Department of History

RESEARCH /PROJECT MENTORING

  • After completion and successful submission of the Research Project on Lesser-Known Museums of Delhi, a new Research Mentoring Project was initiated in February 2022 on the topic ‘What Monuments Tell Us’. There were nine girls of B A Programme 3rd year History Discipline under the guidance of Dr Simmi Kapoor Mehta in this project. The report was submitted on 3rd May 2022. Following are the details
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    S.No. Name of the Student Year Topic
    1 Aditi Ghosh III Lodhi Monuments, Delhi and Vikramshila , Bihar
    2 Anjali Bhadana III Sardhana Church, Meerut
    3 Annu Kumari III Kashmiri Gate and Mutiny Memorial, Delhi
    4 Deepti Shandilya III Hauz Khas Monuments
    5 Fahima Qureshi III Purana Qila, Delhi
    6 Ifra Khanam III Safdar Jung Tomb, Delhi
    7 Jahnavi III Bateshwar Temples and Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh
    8 Khadeeja III Jamali-Kamali Tomb and Mosque; Rajon ki Baoli
    9 Muskan Verma III Connaught Place, New Delhi

  • The students of 2nd and 3rd year History Honours presented papers online based on their research on the topic “Oral History and Traditions” on 25th January 2022 through Google platform. This research project was mentored by Dr Daljit Kaur. Dr Radhika Menon. Member Research Board was the judge for this event.

  • In August, 2021, the broader theme of the research project taken by the students of History discipline B A Programme was ‘Lesser-Known Museums of Delhi’. The research work on this topic included fieldwork and extensive data collection. The mentor of this project was Dr Simmi Kapoor Mehta. There were ten students in this project.

    S.No. Name of the Student Roll No Topic
    1 Jahnavi BAP/19/432 The Air Force Museum
    2 Simran Kumari BAP/19/305 Purana Qila Museum
    3 Fahima Qureshi BAP/19/324 National Science Centre
    4 Aditi Ghosh BAP/19/325 National Crafts Museum & Hastkala Academy
    5 Bhawana Malik BAP/19/478 Delhi Metro Rail Museum
    6 Bharvi Srivastava BAP/19/437 Archaeological Museum
    7 Meenakshi BAP/19/458 Charkha Museum
    8 Muskan Verma BAP/19/189 Swatantrata Sangram Museum
    9 Khadeeja Ahmed BAP/19/492 Tribal Museum
    10 Ifra Khanam BAP/19/454 Ghalib’s Haveli Cum Museum
  • The theme for research project undertaken by B A Honours is “Oral history and Traditions”. Dr Daljit Kaur is the mentor of this project. The programme began in July 2021 with eight students. The project required a lot of academic investigation and community interaction which was carried out by the students.

  • S.No. Name of the Student Year Topic
    1 Mansi Malik III Nidhivana: The Holy Abode of Radha
    2 Ananya III Kathaprasangam - The Art of Storytelling
    3 Anushree Bisht III Relevance of Oral Traditions
    4 Jyoti III Tribal Aesthetic: The Gond Paintings
    5 Uttara Rana III Kathputli, A Dying Art of Rajasthan
    6 Renu III Pandun ka Kada
    7 Pooja II Kavad Yatra
    8 Jyotsana II Vrindavana; the land of spiritual ecstasy

  • Eight students of History Honours were chosen for a Research Mentoring programme under the mentorship of Dr Simmi Kapoor Mehta. They were –
    1. Anandita - Indian Council of Historical Research
    2. Ananya - National Archives of India
    3. Apoorva- National Gallery of Modern Art
    4. Areesha- Nehru Memorial and Library
    5. Debyani- Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
    6. Meghna- Gandhi Smriti and Gandhi Darshan
    7. Sanskriti - Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage
    8. Shruti - National Museum of India
    Except for Ananya (Batch 2019-22), all were from Batch 2018-21. They were given a topic “Some important institutions and their relevance to students of History” in January 2021 and the final report was submitted to IQAC on 25th February 2021 by Teacher-in-Charge Dr Daljit Kaur.

  • A Paper Presentation programme was organised for 3rd year honours students by Dr Simmi Kapoor Mehta as a part of the research mentoring programme of the department on the topic ‘Culture and Thought of 19th and Early 20th Century’ on 6th February 2021 on Google Meet platform. 36 students participated. The event was judged by Ms Divya Surana and Dr Daljit Kaur, Ms Shabnam Suri and Ms Panchali Devi graced the occasion.
    1. Paper Presentation- European Culture and Thought

    2. Paper Presentation- European Culture and Thought

    3. Paper Presentation- European Culture and Thought


  • On 10th March 2021, Dr Navendu Shekhar organized a Paper Presentation programme on the topic, ‘Popular Culture’ for the 3rd year B A Programme student of the department in collaboration with Kasak, the B. A Programme Society of the college. This event was also part of the peer as well as research mentoring programme initiated by the department. Mr. Sudipta Mandal, Assistant Professor of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi was the invited speaker for the event. He delivered a thematic introduction on the topic of popular culture.

  • Russian Revolution had completed its 100 years in 1917, so to commemorate it the students of third year honours had organized `Paper Presentation’ on the topic `Russian Revolution – Some Aspect’ in which some ten students presented their papers after going through various sources on various perspectives of the Russian Revolution on 12th April 2018.

  • For better understanding and experience of our heritage, the second year History honours batch (2016-19 and 2017-20) were given a project in which the students were divided into various groups and then asked to visit a monument of their choice and write a case study on it. The places visited were Qutub Complex, Safdarjung Tomb, Humayun’s Tomb, Mutiny Memorial, Ghalib ki Haveli etc. This was part of their Skill Enhancement Course fieldwork.