Department of History

The Department of History at Dr. Y.S. Parmar Govt. PG College Nahan proudly stands as one of the institution’s oldest departments, dating back to a time even before the college came under the auspices of the Himachal Government in 1977. History is more than just a subject; it is a lens through which we gain invaluable insights into our society and the evolutionary changes it has undergone. By delving into history, we arm ourselves with the knowledge and understanding of past events and trends, enabling us to develop a profound appreciation for the world’s current affairs.

Within our college, History has consistently been a popular choice among students, drawing a significant number of enthusiasts. Our curriculum aligns with the design and approval of Himachal Pradesh University, offering a wide spectrum of courses tailored to equip students with essential skills and knowledge. The Department proudly presents BA (Pass Course) under the ‘Choice Based Credit System’ (CBCS), comprising Discipline Specific Core (DSC), Skill Enhancement Generic Courses (SEC), and Generic Elective Courses (GE).

Beyond the confines of classrooms, our department encourages students to engage in practical learning experiences. We organize historical tours and visits that immerse students in real-world historical contexts. Furthermore, our commitment to academic enrichment extends to the organization of seminars, workshops, and conferences, where students can bridge the gap between theory and its application in the contemporary world. In the Department of History, we are dedicated to unraveling the past to better prepare our students for a brighter future.

Yearly Student Enrollments

Academic Year Enrollments
1st Year 111
2nd Year 111
3rd Year 111

Eigibility Criteria

Programme/Course/Level Duration Eligibility Adimission Procedure
B.A. / UG 3 Years 10+2 On merit basis

Faculty Members

Sh. Baru Ram

Assistant Professor

Sh. Pankaj Chandak

Assistant Professor

Name Designation Teaching Experience Mobile E-mail
Sh. Baru Ram Assistant Professor 10 Years
Sh. Pankaj Chandak Assistant Professor 10 Years

Courses offered in the Department

1st YEAR HIST 101 (DSC) Core History of India from Earliest Times to 300 CE This paper introduces the history of mankind to the students and takes them through the journey of various civilizations up to 300 CE.
1st YEAR HIST 102 (DSC) Core History of India from CE 300 – 1206 This Paper teaches the students about the rise and fall of numerous dynasties of the north and the south and their religious and cultural expansions.
2nd YEAR HIST 203(DSC) Core History of India from C 1206-1707 This paper deals with the advent of Muslims in India and their rule in various parts of the country. It also emphasizes on the amalgamation of two different cultures along with religious reform movements in both the cultures.
2nd YEAR HIST 204 (DSC) Core History of India from C1707-1950 The paper is mainly detailing the history of the British Empire in India and the ensuing Freedom Struggle.
2nd YEAR HIST 213 Skill Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC/SEC) Historical Tourism Himachal is essentially a tourist destination and hence this course was designed to make students understand the concept of Historical Tourism. It covers the main historical tourist attractions of India and also of Himachal.
2nd YEAR HIST 215 Skill Enhancement Compulsory Course (AECC/SEC) An Introduction To Archeology The history students need to understand the importance of Archeology to understand history as a subject and also our own existence in the world. This paper covers the core of Archeology and also discusses the major finding through this branch of History.
3rd YEAR HIST 305 Elective Discipline Specific (DSE) Modern and Contemporary World 1871-1919 This paper is designed to provide an over view to our students about the happenings in the world prior to World War 1. It touches upon all the important countries and relevant issues.
3rd YEAR HIST 307 Elective Discipline Specific (DSE) Modern and Contemporary World 1919-1992 This paper is in continuation of the previous paper in outlining the major events in the world after the World War 1 to Unification of Germany in 1992. This paper is interesting as it touches upon all the major political happenings in the world during the prescribed time span. This paper expands the horizon of our students as they study about other countries as well.
3rd YEAR HIST 309 Elective Generic(GE) Women in Indian History The Paper touches upon all the extraordinary women in our country especially during British times. It also teaches our students about the rights accorded to women under the law in our country.
3rd YEAR History 312 Elective Generic(GE) History of Himachal Pradesh (1815-1972) It is essential to understand one’s own state. Hence, the History of Himachal with all its relevant facts is covered under this paper.
3rd YEAR HIST 317 Skill Enhancement Compulsory Course (SECC/SEC) Indian History and Culture India is one of the most religiously and ethnically diverse nation in the world. This course is designed to touch every aspects of culture.
3rd YEAR HIST 320 Skill Enhancement Compulsory Course (SECC/SEC) Understanding Popular Culture What is popular culture and how it differs from mass culture? This course reveal about class, race and gender dynamics in society.