B.A (Hons)


Did you sit with rapt attention listening to your high-school History teacher explain the ramifications of World War II while your friends zoned out or pretended to take notes while actually paying no attention? Do the mysteries of the past inspire you to understand them and in so doing, change the present? Then this is the undergraduate program for you. Our three-year honours course under Calcutta University covers a wide range of topics in Indian and World History from antiquity to the 20th century, and equips you for careers in museum sciences, archaeology, government service, journalism, publishing, international humanitarian agencies etc.

Course Structure

Applicable for students enrolled on/after 2018-19.

Choice Based Credit System

Course CodeName of Course SemesterMarks
CC-1History of India (From the Earliest times to C 300 BCE)1100
CC-2Social Formations and Cultural Patterns of the Ancient World other than India1100
GE-1History of India from the earliest times upto 300 CE1100
AECC-1Compulsory English / MIL (Bengali/Hindi)1100
CC-3History of India (c 300 BCE to c.750 CE)2100
CC-4Social Formations and Cultural Patterns of the Medieval World other than India2100
GE-2History of India from c.300 to 12062100
CC-5History of India (c.750 – 1206)3100
CC-6Rise of the Modern West –I3100
CC-7History of India (c.1206 – 1526)3100
SEC -A-1 or SEC-A-2Archives and museums or Understanding Heritage3100
GE-3History of India from 1206 to 17073100
CC-8Rise of the Modern West – 114100
CC-9History of India (c.1526-1605)4100
CC-10 History of India (c.1605 – 1750s)4100
SEC -B-1 or SEC-B-2Understanding Popular Culture or Art Appreciation: an Introduction to Indian Art4100
GE-4History of India from 1707 to 19504100
CC-11History of Modern Europe (c.1780-1939)5100
CC-12History of India (c.1750s– 1857)5100
DSE-A-1 or DSE-A-2History of Bengal (c.1757-1905) or History of United States of America – I (c.1776 – 1945)5100
DSE-B-1 or DSE-B-2History of Modern East Asia – I China (c.1840 – 1949) or History of Southeast Asia – The 19th Century5100
CC-13History of India (c. 1857 – 1964)6100
CC-14History of World Politics: (1945-1994)6100
DSE-A-3 or DSE-A-4History of Bengal (c.1905-1947) or History of United States of America – II (c.1776-1945)6100
DSE-B-3 or DSE-B-4History of Modern East Asia – II Japan (c.1868 – 1945) or History of Southeast Asia – The 20th Century6100

Applicable for students enrolled on/before 2017-18.

First Year

1. History of India from the earliest Times to 600 CE [Existing Paper I]
2. History of India from C 600 to C1500 [Existing Paper II]

Second Year

3. Transformation of Europe (15th – 17th Centuries) [Existing Paper III]
4. History of India from C1500 to C1800 [Existing Paper V]

Third Year

5. History of East Asia from 1839 to 1950. (Group A) Or, Aspects of Antiquity (Group B) [Existing Paper IV]
6. History of India from C1800 to 1964 [Existing Paper II]
7. History of Europe from 1789 to 1919 [Existing Paper VII]
8. World Politics in the 20th Century from 1919 to C2000 [Existing Paper VIII]

Course Eligibility

A candidate taking up Honours Course in a subject must have obtained at the previous qualifying examination a minimum of:

50% marks in the aggregate and 45% marks in the Honours or related subject
Or, 55% marks in the Honours or related subject
Or, 50% marks in the aggregate when the candidate has not studied the subject, provided all other clauses are satisfied.

Course Duration

3 Years

Course Hours

10:15 am to 4:30 pm (Day Session, Co-Ed)

Course Fees 2018-19

Rs.42,450 (First Year)
Rs.37,600 (Second Year)
Rs.37,500 (Third Year)

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