History

 

PROFILE OF THE DEPARTMENT

Department of Studies in History, Manasagangotri Mysore-6

1894: History began to be taught in the Maharaja's College

1894: History Society, the oldest forum of Princely Mysore was established academic and it is being continued.

1916: University of Mysore was established with the Professor of History Thomas Denham as its first Registrar.

 

Choice Based Credit System: 

Open Elective Papers with other departments of Political Science, Sociology, Kannada, Geography, Environmental Science, Food and Nutrition, Economics, Statistics, Women Studies & LLM, English, Physics, Microbiology, Gandhian Studies, Mathematics, Biotechnology, Commerce.

 

 Research Thrust area recognized by funding agencies

Socio-Economic History of India

Urbanization of South India

State and Society in India

State and Society in Karnataka 

Marginalized Communities of Karnataka

Impact of British Colonialism on Hyderabad Karnataka 

Socio-Economic Transformation of Hyderabad Karnataka under the Nizams 

A Study in Criminal Tribes of Colonial Mysore 

 

Ongoing Project: UGC Major Research Project:

 Dr. Y.H. Nayakwadi

Land Relations and Social Structure in the Hyderabad State: With reference to Karnataka (1724-1956)

Amount Sanction: Rs. 5,90,000/-

 

Books Published by the faculty:

Dr.  Y. H. Nayakwadi

Professor and Chairman

  1. ‘Raajakeeya Mattu Saamaajika Samstegalu’, (In Kannada) Published by KSOU Mysore, in 2015.
  2. ‘Political and Social Institutions’, Published by KSOU Mysore, in 2015.
  3. ‘History of North India-Political and Cultural’, Published by KSOU Mysore, in 2014.
  4. ‘Uttarabharatada Itihasa-Rajakeya Haagu Samskrutika’, (In Kannada) Published by KSOU Mysore, in 2014.
  5. 'Bharatiya Puratatvashastra', (In Kannada), Published by DSCE, Karnataka University Dharwada, in 2008.
  6. 'Badami Chalukyara Itihasa', (In Kannada), Published by DSCE, Karnataka University Dharwada, in 2008.
  7. 'Dakshina Bharatada Itihasa (1336-1686)', in Kannada, Published by DSCE, Karnataka University Dharwada, in 2008.
  8. Dakshina Bharatada Itihasa To 1336', (In Kannada), Published by DSCE, Karnataka University Dharwada, in 2008.
  9. Americada Sanyukta Samstanagala Itihasa',(In Kannada), Published by KSOU Mysore, in 2007.
  10. The History of United States of America', Published by KSOU Mysore, in 2007.

 

Prof. R. Rajanna

1.Adhunika Bharatha   -2011

2.Adhunika Asia 2011               -2011

3.Madhiya Kalina Bharathada Ithihasa -2011

4.Adhunika Bharatha Part II (1885-2011)-2013

5.Modern Europe  (1789)-2013

6.Karnatakada Itihasa Bhaga I-2016

7.Adhunika Karnataka Charitre-II   -  2016

 

Prof. N. Saraswathi

1.     Vijayanagara Kalada Mahileyara Kodigegalu  Rasi Book Publishers, Mysore, 2008

 

2.     Hoysalara Kalada Ithihasa  Sinchn Multigtraphy Publishers, Mysore, 2009

 

3.     Mugalara Kalada Itihasa Virajasi Enterprises Mysore, 2010

 

4.      Hoysalara Kalada Samskruthika Adyayana Vachaspathi Prakashana, 2009

 

5.       Karnataka Ithihasa  Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies, University of  Mysore, 2011

 

6.  Vijayanagara KaladaStriyaraSthanamanagalu, 2011, Mysore.

 

7.HoyasalaraKaladalliDanigalaPathra Co- Author Dr. C.N. Shilpashree, 2011, Mysore. 

 

8.HoyasalaKaladaDandanayakarumathuavaraKodugegalu, C-Author Dr. S.L. Kemparaju 2011, Mysore.

 

9.UttaraBharatadaIthihasa 2011 Mysore.

 

10.Karnataka Ithihasa , 2011, university of Mysore

 

11.Vijayanagara Mathu Raja VamshataraIthihasa 2012, Mysore

 

12.Hoysala Shilpadalli Sthriyaru-2013, Mysore

 

13.Vijayanagara ShilpadalliStreeyaru, 2014, Mysore

 

14.Women in Vijayanagara Art, 2015, Mysore.

 

15.Women in Hoysala Art, 2015, Mysore.

