Maynaguri College

Dept. of History

B.A. Courses

Department of History

Year of Establishment: 1999-2000

About The department

Journey of the Department of History of Maynaguri College has been started dates back to the year 1999-2000. Initially it was only offered as a General course subject, from 2004-05 Academic Session History was offered as a Honours subject also. Now the Department has staff strength of eight faculties (2 Substantive and 6 State Aided College Teachers). The department is regularly engaged in serious academic exercises like invited lectures, seminars, showing documentaries and films, taking students to lectures by eminent historians, educational trips etc. The Department has an excellent academic record of producing University rank holders consistently throughout the last decade; some of them qualified NET, SET examinations and few former students are teaching in different schools and colleges also. The department has a Departmental library which has a collection of over 100 books. Overall, a healthy academic environment and a cordial teacher student relation are maintained in the department.

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Why Study History Subject

Studying history is important for various reasons, as it provides numerous benefits for individuals and societies. Here are some major reasons why studying history is valuable:
1. Understanding the Past:
History allows us to think, explore and understand the past. It provides insights into how societies, cultures, and civilizations have evolved over time.
By studying history, we can gain a better understanding of the past events, decisions, and actions that have shaped the world we live in today.
2. Learning from Mistakes:
History gives us lessons from both successes and failures. Examining historical events and their outcomes can help individuals and societies to learn from mistakes and avoid repeating them.
Understanding the results of past actions can lead to more informed decision-making in the present and future.
3. Cultural Awareness and Identity:
History is important for understanding one’s cultural heritage and identity. It helps individuals connect with their roots and appreciate the diversity of human experiences.
Learning about different cultures and civilizations promote tolerance, empathy, and a broader and wider perspective on the world.
4. Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills:
The study of history helps the development of critical thinking and analytical skills. It requires the evaluation of various sources, interpretation of evidences, and the ability to construct reasoned arguments.
Analyzing historical events and their causes helps us to increase capacity for logical reasoning and a brief approach to problem-solving.
5. Appreciating Change and Continuity:
History highlights the vital nature of human societies. It helps us cherished how things have changed over time and at the same time recognizing elements of continuity.
Understanding the factors that inspired the change or maintain stability can provide valuable insights into current social, political, and economic dynamics.
6. Informed Citizenship:
Knowledge of history is essential for informed citizenship. It allows individuals to understand the political, social, and economic structures of their own society and of others.
Informed citizens are better oriented to participate in democratic processes, engage in civic discourse, and make educated decisions about their communities and nations.
7. Inspiration and Role Models:
History is rich with stories of individuals and movements that have overcome challenges and made significant contributions to society. These stories can serve as a source of inspiration and provide role models for future generations.
In summary, studying history is not merely about memorizing dates and events; it also helps us to understand the human experiences, their decisions, outcome of the decisions, learning from the past, and developing the skills needed to navigate the complexities of the present and future.


Faculty Expertise:
The academic qualifications, research interests, and publications of the faculty members in the History department are very rich. Faculty expertise often contributes to the overall quality of education.
Library Resources:
Well-equipped library (College Library and Departmental Library) with a diverse collection of historical books, journals, and other resources is crucial for a strong Historical knowledge. Access to online databases and archives are also a significant advantage for the students and teachers of the department.
Student Engagement:
The department is actively involved in organizing seminars, workshops, and conferences. Student’s participations in those events are vital for valuable exposure and networking opportunities.
Practical Experience:
The department facilitates field trips for practical experiences for students. Practical exposure can complement theoretical knowledge and prepare students for real-world applications, also provide better understanding of the past events.
Alumni Achievements:
The achievements of the department’s alumni are significant. The successes of former students are indicative of the quality of education provided by the department. Some of them qualified NET, SET examinations and few former students are teaching in different Schools and Colleges also.
Technology Integration:
The department integrates technology into its curriculum. The use of digital resources, online learning platforms, and other technological tools can enhance the learning experience.

Programs Offered & Intake Capacity

Honours and Programme Courses are being offered for CBCS system and Major & Minor Courses are being offered under NEP system introduced by The University of North Bengal from 2023-2024 Session.

List Of Infrustructure In The Department

1 Almirah for departmental books,
1 Laptop for Departmental work,
1 Over Head Projector,
1 Smart Board.

History1st sem2018
History1st sem2019
History2nd sem2019
History3rd sem2019
History (Hons & Gen)part I2019
History2nd sem2020
History4th sem2020
History (Hons & Gen)part I2020
History1st sem2021
History2nd sem2021
History5th sem2021
History6th sem2021
History1st sem2022
History2nd sem2022
History3rd sem2022
History4th sem2022
History5th sem2022
History6th sem2022
History (Gen)2nd sem2023
History (Hnrs)2nd sem2023
History (Hnrs)4th sem2023
History (Gen)4th sem2023
History (Hnrs)6th sem2023
History (Gen)6th sem2023

Need Data

Departmental Library Books : Over 100 books available in the Departmental Library

Student Progression :

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