Department of History
A Brief History of History Department

                   The Department of History is one of the oldest academic department of the University. The department was officially inaugurated on 9th November 1964. Dr. Appasaheb Pawar, an eminent historian of the Marathas and an acclaimed scholar was the first Vice-Chancellor of the university. The foundations of the future development of the Department of History were
laid under his able guidance and leadership.
                   The region of Western Maharashtra has a rich historical legacy. In view of the research and learning interests of the faculty and students of the region, the department has identified Maratha History, History of Modern Maharashtra and History of the Southern Maratha Princely States as its thrust areas. The department remains committed to understanding the past by exploring regional and local history in its national and global context by adopting an inter-disciplinary approach.


• More than 17 publications have been authored by former and present faculty of the department.
• Establishment of Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Centre Studies in Maratha History (2003)
• International Seminar on ‘Studies in Deccan History with special reference to Maharashtra’ (06 to 08 December 2005)
• International Conference in collaboration with Association of Third World Studies South Asia Chapter (ATWS, SAC) Main theme: Religion, Culture and Peaceful Co-existence of Humankind- Role of Third World Countries (30th November to 2nd December 2016)
• GIAN course on “The Deccan in the 18th Century” (4th August 2016 to 12th August 2016)Foreign Faculty: Prof. Stewart Gordon, Senior Scholar from the University of Michigan, USA
• PG Diploma in Museology
• Certificate course in Modi Script
• Value-added Course on “History for Competitive Exams”
A Brief History of History Department (in Marathi) (attachment)


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