Department of History The Department of History is one of the principal humanities departments of the College and came into being with the establishment of Government Post Graduate College Gairsain in the year 2001. The importance of History as a subject cannot be undermined as it helps in giving the students a perspective on the evolution of mankind and teaches them the historical progress of various civilizations; The Graduate programme has a balanced course content covering the evolution of human civilization from time immemorial to recent times. A comparative analysis of historical developments in India and the world is provided to students during the three years of study. The course prepares students to pursue careers in academics, research, civil services, defense services journalism, mass communication, law, archaeology, museum studies, and tourism.
The department has an active history society “Itihas parishad” with all students and teachers as its members. The society has the tradition of electing its own office bearers who under the guidance of faculty regularly organize Debate, seminars, educational trips, heritage walks etc. The department also seeks the encourage the holistic participation of its students in college life.
Class room interactions are an occasion to cultivate a range of related skills such as those of writing, critical thinking, as well as the ability to discerningly wade through innumerable details and complex arguments. The department implemented online teaching in face of COVID19 to facilitate teaching-learning process; hopefully, in future online mode would complement classroom experience. At present Dr. Vinod Singh Farswan is working as a faculty in the department and has awarded Ph.D from Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University,Srinagar Garhwal (A Central University) , he also has been awarded as J.R.F (NET) by University Grant Commission in year 2008,along with above he also have qualified state eligibility test conducted by Kumaun University in 2015.