 

16.Dana during Vijayanagara Period, 2015, Mysore.

 

17.Gandhi and Nehru, Gandhi Bhavan, University of Mysore, Mysore, 2015.

 

Prof. Aswathanarayana

 Mysore Samsthanadallina Rashtriya Horatada Olanotagalu 1870- 1940 Published by Madara Dulaiah Prakashana, 2008.    

 

 

Prof. K.  Sadashiva

1.    Modern Mysore(New approaches on Polity, Society and Economy)  Priyadarshini Prakashana, 2007. ISBN No 978-81-920010-1-2

 

2.    History of Social Legislation in Mysore State (1881-1948)  Priyadarshini Prakashana, Mysore ISBN No 978-81-920010-0-5

 

3.    Babu Jagjivan Ram's View on Untouchables and Conversion

 

4.     Rakshana Manthriyagi Jagjivan Ram

 

5.    Asprishyaru Mathu Matantarada Bagegina Jagjivan Ramsavara Chintanegalu

 

6.    Karnataka Studies  Priyadarshini Prakashana, Mysore, 2011. ISBN No 978-81-920010-2-9

 

7.    Mangooram:    Panjabinina Adharma mathu Dalita Chaluvali  Priyadarshini Prakashana, Mysore, 2012

 

8.    Karnataka Adhyayanada Olanotagalu Co- Author Dr. Anitha M.S

 

9.    Sources on the Untouchable Communities of Southern India,   

 

10.  Historiographical sketches of the Madiga’s of Southern India,  

 

11.  Karnataka Studies (Collection of papers presented at international   conferences/seminars

 

Dr. Puttaiah

1.     Rashtrakutara Kalada Rajakiya Itihasa Vanchaspathi Prakashan, 2011

 

2.     Rashtrakutara Kalada Samskruthika Kodigegalu  Vanchaspathi Prakashan, 2012

 

3.     Rashrakutara Ithihasa

 

 

Dr. G. T. Somashekar 

1. B.L. Rice: His Life, works and Contribution to Karnataka History and Archaeology

 2. Samajamukhi’ (Edited Voilume) in Kannada A Collection of Research articles. 

3.Mahilaya Manvantarada Haadi – (a collection of Research articles (Edited Volume) 

 

NATIONAL COMMITTEES, INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEES EDITORIAL BOARDS-MEMBER

1.    Prof. Y.H. Nayakwadi, Chairman 

UPSC   

BOS

SIHC

Affiliation Committee

KPSC

BOE  

KHC

Audit committee

UGC

MSCSA

DS

Governing Council Committee

BOA

IHC

 

NET/SLET

Ph.D Committee in other Indian Universities

Indian Council of Historical Research

Editor:  Journal of Historical Studies

             ISSN NO: 1941-2681

Member: Encyclopedia History and Archeology

Member: European Modern South Asian Studies (UK)

 

2.    Prof. R. Rajanna 

UPSC   

BOS

IHC

Affiliation Committee

UGC

BOE     

SIHC

Governing Council Committee

BOA

-

KHC

NET/SLET

 

 

3.    Prof. N. Saraswathi 

UPSC   

BOA

IHC    

Affiliation Committee

UGC     

BOS

SIHC      

NET/SLET

BOA

-

KHC

KPSC

Member: European Modern South Asian Studies (UK)

Member: Journal of Historical Studies ISSN No: 1941-2681

 

Ph.D Committee in other Indian Universities

Ph.D Committee in other Indian Universities
Member: European Modern South Asian Studies (UK)
Member: Journal of Historical Studies ISSN No: 1941-2681

4.    Prof. Aswathanarayana


UPSC

BOS

IHC    

Affiliation Committee

UGC       

BOE

SIHC      

NET/SLET

BOA

-

KHC

KPSC

Member: Journal of Historical Studies ISSN No: 1941-2681

5.    Prof. K. Sadashiva

UPSC        

BOE

SIHC

Affiliation Committee

UGC

BOS           

IHC

Governing Council Committee

-

-

KHC

NET/SLET

Member: Encyclopedia History and Archeology
Member: European Modern South Asian Studies (UK)
Member: Journal of Historical Studies ISSN No: 1941-2681

6.    Dr. Puttaiah


BOE

SIHC

IHC

KHC

7.    Dr. G.T. Somashekar


SIHC

KHC

IHC

8. Dr. H.A.Gangamma


SIHC

KHC

IHC

9. Dr.Gurusiddaiah


SIHC

KHC

IHC

BOE

BOS

 

FACULTY RECHARGING STRATEGIES:

 

 Till now the Department has organized thirty refresher courses and workshops in collaboration with Academic Staff College, University of Mysore.

