गुरु घासीदास विश्‍वविद्यालय, बिलासपुर

Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur

A Central University established by the Central University Act 2009 No. 25 of 2009
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About Department of History

Established in the year 1996, the Department of History runs under the School of Social Sciences. The courses of B.A.(Hons), M.A.(with specialization in medieval and modern history), and Ph.D. are successfully running in the department. The medium of instruction in the classroom teaching as well as in the examinations is both English and Hindi. 5 year integrated UG/PG course (with exit option after successful completion of UG) has been introduced in the session 2009-10. The performance of the students of the department has been excellent through these years.

With the start of Ph.D. course work programmes the department is actively involved in the research and developmental studies to encourage the academic interest among the students in the field of history. In this process the department organizes several lectures by noted historians and eminent academicians in the field. On the occasions various events related to the historical importance and dates associated with great personalities, the department organizes seminars and conferences.  Apart from these activities the department also takes its students for educational tours to the places of historical and archeological importance and thus makes them acquaint and closer to the knowledge of history. For the research work and studies the students of the department have been able to availed fellowships and scholarships from UGC, ICHR as well as other agencies of Central and State government. With the motive of all round personality development of the students and to generate community feelings amongst them, the department also encourages its students towards active and successful participation in extra curricular activities through NSS.

The admission into the courses is made through the Entrance Examination held by the University.