Medieval History

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About the Department

The Department of Medieval and Modern History was established in the year 1982. Since then, it is actively contributing in enhancing and strengthening the academic excellence as well as the administrative environment of the college. At present the Department is enriched with highly qualified, efficient and experienced faculty members. Dr. Gayatri Singh (Associate Professor), Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Chaudhary(Associate Professor) , Dr. Rachana Singh (Associate Professor). Dr. Narendra Kumar Singh and Dr. Refaq Ahmad have recently joined the department as Assistant Professors. All the faculty members are extensively contributing to the academic and administrative growth of the college.

The founder member of the department Dr. Gayatri Singh is rendering her valuable services since its inception and has completed almost 37 years in service. She has several research papers and a published book to her credit.Senior faculty member Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Chaudhary is In charge of the executive committee of the Faculty Development Centre, Convener of the Documentation Cell and President of the teachers union of the college. He has received Best Teacher Award from the Vice Chancellor University of Allahabad for his outstanding services.

Dr. Rachana Singh is presently the convener of the department. She is also Convener of the Language Centre and the Training and Placement Cell of the college. She has organized many training programmes,,personality development and capacity building workshops in the college She has a number of published research papers, articles and a book to her credit.

 Dr. Narendra Kumar Singh and Dr.Refaq are also active members of different Committees and both of them are very efficiently contributing in academic and administrative activities of the college.

S.N. Name & Designation Qualification Specialization Research Area Contact Detailed Profile

Dr. Dheeraj Kumar Choudhary

Associate Professor

M.A., Ph.D.


History writing




Dr. Rachana Singh

Associate Professor

D.Phil Modern History Contribution of women in Freedom Struggle  


rachana.asingh@gmail .com


Dr. Narendra Kumar Singh

Assistant Professor

D.Phil Med History Lokal History, Indian Diaspora




Dr. Refaq Ahmad

Assistant Professor

D. Phil Later Mughal Period and 18th Century in India Political Biography of 18th Century Mughal Emperoor Ahmad Shah




Academic Activities

  • In the beginning of the session an Orientation Programme is conducted with fresher students of the Department.
  • The department invites distinguished scholars, historians for special lectures throughout the academic year with a view to disseminate advanced knowledge amongst the students in the chosen field of history. Eminent guest Speakers are following:  Dr. Ishwar Saran Vishvakarma, Chairman,Uttar Pradesh Higher Education Commission, Prof.P.K.Srivastava (Lucknow University),Prof. G.K.Rai  ,  Prof.Heramb Chaturvedi, Former, Head, Department of History ,University of Allahabad ,Prof. Suman Jain (BHU), Prof. Anamika Rai ¸University of Allahabad, Prof. H.N. Dubey, University of Allahabad,  Prof. Lalit Joshi, Dr. Rajesh Purohit, Director, Allahabad Museum, Dr. Neena Shukla etc.
  • Time to time Debate, Speech, Quiz Competitions are organised on various topics related to history.
  • Field trips to nearby places are undertaken every year. For example-KhusroBagh, Allahabad Museum, Regional Archives, Anand Bhawan etc.
  • The department celebrates birth dates of freedom fighters i.e. Gandhi jayanti, Swami Vivekanand Jayanti, Ambedkar Jayanti, Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti, etc.
  • Remedial Classes are also conducted to enable slow learners to maintain proper pace.
  • Department also organizes fresher function, Teachers Day, Farewell Function etc.
  •  An exhibition of Archival Records on The Urbanisation of Allahabad During British Era was organized by the department in association with Regional Archives on 27th- 28th Feb, 2018




Best Practices

Historically significant days are celebrated by the department i.e. Gandhi Jayanti, Subhash Jayanti, Vivekanand jayanti etc. to inculcate values and to understand their contribution in nation building.

Medals and Certificates are given to toppers of UG and PG Classes to felicitate their efforts

Department Provides notes and books to needy students .

Class seminars are organised to develop confidence, communication skill and for better understanding the subject.

To promote environmental awareness green initiatives are taken by the department.



Workshop / Seminar

The Department has organized a two-day National Seminar on Decolonizing the Minds and Reconstructing Indian History: Retrospect and Prospects held on 27th- 28th Feb, 2018 in association with Akhil Bhartiya Itihas Sankalan Yojna, New Delhi. The seminar was sponsored by Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi. The Inaugural Session was presided by Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. R.L. Hangloo who appreciated the efforts of the Department of History. The event was graced by the galaxy of eminent Historians and academicians- Chief Guest, Prof. Rajneesh Kumar Shukla, Member Secretary, I.C.P.R. & I.C.H.R., New Delhi, Keynote  speaker Prof. Rakesh Sinha, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, The Guest of Honour, Dr. Balmukund Pandey, Akhil Bhartiya Itihas Sankalan Yojna, New Delhi, Prof. Awadhesh Pradhan, Department of Hindi, BHU. Prof. R.P. Tripathi, Former Head, Dept. of Ancient History, University of Allahabad, Prof. Sushil Kumar Srivastava, Former Head of the Department of History, University of Allahabad. Prof. Lalit Joshi from Medieval and Modern History, University of Allahabad, Yogeshwar Tiwari, Head of the Department of History, University of Allahabad, Chief Guest of the Valedictory Session Prof. Anil Kumar Rai, Department of Hindi Language and Literature, Deen Dayal Upadhyay, University of Gorakhpur,Dr. Yusufa Nafees, Principal of Hamidia Girls’Degree College, Prof.Suman Jain, Department of Ancient History, Culture and Archaeology, BHU, Prof. Lalit Joshi from Medieval and Modern History, University of Allahabad etc.210 delegates from all over country participated in the seminar.The seminar was convened by Dr.Rachana Singh.


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