 

Student Projects: M.Phil Dissertations

2007-2008                     15         Projects 

2008-2009                     20         Projects 

2009-2010                     20         Projects 

2010-2011                     20         Projects 

2011-2012                     11         Projects 

2012-2013                     25        Projects 

2013-2014                     21        Projects 

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow:

Dr. Y.H. Nayakwadi completed the Commonwealth Post Doctoral Fellowship, in the Cambridge University, U.K., 2010-2011, worked with Professor C.A. Bayly   at University of Cambridge. 

 

Seminars/Conferences/Workshops:

  1. National Seminar on Tippu Sultan-State, Economy and Modernization held on 23-25 Feb 2006   organized by Department of History, Manasagangorti, in collaboration with the Directorate of Archeology, Government of Karnataka.
  2. State Level Seminar on "Unification of Karnataka-Problems & Prospects" held in the month of May 11th & 12th 2007 in collaboration with Karnataka State Archives, Bangalore.
  3. State Level Seminar on "Life & Achievements of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV" held on January 27th-28th 2009 in collaboration with Karnataka State Archives, Bangalore.
  4. State Level Seminar on “Dewan Sir Mirza Ismail- Life & Achievements” held on 3rd & 4th of September 2010 in collaboration with Kannada University, Hampi.
  5. National Seminar on “Ethno-Historical Development of De-Notified Tribes (DNT) Issues & Prospects” held on 23rd & 24th December 2010 in collaboration with Center of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, University of Mysore.
  6. State Level seminar on Dewan Sir Mirza Ismail-Life and Achievements held in the month of September 3rd and 4th 2010 on Collaborative with Kannada University, Hampi.
  7. National seminar on Ethno-Historical Development of De-Notified Tribes (DNT) Issues and prospects held on 23rd and 24th December 2010 in collaboration with center of social exclusion and inclusive policy, University of Mysore.
  8. Department organized Suvarna Manasa exhibition in the month of Feb-2011
  9. Indian Social Science Congress on “Peoples Health and Quality of Life in India”, Organized by University of Mysore, on 19th – 23rd December 2016.
  10. 26th Karnataka History Congress – Organized by University of Mysore, on 6th – 8th January 2017.
  11. Prof. Achuta Rao Memorial International Conference on “Power, Resistance and sovereignty in Princely South India” – Organized by University of Mysore, Mysuru, on 17th and 18th February 2017.

 

 

 STUDENT PROFILE COURSE WISE:
Number of the Students applied for admission

M.A in History

Year

Applied

Admitted

2006

170

62

2007

124

64

2008

218

62

2009

300

67

2010

320

70

2011

350

71

2012

400

75

2013

450

71

2014

475

72

2015

400

76

2016

500

74

2017

480

84

M.A in West Asian Studies


Year

Applied

Admitted

2006

10

6

2007

10

7

2008

10

6

2009

10

6

2010

10

7

2011

10

7

2012

10

10

2013

12

09

2014

10

05

2015

15

--

2016

10

09

2017

15

10

 

 

 

 

 

M. Phil in History


Year

Applied

Admitted

2008

32

20

2009

30

20

2010

30

20

2011

30

20

2012

90

20

2013

80

25

2014

150

21

 

NET

Category

SLET

Category

20

GM

50

GM

25

OBC

50

OBC

20

SC

35

SC

10

ST

15

ST

30

Cat-1

20

Cat-1

KAS & IAS


KAS:

IAS:

25GM

5 GM

20 SC

4 SC

20 OBC

2  ST

10 ST

10 OBS

15 Cat-1

 

Student Progression 
UG to PG                                                       PG to M. Phill


MA History

Percentage

M.Phil History

Percentage

2006-2007

36.47%

 

 

2007-2008

46%

2007-2008

65.5%

2008-2009

48%

2008-2009

66.66%

2009-2010

50%

2009-2010

66.66%

2010-2011

55%

2010-2011

66.66%

2011-2012

62%

2011-2012

66.66%

2012-2013

62%

2012-2013

66.66%

2013-2014

62%

2013-2014

66.66%

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITIES:
Department Library has more than 5, 000 books.
Internet Facilities is available for all the staff members.
Five class rooms

Number of Doctoral Students

Total Scholars
from host University
Ph. D in History

Total Scholars from other University

Total Scholars from outside Karnataka.

