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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
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 India sajal.nag@aus.ac.in
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. Professor Modern India, Economic History and Regional History suparna.roy@aus.ac.in
Raj Kumar Thakur, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Migration and Empire,  Colonial State, and Labour History rajkumarthakurjnu@gmail.com

Head of Department

Prof. Suparna Roy
(M) 9435176686


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