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Master of Arts (History) (MAHI)

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Programme Name: Master of Arts (History)
Programme Code: MAHI
Eligibility: Graduation
Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Programme Fee: ₹ 5000/-
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Programme Details:
Programme objectives:
  • To produce professional historians committed to the highest levels of historical scholarship.
  • To allow students to develop their historical research skills including archival work and primary source documents.
  • To provide the theoretical and interdisciplinary training in context to historical heritage, public museums and the media, archaeology and policy of historical heritage, historical urban studies.
  • To emphasize learners for a comparative understanding of historical process
Programme outcomes:
After completing the course:
  • Learner will have fair understanding about historical events, processes, and patterns.
  • Will be able to provide evidence of sophisticated awareness of the interrelationship of the human experience and historical perspective.
  • Will be able to demonstrate the importance of historical topics with reference to broader historical context, historiographic trends, or contemporary relevance of historical studies.
  • A learner will have the ability to construct original historical arguments based on primary source material for research.
Duration of the Course – Minimum: 2 years, Maximum: 5 years.
Conduct of Classes: Weekend for 4 hours (preferably on Sundays)
Course Fees: Rs 5000/Year
Eligiblity Criteria: Graduation or +3 Pass in any discipline
Evaluation: Based on Assignments, Term end Examinations
Target Group:
  • Learners who are graduate degree holders in the history stream and want to make history knowledge stronger and look forward for a career in it.
  • The programme targets the teachers working in Schools, personnel working in various institutions associated with history and culture (Museums, Archives, Archaeological Survey etc.)
  • Working people in various organizations and all graduates who are desirous of acquiring a Master’s Degree in History.
Pedagogy: The Course shall be taught through the interactive, Self-guided Learning Materials, OERs as reference materials, Week-end Counseling Classes, Video Lectures, Project Works.
Programme Structure:
MA History Syllabus First Year
Course Code Course Name Credits
SEMESTER 1
MHI 1 Ancient and Medieval Societies 8
MHI 2 Modern World 8
SEMESTER 2
MHI 4 Political Structures in India 8
MHI 5 History of Indian Economy 8
MA History Syllabus -Second Year
SEMESTER 3
MHI 3 Historiography 8
MHI 8 History of Ecology and Environment : India 8
  SEMESTER 4 (Choose 16 credits only)
MPSE 3 Western Political Thought 4
MPSE 4 Social and Political Thought in Modern India 4
MHI 6 Evolution of Social Structures in India through the Ages 8
MHI 9 Indian National Movement 8
MHI 10 Urbanization in India 8
  Total Credits 64
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