MA History
About Course

The program aims to o train students to pursue an open-ended yet rigorous and scientific enquiry into fundamental questions that concern the historical imagination. Students will be taught to enquire the interconnections between time, memory and history in Indian and broader Asian and non-Asian cultural, historical and philosophical contexts while seeking to encompass all questions critical to human understanding. These questions include how humans make or made sense of the past, how historical understanding of the past can transform the present and the future, and the various ways in which the present is constituted or constructed by the past. Historical Studies is envisaged as a critical multi-disciplinary degree designed to profoundly engage students with a new understanding of historical processes across time and space and how these impacts the contemporary situations both in India and in the global context.


2 Years

Course Outline

Aspects of Indian history / Research Methods / Critical Studies in History / Aspects of Asian History / Oral Traditions / Travel, Trade and Pilgrimage/ History and Imagination / Epic Narratives in India / Religion and Society / Landscape and Sacred Imagination / Human Evolution / Art History / Archaeology and History / Myth, Legend and History / Memory, Time and Historical Consciousness / Kingship and Sovereignty

Career Options

Teaching, Research and academic careers in private and public school, colleges and universities. Can appear for civil services examinations and many other government sector based exams. Research associate with central organizations and ministry with projects on heritage and art conservation.

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelors degree in any discipline with minimum 50% aggregate.

Fees Structure
First Year Fee Rs.1,00,000/- INR
SEMESTER-I Rs.50,000/-
SEMESTER-II Rs.50,000/-