Department of HistoryThree programmes
Department of History
About the Department
The Department of History offers courses leading to M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D Degrees. Its teaching programme is designed to provide students with a broad overview of world history narrowing down to focus on the history of India with special emphasis on socio-economic and cultural history.
At the research level the Department’s primary focus is on the socio-economic and cultural history of the Deccan region, namely, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. At the same time, an in-depth study of the linkages (socio-cultural and economic) of the Deccan region with other Indian regions and the outside world are also attempted. There is a two fold aim of all research activities in the Department. a) Widening the database in its studies of local and regional history and b) introducing an inter-disciplinary approach to understand the underlying social and economic realities of the history of the Deccan through the ages.