The discipline of History has undergone gradual yet revolutionary transformation over the years from a study of events to the study of processes. Today, the field of history has become unimaginably wide and the tools of a historian are not only the conventional records but a vast array of non conventional sources like mythology, folklore and oral traditions.
The founder teachers of the Department of History, Dr. Yoganand Shastri and Dr. A. N. Chatterji both excelled in their fields, ancient and Medieval Indian history. Our senior most teacher at, Dr. Jamuna Prashad has been the guiding spirit of the department. From the very outset they believed that students of the department should be exposed to the latest and varied developments in the field of history.