The Department of History, Mar Thoma College for Women, Perumbavoor was established in 1982. In the beginning, History was a combination in the group III of pre-degree class. In the year 1998, the degree course was sanctioned by University and the Govt. of Kerala. The newly Sanctioned B.A Degree course offer History as subject core and Archaeology & Museology as vocational cores. Indian Numismatics and General economics serve as the complementary subject paper.
Since its inception, the department has excelled in various walks of life and produced good researchers, academicians, teachers and social workers. As all the activities and programme are aimed and fashioned at meeting the Vision and Mission of the Department which goes hand in hand with mission and vision of the College. The department Visualises to create awareness of our rich cultural heritage, revive, preserve and protect the diversities of the Nation through the study of History & Archaeology. While the department holds the mission to empower students to address the challenges of society and the discipline with confidence, equip them to become good academicians and responsible citizens.
Mar Thoma College for Women is topmost among the colleges of the Mahatma Gandhi University, which offers undergraduate history course with archaeology and museology as its vocational core. The Model II B.A. History (Vocational) is a specialized undergraduate bachelor’s programme which has been designed to cultivate a practical and theoretical understanding of our rich cultural heritage through the use of modern technologies. Apart from the regular, structured class rooms lectures, regular archaeological field visits, museum internships, and archival training programes are incorporated in the curriculum. Besides to this, on the job training courses in museum methods, preservation and conservation, maintenance and display of historical heritages in collaboration with reputed national research institutions like Indian Institute of Research in Numismatics Studies Nasik (IIRNS) Nashik, Centre for Heritage Studies (CHS), Tripunithura, Hill Palace Museum, Kerala State Archaeology Department Museums etc. are the highlight of this course. The internship/on the job training programme attach lot of wisdom to the course, remains mandatory for the successful completion of the degree programme. In addition to the study report submitted at the study centre, a copy of the same is retained at department for ready reference, an external examination, and a dissertation is made mandatory to receive the completion certificate.
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