The programme aims to train students to pursue an open-ended yet rigorous, scientific enquiry into fundamental
questions that concern the historical imagination. Students will be taught to enquire into 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
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 impact the contemporary situation both in India and in
the global context.
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 Schools, Colleges and Universities;
Employment in the Corporate and Government Sectors (including as Public Servants / Officers in IAS and IFS;
Museum Directors, ASI employment); in Media and Journalism; in Diplomacy; in Professions Related to Heritage
and Heritage Conservation; careers related to International Relations as well as positions in International and
Multinational Corporations and Organizations.
Eligibility Criteria :
The Candidate should have passed the 10+2 examination conducted by Central Board of
Secondary Education or equivalent examination from a recognized Board with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
| First Year Fee – Rs.1,00,000/-
| – SEMESTER-I – Rs.50,000/-
| – SEMESTER-II – Rs.50,000/-