Total Scholars from outside India

Total Scholars from host University
Ph. D in West Asian Studies

More than 100 Students

25

10

25

5

New Progaramme

Ph.d Course work was conducted to more than 100 research students.
Two Papers: 1. Advanced Research Methodology and Theory in History
2. Review of literature
Seminars were conducted.

 

Enrichment Programmes: 
Coaching classes are conducted for Competitive Examinations (IAS, KAS,
NET/KSET), Spoken English classes, Archival visit, Museums Visit, Historical    
Places visit, Quiz competitions, Sports activities, Conducted Job Fest, Job Skills
Programme and Visit to Heritage Places.

 

Teaching Methods Adopted by the Faculty:
Power Point Presentation
Slide Presentation
Maps, Audio Visual aids in Teaching

 

Student Monitored: 
The Students is taught in most effective manner. Lectures are conducted through Power Point Presentation. To assess the learning outcome of the students class tests, Assignments and Seminars are conducted on a regular basis along with the final examinations on each semester.

 

Participation of students and faculty in extension activities:

          Heritage explorations, by identifying the monuments Heritage structures Irrigational Tanks in Karnataka. Conducting extension activities to educate the masses about the importance of preserving the Historical Monuments and prevent their decay or destruction.

 

Beyond the syllabus activities
The department conducts North India, South India and regional tours to students to enrich their knowledge.

 

Consultancy:
Guidance to the Research Scholars coming from rural and urban areas for research work, competitive exams and other career guidance are given. U.G. Teachers take advice and assistance to conduct and organize seminars, workshops and special lectures.

 

Physically challenge students:
They are taken more care with all support to improve their career, and extra classes taken by the faculty

 

Contributions of the Department:
           Department of Studies in History publishes two Journals one in Kannada Ithihasa (Student Journal) and one in English entitled “Journal of Historical Studies”. Faculty members are active in delivering special lectures in various colleges and resource persons to Academic Staff College, Mysore, Karnataka State Open University, Karnataka Administrative Service and Indian Administrative Service Centers. Faculty members have published a substantial number of research papers and books in English and Kannada which helps the students to update their knowledge. Faculty members of the Department continuously attend and present research papers in National and International Conferences, Seminars and Workshops.

 

Future plans of the Department:
    
          The department is research oriented. For the purpose seminars are essential to improve the personality of the students and research scholars. It is necessary to make progress on historical studies and research. Therefore it is essential to have a big seminar hall with LCD facilities, Seminar Hall which accommodates 250 students, faculty members and research scholars.

 

            A modern study requires the application of computers and internet.    
To provide these facilities, a computer lab with a minimum of 30 computers along with accessories, is to be established for the students, research scholars and faculty. There are more than 100 research scholars which includes UGC, ICHR, RGNF, MANF, FIP, PDF, SC/ST cell and foreign research scholars. It is necessary to provide them with cubical facilities, so we intend to give them this facility. The existing number of students 150+90 research scholars plus 20 M. Phil students, which makes it necessary to have classrooms and staff rooms. Department of History came into existence in the year 1894 and by 2017 History department is completing 124 years. Department has to celebrate for the whole year of 2017-18, by conducting Seminars/Conferences/workshops/symposium and exhibition.We are planning to conduct thematical seminars twice a year in the department and also to publish the research papers presented in the seminars. We are planning to build Art Museum and establish a centre for collecting and preserving Archival Materials. For the coming years we want to organize National and International Conference in the department. Seminars on Historiography of Karnataka, Socio-Economic History of India, Urbanization of South India, State and Society in Medieval South India, Karnataka History Congress Annual Session, South Indian History Congress, Annual session and Indian History Congress Annual session, seminars on Indo-West Asian Relations, looking forward to attend State, National, and International Conference/Seminars by our faculty members and educational tours. The Department aims to in future to improve and strengthen the academic standards by taking necessary measures in research i.e. UGC/ICHR/Major research project and developmental activities from time to time.

 

SWOC:
1.     All the faculty of our department have more than two decades of excellent teaching experience and are involved in the research activities.

2.     Departmental Library has more than 5, 000 books including rare books and back Volume Journals.

3.     Department publishes two Journals one in Kannada Itihasa (Student Journal) and one in English, Journal of Historical Studies.

4.     Every year around 30 research students successfully complete their Ph.D research work, under the able guidance of qualified faculty members of the

        department. At present more than 100 research scholars are doing research in the department.     

5.     Faculty members are invited to deliver special lectures, and also to present research papers in State, National and International level.