The Department of History was born along with the birth of the college on 14th August 1972. Post Graduate course in History was started on 15th November 1993. Department had maintained a collection of historical relics and antiques in the museum Another asset of the Department is a data bank of reports pertaining to important excavations being held all over the world. Department has maintained an e-library having a collection including research papers, articles, thesis submitted in different universities and books. Facilities are provided in the department to refer the e- library. A collection of maps is made using department fund collected by teachers for effective transaction of social, political and cultural history. Efforts were made by the department to integrate cross cutting issues such as Gender, Climate change, Environmental Education, Human Rights etc. into the curriculum.
We offer specialised studies such as Archaeology, Gender studies and Historiography, which provide greater opportunities for students. Students completing UG in History can take admission for further studies in Education, Law, and Journalism etc. A student who successfully completes UG programme in History has opportunities ranging from Post graduation in History, Anthropology, Sociology and Archaeology.
We have developed our own strategies in transacting contents to the students. In addition to the interactive sessions in class rooms, we propose innovative means like field visits to historically relevant sites inside and outside Kerala. The department has organized many one day lecture series, Memorial lectures, National seminars and workshops focusing on Gender, modernity and history .Eminent personalities who have worked in various areas were invited to deliver lectures. Department is organizing an Yearly Memorial Lecture from 2017 onwards to commemorate the late Meera kosambi who had rendered meritorious academic service in the field of Historical Studies. The department I also organizing Elamkulam memorial lecture from 2011 onwards to commemorate his contributions to kerala history. Intense local history research is going on using student potential. Field visits are organised to megalithic sites in Thrissur district as part of giving firsthand experience on Megalithic monuments. The frequently visited sites are Cheramanangad, Ariyanur, Eyyal, etc. Study tours are regularly organised to centres of historical importance to get wider perspective about the history of India.
In an attempt to boost academic activities we have co-operated with institutions- both governmental and Non Governmental like Archaeological Survey of India, Kerala Archaeological Department, GARGI Women Media Centre, Thrissur, Sahithya Akademy, Thrissur, Department of History, University of Calicut, Jananeethi Institute, Thrissur, Department of Public relations, Government of Kerala and Department of Archives. These agencies have worked as supporting and information providing sources for various studies and activities conducted by the Department.
|Programmes Offered||UG and PG|
|Annual intake of students||60 (UG) and 18 (PG)|
|Head of the Department||P S Manojkumar|