5TH SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY CONFERENCE, 2017
on Women in South Asia: History, Challenges and Potentialities.
Punjabi University was set up in 1962. Its
main objectives being to promote Punjabi Language as also history
and culture of the Punjab. It is to meet this prime objective that
Department of Punjab Historical Studies was set up in 1965 under
the stewardship of Dr. Ganda Singh.But promotion of any academic
discipline depends on simultaneous taking of research and
teaching. It was to meet the requirements in teaching that a
separate Department of History was set up in 1967. Conjointly
headed by Dr Fauja Singh, both the departments set a tone in
research and teaching respectively. Fauja Singh was succeeded by
Dr. S.S. Bal, who was later elevated to be the Vice Chancellor of
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Subsequently the Department
was headed by Dr. A.C. Arora, Dr. Y.P. Bajaj, Dr. S.K. Bajaj, and
Dr. D.S. Dhillon. At present it is being headed by Dr. Shiv Kumar
Gupta. The Department was oriented towards innovations in the
teaching of history at post-graduate level and for research at
M.Phil and Ph.D. levels. Faculty specializations cover all fields
of Indian History consequently span of research is also very
The work in this area includes
structure and change in Medieval Indian Society, the
administrative structure and authority system in medieval India ,
agrarian developments, growth of trade and commerce and art and
architecture. A special feature is on the study of Medieval Indian
The perspective on Modern History is in relation to the study of
colonialism, imperialism and industrialisation. A major interest
centres on study of constitutional development , Socio- religious
reform movements,workers and peasants associated with nationalism in
context of their social, economic and political aspirations. Special
emphasis being on study of National Movement in view of the colonial
Non Indian History
It is to infuse global perspective among the students that two papers
have been introduced on World History. The importance of World History
is not merely to fill information gaps but also to draw upon subjects
with a coherent and well developed historiography.
Faculty with qualification and specialization
Dr. Jaspal Kaur Professor
Dr. Kulbir Singh Dhillon (Professor)
|M.A., M. Phil.,Ph.D.
Dr. Sukhninder Kaur Dhillon
|M.A., M.Litt., Ph.D.
Dr. Mohammad Idris
( Assistant Professor)
| M.A., UGC NET
Hayer (Assistant Professor)
|M.A., UGC NET, Ph.D.
Singh (Assistant Professor)
|Sandeep Kaur (Assistant Professor)
|| M.A., UGC NET
List of Research Scholars doing Ph.D and getting
fellowship from various institutes.
1. Kuldeep Singh, SRF,UGC
2. Karamjit Kaur, ICSSR
3. Kulnaz Kaur, ICSSR
4. Ramanjot Hayer, JRF,ICHR
5. Amarpreet Kaur, JRF, ICHR
6. Hardeep Kaur, JRF,ICHR
7.Sanjeev Kumar, JRF, ICHR
In fulfilment of the objectives of the Punjabi
University, the department has been laying special emphasis on the
study of history and culture of the Punjab by introducing one
compulsory paper each at M.A. -I and M.A.-II levels as also by
encouraging research in this area. Emphasis is also on the study of
socio-economic and culturel history of Medieval and Modern Indian
history as also National Movement.A special paper on History , its
Theory and Methodology has also been introduced to create a base for
research among scholars.
150 scholars have got their M.Phil and over 50 scholars their Ph.D.
degrees from this department.
students have been doing well in the U.G.C. NET Test for lecturership.
Many of our students are well placed in their profession of their
choice particularly teaching at College and University levels. Some of
them have also made it to the Indian Administrative and Provincial
department has been always keen for updating the syllabi and
introducing topics compatible to the social needs and competitive
mark the Ter-Centenary of the Khalsa, The department has produced a
book entitled :' Creation of the Khalsa: Fulfilment of Guru Nanak's
Mission.' published by Publication Bureau of the Punjabi University in
department has been organsing a number of extension lectures by eminent
historians from time to time.
department actively participated in the organisation of the 59th Indian
History Congress held in this University in December, 1998. It has been
actively helping in the organisation of the Punjab History Conference
over the years.
teachers have been participating in Regional, National and
International seminars and conferences and presenting their research
papers. They have been also contributing to the learned research
Courses Offered and Admission Criteria
with History or Defence Studies
The following papers are being taught in the department
at M.A. Part-I and M.A.-II
- M.A. part -I
- History of Punjab 1469-1799 (Compulaory)
- History of World (1500-1870) Paper-I
- History of the World (1871-1950)
- History : Theory and and Methodology.
- M.A Part II
1. Hstory of the Punjab 1799-1947 (Compulsory)
Paper-II,III & IV:
Medieval Indian History
- History of the World ( 1500-1870)
Paper-I2.Delhi Sultante (1000-1526)
- History of the World (1871- 1950)
Paper-II3.Historty of the Great Mughals 1526-1707.
- History: Theory and Methodology4.Study of
Institutions- Social,Cultural and Economic
Modern Indian History
- History of India from 1707-1818
- History of India 1818-1947
- National Movement in India from 1858 to 1947
and Constitutional Development.
The department has Computer facility waiting to be
connected with inter-net soon. A wide range of rare and latest books
available on history in the Central University library including Dr.
Ganda Singh & Dr. Fauja Singh collections.
Research Projects and Ph.D.
THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES ARE REGISTERED FOR Ph.D.
||Dr.Shiv Kumar Gupta,
|'Punjab `s Freedom Fighters Abroad :Sohan Singh
|'Sikh Art and Archetecture'
||Dr. Jaspal Kaur,
|'The Kambojas-An Ethno Historical Study;
THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES ARE REGISTERED FOR M.PHIL
- Daljit Singh
- Harkirat Singh
- Sikander Singh
- Ravinder Singh Rekhi
- Vija Ahluwalia
- Jaspreet Kaur
- Michael Khindo
- Shallu Chawla
- Mohd. Idris
- Salim Mohd.
- Gurcharan Singh
- Aman Dhillon
- Rajinder Kaur
- Leena Gupta
- Jaswinder Singh
- Devinder Kaur
- Barjinder Pal
Department of History
Punjabi University, Patiala,Punjab.