History

History of the Department:

The Department of History was founded in 1962. Its establishment precedes the founding of Bangalore University, by two years. Established under the auspices of the University of Mysore, the Department was for long located at the Central College campus till 1974. Subsequently it was shifted to the Jnana Bharathi Campus. The Department has the honour of having eminent scholars like, Prof Hamid, Prof K.Narasaiah, Prof K.T. Ramaswamy, Prof K.Veerathappa, Prof S.U. Kamat and Prof H.V. Srinivasamurthy.  Dr. K. Narasaiah and Dr. K. Veerathappa were also Fulbright scholars. Dr. S. Chandrashekar is the recipient of the Karnataka Sahithya Academy Award & the UGC Career Award. Credit goes to the Department in the founding of the Karnataka History Congress.

The Department has undertaken Research projects funded by UGC/ICHR/Government of Karnataka and other agencies. Particularly the UGC has sanctioned SAP-DRS-1 in July 2009 to the Department with the themes: 1. Environment & Water Resource Management in Karnataka and 2. Daliths in Rural Karnataka.  The total amount sanctioned both non-recurring and recurring is Rs. 49.50.000/- + two project fellows (actual).

The Department has organized/conducted several Seminars/ conferences

Chairperson: Dr. Shadaksharaiah

Tenure: 31.08.2015  to until further orders

Contact Us

Department of History
Ashoka Bhavana
Jnanabharathi Campus
Bangalore University
Bengaluru-560056

Tel: 080 22961661

E-Mail Id: [email protected]

 

A. Courses Offered -
a) M. A. in History
b) P.G. Diploma in Indology
c) P.G. Diploma in Tourism and Museology
d) P.G. Diploma in Communal Harmony and Social Peace
e) U.G. Vocational Course- Archaeology and Meuseology
f) Ph.D Program in History

B. Nature of Course - Semester Scheme and Non-Semester Scheme

C. Duration -
a) 4 Semesters (2 years)
b) One Year Annual Course
c) 2 Semesters (1 year)
d) 6 Semesters (3 years)

D. Intake:
a) 50 + Payment Seats — 10
b) As per University Regulations (UG Course)
c) As per University Regulations

E. Eligibility:

M. A. in HistoryCandidates who have secured 40% marks in the aggregate of all subjects and 50% marks in the cognate subject at the Bachelor's degree level.

P.G. Diploma in Tourism and Museology: A graduate of Bangalore University or any other recognized University in India (10+2+3) having studied in a regular course with a minimum of 50% in aggregate, will be eligible to apply for the course.

P. G. Diploma in Communal Harmony and Social Peace
A graduate of Bangalore University or any other recognized University in India with a minimum of 50% in aggregate will be eligible to apply for the course.

SL. NoNameQualificationsDesignationSpecializationView Profile
1Dr. ShadaksharaiahM.A; M.Phil;Ph.DProfessorEconomic History, Modern Karnataka and Urban HistoryProfile
2Dr. M. JamunaM.A; M.Phil;Ph.DProfessorSocial History of Modern India and Women StudiesProfile
3Dr.S.NagarathnammaM.A; M.Phil;Ph.DProfessorModern History of KarnatakaProfile
4Dr.  M. V. UshadeviM.A; M.Phil;Ph.DProfessorSocio -Economic History of  Modern IndiaProfile
5Dr. N. Shaik MasthanM.A; M.Phil;Ph.DProfessorAncient and Medieval Indian History and CultureProfile
6Dr. M. MunirajappaM.A; M.Phil;Ph.DProfessorHistory of Modern KarnatakaProfile
7Dr. AswathanarayanaM.A; M.Phil;Ph.DProfessorSocial History of Modern India and KarnatakaProfile
8Dr. K. S.VijayalakshmiM.A; M.Phil;Ph.D ProfessorEconomic History of Modern India, Freedom Movement and TourismProfile
9Dr. M. ShashidharM.A; M.Phil;Ph.DProfessorModern Indian  Social HistoryProfile
SlNoName of the Teachers Papers PublishedName of the publisher with place
1.Dr. M. Jamuna

 Interview - Economic Times, Bangalore ‘Patriarchy, State and the Campaign Against Ritual Dedication of Women in Mysore Coaxing the Society: ‘Women   Reform in Princely Mysore’,  Ethnographic Mapping and  Dombar  Community’.

Sex and the City : 19th C Hospitall Betrays Lurid Past (Article based on interview),  Economic Times, 27th May 2015) Accepted for Publication  by the Forum of Former  Vice Chancellor’s  of  Karnataka Universities. Submitted to Jyothi Nivas, College, Bangalore
2.Dr. S.Nagarathnamma

Empowerment of Women  through the Karnataka State Women Corporation : An Empirical Study.

