History & Archaeology Department, Tura Campus

Head: Dr. Tilok Thakuria

Email: history_archaeology@rediffmail.com

Contact: 9127422780


Dr. Tilok Thakuria
Department of History and Archaeology
North-Eastern Hill University, Tura Campus
Tura - 794002, Meghalaya 


The North-Eastern Hill University is the oldest central University in the Northeast India. Having acquired academic excellence over 35 years of its existence in the areas of science, social sciences, humanity and languages during the last 35 years, the University started the Department of History and Archaeology in 2012 for promoting the archaeological study of this region under the School of Social Sciences at Tura Campus.

Thrust Areas of Research

The foremost concentration of the department is on research in history and archaeology. The goal is to promote research in history and archaeology of India, and Southeast Asia. The department gives particular interest to encourage research in history, archaeology, ethno-archaeology and culture studies of Northeast India. Besides these, it also aims to explore the research areas like Business History, Studies on entrepreneurship, studies on intellectual history, Caste system of India in general and North-East India in particular.

Recently, the Department established an archaeological laboratory with scientific equipment for archaeological survey and documentation. The laboratory is also equipped with other necessary instruments for archaeological studies. The department also provides computer facilities to the scholars and students.

Course Offered:

M.A  (intake 25)
M. Phil
Ph. D.

Outline of the MA Syllabus (Revised Syllabus 2018))

Semester I
HAR-C-101: Historical Methods – I, HAR-C-102: Pre-Historic Archaeology, HAR-C-103: Social and Polity formation in Ancient India-I, HAR-C-104:  Introduction to Archaeology, HAR-C-105: Social and Polity Formation in Northeast India

Semester II     
HAR-C-201: Historical Methods – II, HAR-C-202: Social and Polity formation in Ancient India-II, HAR-O-203: Archaeology of Northeast India, HAR-C-204: Pre-Industrial Society, HAR-C-205: The Neolithic Cultures in India

Semester III   
HAR-C-301: Capitalism and Colonialism-I, HAR-C-302: Practicals in Archaeology, HAR-C-303: State and Society in Medieval India, HAR-O-304 Society and Religion in Northeast India, HAR-O-305: Art and Architecture of India

HAR-C- 401: Capitalism and Colonialism – II, HAR-C-402: Making of Modern India, HAR-C-403: Chalcolithic Cultures in India, HAR-C- 404: Environmental History of India, HAR-C-405: Perspectives in History and Culture of North-East India

Research Scholars

  Ph.D M.Phil
Registered 6  
Enrolled (2018-19) 0 4
Total 6 4