History

Department of History:

The Department of History was founded in 1992 as subsidiaries subject to B.A. Programme and upgraded to honour paper in the following year. Since its inception, the Department flourishes till date under the steadfast leadership of faculty members. B.A. History is a three year undergraduate program offered by the college, it consist of 8 (Eight) papers divided into 6 (Six) semesters. It is open for students who have successfully qualified 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board or university.

Objectives:

The objectives of the department is to provide at the Undergraduate’s level a broad knowledge of human history and particularly of the areas and theme as per curriculum/syllabus framed and designed by the affiliating university. To introduce the students to the basic concepts of the subject matter of history; familiarize students with the broad socio-economic and political development in the Indian sub-continent from the Harrapan Civilization;  offer an overview of the main trends and development in India during the medieval period and modern India; study some of the major developments in the modern world (From 15th century to Second World War); study and to introduce the students to the major political, social, economic and scientific developments in the contemporary world and their effects and to familiarize the students with rise of the of United of States as a major World power; study the colonial policy and practice in South East Asia and nationalism in the region and the history of North Eastern region.

Faculty:

  1. Smt. R. Merika Nongtdu
  2. Smt. P. Syrpailin Phawa
  3. Shri. Spienglang Rymbai (HOD)
  4. Smt. Hannahbell Lapasam

Departmental Activities:

The departmental activities are classrooms interaction to cultivate a range of related skills such as those of writing, critical thinking, as well as the ability to discerningly web through innumerable details and complex arguments. An attempt is made to engage student with multiple perspective on various historical themes and to enable them to analyze those perspective critically through group discussions, Discussion of previous years question papers, home assignments, screen documentary and feature films of historical and contemporary significant that are usually followed by a discussions. Conducts class tests, unit test, sessional examinations and field trips to places of historical important in and outside the state for students enrichment. Moreover, tutorial, remedial coaching classes werealso organized for slow learners for improving their performance in the university examinations. Overall, a healthy academic environment and a cordial teacher student relationship are maintained in the department.

The department held regular monthly departmental meetings to share views and opinions and to assess the student’s understanding of the subject/topics being taught in the classrooms.

Course outcomes:

Unlike before history today is no more considered as a mere study of past deeds of kings and emperors. On the contrary, in accordance with the present concept of history, courses are designed to create a sense of the past, in a more comprehensive manner; history now emphasizes on the economy and culture of the distant and not so distant past so that empires do not seem to have been created in a vacuum.

The exploration of past issues helps student acquired necessary tools to tease out the underlying socio-political signification of the present and the past of the ordinary as well as the extraordinary. It is thus expected that students who has successfully completed their undergraduate studies with history as a subject of study, would not only satisfies or restricts itself to Indian history alone but to give the students more complete sense of the past histories both of neighbouring countries and those of more distant geographic areas are included in the syllabus.