The Department of History is one of the first departments of Assam University which started in 1994. The department imparts quality education to the Post-Graduate students in different branches of history and conducts researches for M.Phil. and Ph. D. With the establishment of the Centre for Archaeological Research the department has become a centre for the research on history, culture and archaeology of North East India. Although located in southern Assam, ongoing researches in the department cover a wide range of subjects covering the entire country.
|Courses Offered||Duration||Number of Seats|
|M.A. (by course work)||Four Semesters||46|
|M.Phil. ((by course work & dissertation)|
|Ph.D. (by course work & dissertation)|
|D.Litt. (by research work)|
|Name||Designation||Area of Specialization||Contact & Email ID|
|Alok Tripathi, Ph.D||Professor||Field Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology, Heritage Management, Museumsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|S. Nag, Ph.D.||Professor||Modern and Contemporary History of India, Historiography and Historical Method, Nationalism and Subnationalism, History of Tribal and Indigenous People of Northeast Indiaemail@example.com|
|Sudeshna Purkayastha, Ph.D.||Professor||Socio-Economic History of Modern India. Historiography and Cultural Studies.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Projit Kumar Palit, Ph.D||Professor||Religion, Social History, Historiography & Cultural Studies, Museology, Art Historyemail@example.com|
|Suparna Roy, M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D.||Associate Professor||Modern India, Economic History and Regional Historyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Head of Department
Prof. Sudeshna Purkayastha
Many former students of the department are serving as faculty members in University, colleges and other academic and research institutions.