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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)
Selected List for Open Course


Name Designation Area of Specialization Contact & Email ID
Alok Tripathi, Ph.D Professor Field Archaeology, Underwater Archaeology, Heritage Management, Museums
Sajal 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
Sudeshna Purkayastha, Ph.D. Professor Socio-Economic History of Modern India.
Projit Kumar  Palit,   Ph.D Professor Religion, Social History, Historiography & Cultural Studies, Museology, Art History
Suparna Roy,  M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D. Associate Professor Modern India, Economic History and Regional History
Habibulah Mazumdar,Ph.D Asstt. Professor Modern India  History specially on Partition

Head of the Department

Prof. Sudeshna Purkayastha

☎: (03842) 270852(O)


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