B.A. Hons. History or Bachelor of Arts in Honours History is an undergraduate History language course.  History is the study of past events, particularly in human affairs. B.A. Hons (History) students get knowledge about features of ancient, medieval and contemporary India. They also studies India’s social, economic, political and cultural aspects, while pursuing this course. After completing B.A. (Hons) History, one can continue postgraduate course in History. The duration of the course is three years and it is career orienting in nature that opens many scopes in different areas for them.

B.A. Hons. History Eligibility

  • 10+2 in any stream with at least 50% marks or equivalent from a recognised Board.
  • Merit in qualifying examination, subject to eligibility criteria.
  • Some of the reputed institutes conduct entrance examination for admission to undergraduate degree courses. Selection to the degree course in these colleges is based on marks secured in the final merit i.e. total marks aggregated in the final exams of 10+2.

B.A. Hons. History Course Suitability

  • Those who are willing to go for teaching fields at higher degree level i.e. college and university level both in private and government institutions.
  • They should also possess the ability for clear expression both oral and written; putting forward ideas and arguments in a concise manner; gathering, investigating and assessing material.
  • Students should also be able to condense facts, ideas and arguments; extract basing conclusions on research and synthesise ideas.

 How is B.A. Hons. History Course Beneficial?

  • One can go for higher degree programmes (M.A. & M.Phil.) in respective subjects.
  • The BA in History prepares students for careers in history, law, and other disciplines that require knowledge of how the past affects the present and future.
  • The degree course enables the students to develop a deep understanding of the evolution of human civilizations down the ages i.e. from the pre-historic to the recent times.
  • The degree course study also helps in familiarising the students with the socio-economic and cultural heritage of India and the world.


10+2 in any stream with at least 50% marks or equivalent from a recognised Board.
  • B.A. Hons. History Syllabus

    Syllabus of Hons. History as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

       Sem. I

    Sr. No.

    Subjects of Study


    History of Environment


    History of India from Earliest Time to 350 B.C.


    History of India: State Formation of early Empire System

       Sem. II


    History of India from 650 AD to 1556 AD


    History of East Asia Since 1839 China


    History of East Asia Since 1839: Japan

       Sem. III


    History of India 1556-1707 AD


    History of India 1707-1818


    History of India 1818-1885

    Sem. IV


    Indian Nationalism up to 1948


    History of India 1948-1964


    History of Europe from 1780-1871

       Sem. V


    History of Europe 1871-1945



       Sem. VI


    Indian Historiography


    History of North East India with Special reference to Assam 1228-1826


    History of North East India 1824-1947


    Gender History of India

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