Welcome To Department Of History
The Department of History is one of the oldest departments of the Government Vidarbha Institute of Sciences and Humanities (formerly the King Edward College), Nagpur. It was established in the year 1923, the very year of the establishment of the College. The department provides courses at undergraduate and post-graduate levels and is also a research centre affiliated to the Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati. The department has a cumulative intake capacity of 420 students for first year of undergraduate course spread across three language mediums and an admission intake capacity of 80 students for the postgraduate level program. Three of the four faculty members of the department are Ph.D. supervisors and a good number of students have either been awarded Ph.D. or are currently pursuing it. Many students from the department have qualified the NET/SET examinations and are working in the field of academics. The students of the department have also achieved success in competitive examinations for recruitment in state services / public sector enterprises.
The department is in the forefront of organizing state and national level seminars and conferences. The department has a student lead and run recurring “History Society” established for inculcating a sense of history-mindedness beyond the limits of curricular pedagogy. Students take initiative to organize many activities under the banner of this History Society. The department has been blessed not only with a slew of distinguished faculty members but also with students, for instance, V. N. Deshmukh (former MPSC Chairman), P. T. Patil (retd. Superintendent of Police) and Dr. B. R. Waghmare (former Controller of Exams, SGBAU) to name a few.
Vision and Mission of Department
- To enable students’ access to sound methods of historical research.
- To improve presentation capacities and academic writing skills through an applied, hands-on approach.
- To equip students with critical and analytical skills so that students develop well-reasoned historical arguments.
- To introduce students to the sources of doing history, i.e. the archive, the libraries, on-line sources etc.