Bharathada Swatantrya Chaluvalliyalli Karnatakada Ballari Siddammanavara Patra

Kannada Navodaya Sahitya Mattu Ekikarana Dinakara Desayi Avara Sahityadalli Swatantrada Parikalpane Narayana Guru Mattu Dalitaru Muttu Lakshmi Reddi and Empowerment of Women

·  Kasturaba Ondu Vishlashane

·  Umabai Kundapura : A Eminent Freedom Fighter

Proceedings of International Seminar 25th & 26 May 2014.

Proceedings of Karnataka Ithihasa Academy,  25th & 27 September  2014

DESI Charitre, July - Sept. 2014 ISBN 2348-4888

DESI Charitre, Oct - December. 2014  ISBN 2348-4888

DESI Charitre, Oct - December. 2014 ISBN 2348-4888

Proceedings of International Seminar

27th  & 28 February  2015

Proceedings of Karnataka History Congress,  March  2015

Journal of Economic, Political, Social Cultural History of Karnataka, March 2015,

3.Dr. M.V. Usha Devi

Presented a  Research Paper in the UGC, ICSSR AND ICHR, Multidisciplinary Conference on SGRCPPHI, organized by Govt. College Tiruvannamalai. Tamil Nadu, from  26 to 28 June 2014.

Presented paper in the National Seminar on Karnataka as  organized by National College, Jayanagar, Bangalore, from 23 to 24 -08-2014.

Sectional Presidents Address - Economic Section  35th Annual Session of South Indian History Congress, Organized by  Dept. of History, Kakatiya University, Warangal,  from 20 to 22-02-2015.

‘Identity And Invisibility Of Voiceless Communities In Karnataka -Historical Analysis’. Proceedings Of The Seminar

‘Bangalore Sports Clubs and Tourism since 1800’ in “Tourist Destination in Historical Perspective”,

Political Economy of Mysore. Proceedings of the South Indian History Congress, 2015

4.Dr. N  Shaik Masthan

School- Community Partnership: A Holistic Environment for Children’s Education

Tourism in Karnataka-an Ultimate Destiny of Tourist in India,

Bharathada Swatantra Sangrama: Chayachitragala Mukhena Vidhuraswatha Art Gallariyalli Preastuti Padisiruvanthe,

Murals of Darya Daulat Palace in Srirangapatana,

Proceedings Volume of 2nd Indo-Nepal CET International Conference  held from 20-22 SEPT 2014 Abstract Pp 27-30

‘Cultural Contours of History and Archaeology’ Volume X-Tourism B.R.Publishing Corporation Delhi-52, Jan 2015, Pp 142-157,ISBN 9789350500514

Proceedings of the KHC XII  Volume March 2015  Pp 1-12

Proceedings of the KHC XII Volume March 2015 Pp

5.Dr. M. Shashidhar

·    The Receded Facet of Ambedkar’s Political  Philosophy

·    A Critique on the Historical Works of Ambedkar

·    Revisiting Ambedkar’s Thoughts of Pakistan

·    Ambedkar’s Ideology as a Source for the study of Dalits,

·    Dr. B.R. Ambedkar as a Historian

·    Murugesam Pillay - A Champion of the Oppressed

Indian Streams Research Journal, Solapur, July, Vol. 4(6), 2014, Pp 1-4 ISSN 2230-7850

Monthly Multidisciplinary Research Journal Golden Research Thoughts, July, Vol. 4 (10 2014 Pp 1-4

ISSN 2231-5063

Monthly Multidisciplinary.  Research Review of Research , July, Vol. 3 (10) 2014, Pp  1-5, ISSN  2249-894x

International Multidisciplinary Research Journal, European Academic Research, July 2014, Vol. 2 (4) Pp 5669-5675,  ISSN  2286-4822

International Journal of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies (IJIMS), June 2014  Vol. 1 (6) Pp- 272-275 ISSN 2348-0343

Radix International Journal of Research in Social Science, July 2014, Vol. 3(7) Pp 1-7, ISSN  2250-3994

6.Dr. K. S. Vijayalakshmi·  Article entitled ,“Challenges and Opportunities in the Karnataka Tourism Industry”, published in “Geographical features of Karnataka in relationship with History and Tourism”, Edited by B. Narayanagowda,

Published by :

Vijaya First Grade College, Pandavapura, Mandya. August 2014,  ISBN: 978-81-926360-0-9

7.Dr. M. Jamuna

Interview - Economic Times, Bangalore

‘Patriarchy, State and the Campaign Against      Ritual Dedication of Women in Mysore

Coaxing the Society: ‘Women   Reform in        Princely Mysore’,  Ethnographic Mapping and  Dombar  Community’.

