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#Admissions 2022: Course Profile: B.A (Honours) History

Here’s everything you need to know about the B.A (Honours) History course offered at Delhi
University (DU).

What is the course about?

A highly popular course, History Honours is constantly in demand across colleges. Its curriculum covers various aspects of both Indian and world histories in with respect to chronology, with core papers including History of India, Social Formations and Cultural Patterns of the Ancient and Medieval World, Rise of the Modern West, and History of Modern Europe among others. The electives include History of the USA, History of the USSR, Gender in Indian History, and Modern Southeast Asia.

Refer here, for a basic break down of the curriculum.

What were the previous year’s cut-offs? 

Refer to these links for the respective cut off lists

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8th Cut Off (Special Drive)

What are some top colleges for this course?

History Honours is offered at many colleges. Some of the most sought-after ones include St. Stephen’s College, Ramjas College, Hindu College, Hansraj College, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, and Miranda House, among others.

Potential Career Options

Many students choose History as their undergraduate course to clear civil service examinations. History is considered a very important and scoring paper for the highly coveted Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exams.

Others who are interested in the subject take it up to pursue museology, archaeology, academia, and the like. Yet other options include law, journalism and media, art history, social service, and policy making.

Notable Alumni

Many former students who had studied History at DU have gone on to become accomplished personalities in multiple fields. Some of them include:

  • Atishi, Politician
  • Huma Qureshi, Actor
  • Ranjan Gogoi, Former Chief Justice of India
  • Ravish Kumar, Journalist
  • Shashi Tharoor, Lok Sabha MP and former diplomat

What do students Have to Say About this Course?

The history honors course is a mixed bag. Certain things are immensely fascinating while others are as dry as a desert. Although it comes down to it, the professors ensure your interest in any paper. Even though they might not be able to complete all of the syllabus in class (since it’s so vast), if you get a good one, the ride becomes much smoother. A lot of the course depends heavily on regular self-studying too, something I still haven’t been able to crack.

Devanshi Panda, Second year Student, Lady Shri ram College

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