From the desk of Head of Department

HOD's Message

      It gives me immense pleasure that Department of History & Indian Culture has successfully entered in its 69th year of existence. This is the fruit of the consistent efforts of the staff and students.

The Department of History & Indian Culture is one of the oldest Departments in the University of Rajasthan founded in 1950 under the able leadership and headship of Dr. M.L. Sharma. The Department acquired its present form as the Department of History and Indian Culture in 1962.

The alumni of the Department are well placed in Academia, NGO’s, Development Sector and in Government & Public sector. The Department provides unique opportunities for aspiring doctoral scholars by offering them an ambience different from that of conventional University Department in the art and social sciences, especially by facilitating conversation and discussions across multiple disciplines and research areas.

Faculty Members (earlier and current) of the department are renowned thinkers and contributors to the discipline of History and specialist in their respective domains of research. They have various research projects, books and research papers published in reputed national and international journals as well. The department is conducting a regular lecture series in addition to national and international conferences, symposia and workshops.

The department offers a wide range of courses and has been publishing an annual journal ‘JIJNASA’ A Journal of the History of Ideas and Culture, since 1974.



(Dr. Pramila Poonia)
Head of Department, Department of History & Indian Culture, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur