Being a subject of social science, history has its own value in society and human life. It helps the students to develop their ethical and social value. They could gather knowledge about the heritage and tradition of their own country and the others.
There is huge potentiality in future of a history student. Various options are opened to history students to choose their career. First of all, history is a subject from primary education level to higher study, so they can engage themselves in teaching profession in primary, secondary and post secondary schools. History is also helpful for those who are preparing for WBCS and SSC. A history student may choose his or her career in journalism or any other editorial board. They may get job in museum, archives and libraries. Beside those, in the field of research and archaeology they may proceed.
COURSE OUTCOME FOR HISTORY
PAPER 1: HISTORY OF INDIA UPTO C. AD.650
Students of History Honours can achieve knowledge regarding geographical background and sources with approaches to Ancient Indian History. They learn about pre and proto history of our country, emergence and growth of earlier dynasties like Maurya, Gupta and the empires in Post Maurya period as well as in Post Gupta period.
PAPER 2: HISTORY OF INDIA C. AD. 650-1550
History students will acquire knowledge about historiography of Ancient India. The socio, political, economic, religious and cultural features of early medieval India are vividly depicted in this paper. The history of Delhi Sultanate is thoroughly described in this portion. Students can gather knowledge regarding Sultanate administration, socio-cultural –political situation of Delhi under Sultanate.
PAPER 3: HISTORY OF INDIA C. AD. 1550-1750
The Mughal is a topic of controversy and attraction for their purse-proud to history lovers. Students will learn from this paper how did Mughal polity, economy, trade, commerce, society,
culture become so famous in medieval period. They also learn the history of downfall of the Mughals, the end of an era.
PAPER 4: HISTORY OF INDIA C. AD. 1750-1950
To understanding Modern India this paper is essential. Students from history stream will get knowledge about the penetration, expansion and consolidation of British Rule in India. Indian awakening, cultural changes and socio-religious reforms movements, Revolt of 1857 are described in this paper. Students of History Honours acquire knowledge about communal politics, partition in India in between 1947-1950.
PAPER 5: RISE OF MODERN WEST (MID 15TH TO MID 18TH CENTURIES)
The students of history honours learn about some significant events of Modern West. Such as – Renaissance, Humanism, Reformation, Scientific Revolution, Mercantilism, American War of Independence, the Industrial Revolution. They will get knowledge from the debates which explain the transition of feudalism to capitalism.
PAPER 6: HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE C. AD. 1780-1939
This paper focused on the great French Revolution in 1789. Students come to know about the emergence of Napoleon Bonaparte in Europe and his expansion, consolidation, downfall. Vienna Congress, Metternich, Bismarck and his diplomacy, system of alliances, 1917 Russian Revolution, Fascism, Nazism and the origin of World War II all these important issues are incorporated in this paper.
PAPER 7: HISTORY OF CHINA AND JAPAN C. AD. 1839-1949
This paper is divided in two units. In the first unit students learn about China and Imperialism, emergence of Nationalism and Communism in China. Canton commercial system, opium war, open door policy, Taiping Rebellion, Boxer Rebellion all these topics are included in this portion.
In the second unit students learn about Japan- Meji Restoration, Meji constitution, Sino-Japanese war, Anglo-Japanese war, Russo-Japanese war, Manchurian crisis etc.
PAPER 8: THE MAKING OF THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD
Students will gather knowledge about the impact of the Second World War on the International System like Cold War, emergence of third world, non-alignment, bipolar world through this paper. The system of military and economic alliances, decline of European Imperialism, decolonization has been explained in this paper.
PASS COURSE SYLLABUS
PAPER 1: HISTORY OF INDIA UPTO C. AD. 1200
In this paper the students from general course will learn about the socio cultural pattern of India. They read the sources of history, primitive civilization like Harappa, Vedic Age, protestant movements such as Jainism, Budhhism, the royal history of Maurya, Kusanas and Satbahans.
PAPER 2: HISTORY OF INDIA (1200 A.D. TO 1556 A.D.)
Students of this paper will learn about the survey of sources of Medieval Indian History, history of the sultanate under Das, Khaljis and Tughlaqs, history of peninsular India under Bahamani and Vijoynagar kingdom.
PAPER 3: HISTORY OF INDIA FROM C. A.D. 1760-1950
To understanding the mid – eighteenth century this paper is considered as mandatory. Students will gather knowledge about expansion and consolidation of British Empire, economic changes, land revenue settlements, commercialization of agriculture, de-industrialization, spread of western education, Indian Renaissance, several peasants and tribal movements.
PAPER 4: POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC PATTERN
Students will acquire knowledge about the imperial Guptas, their political and economic pattern. They get an idea about the developments in Gupta and Post Gupta period including society, art, architecture, literature, science, technology etc.
PAPER 5 : LATER MEDIEVAL PERIOD (A.D. 1556-1761)
Students will learn about the Mughals and their relation with Rajput, Sikhs, Decan. Marathas and central Asia. They get an idea about Bengal under Mughal reign. Mughal administration with emphasize on Mansabdari, jaygirdari, zamindari sytem are included in this paper. The great Mughal Badsah Akbar’s and Aurangjev’s religious policies are incorporated here.
PAPER 6: NATIONAL MOVEMENT
Students will gather knowledge about nationalism, genesis of congress, moderates, extremists, Gandhi and his movements, Subhas Basu and his INA, Princely states, integration of the Indian States, making of constitution and foreign policy.
PAPER 7: WESTERN WORLD-MID 15TH CENTURY TO WORLD WAR II
From this paper students will learn about decline of feudalism and rise of modern era, renaissance, reformation, rise of absolutist state, glorious movements, Germany and Italian unification, 1st World War, peace settlement and 2nd World War etc.