St.Marys College Thrissur Reaccredited by NAAC with A+ Grade

Departments/History

Overview

Vision

To enable the students to understand the lessons from history to become humane, patriotic and reasonable for the creation of a better future

Mission

To inculcate a historic mind and to inspire the younger generation to keep alive the memories and the traditions of our past

History of the Department

The year 1979 is a landmark in the history of St.Marys College as it was upgraded once again to a First Grade College after a span of twelve years with the introduction of BA History due to the tireless efforts of the then principal, Sr. Lima. The Department was formally inaugurated by Dr.M.A Ommen, Director, John Mathai Centre, University of Calicut. The first batch was initiated with 40 students under the guidance of Mrs.Sarama Thomas, the Head of the Department. Sr.Philo, Smt.Catherine Gemma, Smt.Vilasini Thathammat and Smt.Lovely E.J. was the other faculty members at the time. Later Smt. Philomina P.C, Smt.Nirmala, Smt Celine P.C, Smt.Gayathri Devi, Smt.Lissy C.J, Smt.Vasantha Nair R and Sr.Alphonsa C.P joined the department as Faculty members. The first batch of students appeared for the final examination in 1982 and came out with flying colours securing Second and Third ranks in the university. The pass percentage of the first batch was 75 %. Considering the excellent performance of the staff and students the management decided to introduce P.G programme in History as a self-financing. M.A History was formally inaugurated by Dr.Sathyamoorthy, Director, Archeological Survey of India, Kerala on 24 th November 1998. The first PG batch came in to being with 10 students under the headship of Smt.Catherine Gemma. The upgradation helped the department to retain our best Degree students in the same institution. Our college is the first college for women to have the Post Graduate course in History, at the University of Calicut. The P.G programme was regularized in 2010.

In the last five years, seven new permanent faculties were appointed. Throughout the history of the department, the students have maintained their academic and non-academic excellence by securing ranks and prizes. A notable achievement of the department is the First rank received by Jibi Jose, a visually challenged student in 2011. The Department has initiated many innovative techniques of learning like historical drama, lecture series, open seminars, open forums, debates, discussions and site visits. The department is also highly committed to the progress of the society and organizes exhibitions and plays focusing on the burning issues in the contemporary era.


History Museum
In 2003 the Department set up a History Museum under the auspices of the Principal, Sr.Philo James. It was set up with the objective of preserve antiques, artifacts and from the bygone eras. Museum takes student scholars on a journey through the living spaces of the past. The Department has continued the tradition of collections of antiques from the students and the beneficiaries. The museum is well maintained with regular collection and preservation of antiques and artifacts. In 2015 the museum was renovated and a corridor museum was set up with a rich collection of artefacts.

Programme (Courses offered)

Major Programmes

Sl. No

Name of the Programme

Aided/Self Financing

Duration

Student Strength

Complimentary Courses

1

MA

Aided

2 Years (Four semesters)

25

-

2

BA

Aided

3 Years (Six semesters)

65

Economics & Sociology

Student Capability Enhancement Programmes

Sl. No

Name of the Programme

Type

Duration

Student Strength

1

Museology SMCUGS4MY

Certificate

30 Hrs

60

2

Hand Embrodiery and Fabric Painting

Certificate

30 Hrs

38

3

Environmental studies (P G)

