History

 

PROFILE OF THE DEPARTMENT

Department of Studies in History, Mansagangotri Mysore-6

1894: History began to be taught in the Maharaja's College

1894: History Society, the oldest forum of Princely Mysore was established academic and it is being continued.

1916: University of Mysore was established with the professor of History Thomas Denham as its first Registrar.

 

Department of History is part of the faculty of the Arts University.

Programs Offered :                           M.A IN HISTORY,

                                                            M.A. In WEST ASIAN STUDIES

                                                            M.Phil In HISTORY

                                                            M.Phil In WEST ASIAN STUDIES

                                                            Ph.D in HISTORY

                                                            Ph.D in WEST ASIAN STUDIES

                                                            Diploma and certificate courses in Persian and Arabic

                                                            Interdisciplinary Courses Persian and Arabic Languages and Literature

 

Choice Based Credit System: 2010

Open Elective Papers with other departments of Political Science, Sociology, Kannada, Folklore, Jainology, Geography, Environmental Science,  Food and Nutrition,  Economics, Statistics, Women Studies & LLM, English, Physics, Microbiology, Gandhian Studies, Mathematics, Biotechnology, Commerce, West Asian Studies.

Students affiliated to the department of History from Mandya, Hassan, Chamrajnagara K.R. Pete P.G. Centers.

Teaching Post Sanctioned: 17

Professor: 3

Associate Professor: 3

Assistant Professor:   4

vacant Position 7

 

Number of Teaching Post Filled: 10

Professor: 1, 4 (CAS)

Associate Professor: 3 (CAS)

Assistant Professor: 1+1 (upgraded)

Total 10

 

Teaching Post Sanctioned: 1

(West Asian Studies)

Number of Teaching Post filled 1

Research Thrust area recognised by funding agencies:

Socio-Economic History of India

Urbanization of South India

State and Society in Medieval South India

Peasantry in Karnataka History

Marginalized Communities of Karnataka

Historical Legacy of Chitradurga

Socio-Economic Conditions of Hyderabad-Karnataka Under the Nizams-1724-1948

A Study in Criminal Tribes of Colonial Mysore

Women Studies.

Art & Architecture of Karnataka

 

Ongoing Project: UGC Major Research Project:

 Dr. Y.H. Nayakwadi

Land Relations and Social Structure in the Hyderabad State: With reference to Karnataka (1724-1956)

Amount Sanction: Rs. 5,90,000/-

 

Research Publications by the Faculty:

Name

Publication  

Prof. N. Saraswathi

10

Prof. Sebastian Joseph

20

Prof. R. Rajanna

10

Prof. Sugitha Suvarna

10

Prof. Aswathanarayana

10

Dr. K. Sadashiva

15

Dr. Y.H. Nayakwadi

15

Dr. Puttaiah

10

Dr. G.T. Somashekar

10

Dr. H.A. Gangamma

2

West Asian Studies

 

Dr. C. Gurusidaiah

15

 

 

Books Published by the faculty:

Prof. N. Saraswathi

1.     Vijayanagara Kalada Mahileyara Kodigegalu 

        Rasi Book Publishers, Mysore, 2008

2.     Hoysalara Kalada Ithihasa

        Sinchn Multigtraphy Publishers, Mysore, 2009

3.     Mugalara Kalada Itihasa

        Virajasi Enterprises Mysore, 2010

4.     Hoysalara Kalada Samskruthika Adyayana

        Vachaspathi Prakashana, 2009

5.     Karnataka Ithihasa

        Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies, University of Mysore, 2011

Prof. Sebastian Joseph

         Karnataka Charitre Vol-6

         Kannada University, Hampi-2007.

Prof. R. Rajanna

1.     Adhunika Bharatha

        Gubbiguda Publication, Mysore, 2011

2.     Adhunika Asia

       Gubbiguda Publication, Mysore, 2011

3.     Madhiya Kalina Bharathada Ithihasa

      Gubbiguda Publication, Mysore, 2011

Prof. Sugitha Suvarna

       Adhunika Bharatha

       Karnataka University, Dharwad,2008.

