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“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~George Santayana History is the study of the past as it is described in written documents which in turn helps in shaping the future by learning from it. History spans all cultures, eras, seasons and environments and is an immovable factor that can be called upon for knowledge and insight into how the world got to the point it’s now at and how it will continue to develop in future.

Career Way

B.A./B.A. (Hons.) (History - Ancient Indian History (AIH) or Modern History or Medieval History/Archaeology/Museology & Archaeology)
Level Under-Graduate
Duration 3 years
Eligibility 10+2 (any discipline)
Entrance Exam Every institution/college conduct their own entrance tests. Some of them take direct admissions on merit basis.
Specialization --
Average Course Fee ₹3,000 to ₹30,000
Mode Regular/Distance
Goal History/Social Science Teacher at school level, Civil services, Tourism Expert/Executive, Higher studies


Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
Ashoka University, Haryana
Assumption College
Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi
Banasthali Vidyapith
Bangalore University
Centre for Heritage Studies, Tripunithura
Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut
Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur
Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute
Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management
Delhi University (DU), New Delhi
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
Jiwaji University, Gwalior
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi
Loyola College, Chennai
Madras Christian College, Chennai
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
National Archives of India
National Museum Institute of the History of Art, Conservation and Museology
Osmania University, Hyderabad
Panjab University, Chandigarh
Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
St. Stephen's College, Delhi
St. Thomas College
St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata
St. Xavier's College, Ranchi
Tamil University
University of Allahabad, Allahabad
University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Key Skills

Accuracy and Precision
Being driven by curiosity
Excellent research skills
Organizational skills and team work
Passion for learning
hard work and perseverance
Presentation Skills
Project development/management skills
Writing skills

Career Prospectous

Archaeologist / Museum Curator / Archivist / Museologist / Genealogist / Auctioneer
IAS / Legal Assistant / Librarian / Journalist / Writer / Marketing Research Analyst / Tourism Officer
Numismatic / Epigraphist
Urban Planner / Historical Preservation Consultant / Biographer / Conservation Officer
Teacher / Professor / Lecturer


Like in any other field the remuneration in this field depends on qualification, experience and area in which one works. One could get an initial pay of ₹8,000 to ₹20,000 per month.

Role Models

  • Nayanjot Lahiri

    Historian and archaeologist of ancient India. She is the winner of the 2013 Infosys Prize for her work in archaeology and the 2016 awardee of the John F. Richards prize for her book “Ashoka in Ancient India”.

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