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MA History

MASTER OF ARTS (HISTORY)
This Department was established in 1952. The mission of the Department of Dept. of history started the course master of arts in history in 2005-06. Department organised U.G.C. sponsored international and national seminars

 Course Name   Master of Arts (History)
 Duration   2 years( Semester System)
 Eligibility a) Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in any subject or Bachelor of Social Sciences(HonoursSchool).
b) Bachelor of Arts in any subject with at least 50% mark (45% for SC/ST) in aggregate.
c) Bachelor of Arts in any subject at least 45% marks (40% for SC/ST) in the subject of History/Sociology/Public Administration.
d) Any other examination recognized equivalent thereto.
 Seats Available   40
 Career Prospective
  • Jobs in Govt. Sector
  • Eligible for UPSC, CDS Exams,
  • Jobs in Banking Sector
 Course Outcome
  • Student will learn basic narrative of historical events, chronology, personalities and turning points of the history of the India, World and Punjab.
  • Build critical ability through competing interpretations and multiple narratives of the past, offer multi-causal explanations of major historical developments based on contextualized analysis of interrelated political, social, economic, cultural and intellectual processes.
  • Evaluation of historical ideas, arguments and points of view, presentation of a summary of a topic in an organized, coherent, and compelling fashion orally or written.
  • Construct original historical arguments based on primary or secondary source material and ability to identify and describe the contours and stakes of conversations among historians within defined historiographical fields.
  • Students will acquire basic historical research skills, including, effective use of libraries, archives, and databases.


 Semester-I  Semester-II
Paper No. Subject Marks Paper No. Subject Marks
  Paper-1 Political Processes and Structures in India upto A.D. 1200   80     Paper-1 Urban and Agrarian Economy in India upto A.D. 1200 80
  Paper-2   Any one of the following options

(Opt. a): Society and Culture in India upto A.D.1200

(Opt. b): Polity and Economy of India (A.D. 1200-1526)
  80   Paper-2 Any one of the following options:-

(Opt a): Society and Culture of India (A.D. 1200-1750)

(Opt b): Art, Architecture and Literature (A.D.1200-1750)

80
  Paper-3 Polity and Economy of India (A.D.1526-1750)   80   Paper-3 Any one of the following options :-

(Opt a): Eighteenth Century Punjab

(Opt b): Polity, Economy and Society in the Punjab (A.D.1799-1849)

80
  Paper-4  Political Ideas and Institutions in India (A.D.1757-1947)   80   Paper-4 Modern World: Major Trends (A.D.1500-1900) 80
  Paper-5   History of the Punjab (A.D.1450-1708)  80   Paper-5  Economic History of Modern India (A.D.1757-1857) 80


 Semester-III  Semester-IV
Paper No. Subject Marks Paper No. Subject Marks
  Paper-1 Any one of the following options:-

(Opt a): Socio-Cultural History of India (A.D.1757-1857)

(Opt b): Socio-Cultural History of India (A.D.1858-1947)
  80     Paper-1 Economic History of Modern India (A.D. 1858-1947) 80
  Paper-2  Emergence of Indian Nationalism (A.D. 1857-1919)   80   Paper-2 The National Movement (A.D.1920-1947) 80
  Paper-3 Punjab under Colonial Rule (A.D.1849-1947).   80   Paper-3 Any one of the following options:-

(Opt a): Contemporary India (A.D.1947-2013)

(Opt b): Contemporary Punjab
80
  Paper-4 Twentieth Century World (A.D.1901-2000)   80   Paper-4 Indian Historiography 80
  Paper-5  Historical Thought and Historiography  80   Paper-5  Any one of the following options:-

 (Opt a): History of Ideas

(Opt b): Science and Technology: Colonial India

(Opt c): Women in Modern India (A.D.1858 –1947)
80