The Department of History which was established in the year 1971 is one of the initial Departments of this University. The vision of the History Department is to produce academic and professional leaders to strengthen the region and the country. Over the last fifty years, the Department has contributed a great deal to the Indian society and Social allied fields through its teaching and research. This has been achieved by developing skills and team spirit among students through regular conventional and non-conventional teaching and research modes.

Today, the department has students from all over the country as well as from abroad.  The Alumni of this Department are very well placed in Administration, Teaching, Research, Government as well as other Public Sectors Service Organizations. Since its inception, the department started M.A. History programme spread over four semesters. This academic & professional program aims at imparting theoretical training in the area of History. 

Vice Chancellor
Himachal Pradesh University