B.A. (HISTORY)

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HISTORY

B.A. History or Bachelor of Arts in History is an undergraduate History course. History covers the study of the evolution of human civilizations down the ages i.e. from the pre-historic to the present times. The course covers the study of major historical events that took place both in India as well as across the world. From the starting history course is very popular and widespread among the students. The curriculum of B.A. in History course is divided into six semesters. Almost every college and university is offering this course. The course is career orienting in nature that opens many spheres for them after its completion.

The course is open for students who have successfully qualified 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board or university. The program is of 3 years duration. The tuition fee for Bachelor of Arts in History varies from INR 1000 to 25000.

ELIGIBILITY FOR B.A. IN HISTORY

  • 10+2 With ENGLISH as one subject

  • Course Duration – 3 years

  • Minimum Percentage Required – 45%

  • Age Limit – No Age Limits

CORE TOPICS/SUBJECTS COVERED IN THIS COURSE (B.A. IN HISTORY)

History of India – Ancient to 600 CE

  • Reconstructing Ancient Indian History

  • Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers

  • Harappan Civilization

  • Vedic Corpus and transition to Janapadas and Mahajanapadas

  • Mauryan and Post-Mauryan era

  • Age of the Guptas, Aspects of Society, Religious Development

History of India – 600C to 1500 C

  • Emergence of major Political centers – Kannauj, Bengal, Peninsular India

  • Arab, Ghaznavi and Ghori’s Invasion of India

  • Agricultural Expansion

  • Urban Centers

  • Indian and Oceanic Trade

  • Sanskrit Literature

  • Temple and Cave Architecture

  • Polity and Institutional Structure

  • Varna System

History of India – 1500C to 1800 C

  • The Mughal Empire – Foundation and Consolidation of Mughal Empire

  • Ideology and State in Mughal India

  • Economy in Mughal India

  • Crisis of the Mughal Empire

  • Society, Religion, and Culture in Mughal India

History of India – 1800C to Modern India

  • East India Company

  • Theory of Rent and lasses fair

  • Socio-Religious Movements in India

  • Rural Economy and Society

  • Early Resistance to Colonial Rule – Revolt of 1857

  • Colonial Intervention and Growth of Modern Education

  • Indian Nationalism

  • The Gandhian Era

  • New Trends in National Movement

  • Pre-War Political Developments

  • Post War Upsurges

  • Communal Politics and Partition

  • India from 1947-1964

Ancient World History

  • Paleolithic and Mesolithic Cultures

  • Bronze Age Civilization

  • Nomadic groups in Central and West Asia

  • Slave Society in Ancient Greece

  • Polis in Ancient Greece

  • Major centers of Ancient Mediterranean World – Mesopotamia, Egypt and Persia

  • Political History of Greece

  • Macedonian Expansion

  • Political, Sociological and Cultural History of Rome

Transformation of Europe

  • Nature of Feudal Society

  • Crisis of Feudalism

  • Economic Crisis in the 14th century Europe

  • Fall of Constantinople

  • Development of National Monarchy

  • Economy in the 15th century

  • Economic expansion of Europe in 16th century

  • Proto-Industrialization

  • Renaissance, Renaissance Humanism

  • Economy of the 17th century Europe

  • Scientific Revolution

  • English Civil War of the 17th century

European History

  • Understanding the 18th century Europe

  • Social, Economic and Political background to French Revolution

  • French Revolution

  • Napoleon Bonaparte – Rise and fall

  • The Vienna Congress

  • Metternich and the Conservative Order

  • Pattern of Insurrection in France and other Central European Countries

  • Emergence of nation-states in Central Europe

  • Unification of Italy and Germany

  • Russian Modernization

  • France under the Second Empire

  • Industrialization in Europe

  • Rise of Working class movements and Socialist thought

  • Art and Culture, Religion, and Science of 18th century Europe

  • The Third Republic, Paris Commune, and German Reich

  • Age of Imperialism

  • Anglo-German Antagonism

  • Russian Revolution

World Politics

  • The Versailles Settlement of 1919

  • The League of Nations

  • The reparation issue and its impact on international relations

  • The Great Depression and its international repercussions

  • Fascism in Italy and Nazism in Germany

  • Diplomatic Background of the Second World War – Policy of Appeasement, the Munich Pact, Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

  • The Spanish Civil War

  • United Nations Organization

  • Cold War

  • USSR’s relation with East European Countries

  • US foreign policy in the Post War period – Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan

  • Bi-Polaris and Regional conflicts – War in Korea, Crisis in Cuba, Conflict in the Middle East