Prof. Aswathanarayana

       Mysore Samsthanadallina Rashtriya Horatada Olanotagalu 1870- 1940

       Published by Madara Dulaiah Prakashana, 2008.     

Dr. K Sadashiva

1.    Modern Mysore(New approaches on Polity, Society and Economy)

       Priyadarshini Prakashana, 2007. ISBN No 978-81-920010-1-2

2.    History of Social Legislation in Mysore State (1881-1948)

       Priyadarshini Prakashana, Mysore ISBN No 978-81-920010-0-5

3.    Babu Jagjivan Ram's View on Untouchables and Conversion

4.     Rakshana Manthriyagi Jagjivan Ram

5.    Asprishyaru Mathu Matantarada Bagegina Jagjivan Ramsavara Chintanegalu

6.    Karnataka Studies 

       Priyadarshini Prakashana, Mysore, 2011. ISBN No 978-81-920010-2-9

7.    Mangooram:

       Panjabinina Adharma mathu Dalita Chaluvali 

       Priyadarshini Prakashana, Mysore, 2012

Dr. Y.H. Nayakawadi

1.     Dakshina Bharatada Itihasa Upto 1336

        Karnataka University Dharwad, 2008

2.     Dakshina Bharatada Itihasa 1336-1686

         Karnataka University Dharwad, 2008

3.     Badami Chalukyara Ithihasa

        Karnataka University Dharwad, 2008

4.     Bharatiya Puratavashastra

        Karnataka University, Dharwad, 2008

Dr. Puttaiah

1.     Rashtrakutara Kalada Rajakiya Itihasa

         Vanchaspathi Prakashan, 2011

2.     Rashtrakutara Kalada Samskruthika Kodigegalu

        Vanchaspathi Prakashan, 2012

 

National Committee, International Committees Editorial Boards-Member

1.    Prof. N. Saraswathi: Member

UPSC   

BOE

SIHC    

Affiliation Committee

UGC     

BOS

IHC      

NET/SLET

BOA

-

KHC

KPSC

Member: European Modern South Asian Studies (UK)

Member: Journal of Historical Studies ISSN No: 1941-2681

2.    Prof. Sebastian Joseph: Member

UPSC   

BOE

SIHC

Affiliation Committee

UGC

BOS     

IHC

Governing Council Committee

BOA

-

KHC

NET/SLET

Ph.D Committee in other Indian Universities

Indian Council of Historical Research

Editor: Journal of Indo-Iranica

            Journal of Global Values

             ISSN NO: 0976-9447

             Journal of Historical Studies

             ISSN NO: 1941-2681

Member: Encyclopedia History and Archeology

Member: European Modern South Asian Studies (UK)

3.    Prof. R. Rajanna: Member

UPSC   

BOE

SIHC

Affiliation Committee

UGC

BOS     

IHC

Governing Council Committee

BOA

-

KHC

NET/SLET

 

Ph.D Committee in other Indian Universities

Member: European Modern South Asian Studies (UK)

Member: Journal of Historical Studies ISSN No: 1941-2681

 

4.    Prof. Sugitha Suvarna: Member

UPSC   

BOE

SIHC    

Affiliation Committee

UGC     

BOS

IHC      

NET/SLET

BOA

-

KHC

KPSC

Member: Journal of Historical Studies ISSN No: 1941-2681

 

5.    Prof. Ashwathanaryana: Member

UPSC

BOE

SIHC    

Affiliation Committee

UGC       

BOS

IHC      

NET/SLET

BOA

-

KHC

KPSC

Member: Journal of Historical Studies ISSN No: 1941-2681

 

6.    Dr. K. Sadashiva: Member

UPSC        

BOE

SIHC

Affiliation Committee

UGC

BOS           

IHC

Governing Council Committee

-

-

KHC

NET/SLET

Member: Encyclopedia History and Archeology

Member: European Modern South Asian Studies (UK)

Member: Journal of Historical Studies ISSN No: 1941-2681

 

7.    Dr. Y.H. Nayakwadi: Member

BOE

KAS

BOS     

SIHC

IHC

KHC

Member: European Modern South Asian Studies (UK)

 

8.    Dr. Puttaiah: Member

BOE

SIHC

IHC

KHC

 

9.    Dr. G.T.Somashekar: Member

SIHC

KHC

IHC

 

10. Dr. H.A.Gangamma: Member

SIHC

KHC

IHC

 

11. Dr.Gurusiddaiah : Member

SIHC

KHC

IHC

BOE

BOS

 

Faculty recharging strategies:

          Till now the department has organized Nineteen Refresher Courses and Workshops in Collaboration with Academic Staff College, University of Mysore.

