- “Empowering through Education”
- To impart updated technical education and knowledge.
- To enhance innovations, problem solving skills, leadership qualities and team spirit.
Dr. Rewant Vikram Singh
The Department of History was introduced in 1962, when the college was affiliated with the University of Mumbai. It is a two-member department consisting of Dr. Rewant Vikram Singh (H.O.D, Assistant Professor of History) and Ms. Namrata Howal (Assistant Professor of History). The department teaches students as per the Choice Based Grading System (CBGS) of the three years graduate program of the University of Mumbai. At the third year, the students have the option to choose between a full major (six papers of History) or two part majors (three papers of History and three papers of any other subject of the Faculty of Arts). The staff of the department also assists in the teaching of Foundation Course.
The department endeavours to develop amongst the students an aptitude for critical inquiry, historical understanding and research, wider vision encompassing regional, national and international concerns, social responsibility, as well as soft skills, such as communication and presentation skills. The department launched the Youth History Congress (YHC) in 2015 and through it various activities are undertaken to cater to the aims and objectives of the department.
METHODOLOGY : –
In the background of the aims and objectives of the department, the methodology used by the staff involves a blend of “brick and mortar model” as well as eLearning tools. Some of the key instructional strategies which are used to deliver lectures are Chalk and Talk, PPT, Smartboard, use of Internet Media, such as YouTube, use of Social Media, such as WhatsApp Group “History@24×7”, Field Visits, Newspaper Reading, Group Discussion, Quizzes, Documentary/Film Shows, Peer Teaching, Alumni Teaching, Mentoring and Remedial teaching. Various environment and community based programmes are also undertaken by the staff and students of the department thereby promoting a sense of social and national responsibility. In addition, the department promotes student and faculty research through research projects, seminars, certificate courses, workshops, field-trips, and guest lectures by eminent personalities.