More about the course
MA in Historical Studies is an intensive program that provides you with a window of opportunity for undertaking in-depth studies in the field of history. The course curriculum consists of a number of core and elective subjects along with a language course and the presentation of a thesis. The thesis is a detailed dissertation of the project undertaken by you as part of the mandatory research work to be taken up by every student before the fag end of the last semester.
The thrust areas in most of these courses are archaeology, art history, economic history, global history and Asian interconnections. Some such courses have core topics such as imaging Asia, critical readings in historical studies, research methodologies and electives such as history of India in early modernity, visualizing South Asia, cultural exchanges between pre-modern South and Southeast Asia, exploring Indo-Persian histories and so on. Other than these most such courses have a language course on say Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese, etc.
Prospects and opportunities
Postgraduate courses in historical studies opens up avenues of employment in the field of academics, research, teaching and the civil service. You can join a university or college and establish yourself as a lecturer. You can become a historian. You can take up government jobs in the states or in the centre. You can opt for doctoral programs like PhD and take up research positions in universities or institutions.
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