 

Student Projects: M.Phil Dissertations:

2007-2008                     15         Projects 

2008-2009                     20         Projects 

2009-2010                     20         Projects 

2010-2011                     20         Projects 

2011-2012                     11         Projects 

 

One award:   Prof. Sebastian Joseph

                        Best Citizen of India, 2010

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow:

Dr. Y.H. Nayakwadi Completed Common Wealth Post Doctoral in the Cambridge University, U.K., 2010-2011

 

Seminars/Conferences/Workshops:

1.     National Seminar on Tippu Sultan-State, Economy and Modernization held on 23-25 Feb 2006   organized by Department of History, Manasagangorti, In Collaboration with the Directorate of Archeology, Government of Karnataka.

2.     State Level Seminar on "Unification of Karnataka-Problems & Prospects" held in the month of May 11th & 12th 2007 in Collaboration with Karnataka State Archives, Bangalore.

3.     State Level Seminar on "Life & Achievements of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV"  held in the month of January 27th-28th 2009 in collaboration with Karnataka State Archives, Bangalore.

4.     State Level Seminar on Dewan Sir Mirza Ismail- Life & Achievements held in the Month of September 3rd & 4th 2010 on Collaboration with Kannada University, Hampi.

5.     National Seminar on Ethno-Historical Development of De-Notified Tribes (DNT) issues & Prospects held on 23rd & 24th December 2010 in Collaboration with Center of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, University of Mysore.

 

Student Profile course wise:

No of the Students applied for admission

 

M.A in History

Year

Applied

Admitted

2006

170

62

2007

124

64

2008

218

62

2009

300

67

2010

320

70

2011

350

71

2012

400

75

 

M.A in West Asian Studies

Year

Applied

Admitted

2006

10

6

2007

10

7

2008

10

6

2009

10

6

2010

10

7

2011

10

7

2012

10

10

 

M.Phil  in History

Year

Applied

Admitted

2008

32

20

2009

30

20

2010

30

20

2011

30

20

2012

90

20

 

NET: 30

Category

SLET:52

Category

15

GM

15

GM

5

OBC

10

OBC

9

SC

20

SC

1

ST

5

ST

3

Cat-1

2

Cat-1

 

KAS & IAS

KAS: 48

IAS: 5

12 GM

1GM

16 SC

3SC

12 OBC

1 ST

5 ST

 

3 Cat-1

 

 

Student Progression 

UG to PG                                                       PG to M.Phill

MA History

Percentage

M.Phil History

Percentage

2006-2007

36.47%

 

 

2007-2008

46%

2007-2008

65.5%

2008-2009

48%

2008-2009

66.66%

2009-2010

50%

2009-2010

66.66%

2010-2011

55%

2010-2011

66.66%

2011-2012

62%

2011-2012

66.66%

 

Infrastructural Facilities:

Department library has more than 7, 000 Books.

Internet Facilities is available for all staff members and students in the department.

Five class rooms

One class room with ICT.

 

Number of Doctoral Students

Total Scholars From Host University

Ph. D in History

Total Scholars From Other University

Total Scholars From Out Side Karnataka.

Total Scholars From Out Side India

Total Scholars From Host University

Ph. D in West Asian Studies

72

10

2

1

2

Ph.D Awarded

32

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--

10

02

 

New Progaramme :

Ph.d Course work was conducted to 82 research students.

Two Papers: Advanced Research Methodology and Theory in History

Review of literature

Seminars were conducted.

Feedback :

The Student feedback Mechanism offers further growth opportunities to the faculty. Planning of course structure in feedback on relevance of the structure and suggestions for desired modifications afterwards incorporate the suggestion session plans are prepared to ensure that the students are provided with world class education, strict attendance are laid down. 

