Brief Introduction

Department Of History And Indian Culture (Established In 2010)

Brief Background of the Department

The department of History & Indian 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.

Name of the Programme

History and Indian Culture

Name of the CourseCategory
B.A. (History) Hons.UG (Regular)
M.A. in History and Indian CulturePG (Regular)
Integrated PG Program in History& Indian CulturePG (Regular)
Doctorate in HistoryPh.D.

Faculty Members

Teaching Staff

NameQualificationDesignationSpecializationNo. of Years of Experience
Dr. Ravindra SinghM.A., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorAncient Art and Architecture, Ancient Political History, Indian CultureTeaching-15
Research- 12
Dr. Mona YadavM.A., Ph.D.Senior Assistant ProfessorUttarakhand Culture, Religion & Philosophy, Science & Technology9
Dr. Ipsit Pratap Singh
MA (Hist.), MA (Psych.), B.Ed, PhD (Hist.), UGC NET (Hist.) 
Assistant ProfessorModern History, History & Culture for Civil Service Exams3
Miss PragyaM.A.Teaching AssociateIndian History2

Notable Alumni

List the distinguished alumni of the department
S.No.Name of the StudentCourseDSVV Admission BatchInstitutionDesignationPlaceState
1Akhilesh KumarM.A. TM2011-12Navshrijeet Prathmik Vidyalaya, Chetu DighaTeacherAurangabadUttar Pradesh
2Vilakshana TyagiM.A. ICTS2008-09Campus India ToursimDelhiDelhi
3Rakesh Shrivastava  Indian Revenue ServiceCustom Officer  
4Shashank Sharma  Holyday India Pvt. Ltd.Team LeaderMumbaiMaharashtra
5Sumit  Flexi Tour Pvt. Ltd.Tour ExecutiveNew DelhiDelhi
6Rajnikant JaiswalMA TM2010-11Asian Roots Pvt. Ltd.Package ManagerNew DelhiDelhi
7Pranav Sharma  Incredible HolidayTour Package ManagerNew DelhiDelhi
8Gunjan Gupta  BHARTI Public SchoolLecturerShahjahanpurUttar Pradesh
9Prasoon KumarPh.D. TM2013-14Jet AirwaysCustomer Care Executive  
10Harpreet Kaur  Jet AirwaysReservation Manager  
11Akshay Kumar  Jet AirwaysCustomer Care  
12Jyoti  Travel Boutique OnlineTour Executive, Hotels & Holiday Packages  
13Ankit JainMA TM2012-13Travel Desk (5 Star Hotel Hilton)Management Trainee  
14Paras KheraMA TM2012-13Travel Desk (5 Star Hotel Hilton)Management Trainee 


List of Papers Published

Name of the DepartmentResearch Thrust Areas
History and Indian Culture
  • Ganges culture
  • Uttarakhand Culture
  • Indian Culture in Uttarakhand
  • Heritage Culture
  • History (Ancient, Middle & Modern)



Research Scholar


Departmental Infrastructural Facilities

Internet facilities for staff and students

History and Indian Culture

LibraryDepartmental library is supplemented by the ample resource material and books in the Central Library.
Internet facilities for staff and studentsBoth LAN and wi-fi facilities are available for staff and students
Total number of class rooms03
Staff Room1
Students’ laboratories –
OthersMuseum (01)


Placements Batch



Contact Us

Head of Department


Email – 

Phone – +91- 


Departmental query at


Distinguished Visitors

Special & Guest Lecturer in department by External Expert

Visiting Faculty

Sl. No.Name of Visiting FacultyDesignationUniversity/Institute
1Professor Shailendra Nath KapoorProfessorLucknow University, Lucknow
2Dr. Rakesh SharmaProfessor & HeadGurukul Kangari University, Haridwar
3Dr. C. M. AgarwalProfessor & HeadKumaun University, Kumaun
4Prof. A.K.DubeyProfessorBanaras Hindu University, Varanasi
5Professor R.C. PandeyProfessorJiwaji University, Gwalior
6Dr. Arun KesarbaniProfessorKurukshetra University, Haryana
 Dr. O.N. SinghProfessorBanaras Hindu University
7Dr. S.S. NegiProfessorHNB Garhwal University, Garhwal


Semester study Layout

Outreach Program

Important Features