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About Department

The Department is established in the year 1968 and offers two year Master’s degree course in History with specialisations in Ancient Indian History, Medieval Indian History and Modern Indian History. During the last several years the departmental activities in the fields of teaching and research have increased considerably. The M.Phil. course designed to provide theory and practical knowledge of research work in History was introduced in 1979-80. One-year course in Tourism and Indian Monuments, was introduced in 1984 as first of its kind in the state. Only Post-Graduates in History, Culture & Archaeology are eligible to seek admission into the course. This course is unique in India in the field of Tourism and Monuments and imparts instructions on different aspects of Tourism and Monuments of India in general and Orissa in particular with field study and destination oriented practical course.

The Department has Museum and Archival Cell which contains a large number of Palmleaf Manuscripts, Gazetteers, Reports, Proceedings, Private Papers, Museum Objects and Rare Books relating to history and culture. The reference section caters to the needs of scholars who utilise the materials preserved in the Museum and Archival Cell.

Highly committed teachers are engaged in teaching and research in various fields in general and regional history in particular. In recognition to the academic achievements of the department the UGC has sanctioned the Special Assistance Programme (at DRS level) to the department from the academic session 1999-2000. The Department has successfully completed Phase-I and Phase-II level and now the UGC has upgraded the SAP, from Phase-II to Phase-III level further for a period of five years i.e. from 01.04.2009 to 31.03.2014. The UGC has also sanctioned the ASIHSS programme in addition to SAP, for its achievement in the first phase of SAP for a period five years from 2006-07.

The Department has been organising National and State Level Seminars, conducting Refresher Courses/Conferences/Workshops from time to time. The teachers of the Department have earned International fame by visiting foreign countries as Visiting Fellow/Professor and participating in International Seminars and Conferences at regular intervals. The faculty members are associated with the U.G.C., the U.P.S.C., different State P.S.Cs and such other prestigious organizations at national and state levels. Further, the teachers have been taking up academic assignments as Resource Persons and Visiting Professors of different universities. Besides these, the department is also publishing a bi-annual research journal entitled Studies in History and Culture (ISSN: 0971-9326) of international standard since 1993. Since 2006-07, the Department is publishing a yearly edited volume, Studies on Orissan History under the ASIHSS programme.

Master Degree (M.A.)

About Course Programme

The Department of History was established in 1968 with two years Master Degree Course in History. In order to encourage research activities the M.Phil. Course was introduced in 1979-80. The department also offers Ph.D. programme under the supervision of the faculty members.

The Post Graduate curriculum is reoriented in consonance with modern development as per the guidelines of U.G.C. Though the emphasis remains on strengthening Historical Knowledge of the students topics on History of Science and Technology, Historiography, Contemporary world, Regional History are introduced in the Curriculum of the History. The Department offers three Specializations to students in the Second year mainly

i) Ancient Indian History

ii) Medieval Indian History and

iii) Modern Indian History

The Department also offers a course as Tourism and Indian Monuments. The duration of the course is one year. Any students who completed MA in History/ Archaeology/ Indian Culture are eligible for admission.

How to Enter into the Course Programme

Application for admission to the Course can be made during the month of May-June by receiving the print-out through online/Down loaded/Printed application along with required documents. The instruction is imparted through English medium under semester system. The examination is conducted as per the following.

Curriculum / Syllabi

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Class Schedule

The weekly academic programme of the Department accommodates the following as part of the time table set during 11.30 – 4.00 p.m. everyday:

1. Regular Classes

2. Proctorial Classes

3. Classroom paper-reading sessions

4. Week-end Seminars

5. Discussion

6. Consultation on dissertation preparation.

7. Guidance on Library and Reference

M.Phil

The course shall be of one year duration comprises of two semesters.

About Course Programme

The M.Phil. programme in History consists of THREE papers spread over Two semesters as per the details stated below:

SEMESTER ONE: (1st of January to 31st of June every year)

Theory Papers:

Paper I & Paper II each carrying 100 marks

SEMESTER TWO: (1st of July to 31st of December every year)

Paper III : dissertation carrying 100 marks

How to Enter into the Course Programme

The Chairman, P.G. Council issues an e-advertisement in the University website seeking application for admission to M.Phil.every year in the month of November/December.

The process of selection involves the following phases:

1) Entrance Test

2) Vive Voce Test of the candidate’s short-listed through the Entrance Test.

3) The final selection shall take into consideration the follwing:

a) Career Points

b) Teaching Experience

c) Publications

Curriculum / Syllabi

The first semester shall be of two theory Papers.

i) Research Methodology

ii) Historiography.

The second Semester shall be for preparation and submission of dissertation.

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Class Schedule

The weekly academic programme of the Department accommodates the following as part of the time table set during 11.30 – 4.00 p.m. everyday:

1. Regular Classes

2. Proctorial Classes

3. Classroom paper-reading sessions

4. Week-end Seminars

5. Discussion

6. Consultation on dissertation preparation.

7. Guidance on Library and Reference

Ph.D.

