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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) History


The B.A. (Hons.) History program offers eligible students a thorough education in history, focusing on research, analysis, and quantitative reasoning skills. The curriculum spans the evolution of human civilizations globally and in India, covering major historical events.

It emphasizes historiographical approaches, incorporating seminar-style formats and tutorials. The course, available in both regular and distance learning modes, enables advanced exploration of history, including the study of rulers across different countries and periods. Topics include History of India, Social Formations, Cultural Patterns of the Ancient World, Medieval World, History of Modern West, and History of Modern Europe.

Options for higher studies 

  1. Master of Arts or MA History

  2. Master in History (Global History and International Relations)

  3. Master of Philosophy or M.Phil. in History

  4. Doctor of Philosophy in History or Ph.D. in History

  5. Diploma in History

  6. Diploma in Archaeology

  7. Diploma in Epigraphy

  8. Diploma in Museology

  9. Diploma in Museum Administration, Museum Modeling

  10. Postgraduate Diploma in Archaeology, Ancient Culture, and History

  11. Postgraduate Diploma in Archaeology, Museology

  12. Postgraduate Diploma in Archives Keeping.

Job opportunities

  • Historian

  • Archaeologist

  • Auctioneer

  • Museologist

  • Museum Curator

  • History Expert

  • Teacher or Professor

  • Civil Service

  • Social Worker

  • Journalists

  • Executive or Associate in KPOs

  • Travel and Tourism Expert

  • Archivists

  • Information Managers

  • Librarians

  • Politician

  • Public Relations Officer

Success Story



Upinder Singh


Upinder Singh is an Indian historian who is Professor of History and Dean of Faculty at Ashoka University. She is the former head of the History Department at the University of Delhi. She is also the recipient of the inaugural Infosys Prize in the category of Social Sciences (History).

Singh is an alumna of St. Stephen's College, Delhi and received a PhD from McGill University in Canada. She has a Master of Arts in history and an M.Phil. in history, both from the University of Delhi. She has a Ph.D. from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, with a thesis titled Kings, Brahmanas, and Temples in Orissa: an epigraphic study (300-1147 CE). 

Singh was awarded the Netherlands Government Reciprocal Fellowship in 1985, to pursue research at the Instituut Kern, Leiden. She was awarded the Ancient India and Iran Trust/Wallace India Visiting Fellowship to pursue research in Cambridge and London in 1999. She was also a visiting fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. Singh has received the prestigious Daniel Ingalls Fellowship at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University in 2005.

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