Kuvempu University, Shimoga

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Department of History & Archaeology


Department of History & Archaeology

The Department of History and Archaeology has continually been striving for excellence in teaching and research since the inception of this department in the year 1988. Over the last twenty two years the department has been organising the activities connected with the research and education in the field of history and archaeology. This department offers a wide range of syllabi for the students stretching from prehistory to the present day. Right from the beginning, department has been involving many scholars from India and abroad in training the students. Department has organised conferences, Seminar, Workshops and Special Lectures. Prof S. R. Rao has instated a gold medal for archaeology and has donated a part of his personal library to the department library.

Department has established a museum of culture and archaeology in 1990 with a few collection and now it houses more then eight hundred antiquities in display and one thousand in the reserve collection right from the Palaeolithic period to the modern and from stone tools to paper manuscripts. The primary intension of this museum is to provide first hand knowledge to the students and create awareness among the general public. Continues efforts of the staff members and students have brought to light several archaeological sites of the region and it is planned to excavate a few of them. Teaching faculty has attended National and International seminars. Academic excellence of the faculty is recognised by the universities of the world. Faculty members are invited as visiting professors to various national and international universities.

Department of History & Archaeology
Kuvempu University, Shimoga
Shimoga, Karnataka,


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