  • Disintegration of European Empires and emergence of the Third World

  • The Non-Aligned Movement

  • Indo-Pakistan Relations

  • India and the Liberation War of Bangladesh

  • The Liberation struggle of Vietnam

  • Reunification of Germany

  • The End of Socialist Regime and the Disintegration of USSR

  • The End of Cold War

  • Globalization

History of East Asia

  • China

  • Pre-colonial China

  • Colonial penetration in China

  • Popular movements in China including Taiping Revolution

  • Restoration, Reform, and Revolution in China

  • Nationalism and Communism in China

  • Japan

  • Pre-restoration Period

  • Meiji Restoration

  • Popular and Democratic Movements

  • Economic Modernization

  • Emergence of Japan as an Imperial Power

History of the United States of America

  • Making of the Republic

  • Evolution of American Democracy

  • Early Capitalism

  • The Agrarian South

  • Ante Bellum

  • Foreign Policy

  • Civil War

  • Industrial America

  • S. Imperialism

  • Afro-American Movements

  • Women’s Movements

  • Religious, Cultural and Intellectual Trends

History of the USSR

  • The Russian Revolution of February and October 1917

  • Civil War and War Communism

  • The New Economic Policy

  • Foreign Policy

  • The Comintern

  • Formation of USSR

  • The Great Debate of Soviet

  • Industrialization Collectivization of Soviet Agriculture

  • Planned Industrialization

  • The Khrushchev Era

History of Africa

  • Historiography of Africa

  • Commerce and Migration (1500-1900)

  • Patterns of Colonization

  • Structures of Colonial Control

  • Economic Transformation

  • Emergence of new Religious and Cultural Identities

  • Popular Protests, Rebellion and National Liberation Movements

History of Latin America

  • Conquest of America and its repercussions

  • Economic Transformations

  • Bolivar’s Vision and the emergence of New States in the first half of the 19thcentury

  • The assertion of the U.S. hegemony in the Twentieth century

ELIGIBILITY AND PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION

The selection for admission to the program is merit based. For direct admission, student must have scored the percentage declared in the cut off list. In case of entrance test, the shortlist of candidates is prepared on the basis of performance in entrance test and some weightage is also given to the marks scored in 10+2 examination.

EMPLOYMENT AREAS FOR B.A. IN HISTORY

  • Archaeology & Archives

  • Civil Services

  • Genealogy (descent)

  • Historical Fiction

  • Historical Parks

  • Journalism

  • Museums

  • Preservation

  • Public Relations

  • Radio

  • Research

  • Restoration

  • Survey

RECRUITMENT COMPANIES FOR B.A. IN HISTORY

  • Archaeology and Achieves Department

  • UPSC Jobs

  • Historical Parks

  • Research Centers

  • Journalism

  • Museums

  • Radio Channels

  • Survey Offices

B.A. IN HISTORY JOB PROFILES

  • Archivist

  • Curator & Guide

  • Documentation Specialist

  • Historian

  • Information Manager

  • Librarian & Library Systems Analyst

  • Online Search Specialist

  • Research Assistant

  • Records Manager

  • Teacher

  • Writer/Editor

GOVERNMENT JOBS FOR B.A. IN HISTORY

A candidate with a bachelor’s degree in history can apply to different jobs through the test conducted by following organization in the government sector.

  • Union Public Service Commission

  • Staff Selection Commission

  • Indian Forest Services

  • Public Sector Banks

  • State PCS

  • Indian Defense Services

  • ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization)

  • Indian Railways

  • IBPS

  • Teaching profession in government sector after B.Sc.

To start the career as teacher in schools, you should have a B.Ed. along with basic degree.

TOP COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES FOR B.A. IN HISTORY

  1. LOYOLA COLLEGE, CHENNAI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 4,614 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1925

  • AFFILIATED TO – University of Madras

  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

  1. XAVIER’S COLLEGE, MUMBAI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 5,025 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC, NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1869

  • AFFILIATED TO – University Of Mumbai

  • PRIVATE UNIVERSITY

  1. MIRANDA HOUSE COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 12,160 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1948

  • AFFILIATED TO – Delhi University

  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

  1. PRESIDENCY COLLEGE, CHENNAI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 1,242 per year

  • APPROVED BY – AICTE, NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1840

  • AFFILIATED TO – University of Madras, Chennai

  • GOVERNMENT COLLEGE

  1. CHRIST UNIVERSITY, BANGALORE

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 63,267 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC, NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1969

  • AFFILIATED TO – Self University

  1. HINDU COLLEGE, NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 14,787 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1899

  • AFFILIATED TO – Delhi University

  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

  1. HANS RAJ COLLEGE – (HRC), NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 18,859 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC, NAAC-A, NAAC-A+

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1948

  • AFFILIATED TO – Delhi University

  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

  1. MAHATMA GANDHI MEMORIAL COLLEGE (MGM), KARNATAKA

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 1,120 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC-A

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1949

  • AFFILIATED TO – Mangalore University

  • PUBLIC COLLEGE

DISTANCE / CORRESPONDENCE COLLEGES FOR B.A. IN HISTORY

  1. INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY (IGNOU), NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 2,400 per year

  • APPROVED BY – NCTE, AICTE, NAAC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1985

  • AFFILIATED TO – Open University

  1. BJB AUTONOMOUS COLLEGE (BJBAC), BHUBANESWAR

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES –

  • APPROVED BY – NAAC, UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1982

  • AFFILIATED TO – Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

  1. B.R. AMBEDKAR OPEN UNIVERSITY (BRAOU), HYDERABAD

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 2000 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1982

  • AFFILIATED TO – Open University

  1. SCHOOL OF OPEN LEARNING, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI (SOLDU), NEW DELHI

  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years

  • COURSE FEES – 3,530 per year

  • APPROVED BY – UGC

  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1962

  • AFFILIATED TO – Delhi University

  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

  • DISTANCE EDUCATION

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