The Department of History & Indian Culture is the oldest Department in the University of Rajasthan founded in 1950 under the headship of Dr. M.L. Sharma. Renowned Scholar, Philosopher and Historian Prof. G.C. Pande joined the Department in 1962 as Tagore Professor of History and Indian Culture. Under his learned and charismatic leadership, the Department gradually acquired a distinctive character with great emphasis on the Study of Ideas and Movements in History. The Department acquired its present form as the Department of History and Indian Culture in 1962.

    The Department has had the honour of having eminent scholars like Prof. Mathura Lal Sharma, Prof. G.C. Pande, Prof. Satish Chandra, Prof. G.N. Sharma, Prof. Devendra Kaushik, Prof. M.S. Jain, Prof. R. Nath, Prof. S.N.Dube, Prof. V.S. Bhatnaghar, Dr. G.S.P. Misra, Dr. Pratibha Jain, Shri R.S. Mishra, Dr. U.C. Chaturvedi, Prof. Rashmi Patni and Prof. Vibha Upadhyaya as teaching faculty. The faculty members of the Department have made original contribution to historical research in their respective specialisations.

    The Department offers Graduate, Post-Graduate, M. Phil and Ph. D courses. Over the years new papers in the syllabi of the students have been added to enrich and contemporise the syllabi. Besides, the Department also runs a course of P.G. Diploma in Indian Culture.