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MA (History) is a postgraduate History programme, which includes a comprehensive and thorough study of specialisation in history of some certain time periods of particular cultures. The programme also covers the study of major historical events that took place both in India as well as across the world. Students are provided research skills and methods, such as research, writing and presentation skills and palaeography and two additional tailored research skills courses to meet their specific research training needs. They follow two specialist optional programmes and linked historiographical modules to provide the intellectual, conceptual and historiographical framework for their research.
MA (History) is two years duration programme and the syllabus is divided into two semesters. The degree study trains students to read intelligently, think analytically, write clearly, accurately assess past trends, rationally predict future developments, thus understanding the real world. The degree programme enables the students to develop a deep understanding of the evolution of human civilizations down the ages i.e. from the pre-historic to the recent times.
MA. (History) degree serves as a basis for further higher studies and research in this field such as Ph.D. and M Phil Degree in History. On completion of this degree, students can apply for the NET or JRF exam; the success in these exams makes teaching or research as good option. Employment areas are archaeology, historical fiction, archives, historical parks, journalism, museums, publishing, re-enacting, public relations, restoration, survey and tourism industry. Typical job profiles are historians, archivists - court houses, documentation specialists, librarians, managers - national parks & historic sites, library systems analysts, research assistants, teachers & lecturers and records managers.