About Course Programme

An advertisement seeking application for the Ph.D. programme is published in the website of the University from time to time.

The process of selection consists of the follwing phases:

1. University Research Entrance Test

2. Viva voce test for candidates short-listed through the URET.

3. If selected, the candidates will have to complete a coursework of SIX months.

For other details including terms and conditions for exemption of Coursework and/or URET as well as other updated information, please see the recent ADVT. in the University website.

How to Enter into the Course Programme

An advertisement seeking application for the Ph.D. programme is published in the website of the University from time to time.

The process of selection consists of the following phases:

1. University Research Entrance Test

2. Viva voce test for candidates short-listed through the URET.

For other details and updated information, please see the recent ADVT. in the University website.

Course Schedule

The weekly academic programme of the Department accommodates the following as part of the time table set during 11.30 – 4.00 p.m. everyday.

The Scholars are required to undertake course work of one semester consisting of

Two papers of 100 marks each.

Paper I- Research Methodology

Paper II- Historiography

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D.Litt.

How to Enter into the Course Programme

As per the University Statute.

People

Professor Bishnu Prasad Panda
Professor
Ph.D., Berhampur University
E-Mail: bpp.hist@buodisha.edu.inbppanda10@rediffmail.combppanda2012@gmail.com
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Dr. Bishnu Prasad Panda Professor of History holds Ph.D. degree from Berhampur University. He has 33 Years of experiences in Research and Teaching in the Department. He is serving various posts in the University. He is a Chairman of Board of Studies in History, Tourism and Indian Monuments and member of Board of Studies in History in the various Universities. He has published number of books for Graduate and Post Graduate students and more than hundreds of articles published in International and National reputed journals. His interest areas of Research are Ancient Indian History, Archaeology, Culture and Regional History.

Professor Bhagabana Sahu
Professor
Ph.D., Berhampur University
E-Mail: bs.hist@buodisha.edu.insbhagabanabuhistory@gmail.com
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Prof. Bhagabana Sahu hods a D.Litt. degree in History from Berhampur University. After serving in different colleges of Odisha since 1986 as a Lecturer, Reader and Principal. he joined the Berhampur University as Professor of History in April, 2011. He has guided several doctoral and M. Phil. students and has about five books and more than sixty research papers to his credit. He was serving as a Warden, P.G.Hostels, Secretary; Sports Council, Chairman Board of Studies in History of Berhampur University. He has been the member of Academic Council and Board of Studies of different Universities. He is the life member of Indian History Congress, South India History Congress, Odisha History Congress and Institute of Historical Studies. His area of research includes Modern History, Tribal Studies and Folk Culture. He was the Vice-President of Odisha History Congress (twice) and Sectional President of South India History Congress, EC member of Indian History Congress.

Professor Bhagabana Sahu
Professor
Ph.D., Berhampur University
E-Mail: bs.hist@buodisha.edu.insbhagabanabuhistory@gmail.com
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Prof. Bhagabana Sahu hods a D.Litt. degree in History from Berhampur University. After serving in different colleges of Odisha since 1986 as a Lecturer, Reader and Principal. he joined the Berhampur University as Professor of History in April, 2011. He has guided several doctoral and M. Phil. students and has about five books and more than sixty research papers to his credit. He was serving as a Warden, P.G.Hostels, Secretary; Sports Council, Chairman Board of Studies in History of Berhampur University. He has been the member of Academic Council and Board of Studies of different Universities. He is the life member of Indian History Congress, South India History Congress, Odisha History Congress and Institute of Historical Studies. His area of research includes Modern History, Tribal Studies and Folk Culture. He was the Vice-President of Odisha History Congress (twice) and Sectional President of South India History Congress, EC member of Indian History Congress.

Dr. Sadananda Nayak
Reader & HOD
Ph.D., Berhampur University
E-Mail: sn.hist@buodisha.edu.indr.nayak73@gmail.comsadanandabuhist@gmail.com
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Dr. Sadananda Nayak, Reader, holds a Ph.D. degree from Berhampur University, Berhampur, Odisha. He has 17 years of teaching experience since 1999. He has joined as a Reader in the Department in March, 2016. Earlier, he was teaching at Sambalpur University as a Lecturer. His research interest includes Regional History, Dalit Christian History and Socio-cultural history. He has guided 9 M. Phil. students and guiding doctoral students. He has published 3 books and 40 articles in various International and National Journals. He has more than 30 papers presented in different Seminars with various aspects of History and interdisciplinary subjects. He is a member of Indian History Congress, South India History Congress, Odisha History Congress and Institute for Social Development and Research (Ranchi).