Certificate Programme

30 Hrs

25

Achievements

Academics

Sl. No

Name of the Student

Rank/Award

Organization

Level

Date/Year

1

Jishitha C.S

SET

Higher Education Of Kerala

State

2016

2

Shareena P.A

SET

Higher Education Of Kerala

State

2016

3

Supriya K.S

SET

Higher Education Of Kerala

State

2017

4

Nasheedha A.T

NET

UGC

National

2017

5

Supriya K.S

K-TET

Kerala state

state

2018

6

Rennya C.D

K-TET

Kerala state

state

2018

7

Shareena P.A

NET

UGC

National

2018

8

Jishitha C.S

NET

UGC

National

2019

9

Vismitha K.S

NET

UGC

National

2019

10

Wilson Jovise

NET

UGC

National

2019

Co-curricular & Extra-Curricular

Sl. No

Name of the student

Rank /Award

Event

Organization

Level

1

Vismitha K.S

IInd prize

Essay writng competition

Dept.Chemistry St.Mar’ys college

College Level

2

Saranya Unnikrishnan

Ist prize

Essay writng competition

Dept.Chemistry St.Mar’ys college

College Level

3

Vismitha K.S
Sreelakshmi S

Ist prize

District level Quiz

Kerala Khadi and village industries board

District level

4

Vismitha K.S
Saranya Unnikrishnan

IInd Prize

General Quiz

Dept of Commerce

College Level

Placements

Sl.No

Name of the Student

Batch

Institution

Designation

1

Eaby M Kaviyan

2017

Naval Academy Ezhimala

Swimming Coach

2

Swetha P U

2016

National Institute for Language Acquisition Trivandrum

Catalyst

3

Aswathy N P

2017

Teacher, Darussalam English School Malappuram

Teacher

4

Supriya K S

2017

Sanjos Central School Thiroor

Teacher

5

Ans Varghese

2017

Desh Suraksha MSM Project, Government of Kerala

Counsellor

6

Jayalakshmi Sreekumar

2017

Insight Architectural Consultancy, Thrissur

Accountant

7

Manjusha P K

2016

Ceepees Central School, Thirumittacode

Teacher

8

Feba C Devassy

2014

Podar International School Karataka

Teacher

9

Prasanna V K

Ceepees Central School Thirumittacode

2013

Teacher


Collaboration/ Linkages

Sl. No

Name of the Institution

Purpose

Date

1

Archaeological Survey of India

Organized Seminar,Exhibition,Talks, Site Visit

01/06/2000

2

Kerala Council for Historical Research

Exhibitions

2015 - Till

3

Arnos Pathiri Academy Velur

Organized Seminar

04/08/2017

4

K.K.T.M Govt.College Pullut

Workshop on Local History writing

24/11/2020-

28/11/2020

Research

Seminar / Workshop/ Conference Conducted

Sl.No

Title

Level

Organising/ Funding Agency

      Date

1

Kerala Samskarika Charitrathil Kerlalathinte Panku

State

Arnos Pathiri Academy Velur

     12/02/2018

2

Archeology New Trends and Perspectives

National

ASI

    27/09/2016

3

A UGC sponsored National Seminar on
“Signature of Women in Environment protection"

National

UGC

    27-09-2015

Event Calendar

Event Title

Type

Resource Person

Event Date

Regional Seminar on  Gendering Literature

Talk on Dangerous “Letters”

Student Co-dominator

30/03/2023

Reimagining women’s collectives

Paper Presentation Competition

Student Co-dominator

30/03/2023

Pathonbatham Nootantu

Film Screening and Review

Student Co-dominator

18/11/2022

Association Inauguration

Inauguration

Dr.KP Rajesh, Research guide and Assistant Professor, Department of , Manjeri, Malappuram History, NSS College

17/11/2022

Reimagining women’s collectives

Tableau Presentation

Student Co-ordinator

08/11/2022

Exploring source material

visited koodal Manikyam temple archives

Student Co-ordinator

04/11/2022 & 05/11/2022

Keralapiravi Celebrations

PPT Presentation competition

Student Co-ordinator

02/11/2022

Mathrubhumi@100

Exhibitiion

Student Co-ordinator

30/09/2022

Swathandryathinte Kaiyoppu-

Signature Campaign

Student Co-ordinator

15/08/2022

Swathandrya samarasmriti

Postal Stamp exhibition

Student Co-ordinator

15/08/2022

‘Freedom Movement of India’

Quiz competition

Student Co-ordinator

11/08/2022.

Azadika Amruth Mahotasav

Freedom Wall painting

Student Co-ordinator

11/08/2022.

World Indigenous Peoples Day

Video presentation competition based on tribal songs

Student Co-ordinator

09/ 09 /2022.

Rememberance of Kargil divas

Film Screening

Student Co-ordinator

26/07/2022.

“K Rail Is a threat to Eco-System”

Talk on Environmentalism

Prof. Kusumam Joseph, Environmental activist

15/06/2022.

