History

Degree Distribution Ceremony and Savitribai Phule Memorial Lecture on 9 January 2020 at 12.30 p.m
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About

The Department of History, University of Mumbai was established in 1969 in the Fort Campus. In June 1972 it shifted its premises to the new University Campus at Kalina. The Department is located on the second floor of the Ranade Bhavan, Arts Faculty Building, at Vidyanagari. It is accessible by both the Western and Central Railways, and served by Railway stations at Santacruz and Kurla respectively. Bus nos. 37, 91, 313 and 318 ply between Santacruz and Vidyanagari and between Kurla and Vidyanagari. The Vidyanagari campus with its many trees and well laid out gardens offers an environment conducive to learning and research. The close proximity of the arts, science and commerce departments makes it a place where students and faculty from many disciplines meet. Campus walks, the canteen and the park benches offer opportunities both for faculty and students to meet and exchange ideas. Cultural and social events are also regularly organized by the students.

The Department of History has been established in 1969. The Department of History offers a two year post-graduate course leading to a Master’s Degree by papers or by dissertation. A number of students who have been awarded. M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees have gone on to make their own distinctive contribution in the field of History.
Along with the regular lectures for M.A. students, a great deal of importance is given to the presentation of seminar papers by students and their participation in the class room presentation.
The Department also organises a monthly research student seminar where M.Phil and Ph.D. students share their research findings.
Members of the faculty specialize in Ancient, Medieval and Modern Indian History. While emphasis is placed on teaching and research in Indian History a great deal of importance is also given to studying developments in an international context, and studying the histories of specific countries such as Europe, USA., China and West Asia.
The Department regularly invites scholars both in History and other related disciplines to give talks and lectures to faculty and students and makes a special effort to reach out to college teachers of the many colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai. It consciously aims to build bridges and share information between College and University teachers with the intention to making the University of Mumbai a Centre of excellence in historical research and improve the quality of teaching at both levels. The Departments also regularly invites eminent scholars of national and international standing to deliver prestigious endowment lectures such as D.D.Kosambi Memorial Lectures; Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar Memorial Lectures; Pandit Bhagwanlal Indraji Lectures.The Guru Gobind Singh Endowment Chair was established in the Department of History in the year 2003.
Holders of the B.A. Degree of the University of Mumbai or any other recognised Indian University who have majored in History or have studied at- least two papers in History at the graduate level are eligible for admission to the M.A. Degree in History. Students who have not offered at least two papers in History at the Graduate level but are seeking admission to the M.A. (History) programme will have to appear for an admission test. The test will be the same as given to graduates from the faculties of Arts, seeking admission to the M.A. History programme. The decision of granting admission will be made by the Head of the Department
Graduates from other Universities seeking admission to the M.A. History programme are required to first obtain an Eligibility Certificate from the Registrar, University of Mumbai. The Registrar may issue a provisional statement of eligibility if he is satisfied that the applicant is prima facie eligible for admission. Having obtained the provisional statement of eligibility, a student may seek provisional admission to this University, and on condition that he submits to the Registrar’s Office through the Head of the Department, the necessary certificates in original together with a typed / Xerox copy of each for confirmation of his eligibility before the close of the academic term in which the student is provisionally admitted to the University.

Faculty
wagh Name :- Dr Sandesh M. Wagh.
Qualification :- M.A. B.Ed., Ph.D. (SET).
Designation :-  Professor and Head.
Specialisation :- Modern Indian History; Modern Maharashtra, Asia, Dalit Movement, Buddhism & Jainism, Feminism.
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Name: Dr Manjiri N. Kamat
Qualification: M.A. (Mumbai); M.Phil; Ph.D (Cambridge); FRAS
Designation: Professor, Department of History, University of Mumbai and Ad hoc Associate Dean, Faculty of Humanities
Specialisation: Modern Indian History; Urban History, History of Labour and History of Medicine
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gaikwad
Name :- Dr. Kishor Gaikwad
Qualification :- Ph.D.
Designation :- Professor.
Specialisation :- Ancient Indian History, Archaeology.
Email Id :- kishorgaik@gmail.com
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neeta Name :- Dr. Mrs. Neeta Mahendra Khandpekar.
Qualification :- M.Phil., Ph.D., D.Litt.
Designation :- Associate Professor.
Specialisation :- Modern/ World History, Maritime History and Missionary History.
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anagha Name :- Dr Anagha Kamble.
Qualification :- M.A. , Ph.D (NET & SET ).
Designation :- Assistant Professor.
Specialisation :- Migration/ Diaspora Studies, History of the Marginalised.
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masram Name :- Dr Prakash Maroti Masram.
Qualification :- M.A., B. Ed., Ph.D., NET.
Designation :- Assistant Professor.
Specialisation :- Tribal History in India, Gandhian Studies, History of Marathas.
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grishma Name :- Ms. Grishma Rana.
Qualification :- M.A., M.Phil (JNU), (NET-JRF).
Designation :- Assistant Professor.
Specialisation :- Environmental History, Spatial Studies, Intellectual History.
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bhosale Name :- Dr. Narayan Bhosale.
Qualification :- M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Designation :- Assistant Professor.
Specialisation :- Modern India, Social History, Feminist History.
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images Name :- Dr. Gurubachan Singh Bachan
Qualification : M.A., Ph.D.
Designation :- Professor.
Specialisation : Geography

