Welcome to Government College Department : History Department

  INTRODUCTION: Welcome to the Department of History. It was established in 1945.

History is a central Social Science upon which all other Social Science Disciplines feed. It provides a store of knowledge on the past, and helps individuals and societies to know their political, economic, social and cultural roots to enable then interpret appropriately any changes that would occur through time and space. By studying past events, History helps us to understand the motivations for the actions of people in the circumstances in which they find themselves.

History is also a liberating force: it allows one to escape the confinement of time and place, and challenges one to try and understand the thoughts and actions of people living in different times under different circumstances. History endows our present lives with meaning, identity and a sense of purpose. In examining the wide variety of past societies and cultures, one can analyze what objectives have been met and what interests have been served by different types of political and economic institutions. This allows one to make judgements about the relative merit, morality and justice of various systems and actions in the past. For these reasons, History often serves as the context of scholarship in many Humanities Disciplines.


Train young girls and boys to build up ideal families and motivate them to become agents of social change by stimulating their creative faculties, powers of reasoning and reflection.


The mission of the Department of History at Government college Ropar is based on the belief that an understanding of history is essential not only to a complete education but also to a life of wider awareness, fulfillment and responsible citizenship. We seek to instill in students a passion for learning about the past to enable them gain a better understanding of the contemporary world and make connections to the future. The Department aims to be an open and welcoming site for a robust exchange of ideas and the encouragement of scholarly excellence. We are committed to developing in students vital skills such as critical thinking, analysis, verbal expression, and effective writing