Department of History


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.


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.



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Dr. Rewant Vikram Singh successfully completed his doctorate from the University of Mumbai in 2017 for his study on “Settlement Archaeology of Trade Routes of Western Maharashtra (600 BCE to c. 300 CE)”.

UGC Minor Research Project titled “Evolution of Buddhist Art Along the Trade Routes of South Asia” successfully completed.

Faculty :-

Dr. Rewant Vikram Singh

Head of the Department, Assistant Professor
M.A., M.Phil., NET, Ph.D.

Ms. Namrata Howal

Associate Professor
M.A., M.Phil., NET



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Faculty Name Books Authored with ISBN Books Edited with ISBN Chapters in Books with ISBN Seminar Proceedings with ISBN Publication with Impact Factor Publication without Impact Factor
Dr. Rewant Vikram Singh 5 1 2 2 2
Ms. Namrata Howal 1 1 2


The Department of History of Maharshi Dayanand College takes pride in hosting the Youth History Congress (YHC) every two years. YHC aims to bring together young minds on a common platform with the following objectives:

– To promote the cause of history and allied disciplines with focus on research and professional opportunities

– To stimulate young minds through seminars, workshops, competitions, socio-cultural programs, heritage tour and any other programs that    are conductive to, or incidental to, or are necessary

– To share and publish details of research works and events as may be considered desirable, preferably through social media

YHC is a unique platform as together with heritage-based workshops on entrepreneurial opportunities for the students of history it also organizes international and national seminars on diverse topics of history to enable scholars share their research work with a wider academia.

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Dr. Rewant Vikram Singh
Assistant Professor & Head – Department of History
Cell Phone: +91-9768628076

Ms. Namrata Howal
Assistant Professor, Department of History
Cell Phone: +91-8652149177