FORMER HEADS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

  • Dr. G. M. Moraes was the first Professor and Head of the Department. He had the distinction of being the General President of the Indian History Congress in a premier body of historians in the country.
  • Dr. SarDesai a well know historian of South East Asia succeeded Professor Moraes as Professor and Head in 1971. He however left the department a year after his appointment to take up a Chair in the University of California and Los Angeles, U. S. A.
  • Dr. Mrs. A. J. Syed, historian of Medieval India was Professor and Head of the Department from 1975 to 1990. She had the honour of presiding over the Medieval Indian Section of the 1985 session of the Indian History Congress.
  • Professor J. V. Naik, historian of Modern India and Nineteenth Century Reform Movements took charge of the Department and later filled the post of Professor and Head of the Department from which he retired in May 1994.
  • Dr. Mariam Dossal, Specialist in Urban History & Maritime History of India, was professor & Head of the Department from 1995 To 2001.
  • Dr. S. S. Narwade, Specialist in History of Dalit Movement in India, was Professor & Head of the Department from July 2001 To July 2004.
  • Dr. T. R. Ghoble, Specialist in Asian History & History of China, was professor & Head of the Department from 2004 To 2007.
  • Dr. Ruby Maloni, Specialist in Medieval Indian History and Indian Ocean Studies, was Professor & Head from 2007 To 30th May 2010.
  • Dr. A. G. Ganachari, Specialist in Intellectual, Cultural and Legal History, was Professor & Head of the Department from 1st June,2010 To 1st May 2011.
  • Dr. T. R. Ghoble, Specialist in Asian History & History of China, was professor & Head of the Department from May 2011 To 14th April 2013.
  • Dr. A. G. Ganachari, Specialist in Intellectual, Cultural and Legal History, was Professor & Head of the Department from 15th April To 30th April  2013.
  • Dr. T. R. Ghoble, Specialist in Asian History & History of China, was professor & Head of the Department from May 2013 To May 2014.
  • Dr Ruby Maloni, Specialist in Medieval Indian History and Indian Ocean Studies was Professor and Head of the Department from May 2014 to September 2015.​
  • Dr Manjiri Kamat, Specialist in Modern Indian History with research interest in urban history, history of labour and history of medicine was Professor and Head of the Department from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2018.

The procedure for registration to the P.hd Course is as follows:
The student must have passed the M.A. examination with a minimum of 55% marks (50% for SC / ST candidates).
The student has to prepare a research proposal duly signed by the guide and submit it to the Thesis section in the University Fort Campus for review by the Research and Recognition (R.R) committee .The candidates whose proposals have been accepted will be notified by the University. They have to then register at the Department.

Tuition fees for the academic year 2007-2008 (subject to change as per University rules) :
Registration fees Rs.815/- (M.Phil/ Ph.D. Rs.1015/-)
Application form for admission Rs. 100/-
Tuition fees Rs.1000/-/ (Foreign students Rs.5000/-)
Library fees Rs.380/-(Rs.580/- for M.Phil / Rs. 680/- Ph.D.)
Union fees Rs. 10/-
Caution Money Rs. 10/-
Grand Total for MA-I :2396 /-
Grand Total for MA- II :1671 /-
Grand Total for M. Phil :2896 /-
Grand Total for P.hD :2996 /-