About Department

About the Department of History

The Department ofHistory was established in 1958, a year after the inception of the University ofGorakhpur. Since then, the department has been headed by Historians of greatrepute and eminence Dr. Hira Lal Singh was the founder Head of the Departmentfollowed by Prof. Hari Shankar Srivastava, Prof. K.P. Mishra, Prof. A.K.Mittal, Prof. A.K. Srivastava, Prof. S.N.R. Rizvi, Prof. Poonam Pant, Prof.Himanshu Chaturvedi, Prof. Nidhi Chaturvedi. Prof. M.S.Tripathi, Prof. C. B.Gupta ‘Ankur’ is Head of the Department at present.

At the graduation levelthe department offers courses in Medieval and Modern Indian History

along with EuropeanHistory in Modern times. It is a three years degree course program. At the postgraduatelevel the syllabus has been thoroughly revised to suit the newly structuredsemester system since 2012-13, offering specialization in either MedievalIndian History or Modern Indian History. In the year 2020-21, the wholesyllabus has been revised again to fulfil the needs of CBCS pattern. However,the new syllabus is designed to cater additional academic needs of the studentsat PG level and compulsory papers like Indian Historiography and IndianNational  Movement. Besides this,European History, American History, History of the Far East Asia,

History of West Asia,History of Nepal are also a part of the semester program as optional

papers. Department hasalso introduced programs on Maratha History and Gender studies at PG level.

Late Prof. Lal BahadurVarma, Prof. T.P. Chand, Prof. Ashok Srivastava, Prof. R.C. Roy, Prof. S.D.Dwivedi was associated with the department.

At the research levelthe faculty members are thoroughly engaged in guiding the Ph.D scholars and therange of historical enquiries is as broad as logical human activity permits inthe given infrastructure. Since inception, the department has guided more thanone hundred and fifty research scholars.

Department Profile

Department Info Details

Name of Department Department of Medieval and Modern History
Head of Department Prof. Chandra Bhushan Gupta 'Ankur'
Address of Department Arts Faculty Ground floor
Contact Number 9415212392
Email ID dduguhistory0@gmail.com
Social Media Page's Links :
Facebook HOD DDU
Instagram dduhistory0
Youtube Department of history
Twitter @Historyddugu

Scientific Equipments Details

Scientific Equipment Link No Document


Type Number
Class Rooms - ICT 01
Class Rooms - Non-ICT 05
Seminar Rooms 01
Common Rooms No
Departmental Libraries No
Gents Toilets Common Toilets
Ladies Toilets Common Toilets
Disabled Person Toilets No
Faculty Rooms 07
Office 01
Reception Yes
Waiting Area Yes
Lobby Yes
Ramp No
Disabled Friendly Yes
Labs No

Electrical Appliances

Type Number
Fans 45
LED Lights/Tube lights 46
Air Conditioners 04
Coolers 01
Room Heaters No
Refrigerators No
Any Other NA


Type Number
Computers 01
Printers No
Routers No
Network Switches No
Servers No

Additional Information

5 Years Master Plan No Document
Annual Department Plan No Document
Teaching Plan No Document
Student Attendance Yes

Time Table

UG View Document
PG View Document
Slow Learners View Document
Fast Learners
Room No. with Details No Document
Co-curricular Activity No Document
List of Alumni No Document
Innovation Practices No Document
Stock Register Yes
Internal Evaluation Records Yes
Special Provision made for Advanced & Slow/Fast Learners No

Visiting Guest Faculty

No. of Guest Lectures No
List of Guest Faculty No Document
Consultancy Services No Document
Community Extension Programs No Document
Learning Resources Available in the Department No Document
Achievements and Rewards No Document
Academic Audit No Document
List of Fast Learners
List of Slow Learners https://api.ddunaac.com/api/Containers/department/download/02f971a7-ae6e-48d4-9b79-f55614c74d24.docx
E-Content https://api.ddunaac.com/api/Containers/department/download/c336c2fc-58dc-4c13-bf30-e6b37cea6cb7.xlsx
Any Other No

Program Details

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Number of Courses View Document
Papers Taught View Document
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Students enrolled in Each Value-Added Course No Document
No. of Publications 57
No. of Books Published 09
No. of Chapters Published 11

Student Information

Type No. of Student
Under Graduate (UG) 600
Post Graduate (PG) 150
Ph.D. Scholars 55+7
JRF/SRF 16+5
From Within State 110
From Outside State 16
International slow learners (Only UG): ---
International fast learners (Only UG): ---

Other Information

Strengths 1-Regular and continuous classes 2-Calm quite and serene atmosphere 3-Using ITC tools 4-Specialized faculty strength 5-Strong students ratio 6-Film shows on Historical themes
Weaknesses 1-No staff to run departmental library 2-No common room for female 3-No Internet facility and limited use of digital platform 4-Shortage of class 3 and 4 staff and faculty also 5-do not have any technical staff 6-resource constraint
Opportunities 1-We are rescheduled the syllabi if history 2-Strong infrastructure 3-Strong student strength 4-Possibilities of diversification and growth of the discipline 5-Ability of local talent in the department 6-Strong faculty in the department national and international exposes
Challenges 1-Inability to learn English among the student at all levels 2- Inadequate infrastructure to provide placement to the PG students. 3-Lack of inability to take initiative amongst student at all levels. 4-Scarcity of Job avenues in the region 5-Establishment of department library


Sr. No.
Teacher Name
Mobile No.
1Dr. Himanshu ChaturvediProfessor9415283447View
2Dr. Chandra Bhushan GuptaProfessor and Head9415212392View
3Dr. Nidhi ChaturvediProfessor9451074561View
4Dr. Manoj Kumar TiwariAssociate Professor9415856272View
5Dr. ShwetaAsst. Professor8052038511View

Courses & Syllabi

 Sr. No. Course Syllabus CBCS
1UG --View/Download
2PG --View/Download
3Pre PhD --View/Download

Research & Publications

Research Projects (Last 5 Years)

Project Title
Funding Agency
State/Central Govt.
Gandhi ka Vardha KalProf. Himanshu ChaturvediICHRHistoryCentral Government 27 Lakhs20212 years
ICHR ProjectDr. Manoj Kumar TiwariICHRHistoryCentral Government 420182

Research Papers


Retired Faculties

Sr. No.
Teacher Name
Mobile No.

Time Table

 Sr. No.  Semester Under Graduate Post Graduate Other