of the Department
department of history started in the
year 1965 as part of the pre-degree
course. When Political Science degree
course started in the year 1972, department
of history became a subsidiary department.
Initially there were 4 members in
the department but owing to the de-linking
of pre-degree and retirement of staff
now there is only one member in the
department. Former faculty members
include Mrs: K.S.Syamalakumari Kunjamma,
Mr. B. Gopalakrishnan Nair, Mr. P.G.Sasikumar.
(Perunna Vijayan) is presently its only faculty
member and head of the department. Eventhough
the general library of this college in having
a good number of books in history, there is no
seprate library for the department.
The B.A. programme
in political science includes history as a subsidiary
subject and is spread over three years. University
examination in subsidiary Historical Roots of
the Modern World will be in the second year. Candidates
have to secure a minimum of 35%marks for passing
the subsidiary subject, History. The deprartment
of history intend to make quality education within
the reach of common students to develope their
latent political awareness and ensure their social
compatibility to shoulder the responsibility of
later life. Most of the students studying here
are from economically weaker sections of the society.
We provide effective guidance to them. The programme
seeks to develop high level of understanding of
one's own past and the different theories regarding
the change of modern man from the ancient to the
present. This study is necessary to understand
how people came to be as they are now. It traces
the roots of the development of modern man.
part of the department extension activities a
higher secondary state level essay competition
was conducted in connection with Human
Rights Day celebrations 2006. The trophy
given to the first prize winner was sponsored
by the department.The department is also decided
to conduct various invited talks and seminars
related to history as a regular feature.