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History

P.G. Department of History

The department of history was established in year 1960. Prof. Satya Parkash was the first head of the department from 1963 to 1995. The department was elevated as P.G. Department in the year 2004 with the objective of fulfilling the demand of the students. as the number of students studying history as a subject increased manifolds. The department aims to promote not only the study of history as a subject but also to promote inquisitiveness amongst students and learning through research in their respective areas i.e. to promote & trace local history through various activities organized by the department.

The department also aims to inculcate the interest of the students in the subject through seminars, map-work, organizing tours and other activities.

Dr. Rekha Sood Handa chaired the department from 1995 to 2017 and kept up the values deposted by her ancestors. Besides being author of two books in History, she attended 20 State and National level Seminars & Conferences and one International Conference and got published and presented 16 research papers. Recently she attended an International Seminar held in London. Mrs. Sonu Kapila joined the department in 2003 and she got Minor UGC Research Project of Rs. one lakh on the topic 'A Historical Encyclopedia of Sikh Ethics' in March 2010. She has attended 15 state and national conferences and also presented papers in the seminars.

Names of Programmes/Courses offered :

  1. History as a subject in B.A.
  2. M.A. History 
  3. History & Cultural of Punjab as compulsory subject in lieu of Punjabi.

Departmental Highlights

Excellent results

  • The first batch of M.A. History astounded all and sundry, as Rajnish bagged 1st position, Baljinder, 3rd and Raj Kumar, 5th in Panjab University.
  • This tradition of excellent results has been maintained since then in semester system too. Recently, Ms. Jyoti got 4th position in Panjab University in overall semester result and Ms. Navdeep got 6th position in university in 2nd semester in 2017.
  • Several programmes organized by the department are annual features like Shahidi-Azam Bhagat Singh's Birthday celebrations, Seminars, Aryavaratiya Continuities Exhibition, Tour & Trips and Quiz Competitions etc.
  • Large number of students are placed in education department of Punjab and several colleges and universities lecturers.

National Seminars/Conferences organized by the department

  • A national seminar was organized in 2015 by Dr. Rekha Sood Handa on the topic 'Gender Relations in India'. Mrs. Sonu Kapila was the organizing secretary.
  • A national seminar was organized on the topic 'Malwa Region : Political, Economic, Social & Cultural Aspects : Problems & Solutions' held on 20th January, 2016 in which Dr. Rekha Sood Handa was the deputy director and Prof. Sonu Kapila was the organizing secretary.

List of Publications by Staff of Department

  • Prachin Bharat ka Itihas (Hindi) by Dr. Rekha Sood Handa (Chief-author), Sahil Publications, Jalandhar, 2014, ISBN 9788192987705
  • Prachin Bharat ka Itihas (Pbi.) by Dr. Rekha Sood Handa (Chief author), Sahil Publications, Jalandhar, 2014, ISBN 978819298772
  • Khamosh Zindagi by Dr. Rekha Sood Handa, Saptrishi Publication, Muktsar, 2013, ISBN 9789383338160
  • Madh Kalin Bharat da Itihas (1000AD to1750AD) by Dr. Rekha Sood Handa, Sahil Publications, Jalandhar, 2014, ISBN 978-81-929877-3-6
  • Madhya Kalin Bharat ka Itihas (1000AD to1750AD) by Dr. Rekha Sood Handa, Sahil Publications, Jalandhar, 2014, ISBN 978-81-92977-2-9
  • Bikhre Patte by Dr. Rekha Sood Handa, Saptrishi Publication, Muktsar, 2015, ISBN 978-93-83338-40-5
  • Swami Dayanand Saraswati-Ek Yug Nirmata by Dr. S.K.Arora &Dr. Rekha Sood Handa (ed.), Saptrishi Publication, Muktsar, 2015, ISBN 978-93-83338-39-9
  • Punjab ka Rajneetik Aur Aarthik Itihaas (1800-1966) by Sonu Kapila, Unistar Books Pvt. Ltd., Chandigarh, ISBN 978-93-5113-407-7
  • An Encyclopaedia of Sikh Ethics by Sonu Kapila, Unistar Books Pvt. Ltd., Chandigarh, ISBN 978-93-5113-485-5
  • Punjab da Itihas (1450-1700) by Sonu Kapila, Unistar Books Pvt. Ltd., Chandigarh, ISBN 978-93-5204-298-2

List of Faculty Members

  • Dr. Rekha Sood Handa                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       Associate Professor
  • Dr. Sonu Kapila