History is slowly and gradually becoming a much more popular subject in India. History essentially is a subject that deals with recording past events and the interpreting as well as analyzing them. The field of history presently offers a lot of opportunities. It is important to study history for understanding the human civilization and analyzing the earlier cultures of the society.


Pursuing a major or an honors degree in history is a very enriching experience since it enables one to study as well as research on major cultural, social, economic and political events that occured in the past. After studying the history subject, the history graduates learn several skills that help them acqure jobs in almost any organization dealing in history. A bachelor's or undergraduate degree helps students gain some junior roles, for instance administrative assistant, management trainee and research assistant.


The career opportunities for a history graduate is expected to broaden dramatically if one has a Master's or a doctorate degree. Quite often education institutions, government organizations and business firms also recruit history graduates.


What kind of student might prefer History?


  • Students genuinely interested in the history subject and interested in enhancing their knowledge.
  • Students willing to devote time to a demanding subject such as history.
  • Students with good written and oral communication skills.
  • Students with good research skills.


List of Courses:-


  • Bachelor of Arts in History
  • Bachelor of Arts in History Major
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in History Major
  • Master of Philosophy in History
  • Doctor of Philosophy in History

Basic Eligibility



For admission in a bachelor’s degree course in history, the candidate should have passed higher secondary school certificate (Std.XII) examination from a recognized board. The duration for bachelor's degree is 3 years.


The eligibility criteria for joining a postgraduate program in history is holding a bachelor's degree in any stream. The duration for a M.A. (History ) Program is 2 years.

Job Prospects

Different sectors of the industry employ history graduates. Several history graduates opt for a career in research, wherein they are required to analyze and evaluate documentary evidence. History graduates can also work with government agencies as well as departments, not-for-profit organizations and associations. History graduates can work as policy analysts, local historians, evaluators and planners.


In addition, with special training history graduates can become cultural historic  preservation and resources manager. The different careers options available for history graduates is Information Officer, Records Manager, Archivist, Genealogist, Gallery or Museum Curator and Librarian.


The history graduates mostly posses high intellect level and excellent critical analysis abilties. As a result, these abilities are often useful for marketing, PR, advertising and communication jobs. The other careers include newspaper and broadcast journalists. Public sectors absorb history graduates at administrative and management roles.


In the administrative role history graduates are required to organize service delivery, enagge in report writing, coordinate as well as service committees and draft procedures as well as policies.

Arts Colleges for History

A.B.N. Seal College

Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India

A.B.N. Seal College (ABNSC), Cooch Behar was established in 1888 by Maharaja Nripendra Narayan, an enthusiast in expanding learning in this region. First the college was founded in the bustling central hub of the town of Cooch Behar....

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A.D.M. College for Women

Nagapatinam, Tamil Nadu, India

A.D.M. College for Women (ADMCW), Nagapatinam was established in 1975. The college was affiliated to Bharathidasan University and run by Natarajan Dhamayanthi Educational Society. ADMCW has been accredited by NAAC with A grade. The...

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A.D.V.S. First Grade College

Sasvehalli, Karnataka, India

A.D.V.S. First Grade College, Sasvehalli was established in 1991.This is one of the private and unaided college of Karnataka. This college is affiliated to Khempu University Karnataka and accredited by N.A.A.C. with C+ Grade. The...

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A.S. College

Ludhiana, Punjab, India

A.S. College (ASC), Khanna was established in 1946 under the aegis of Anglo-Sanskrit High School Khanna Trust and Management Society. The college is affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh, recognized by UGC and is re-accredited by...

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A.V. Kamalamma College for Women

Davangere, Bangalore, India

A.V. Kamalamma College for Women was established in 1967. The college is one of the prestigious institutions run by Bapuji Educational Association, Davangere. The College is affiliated to Kuvempu University. Each Science department has...

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A.V. Kanthamma College for Women

Hassan, Karnataka, India

A. V. Kanthamma College for Women, Hassan is a premier center of higher learning in the western Malnad region of Karnataka. Malnad Technical Education Society (MTES) launched the college in a humble way in July 1966, just with 123...

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A.V.C. College

Mannampandal, Tamil Nadu, India

A.V.C. College (A.V.C.C), Mannampandal was established in 1955. It ia an autonomous college accredited by NAAC and recognized by UGC. The college aims at giving opportunities to teachers and students to make innovations utilizing their...

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A.V.V.M Sri Pushpam College

Poondi, Tamil Nadu, India

A.V.V.M. Sri Pushpam College (AVVMSPC), Poondi was established in 1956 with a far-sighted vision of educating the rural masses; the motto of the college is 'to learn and to serve'. The college has been re-accredited with grade 'A'...

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Abhay Mahavidyalaya, Varanasi

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abhay Mahavidyalaya, Varanasi was established in 2004, is a self-financed institution. The college is operated under the guidance of Dr.Harihar Chaubey, who is a well-known educationist and ex-member of UP secondary education service...

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Abhayapuri College

Bongaigaon, Assam, India

Abhayapuri College, Abhayapuri was established in 1955. The college is accredited by NAAC with 'B' grade, affiliated permanently to Gauhati University and recognized by UGC. The college is one of the oldest colleges in Assam well-known...

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