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Departmental Profile

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 Professor Field Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology, Heritage Management, Museums alok.asi@gmail.com
Sudeshna Purkayastha, Ph.D. Professor Socio-Economic History of Modern India. Historiography and Cultural Studies. sudeshna.purkayastha@aus.ac.in
Projit Kumar Palit, Ph.D Professor Religion, Social History, Historiography & Cultural Studies, Museology, Art History projit.kumar.palit@aus.ac.in
Suparna Roy, M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D.

Habibullah Mazumder , Ph.D.


Assistant Professor

Modern India, Economic History and Regional History

Modern Indian History specially on partition



Sudip Saha, M.Phil, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Disease, Medicine and Environment in Modern South Asian History sudipsaha819@gmail.com
Raj Kumar Thakur, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Nature of Colonial state, Labour History, Philosophy of History and Social History of Modern and Contemporary South Asia rajkumar.thakur4@gmail.com

Head of Department (i/c)

Prof. Projit Kumar Palit


Many former students of the department are serving as faculty members in University, colleges and other academic and research institutions.