From HOD’s Desk

Established in 1965, the Department of History is one of the premier departments of the University of Kashmir. Thedepartment has a long tradition of excellence and has the honour of having celebrated historians like Professor Mohammad Yaseen, ProfessorMohibul Hasan, Professor A. Q. Rafique, Professor M.I Khan and Professor. M.A. Wani.  We in the department strive to make history act as fulcrum of promoting cultural compositeness, civilizational profundity and intellectual fecundity besides inculcating a sense of preserving centuries old heritage and ethos. Indeed, we are committed to produce and impart objective and dispassionate knowledge about the past together with making it more inclusive by bringing to the historical frame all those communities/ groups who have hitherto remained hidden from history.  Appreciating the value of historical research, the department undertakes research on themes of live importance. To strengthen teaching and research in history, the department revises the curriculum and initiates necessary changes in teaching- learning and evaluation practices at regular intervals. All this helps the department to remain in tune with current trends at the national and global level. We are committed to hone the mental faculties of our students and make them good and responsiblecitizenry. Guided by our core values, it has been a paramount concern of the department that values like pluralism, gender equity, respect for weak, underprivileged and the marginalized are inculcated among the students. Over the years, the department has moved from progress to progress which is visible in terms of research contributions by the faculty, national and international fellowships, research projects and above all the consistent rise in the pass percentage of outgoing students. The most exhilarating and rewarding result of our commitment and perseverance is the successful job placements of our students as effective teachers in Higher and School Education Departments. We have a proud tradition of our students working within and outside the state with great professional ethics and relentless commitment. The department has maintained its standard of excellence over the years as is ratified by the fact that a fair number of students have qualified NET/JRF and SET. Besides, Teaching-Learning and Research Innovations, we are also committed to encourage students to participate in Co-Curricular activities. The department makes all efforts to effectively deal with academic stress issues of the students. With these words I, as Head of the Department welcome all the desirous students to be part of this department. I assure you a very comfortable and prosperous stay in the department.

Prof. Imtiyaz Ul Haq
Head Of Department