With increased awareness about conservation of history and heritage there is a growing need for professionals in this field. It is a rigorous discipline made no easier by the fact that the money you learn, the less you may seem to know. History as a subject has been valued both for its own sake and for the employment opportunities it provides. It was once regarded as the golden route to coveted jobs in the civil services.
The study of history at higher levels includes the study of historiography, historical research methods and studies of specific periods.


History offers three main specializations— 


  • Archaeology
  • Museology 
  • Archival Studies


With a background in history, you can specialize in these fields as most of these courses are offered at the postgraduate level.




  • Fairly down to earth,
  • Good oral and written communication
  • Ability to put together a logical argument
  • Critical thinking
  • Objectivity regarding ‘right’ and ‘wrong’
  • Gathering, investigating and assessing material
  • Condensing or expanding facts, ideas and arguments
  • Using different types of sources to cross-reference
  • Basing conclusions on statistical research
  • Organizing material in a logical and coherent way
  • Presenting information literally, orally and visually
  • An interest in culture
  • An ability to spot a train of events.




10+2 any stream




  • Heritage manager
  • Historic buildings inspector/conservation office
  • Archaeologist: Archaeology is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture. The archaeological record consists of artifacts, architecture, biofacts or ecofacts and cultural landscapes
  • Teacher
  • Curator: A curator collects, cares for, researches, and interprets a collection, and organizes displays and exhibitions and they may work in institutions like libraries, historical societies, and universities.  
  • Museology: It is the study of museums. It explores the history of museums and their role in society, as well as the activities they engage in, including curating, preservation, public programming, and education
  • Researcher
  • Historians
  • Archivist: An archivist is information professional who assesses, collects, organizes preserves, maintains control over, and provides access to records and archives determined to have long-term value.
  • Lawyer
  • Anthropologist: Anthropologist study the various aspects of humans within past and present societies 
  • Jobs in UPSE
  • Writer




Delhi University, Delhi    


  • Course: B.A in History
  • Eligibility: 10+2
  • Selection Process: Marks Based


Colleges under Delhi University


  • Aryabhatta College
  • Bhagini Nivedita College (W)
  • Bharati College (W)
  • College of Vocational Studies
  • Daulat Ram College (W)
  • Deshbandhu College
  • Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College
  • Dyal Singh College
  • Gargi College (W)
  • Hans Raj College
  • Hindu College
  • Kalindi College (W)
  • Kamala Nehru College (W)
  • Kirori Mal College
  • Lakshmibai College (W)
  • Maitreyi College (W)
  • Miranda House (W)
  • Motilal Nehru College
  • P.G.D.A.V. College
  • Rajdhani College
  • Ram Lal Anand College
  • Ramjas College
  • Satyawati College
  • Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
  • Shivaji College
  • Shyam Lal College
  • Sri Venketeswara College
  • Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women (W)
  • Delhi College of Arts and Commerce
  • Indraprastha College for Women (W)
  • Janki Devi Memorial College (W)


St. Stephen College, New Delhi


  • Course: B.A (Hons) in History
  • Eligibility: 10+2
  • Selection Process: 12th marks Cut offs + Aptitude Test + Interview


St. Xavier's College, Mumbai


  • Course: B.A in History
  • Eligibility: 12th Passed 
  • Selection Process: 10+2 Cut offs


Madras Christian College, Chennai


  • Course: B.A in History
  • Eligibility: 12th Passed with a English as a subject
  • Selection Process: Through merit list


Fergusson College, Pune


  • Course- B.A, In History 
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with at least 50% marks 
  • Selection Process: Merit Based


Loyola College, Chennai


  • Course: B.A in History
  • Eligibility: 12th Passed with any stream
  • Selection Process: Through merit list





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