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MA (Modern History)

MA (Modern History)

School of Humanities & Social Sciences (SHSS)

  • Programme Code

    SHS0116

  • Level

    Post Graduate

  • Duration

    2 Years

About the Programme

M.A. in Modern History course offers a blend of Modern Indian History along with contemporary global History. The Modern Indian History includes Indian Nationalism, contemporary India along with focusing on relatively modern streams of study such as Gender Studies, Subaltern Studies, and Gandhian studies. It also enriches the students with a sense of time, space, culture, society, economy and polity in various eras.   Apart from learning these aspects of Modern Indian History, students get to know about contemporary world as well, ranging from the history of eastern to western countries to the significant global episodes.

Thus, this course not only enlighten the student with historical analysis of the past but also enhance their understating of the international events through contemporary History. It also aims to broaden the methodology and understanding of historical research and enables them to decode the hidden narrative and agendas in historical writings.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO):

  • PEO1: To understand concepts and principles of historical discourse.
  • PEO2: To demonstrate a detailed understanding of the selected core discipline ofstudy.
  • PEO3: To apply an independent approach to address various issues related to the core area of specialization by using appropriate theories and methodologies.
  • PEO4: To work as independent critically discerning and creative participant in the workplace, community and personal life.

Program Outcomes (PO)

  • PO1: Knowledge: To retrieve the familiarity with a range of themes in the history of modern India and world.
  • PO2: Understand: To recognize how social, economic, political and cultural changes in India and over the globe have led to the formation of a modern era.
  • PO3: Analysis: Learn to evaluate and draw information from the narratives of past events that participants and observers produced. Recognize differences in the methods of techniques of historians and learn how to compare.
  • PO4: Representation: Argue historically and critically in discussions, presentations and assignments.
  • PO5: Critical Evaluation: Practice the methods of historical research, including the development of research topics, gathering and evaluation of evidence and presentation of research findings.
  • PO6: Creation: Apply knowledge of historical subjects to the practical task.
  • PO7: Life-long learning: Students will place historical arguments into a larger scholarly narrative

Program Specific Outcomes

  • PSO1: Engaging students? mind and imagination in the study which will make them efficient in reflecting on the socio-economic and political undercurrents of times.
  • PSO2: Promoting acquisition of historical knowledge and critical thinking so as to enable students to assess and interpret development of past backed by logic, critical thinking, and research.
  • PSO3: Preparing students to demonstrate competency in the skills of historical explanation, discernment, and synthesis.
  • PSO4: Building capacity to join various career options like the study of archaeological evidence, artefacts, civil services, policy making, conduct research by studying historical documents, interpretation and evaluation.

This course is for individuals who...

M.A. in Modern History  is for students who have a Bachelors degree in any stream and are looking to develop a rigorous historical understanding of contemporary India and the world.

Course Fee
For National Students
1st Year 85000 2nd Year 87550
For International Students
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
1550 3000
Eligibility Criteria
For National Students
  • B.A. with minimum 50% marks
For International Students The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the pre-requisite subjects for admission in to the desired program.
Career path you can choose after the course
  • Government job
  • Researcher
  • Academician
  • Museology Researcher
  • Curator
  • Education sector
  • Teaching
  • Heritage & Tourism
  • Creative writing
  • Entrepreneurial pursuits

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