Enrichment Programmes: 

1.     Coaching Class are conducted for Competitive Examinations (IAS, KAS, NET/KSET,)

2.     Spoken English Classes

3.     Archival Visit

4.     Museums Visit

5.     Historical Places Visit

6.     Quiz competitions

7.     Sports  Activities

8.     Conducted Job Fest

9.     Job Skills Programme

10.     Visit to Heritage Places

 

Teaching Methods Adopted by the Faculty:

Power Point Presentation

Slide Presentation

Maps

Audio Visual aids in Teaching

Student Monitored: 

The Students is taught in most effective manner. Lectures are conducted through PowerPoint Presentation. To assess the learning outcome of the students class tests, Assignments and Seminars are conducted on a regular basis along with the final examinations on each semester.

Participation of students and faculty in Extension activities:

          Heritage explorations by identifying the Monuments, Heritage structures, Irrigational Tanks in Karnataka. Conducting extension activities to educate the masses about the importance of preserving the Historical Monuments and prevent their decay or destruction.

Beyond the syllabus activities: The department conducts North India, South India and regional tours to students to enrich their Knowledge.

Consultancy:

Guidance to the Research Scholars coming from rural and urban areas for research work, competitive exams and other career guidance's are given. U.G. Teachers take advice and assistance to conduct and organise seminars, workshops and special lectures.

Physically challenge students:

They are taken more care with all support to improve their career, and extra classes taken by the faculty

Contributions of the Department:

           Department of Studies in History publishes two Journals one in Kannada Ithihasa (Student Journal) and one English, Journal of Historical Studies. Faculty members are active in delivering special lectures in various colleges, resource persons to Academic Staff College, Karnataka State Open University, Karnataka Administrative Service and Indian Administrative Service Centers. Faculty members have published 15 research books in English and Kannada which helps the students to update their knowledge. Faculty members of the department continuously attend and present research papers in National and International conferences, Seminars, Workshops and brings laurels to the institution.

 

Future plans of the Department:     

          The department is research oriented for this purpose seminars are essential to improve the personality of the students and research scholars. It is necessary to make progress on historical studies and research. Therefore it is necessary to have a big seminar hall with LCD facilities, Seminar Hall which accommodates 250 students, faculty members and research scholars.

            A modern study requires the application of computers and internet.    

To provide these facilities, a computer lab with a minimum of 15 computers along with accessories, a computer lab will be established for the students, research scholars and faculty.

            There are more than 90 research scholars which includes UGC, ICHR, RGNG, FIP, SC/ST cell and foreign research scholars, it is necessary to provide them with cubical facilities. So we intend to give them this facility.

The existing number of students 150+90 research scholars plus 20 M. Phil students, so it is necessary to have classrooms and staff rooms.

Department of History came into existence in the year 1894, by 2014 History department is completing 125 years. Department has to celebrate for the whole year of 2014, by conducting Seminars/Conferences/workshops/symposium and exhibition.

We are planning to conduct thematical Seminars twice a year in the department and also to publish the research papers presented in the seminars. We are planning to build Art Museum and establish centre for collecting and preserving Archival Materials.

For the coming years we want to organize National and International Conference in the department. Seminars on Socio-Economic History of India, Urbanization of South India, State and Society in Medieval South India, Karnataka History Congress Annual Session, South Indian History Congress, Annual session and seminars on Indo-West Asian Relation. Looking forward to attend State, National, International Conference/Seminars by our faculty members and educational tours to foreign countries.

The Department aims to future improve and strengthen the academic Standards by taking necessary measures in research i.e. UGC/ICHR/Major research project and developmental activities from time to time.

 

SWOC:

1.     All the faculty of our department have more than two decades of excellent teaching experience and are involved in the research activities.

2.     Departmental Library has more then 7, 000 books including rare books and back Volume Journal.

3.     Department of Studies in History publishes two Journals one in Kannada Itihasa (Student Journal) and one in English, Journals of Historical Studies.

4.     Every year around 15 research students successfully completes their Ph.D research work, under the able guidance of qualified faculty members of the department. At present 90 research scholars are doing research in the department.     

5.     Faculty members are invited to deliver special lectures, and also to present research papers in State, National and International level.