The Department of History was established in 2010 prospering on the set course and goals. Right from the first day of inception the Department has been striving hard to imparting quality education in History.

The Department is actively involved in various academic activities. Department is organizing special lecture series on various topics to provide a platform to the students for having direct interaction with the eminent resource persons. The Department is planning to invite prominent Historians working in reputed Institutions for these academic activities.

The demand for history scholars in the Department of Tourism, Culture and other Service has been increasing enormously. The faculty is fully aware of paradigm shift in the pivotal needs of the Society. In this backdrop, the Department is enthusiastically involved in bringing changes in Master’s Degree syllabus to meet the present need of the society and knowledge. Each Postgraduate student of the Department is being trained to equip with analytical skills by making project report submission as mandatory. The Department has also adopted the choice based credit system under which the students of the Department are at their liberty to choose inter disciplinary paper according to their requirements or interest. Students are also exposed to practical historical environment by arranging educational trips; tours and visiting institutions. Important among them are Visit to Aihole, Pattadakallu, Hampi, Bijapur, Keladi, Badami etc.


The Department specializes in imparting Education in the fields of Archaeology, Art, Medieval History, Ancient Institutions and modern studies such as national movement. The Department is engaged in research on History, culture and Heritage of world in general and India in particular.


Understanding and learning the History of mankind is the guiding principle for the Department. In the modern knowledge based society every citizen enjoys learning History.


History taught through formal and organized courses should not limit to participants alone. It should be lifelong learning process to explore the fundamentals of living on earth. The target is to reach all sections of the society through formal and Informal / Distance modes of Education to develop knowledge based society to fight social exclusive that has been haunting the Indian civilization throughout History and to promote social justice.


The Department of History, Shivagangotri, Davangere contains four faculties. Now the Department is managed by a Co-Ordinator and four lecturers.

SL No Name of faculty Qualification Designation Field of Specialization
01 Smt. Suchitra S M.Sc in Staticstics

M.A in Economics

Associate Professor Econometrics statistics & Mathematics
02 Dr.P.Naghabhushangoud M.A.,B.Ed., PGD in A,C&T.,Ph.D., Teaching Assistant Modern History
03 Dr.H.S.Rakesh M.A.,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,PGD in A,C&T.,Ph.D.,D.Litt., Teaching Assistant and Asst. Co-ordinator Modern India and Karnataka
04 Dr.N.G.Santhosh M.A.,M.Phil.,Ph.D., Teaching Assistant Economic History
05 Dr.N.S.Mahantesh M.A.,M.Phil., PGD in Epi.,Ph.D., Teaching Assistant Archaeology


Total No. of Students in 1st Year – 42

Total No. of Students 2nd Year - 52