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Master of Arts (History)
Duration :
Min. Duration 2 Years
Max. Duration 4 Years
Programme Details



History is a chronological record of significant past events often including an explanation of their causes. It is a branch of knowledge that records and explains past events. All that happens in the world has a cause and events could not have happened differently unless there was a different cause. Learning from other people’s mistake is one significant aspect of studying history, but there are dozens more. Knowing the history of a culture, how it developed, how beliefs were formed, how social structure came to where it is today, help us to understand why that culture is the way they are today. It helps in understanding others’ prejudice and hatred, and promotes acceptance and peace. It also teaches us how to compare the work of experts and how to evaluate primary and secondary structure of evidence. As a result, it is very important in our day to day life or as a profession because everything has a history.




The M.A. Programme is designed to make students analyse the events in history. It is not all memorization but an explanation of their (the events) causes shows that there are additional levels such as comprehension and analysis. Our main stress will be to look at history as a big picture. By this method, we no longer have to measure history, but think of history as a fluid process in which events and trends are inextricably intertwined. So the main objective of M.A programme is to make students analyse and comprehend the events in history in an unbiased and intellectual way.


Programme Code : 442B-S

(English/ Hindi/ Punjabi Medium)


Programme Duration

Min. Duration 2 Years
Max. Duration 4 Years

Eligibility & Fee


Graduation in any discipline or equivalent

Eligibility, admission criteria or any other condition mentioned here in or otherwise for admission to any programme is subject to change as prescribed by the university.


*Fee Details

Programme Fee₹ 4500 (per semester)

Examination Fee₹ 1500 (per semester)

Study Material Fee₹ 1000 (per semester)



  • Programme Fee for 1st semester will be payable at the time of admission. Fee for all other semester(s) will be payable as per the schedule prescribed by the university before the start of End Term Exam of corresponding semester/ year.

  • Examination fee will be payable along with the programme fee.

  • If a student wants to take printed Study Material, then he/ she is required to pay the Study Material fee separately at the time of receiving Study Material.

*Exclusive of one time Application Fee of Rs. 500/- to be paid at the time of new admission.


Career Prospects

Some of the relevant designations related to MA History

  • Archaeologist in organization like Archaeological Survey of India(ASI)

  • Historian

  • Curators

  • Research Officer

  •  Teacher/ Lecturer
    Teachers can find employment in

    • Secondary schools

    • Colleges

    • Universities

    • Educational research institutes

    • Self-employment by starting institutes or tutorials

    • Teaching opportunities in foreign countries

One can explore qualifying various competitive exams in public sector organizations

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