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The Department of History was established in 1971. The department offers the courses at M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. It offers specialization in Medieval and Modern Indian History with major thrust on social, cultural, urban, structure of power, art, literature, religious and economic aspects. The department incorporates in its syllabi the latest research work being done on the subject. It has produced a large number of doctoral theses and monographs related to the thrust areas.

One of the objectives of the University is to promote research in humanities, and to promote Punjab Studies. The Department has paid special attention to the study of history as a value-oriented discipline and focuses on the social and cultural life of the region of the Punjab as its main areas of research.

Courses Offered:

  • M.A. History

  • M. Phil.


M.A. History :

B.A. (Hons), Bachelor in Social Sciences (Hons School) under (10+2+3) system or Bachelor Degree in any faculty under (10+2+3) system with at least 50% marks or any other examination equivalent thereto or at least 45% marks in the subject of History or Sociology or Public Administration in B.A. under 10+2+3 system.

M.Phil. : M.A. in History with at least 55% marks.

Admission to both the courses is made exclusively on the basis of the merit in the Entrance Test.

Facilities Available:

  • Internet

facility available.
  • The Department publishes the Journal of Regional History.

  • The Department library has 8500 books and subscribes to 16 journals.

  • The Department organizes excursions and tours to places of historical interest.

  • The Department has multi-media facility.

  • The Department has an active History Forum Organization of seminars, special lectures, conferences and refresher courses.

  • Eminent historians visit the department.

  • Contact Department :

    Head of Depa

    rtment : Prof. (Dr.) Sukhwant Singh
    PABX Contact No. : 0183- 2258802-09 (Extn. 3270)
    Mobile No. : 9815562931
    Email ID : bedi_preet@yahoo.com


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