B.A (Hons)


Did you sit with rapt attention listening to your high-school History teacher explain the ramifications of World War II while your friends zoned out or pretended to take notes while actually paying no attention? Do the mysteries of the past inspire you to understand them and in so doing, change the present? Then this is the undergraduate program for you. Our three-year honours course under Calcutta University covers a wide range of topics in Indian and World History from antiquity to the 20th century, and equips you for careers in museum sciences, archaeology, government service, journalism, publishing, international humanitarian agencies etc.

Course Structure

Applicable for students enrolled on/after 2018-19.

Choice Based Credit System

[table]Course Code,Name of Course, Semester,Marks
CC-1,History of India (From the Earliest times to C 300 BCE),1,100
CC-2,Social Formations and Cultural Patterns of the Ancient World other than India,1,100
GE-1,History of India from the earliest times upto 300 CE,1,100
AECC-1,Compulsory English / MIL (Bengali/Hindi),1,100
CC-3,History of India (c 300 BCE to c.750 CE),2,100
CC-4,Social Formations and Cultural Patterns of the Medieval World other than India,2,100
GE-2,History of India from c.300 to 1206,2,100
CC-5,History of India (c.750 – 1206),3,100
CC-6,Rise of the Modern West –I,3,100
CC-7,History of India (c.1206 – 1526),3,100
SEC -A-1 or SEC-A-2,Archives and museums or Understanding Heritage,3,100
GE-3,History of India from 1206 to 1707,3,100
CC-8,Rise of the Modern West – 11,4,100
CC-9,History of India (c.1526-1605),4,100
CC-10, History of India (c.1605 – 1750s),4,100
SEC -B-1 or SEC-B-2,Understanding Popular Culture or Art Appreciation: an Introduction to Indian Art,4,100
GE-4,History of India from 1707 to 1950,4,100
CC-11,History of Modern Europe (c.1780-1939),5,100
CC-12,History of India (c.1750s– 1857),5,100
DSE-A-1 or DSE-A-2,History of Bengal (c.1757-1905) or History of United States of America – I (c.1776 – 1945),5,100
DSE-B-1 or DSE-B-2,History of Modern East Asia – I China (c.1840 – 1949) or History of Southeast Asia – The 19th Century,5,100
CC-13,History of India (c. 1857 – 1964),6,100
CC-14,History of World Politics: (1945-1994),6,100
DSE-A-3 or DSE-A-4,History of Bengal (c.1905-1947) or History of United States of America – II (c.1776-1945),6,100
DSE-B-3 or DSE-B-4,History of Modern East Asia – II Japan (c.1868 – 1945) or History of Southeast Asia – The 20th Century,6,100

Applicable for students enrolled on/before 2017-18.

First Year

1. History of India from the earliest Times to 600 CE [Existing Paper I]
2. History of India from C 600 to C1500 [Existing Paper II]

Second Year

3. Transformation of Europe (15th – 17th Centuries) [Existing Paper III]
4. History of India from C1500 to C1800 [Existing Paper V]

Third Year

5. History of East Asia from 1839 to 1950. (Group A) Or, Aspects of Antiquity (Group B) [Existing Paper IV]
6. History of India from C1800 to 1964 [Existing Paper II]
7. History of Europe from 1789 to 1919 [Existing Paper VII]
8. World Politics in the 20th Century from 1919 to C2000 [Existing Paper VIII]


Course Eligibility

A candidate taking up Honours Course in a subject must have obtained at the previous qualifying examination a minimum of:

50% marks in the aggregate and 45% marks in the Honours or related subject
Or, 55% marks in the Honours or related subject
Or, 50% marks in the aggregate when the candidate has not studied the subject, provided all other clauses are satisfied.

Course Duration

3 Years

Course Hours

10:15 am to 4:30 pm (Day Session, Co-Ed)

Course Fees

Rs.42,750 (First Year)