Head: Dr. Tilok Thakuria
Dr. Tilok Thakuria
Teacher-In-Charge and Assistant Professor
Department of History & Archaeology
NEHU, Tura Campus
Chandmari, Tura – 794 002, Meghalaya, India
The North-Eastern Hill University is a premier academic institution and the oldest central University in the North-Eastern region of India. The University has highly qualified faculty members recognized nationally and internationally through their quality of research and prestigious awards. Having acquired academic excellence over 35 years of its existence in more than 20 conventional disciplines in the area of science, social science, humanity and languages during the last 35 years, the University started post-graduation in History and Archaeology programme in 2012 for promoting the archaeological study of this region under the School of Social Sciences at Tura Campus.
The study of the human past is the concern of history and archaeology. Until not very long ago, written sources had been regarded as central to the study of history, and material remains to that of archaeology. In recent times, however, the two subjects hitherto deemed to have been separate are increasingly becoming combined to complement one another, so that a better understanding of the past can be grasped by interpreting historical and archaeological evidence together. This is the purpose for which the Department is being set up. Students would stand to benefit substantially by of this Department. This is because Meghalaya, particularly Garo Hills, is exceptionally rich in archaeological remains. Field trips, archaeological survey and the like will complement classroom teaching. The department has its own library containing books and journals on relevant theme. The department has an archaeological lab and Teaching cum Workshop room for the students. Faculty members are provided with Laptops and internet facility.