St. Edmund's College
"Facta Non Verba"

Leading the way since 1923
Shillong - 793003 | Ph:0364-2224533 | Affiliated to NEHU | Accredited 'A' by NAAC

History Department


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ABOUT The Department


As for the Department of History of our college, no records whatsoever are available prior to 1937, whereas one may presume that from the beginning of the college session around 1923-24, history could have been taught as one of the subjects at the intermediate level. By 1937, the degree classes were started. And we come across the name of Mr K.N Dutt teaching history from then onwards upto at least 1947. His articles can be gleaned from the old issues of the college magazine between 1946 and 1950. Since 1939, he was assisted in the department by Mr K.P Choudhury who taught upto 1947. Dr M.M Mukherjee joined the college in 1940, but probably as a part timer, since no further information is available.

After he came to the college as a part timer in September 1949, the services of Mr Promatha Nath Dutt were regularised in December 1950. He also taught in the school section. Rendering twenty eight years service, he retired in September 1977. He got his PhD just on the eve of his retirement. He authored a book on the History of Assam and also wrote on the Khasi Jaintia history. However, he did not live long after retiring. Mr Kulada Charan Bhagabati joined in March 1954, but taught only for a few years. Mr Kapil Chatterjee joined the staff in October 1954. Deeply influenced by the Gandhian ideals, he was an ardent nationalist. Later, he resigned from the college but unfortunately, the date of his resignation is not available. He later joined the Lady Keane Girls College from where he retired. He edited a local English language newspaper for many years. He has been living at Narendrapur in West Bengal at present.

The admission is generally done in accordance with the eligibility criteria fixed by the college.
The department has a small library having a number of books. The college library is reviewed periodically by adding new books, journals and other related textual materials every year. Grants for up grading the library is given by the college. Moreover, the teachers are also equipped with a computer having internet facility.

The department is fortunate to avail modern teaching methods for the benefit of the students. The department has one overhead projector (OHP), Apart from teaching and conducting academic sessions, the members of the department also devote their time towards personal counselling and mentoring of students.

Courses


BA History

Course Structure
The Following subject combination(s) is available for the Degree Course. Student will have to choose only ONE combination.
Subject Combination - HS: 1HS: 1 - History,Economics,Political Science
Subject Combination - HS: 2HS: 2 - History, El. Language (Khasi),Political Science
SemesterCore Papers
1st Semester HISTORY OF ANCIENT INDIA.
2nd Semester HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL INDIA.
3rd Semester HISTORY OF MODERN INDIA.
4th Semester HISTORIOGRAPHY.
5th Semester HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE, CONTEMPORARY WORLD.
6th Semester HISTORY OF CHINA AND JAPAN.
*Note: The course structure may change as per NEHU curriculum and Guidelines.


Faculty Profile


NameQualificationDesignationYear of Joining
  Darilin Suting M.A, M.Phil Associate Professor1994
  Barry Kupar Rymbai M.A, NET Assistant Professor2007
  Dr. Dianghunmon Rynjah M.A , Ph.D Assistant Professor2012
  Ricky Basaiawmoit M.A. Assistant Professor2013

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