The Department of History was established in 1965. Ever since its inception, the department has been in the process of growth in terms of number of students and scholars, admission process, curriculum updating, teaching-learning process,  research and publication output, holding of seminars and conferences, resource mobilization, consultancy, infrastructure building, internal quality assurance system,  evaluation and student progression.  From 50 students in 1978, the roll increased to 120 by 2002 and 172 by 2010. Similarly, the number of research scholars has also risen spectacularly from 06 in 1978 to 19 by 2002 to 45 at present.