Know our Heritage

Heritage walk

Student Co-ordinator

03/06/2022

Azadika Amruth Mahotasav

Cycle Rally

Student Co-ordinator

03/06/2022

Commemoration of  Bipin Ravath

PPT Presentation

Student Co-odinator

10/12/2021

“Legacy of Indian National Movement and its relevance”

National Webinar

Dr. G. Anjaiah  ,Associate Professor , Department Of History,  University College of Arts & Social Sciences, Osmania University

27/11/2021

Association Inauguration

Inauguration

Dr.Sudheer Kumar  Assistant  Professor ,Department of History ,Govt.College , Malappuram

22/11/2021

History of the Freedom Movement in Kerala

Quiz Competition

Vismitha K.S

09/11/2021

“Role of Patel for the formation of New India”

Discussion Platform

Student Co-odinator

29/10/2021

Role of UN in Contemporary world’

Inter Departmental Essay Writing Competition

Student Co-odinator

26/10/2021

We want bread

Role Play

Student Co-odinator

06/10/2021

Cultivating Creativity

Essay writing competition

Student Co-odinator

13/10/2021

Remembering the man with a Restless Resolve

E-poster making competition

Student Co-odinator

04/10/2021

Save the Nature

Drawing Competition

Student Co-odinator

4/06/2021

Explorations “Studying social conflicts and violence: Issues ans Perspectives”

One-day

 Webinar

Dr.Salah Punnathil, Asst.Professor, Centre for regional Studies University of Hyderabad


24/02/2020

Explorations Putting on Gender Classes

One-day

 Webinar

Dr.Priyadarsini P, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Providence College Kozhikode

19/02/2020

Explorations

‘Experiencing Nilmbur forest and its History'

 One-day

 Webinar

A.K.Rameshan,Forest officer,Nilambur Division ,Malappuram 

11/02/2020

 Explorations ‘Cultural voyages of Brazil’

 One-day

 Webinar

Jose Alfread De Queiroz,HOD,Electrical section ,Brazfells ,Rio De Jenero,Brazil 

 09/02/2020

Sate Formation in Medieval Kerala: Problems and Perspectives

 One-day

 Webinar

Dr. V V Haridas,Head and associate professor University of Calicut 

 25/11/2020

Local history Writing workshop

4 Day State level Work shop

D.PP Abdula Razak , Former Dean of social science ,University of Calicut

AM Shinas,HOD,K.K.T.M College ,Pullut

Dr.K P Rajesh,Asst.Prof.NSS College ,Manjeri

Dr.C Adarsh Asst.Prof ,Sree Vivekanada College ,Kunnamkulam

24/11/2020

to

28/11/2020

‘Explorations’

Presentation of Research updates to  Inculcate research Skill  among students

Smt. Shiny V.K

03/11/2020

‘Explorations’

Presentation of Research updates to  Inculcate research Skill  among students

 Smt. Jiji Francis E

22/09/2020

In connection with onam celebrations competitions conducted –‘Corronam poyekkanam ponnonam vannekanam’Article writing competition, Hand stitching for Elder Marians’

Competitions for Elder Marian  

 -

 04/09/2020

Community Extension Programme

Competitions opened for the public participation

 -

18/08/2020

Gender and Research: A Feminist Perspective’

 National Webinar

 Dr. Ratna Huirem, Assam University, Silchar

 12/08/2020

‘Learning from Expert ‘–on Conceptualisation and Discussions on  Feminity  in Early India

Web Lecture Series –Lecture -1

 Dr.Mytri P U

 04/08/2020

‘Explorations’

Presentation of Research updates to  Inculcate research Skill  among students

Smt. Mimi K.M

03/08/2020

‘Explorations’

Presentation of Research updates to  Inculcate research Skill  among students

Smt. Swapna K P.

01/08/2020

Celebrating ‘Vijay Divas’  in relation with Kargil victory Day

Documentary Presentation

-

27/07/2020

Hook with a Book

Online Book review Presentation Competition

-

19/06/2020

Garden Greens in relation with Environment Day

Selfie Contest 

-

05/06/2020

Lock down Creativity

Deparmental Competition

-

02/06/2020

Association Inauguration

Inauguration

Dr. Satheesh Palanki, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Cultural Heritage & History Thunjathezhuthachan Malayalam University, Vakkad, Tirur.

30/07/2019

Quit India Day Celebration

Debate

Debate on the topic ‘Quit India’. What India need to quit in the present century

08/08/2019

Heritage Walk

Know our Heritage

Students visited the historical places of - Kerala Sahitya Academy, Town hall ,Lalitha kala Academy ,Vadakkechira and Thrissur Sakhtan Palace

21/08/2019

Extension Programme

Exhibition

Postal stamp exhibition of National Freedom Fighters at Govt.UP school karumatra,Thrissur

22/08/2019

Study Tour UG

Historical Site Visit

Belur,Halebidu,Sravanabelagola,Mysore and Coorg

09/10/2019-12/10/2019

Experiencing Gandhian Thoughts and Perspectives

Documentary Film Screening

Screening of documentary films on Gandhi’s life in association with Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts

