B.A (Hons)


Did you listen with rapt attention as your high-school History teacher explained the ramifications of World War II? Do the mysteries of the past inspire you to understand them and, in so doing, change the present? Then this is the undergraduate programme for you. Our three-year Honours course covers a wide range of topics in Indian and World History — ancient, medieval and modern — and equips you for a career not just in academics, but also museum sciences, archaeology, government service, journalism, publishing, international humanitarian agencies and more.

Course Structure

Choice Based Credit System


Course CodeName of CourseSemesterMarks
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-10History 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


Program Outcome / Course Outcome / Program Specific Outcome →


Course Eligibility

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

55% marks in History


45% marks in History + 50% marks in BO4

Note :

  • If the candidate has not studied History in class XII, he / she needs to achieve the above-mentioned marks in English to apply for History (H).
  • Please also read General Eligibility Criteria, Under Admissions.
Course Duration

3 Years

Course Hours

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

Course Fees

₹ 24,405 (First Semester)