Department of History
The department of history established in 1993, initially it offers a Bachelor’s degree in History under the initiative of Sr.Emeline, the former principal of the college at that time. Our department was then blessed with M.A History in 2013(Self-financing). At present, there are two permanent faculty and three guest faculty.
Currently the History department offers B.A and M.A Courses. We focus on Kerala History, Modern Indian History, and World history emphasizing socio-economic movements in history. Also, offer courses on Archaeology and complimentary paper for the department of sociology. Add-On courses on Tourism, the French language, and the cultural history of Kerala are also taught by the department. At present the department has a strength of 140 students. The students are from both urban and rural areas. From 2009-10 onwards the department follows the semester system introduced by the M.G University.
We offer 14 core papers, 1 open course and 1 core choice-based course. Information technology is used as a tool for effective learning and teaching. The department provides unlimited opportunities for students in higher studies, employment, research and competitive exams.
Message from HOD
India is a country steeped in history, legends, myths, traditions, and culture. We, the History Department of St. Teresa’s College envisage building among students a love for the country’s rich history and culture. Our department aims to sensitize students about the past by narration, open discussions, interpretations, and challenging existing thoughts. Along with covering traditional topics, the department also focuses on including new areas of interest in History including environmental history, local history, gender history, subaltern studies, history of science, folklore studies, etc. Besides, inculcating historical consciousness we also believe in creating strong-willed women equipped to face the adversities of life.
True to our motto, ‘Arise, shine out,’ we have seen an amazing transformation of our students from mediocre to excellent pupils brimming with self-confidence, discipline, determination, and achieving laurels in curricular and co-curricular activities. Here in the history department we make confidence, discipline, and determination, and achieve laurels in curricular and co-curricular activities. The history department makes a complete transformation of girls into noble women proud of their history and culture.