03/10/2019

SiteVisit

Heritage Walk

Kerala Kalamandalam, ,Varikkasery Mana, Chiramanangad-Megalithic Site

06/12/2019

Study Tour P.G

Historical Site Visit

Kanchipuram, Mahabalipuram, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Tanjavur and Pondichery

12/12/2019-15/12/2019

Constitution day celebrations

Film Screening

Department arranged film screening in connection with constitution day celebrations .The screened film was Article 15

03/10/2019

Inter University Extempore Competition

National youth Day celebrations

Inter University Extempore Competition on the Topic ‘Nation Nationalism and its Challenges’

15/01/2020

Learning from Expert

Lecture series

Talk on the topic ‘Nation, Nationalism, and Citizenship: The History of the Post Truth Era” by Dr. Ajmal Mueen M A, Assistant Professor, HOD, Department of History, MAMO College Manassery , Kozhikode.

21/01/2020

Inter University Quiz Competition

Quiz Competition

In collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Thrissur circle ,conducted an Inter University Quiz competition on the topic ‘India Nation in the making’.

23/1/2020

Anti Drug Campaign and

Street Play and Rally

UBA Extension Programme at Madakkathara Panchyath.

26/07/2018

Association Inauguration

Inauguration

Dr. Muhammad Maheen, Faculty Department of History, University of Calicut

27/07/2018

Lecture Series

Invited Lecture

Dr. Harikrishnan G Asst.Professor,Post Graduate Department of History K.K.T,M Government college, Pullut

3/09/2018

Lecture Series

Invited Lecture

N Hareendhran Nair, SRKGVM HSS Puranattukara

18/09/2018

Lecture Series

Invited Lecture

A.M Shinas HOD ,Post Graduate Department Of History K.K.T,M Government college, Pullut

27/09/2018

Study Tour

Historical Site Visit

Historical Places of Karnataka,Belur,Halebidu, Sravenbalagola, Mysore,Hasan

25/10/2018-28/10/2018

National Youth Day Celebration

Extempore competition

Interuniversity Extempore competition’ for college students in relation with National Youth Day

17/01/2019

Extension

Postal Stamp Exhibition

Postal stamp Exhibition at G.U.P.S Konnathakunnu, Vellangallur

22 /01/ 2019

“Indian History through Historians Craft’

Photo Exhibition

Exhibition was inaugurated by Dr. George Alex , HOD of History, St. Thomas College Thrissur

12 /02/2019

Gandhi: Life ,Thought and Expression

Historical Drama

In Connection with 150th Birth Anniversary of Gandhi , historical sequences from Gandhi’s life was staged by students of History

22 / 02/ 2019

Environment Day Celebrations

Invited Talk

Dr. V S Vijayan a renowned environmentalist and social activist and currently the Chairman of Salim Ali foundation.

23/06/2017

Association Inauguration

Inauguration

Dr. Abdul Rasaq, Research guide and Head of the Department of History , PSMO College Thiroorangady.

01/08/2017

Quit India Day remembrance

Silent Procession

To inculcate National consciousness among the students.

16/08/2017

Extension

Exhibition

St. Marys U P School Chiyyaram.

18/08/2017

Study Tour

Historical Site Visit

The Department of History organized a site visit to Coorg, Halebid and Sravanabalgola.

15,16,17/09/2017

Lecture series

Invited Talk

Dr.P.S Manoj Kumar ,HOD, Department of History, Sri C Achutha Menon Government College Thrissur.

19/10/2017

Historical Drama

“Pattabhakhi

Political drama of K. Damodharan.

19/12/2017

National Youth Day Celebration

Extempore competition

Interuniversity extempore competition for college students in relation with National Youth Day.

12/01/2018

Lecture Series

Invited Talk

Dr.Rajan Former HOD of History ,Sree Kerala Varma College Thrissur.

18/01/2018

Extension

Historical Drama

“Pattabhakhi” Political drama of K. Damodharan

19/01/2018

Site Visit

Historical Site Visit

Students visited the Historical Places of Palakkad

07/02/2018

Seminar

State Level

The contribution of Arnos Pathiri in Kerala culture’

12 /02/ 2018

Research Oriented talk

Invited Talk

Dr. Sreevidhya U Assistant Professor Christ College Irinjalakuda

20/03/2018

Faculty Profile

Activity Report

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