the applicability of historical knowledge for its growth.
HISM: 601: HISTORY OF ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT IN INDIA
CO1 This course intends to acquaint the students with the new discipline of ecological and environmental history. It intends to familiarize them with the relation between ecology and human civilization with particular reference to post independence India. It also attempts to bring the pupils to the understanding of the social and economic conflicts emerging due to environmental factors.
HISM: 602: Women in Indian History
CO1 The objective of this course is to describe the Feminist Movement, the key concepts in Women’s studies as well as sources for reconstructions of Women’s History. It will also describe the status of Women in Indian Society during the Vedic and Medieval period. Further the Reform Movement as well as the role of women in India’s Freedom Struggle will be dealt with.
HISM: 603: World Revolutions
CO1 The objective of this course is to introduce the students to the significant historical changes in the socio-political and economic life in the world beginning with the 17th century European enlightenment to the coming of Globalization.
HISM:604: HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN INDIA
CO1 The objective of this paper is to acquaint the students with the developments in Indian science and technology since early times in order to create in them an understanding of the country’s contributions towards the growth of scientific research and technological developments in the world.