Department of History and Indian Culture (Established in 2010)
Brief Background of the Department
The department of Indian History & Culture at DSVV was established in 2002 in the form of Indian History, Culture and Archaeology Department. In 2004 it was named Indian Culture and Tourism Management department and since 2010, it is being operated as Indian History and Culture department. The department was started by Dr. Praveen Joshi, a specialist in archaeology, and was headed by Dr. Mamta Bhatnagar. Later on it is running under the headship of Prof. R.S. Chaturvedi. With a history of drawing together scholars from different disciplines such as archaeology, history, tourism, religion, and other subjects related to heritage preservation, the department is being benefited from a unique interdisciplinary approach to the study of Indian culture. All faculty members attend and keep themselves up to date with regular UGC courses and training programs, remaining abreast of the latest developments in teaching and in their field.
The IHC department is a small and close-knit group conducive to fostering personal ties between students and faculty members. Currently, there are 4 full-time faculty members, 39 under graduate, 06 post graduate and 5 Ph.D. students in the department.
Special features of the department is that it hosts excellent resources for students, including fully stocked Aryabhatt Library, consisting of over 25,000 books and 1,000 journals as well as its own up-to-date computer lab. Students from the department have gained practical experience through a variety of departmental study tours all over India, to prominent heritage sites such as Madurai, Bhuvaneshwar, Kanyakumari, Sanchi and local sites of Haridwar. Requirements of their programme consists of—4 classes and one practical report on a monument or museum of the student’s choice— are conducive to independent study and collaboration, as well as close work with individual faculty members.
Young, dedicated, sincere faculty members.
Inspiring environment of the University campus in the form of natural spiritual ambience and green campus
Rigorous educational activities in the form of frequent study tours,
professional internship and opportunity to learn from acclaimed professionals
High placement ratio
The instinctive environment of the University offers easy access to the students to learn about exotic tourism packages such as spiritual tourism, health tourism and cultural tourism.
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