Founded in 1949, a Special Assistance Programme was accredited to the Department during the VIth plan. The department offers specialization in modern and medieval Indian History. Researches encompass the socio-economic history of western India with special emphasis on the process of urbanization. Besides this society and culture are also important areas of study. The under graduate and post graduate courses designed clearly reflects the direction, in which the department is growing. The Department has a large collection of documents in Modi acquired from the prominent banking houses; the Haribhakti and Shamal Bechar. Besides these there are numerous other documents and sources pertaining to the 19th and 20th Century. The Department is working towards developing an archival cell for the same. A proposal has been made in the 11th plan to make it operational and grant has been provided. Archival cell is now currently involved in the digitalization of these documents and creating data base on the Economy and Business Culture and Institutions in Western India with particular reference to Gujarat. These data base will soon be available on the website of the department.

Head of Department

  • Dr Aruna Awasthi
    Department of History

    Designation: Professor & Head

    Qualification: M A and Ph. D in History, Diploma in Computers; and Certificate in French
    Phone Nos: 9898395921
    Email: drarunaawasthi@gmail.com
    Experience: 17 Years in MSU, Department of History
    Areas of Interest: Railway History, Gender Studies and Environment History