B.A (Hons)


Did you listen with rapt attention as your high-school History teacher explained the ramifications of World War II? Do the mysteries of the past inspire you to understand them and, in so doing, change the present? Then this is the undergraduate programme for you. Our three-year Honours course covers a wide range of topics in Indian and World History — ancient, medieval and modern — and equips you for a career not just in academics, but also museum sciences, archaeology, government service, journalism, publishing, international humanitarian agencies and more.

Course Structure

Choice Based Credit System


Course Code Name of Course Semester Marks
CC-1 History of India (From the Earliest times to C 300 BCE) 1 100
CC-2 Social Formations and Cultural Patterns of the Ancient World other than India 1 100
GE-1 History of India from the earliest times upto 300 CE 1 100
AECC-1 Compulsory English / MIL (Bengali/Hindi) 1 100
CC-3 History of India (c 300 BCE to c.750 CE) 2 100
CC-4 Social Formations and Cultural Patterns of the Medieval World other than India 2 100
GE-2 History of India from c.300 to 1206 2 100
AECC-2 ENVS 2 100
CC-5 History of India (c.750 – 1206) 3 100
CC-6 Rise of the Modern West –I 3 100
CC-7 History of India (c.1206 – 1526) 3 100
SEC -A-1 or SEC-A-2 Archives and museums or Understanding Heritage 3 100
GE-3 History of India from 1206 to 1707 3 100
CC-8 Rise of the Modern West – 11 4 100
CC-9 History of India (c.1526-1605) 4 100
CC-10 History of India (c.1605 – 1750s) 4 100
SEC -B-1 or SEC-B-2 Understanding Popular Culture or Art Appreciation: an Introduction to Indian Art 4 100
GE-4 History of India from 1707 to 1950 4 100
CC-11 History of Modern Europe (c.1780-1939) 5 100
CC-12 History of India (c.1750s– 1857) 5 100
DSE-A-1 or DSE-A-2 History of Bengal (c.1757-1905) or History of United States of America – I (c.1776 – 1945) 5 100
DSE-B-1 or DSE-B-2 History of Modern East Asia – I China (c.1840 – 1949) or History of Southeast Asia – The 19th Century 5 100
CC-13 History of India (c. 1857 – 1964) 6 100
CC-14 History of World Politics: (1945-1994) 6 100
DSE-A-3 or DSE-A-4 History of Bengal (c.1905-1947) or History of United States of America – II (c.1776-1945) 6 100
DSE-B-3 or DSE-B-4 History of Modern East Asia – II Japan (c.1868 – 1945) or History of Southeast Asia – The 20th Century 6 100


Program Outcome / Course Outcome / Program Specific Outcome →


Course Eligibility

A candidate taking up Honours Course in a subject must have obtained at the previous qualifying examination a minimum of:

55% marks in History


45% marks in History + 50% marks in BO4

Note :

  • If the candidate has not studied History in class XII, he / she needs to achieve the above-mentioned marks in English to apply for History (H).
  • Please also read General Eligibility Criteria, Under Admissions.
Course Duration

3 Years

Course Hours

10:15 am to 4:30 pm (Day Session, Co-Ed)

Course Fees

₹ 22,980/- (First Semester)

Admissions 2023-24 Enquiry