"Today marks the footprints of journey already made & instills hope in the destination yet to achieve."

A historical landmark was made in the year 1920, when the History Department was established in St. Agnes College. Today, the department has completed 90 years of its journey on the road of progress and achievement.

Our Goal

History is a powerhouse of information. It records the events, happenings and challenges of humankind in its totality, unmindful of space and time. The History department through its subject directs the learner towards the exploration of the events in the context of both National and International happenings. Today our study has become more critical and scientific as we dive into the catalogue of events in a descriptive manner. The subject of history directs our enthusiasm to know and wonder about our own doings and thereby inspires us to learn more and achieve better in the years to come. The course tries to keep in mind the three important aims of Higher Education - innovative learning, research and comparative study building up within the student a thirst for excellence.

The department of History is one of the oldest departments of St. Agnes College, Mangalore., established in the year 1921 . In the past eight decades it has educated thousands of graduates who have made their mark in society. At present  the faculty is an  integral part of the University of Mangalore at the undergraduate level.

The department of History offers a three year B.A. Degree Course covering the History of India  (Ancient, Medieval & Modern) .  Students are given an opportunity to study the regional history of Karnataka.  The department also ventures to keep the students informed about the international happenings through  the History of Europe and Modern Asia. 

Mounting Exhibitions on historical and cultural themes, preparation of charts & posters are ongoing activities of the department. Inculcating a sense of patriotism and pride in our cultural heritage and motivating the students to become ideal citizens of India are the primary goals of the department. To achieve these goals students are encouraged to participate in the programmes of the department.


  • To develop in our students the ability to understand the present, in the light of the past.
  • The students will learn to collect, organize and interpret historical data
  • To enable the students to face the Competitive Examinations, conducted by Karnataka Public Service Commission and Union Public Service Commission.
  • To become confident to pursue Post-Graduate studies.
  • To create awareness among our students with regard to origin of culture and tradition. There by, they will develop interest in the perpetuation, protection and patronization of the same for the future.

History - Papers Offered

Semester Course Code Paper No. Title of the paper No. of hrs / Week Credits
I HIS 101.1 I Emergence of Indian Culture from Ancient times to A.D.400 6 4
II HIS 201.1 II History and Culture of India from A.D 400 to A.D 1206 6 4
III HIS 301.1 III History and Culture of India from A.D 1206 to A.D 1526 6 4
IV HIS 401.1 IV History and Culture of India from A.D 1526 to A.D 1707 6 4
V HIS 501.1 V History of India from A.D 1707 to A.D 1857 5 3
HIS 502.1 VI History of Karnataka from A.D 1750 to A.D1956 5 3
HIS 502.2 History of Fareast - China & Japan A.D 1900 to A.D 1980
VI HIS 601 VII History of Modern India-A.D1857 to A.D1947 5 3
HIS 602.5 VIII History of Modern Europe A.D1789 to A.D1945 5 3
HIS 602.2 History of West Asia A.D1900 to A.D1980
HIS 602. 3 Art and Architecture in Ancient India

The Department of History organised field visit/study to places of historical significance and cultural heritage sites preserving Historical Artefacts, relics, Inscriptions and valuable literary sources. To create awareness among History students towards preservation and protection of Historical Antiquities. Under the Guidance of Mrs. Meera, HOD of History and Mrs. Shanthi. The Department undertook Field study at SheemanthiBai Government Museum, Bejai, Mangalore on 9-8-2017, and 36 History students of II BA participated in the field visit. To study the historical artefacts and documentary sources, Second batch of 26 Students of III BA class participated in the Field study at SheemanthiBai Government Museum, Bejai, Mangalore on 16-8-2017. The group field study was led by Mrs. Meera , HOD of History and Mrs. Shanthi, faculty, Dept of History.


To inculcate Historical Consciousness among History students. The Department of History has begun an Initiative to Reminiscence/ remember the Historical events occurred in the Human History. Under the Punch line ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY, Final year BA students, group of 10 students each participated by displaying the unique historical events of the day from July to September 2017

Group Competition

"ARTSPIRE" Inter-class competitions for Arts students was held on 8.08.2017. Department of history conducted GLIMPSES OF HISTORY, a variety skit/ tableau competition on the historical theme, character and events of the world/ India / Karnataka/ Tulunadu were performed by Arts students, a total number of 12 teams participated in the event.

Poster Designing Competition

In connection with the 71st Independence Day Celebration, the Department of History organised and sponsored Poster Designing/ making Competition for the students on the theme "CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF INDIA'S INDEPENDENCE" on 11-8-2017, the event was Inaugurated by Sr.Dr. Venessa, Vice Principal of the College, wished and appreciated the patriotic spirit of the participants. The competition witnessed the participation of 24 Groups and a total of 120 Students. As per the Directives of the MHRD, Government of India, in commemoration of the 75th QUIT INDIA MOVEMENT- August 8th remembrance, the Department conducted poster making competition for Arts students on the theme QUIT INDIA-FREE INDIA on 11-8-2017

Bulletin Board Competition

To create awareness towards protection and preservation of the planet, history students participated in Bulletin Board Competition on the theme SAFE PLANET HEALTHY PLANET; theme related messages and motivational items were displayed on the History Notice Board 14-9-2017.


As a new venture to include among history students love for the environment and its preservation, the department of history has taken up GREEN GUARD project.

  • This project was commenced on 28th of July 2017, witnessed the enthusiastic participation and interest of the students. Students have cleaned, weeded out grass near the convent parlour , Avila Block and the Library Premises
  • As an extension of this initiative the Department also undertook cleanliness drive at St. Joseph's Higher Primary School, Nantoor, the classrooms in the school camp was rendered dust free and also weeded out grass in the school premises


The department of History extends its teachings learning experiences at St. Joseph Higher Primary school, Nantoor, Mangalore. From July to September during their Tutorial hour 45 students of II BA Class divided in group of 10 each reach out, interact, learn and extend their knowledge of history with a concept of KNOW HISTORY through activity/class study like skit presentation, map study through Google maps, protecting national symbols, respecting national flag and Anthem and respect to the Nation.

Name : Meera Devi.B
Department : HISTORY
Designation:Assistant Professor and HOD