Sex and the City : 19th C Hospital  Betrays Lurid Past (Article based on interview),  Economic Times, 27th May 2015

Accepted for Publication  by the Forum of Former  Vice Chancellor’s  of   Karnataka Universities. Submitted to Jyothi Nivas College, Bangalore

List of  Conferences/ Seminars / Symposia/ Workshops etc.,  organized bthe Department  and the Faculty attended to various Conferences :-

Sl.

No

Name of the Conference/ Seminar / Symposia/ Workshops etc., & Other

Name of the Director and Total Number of participants including Guest Lectures/ Outside Experts/ etc.,

Agencies which extended Financial Assistance

1.                   

Special Lecture

 By Dr. Andrew Thorpe, Professor

Department of History, Exeter University, U K

On  11-04-2014 On ‘ The British Leftists and India 1920 to 1947’

The Department of History , Bangalore University

100 Participants

Bangalore University

2.                   

Two Day Workshop organized on 12th & 13th May 2014 for curriculum restructuring (CBCS)

The Department of History, Bangalore University

 

3.                   

Special Lecture 

By  Sri. H.S. Dore Swamy

Freedom Fighter and Gandhian on 20th May 2014

on ‘Role of Youth in Democratizing Process’

The Department of History, Bangalore University

120 Participants

 

4.                   

IGNOU  Faculty  Inter action Programme on  22nd May 2014. Interaction with faculty andstudents

The Department of History, Bangalore University

120 Participants

 

5.                   

Refresher Course in History on ‘Restructuring of the Curriculum Design in Social Sciences : Issues and Challenges on 18th  August to  10th  September 2014

The Department of History, Bangalore University

Co-ordinated by Dr. M. Munirajappa

UGC, ASC, Bangalore University

6.                   

Celebrating Vishveswaraiah ‘One Day Seminar on the occasion of Sir. M. Vishveswaraiah’s 154th Birth Annivrsary’ on 23rd September 2014

The Department of History, Bangalore University

120 Participants

 

7.                   

Special Lecture by Dr. V.S. Sridhar, Professor, National Law School, Bangalore on the topic “ Narratives of Nationalism and the Third World War” on 20th October 2014. 

 

The Department of History, Bangalore University

150 Participants

Bangalore University

8.                   

Two Weeks ‘Capacity Building’ programme for Social Science Faculty’ for the SC/ST UG & PG, 10th December 2014.

The Department of History, Bangalore University

Co-ordinated by Dr. M. Munirajappa

ICSSR

9.                   

Interaction of the Faculty with the Chairman, Indian Council for Historical Research, New Delhi on 1st January 2015. 

The Department of History, Bangalore University

 

 

10.               

Workshop on  ‘ Job Opportunities and Soft Sskills’ under Kaushalya Scheme  held on 27th February 2015

The Department of History, Bangalore University  and Drishti - Central Placement Cell, , Bangalore University.  Co-ordinated by Dr. K.S. Vijayalakshmi, Placement Co-ordinator

1) I Session

‘Soft Skill Needed to Improve Employability’   Lecture Delivered by      Mr.  Rajesh Nayak Founder Director      Anveshana Institute  for Human Empowerment, Bangalore.

2)  II Session

     ‘Job Opportunities in History and Related Industry’ Lectured Delivered by    Dr. S.K. Aruni, Deputy Director

     Indian Council for Historical Research, Southern Regional Centre,  Bangalore

Central Placement Cell, Bangalore University

11.               

Endowment Lecture Delivered

 Dr. Aswathanarayana

Associate Professor

Dept. of History, Bangalore University , on 19th Marcy 2015, on ‘Diwan Sir Mirza Ismail at Bangalore’

The Mythic Society and Department of History, Bangalore University

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike,

12.               

Special Lecture Delivered by

Dr. N. Chinnaswamy Sosale

Dept. of History, Kannada University, on 25th March 2015. ‘Ithihasa Punar Rachane Mattu Adhunika Vyakhyanagalu’

Department of History, Bangalore University

 

Sl. No.

Name of the Teacher

Name of the Book \ Monograph\ Published in the Month and Year

Name of the Publisher with place

1.       

Dr. M. Shashidhar

·  Historical Method in its Curves: Langlois to Hayden White,

·  The Life and Works of B.A. Saletore: A Historiographic Study

Channambika  Enterprises, Bangalore, 2014

Shree Channambika Enterprises, Bangalore, 2014

2.       

Dr. Aswathanarayana

VII Standard Social Science Text Book (Two Volume) - Chairman, Contributor and Editor

DSERT- Govt. of Karnataka, 2014