The department of History was established on 9th August, 1973 with Mrs. Nibedita Hazarika as the founding Head of the Department. The Department initiated P.U. courses and B.A. General courses in History in 1973. In 1994, the department started B.A. Honours courses in History. Currently the department offers B.A. honours courses, B.A. general courses and Higher Secondary courses. The department has a intake capacity of 100 students for Higher Secondary, 100 students for B.A. regular and 35 students for B.A. honours Courses.
Besides Mrs. Nibedita Hazarika, Late Ananda Borah also rendered his service to the department as a permanent faculty. Mr. Muktar Rahman Saikia, Mr. Dipankar Sarma, Miss Raima Narzary and Miss Rinkumoni Baishya also rendered their services to the department as contractual faculties previously. The current sanctioned faculty strength of the department is two. Dr. Mamoni Sarma and Dr. Indrani Choudhury is currently rendering their services as permanent faculty members. Dr. Mamoni Sarma is currently serving as the Head of the department. Besides, Miss Babita Rabha and Mr. Jintu Thakuria are serving as contractual faculties in the department.
The department has designed various innovative ways and methods for successful teaching learning process. This includes pre-planned teaching and evaluative plan, ICT enabled classes, group discussion, paper presentation, seminars, lecture programs, field visits etc.
In its’ glorious journey, the alumni of the department have made the department proud with their association in different fields like academics, government services, public and private sector enterprises etc.