Dr. Ramakanta Bhuyan
Lecturer
Ph.D., Berhampur University
E-Mail: rb.hist@buodisha.edu.inrkbhuyan_91@rediffmail.comramakanta.bhuyan86@gmail.com
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Dr. Ramakanta Bhuyan was the product of the Berhampur University. He was qualified UGC NET on 2011 and appointed in the Department. He was holding his Ph.D from Berhampur University. He has 4 years of Research and Teaching experience in the Department. He is the member of Indian History Congress, South Indian History Congress and Odishan History Congress. He has published many research articles in various Journals. His interest areas of Research are Incient Indian History, Tribal Studies, social and cultural History and Regional History.

Mr. Sankarsan Malik
Lecturer
M.A., Mphil, University of Hyderabad, PhD., [Continuing, University of Hyderabad]
E-Mail: mrp.cs@buodisha.edu.inbappinna@gmail.com
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Sankarsan Malik has received his Master degree and Mphil in History from the University of Hyderabad. He is pursuing his PhD in University of Hyderabad. He has been teaching in Department of History, Berhampur University since 2016. His research interests are in Women’s History of Odisha, Cultural History of Odisha.

Dr. (Mrs) Sobha Rani
Field Assistant
Ph.D., Berhampur University
E-Mail: sr.hist@buodisha.edu.in,

Dr.(Mrs) Sobha Rani holds a Ph.D. degree in History from Berhampur University. She has been working as a Field Assistant since 2010.

Facilities

Seminar Library

The Department has a Seminar Library with a unique collection of more than 5000 rare and important books in the areas like American Literature, British Literature, Indian Literature, Continental Literature, Classical Literature, Literary Theories and Criticism, Art and Philosophy, Film Theory and Popular Culture.

The Departmental Seminar library contributes to the research culture of the Department. It houses about 5000 Books available to the students and faculty from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm on working days..

Student Project Work

  • The students of M.Phil. are required to submit a term paper along with Paper I of the theory Part of the M. Phil. Programme.
  • They are required to submit a dissertation in partial fulfillment of the degree of M. Phil.

Other Facilities

  • Smart Class rooms
  • Reading room
  • Audio-visual teaching with Movie shows and Webinars
  • Access to e-Library resources: Worlds best articles available through UGC Inflibnet and Pro-Quest Database

Department Activity Clubs

  • Nature Reading Club
  • Yoga Club
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Swachh Bharat Club
  • Creative Recreation Club
  • Anti-Ragging Peer Counselling

Research

Ancient History, Medieval History, Modern History, Art and Architecture, Regional History, Culture and Archaeology.

Project Execution in the Department:

Special Assistance Programme

Phase I,(1999 to 2000)

Phase II (2004 to 2009)

Phase III (2009 to 2014)

ASIHSS Programme 2006- 2011

Events

  • Centre of Excellence under SAP (UGC)
  • SAP, DRS-Phase-II
  • Organised two Seminars under UGC, SAP, DRS-III and
  • Hosted 33rd Session of Orissa History Congress.
  • National Seminar on “Uplift of the Downtrodden and Social Reform Movements in Orissa “, under the UGC, SAP (DRS, Phase –III) held on 28-29, September 2012.
  • XXXIII Annual Session of Orissa History Congress held on 21-22, January 2012.
  • National Seminar on “Social Protest Movements in Orissa since early times”, under the UGC Special Assistance Programme (DRS- Phase –III) held on March 12-14, 2011.
  • National Seminar on “Anti-colonial Tribal Movements in Orissa under the UGC SAP (DRS-Phase III) held on 19-21 March 2010.
  • National Seminar on “Evolution of Orissan Society and State since the early times”, under the UGC, ASHISS programme held on 27-28 November 2010.
  • National Seminar on “State, Society and Social Mobility in Orissa since Early Times”, held on 28th-29th December 2005.
  • 27th Session of Orissa History Congress held on 28th-29th December 2005.
  • UGC National Seminar on “Historical writings and Historians of Twentieth Century Orissa”, held on 19th 20th February 2005.
  • National Seminar on “Orissan Historiography”, and 24th Session of Orissa History Congress held on 30th September to 1st October, 2001.
  • National Seminar on “Problems and prospects of Tourism” held on 23rd 24th February, 2001.
  • National Seminar on “Situating Tribals in History” under UGC Special Assistance Programme held on 24th - 25th March, 2000.
  • National Seminar on “Society, polity and Culture of Eastern India: A Historical Perspective,” held on 21st -22nd March, 1997.
  • XV Session of South Indian History Congress held on 24th 26th February, 1995.
  • Seminar on “Maritime activities of Orissa: Reminiscences and Prospects”, held on 30th September, 1993.
  • Seminar on “The Cultural Heritage of Ancient Orissa”, held on 28th September, 1993.
  • Berhampur University Silver Jubilee Seminar on “Cultural Heritage of South Odisha” held on 14th December, 1991.
  • Sixteenth Session of Orissa History Congress held on 18th-19th September, 1990.
  • UGC National Seminar on “Freedom Movement in Orissa” on 22nd 24th December, 1988.
  • Indian Association for American Studies, XIIth Session, October 1978.
  • Orissa History Congress, Session V, March 1977.

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