The Department of History was started in July, 1962 with Sri B.N.Moorthy as the Head of the Department.
Sri Narayana Swamy and Sri J.Satyanarayana were the other members of the department. History as one of
the subjects in the B.A. (H.E.P) program has been there from the beginning of the college. The department
of History shares a common staff room with Political Science and Economics Departments.
Sanctioned strength in the B.A (H.E.P) program for each year is 40. To meet the growing demand, University sanctions additional seats on request.
At present there are two lecturers in the department with Smt. M.Suseela as in-charge of the department.
Mr. . Ramakrishnaiah is another lecturer of the faculty who was transferred to this college from Lepakshi
Oriental College, Hindupur in 1998.
The Department of History has a good collection of Globes, Maps, Charts and Photo sketches of well known Historical
personalities which aid the teaching process in the class. The Department arranges guest lectures by inviting lecturers
from neighboring colleges. Most of the History students appear for the U.P.S.C. and A.P.P.S.C. exams after completing
Graduation. Special training classes are arranged to encourage the students to appear for the U.P.S.C. and A.P.P.S.C.
exams from the first year itself.
Department of History organizes Historical tours to inculcate patriotism and get the knowledge about the historical sites,
places of historical importance in India and abroad. This year, UG Students of history went on a UGC Sponsored Historical
tour to Hampi to learn more about the reign of Vijayanagara Rulers.
The Department conducts number of interactive discussions in the subject by way of conducting number of essay writing and elocution competitions.
Planning forum was started in the year 1964 on the advice of the S.V. University Authorities, with the sole aim of involving the students
at the college level to think, discuss and to analyze the contemporary economic issues and their impact on the General Public in general
and the student community in particular. Some of the essays by the students were rewarded by the planning forum. We are happy to inform
that our college is one of the few designated colleges in the country to conduct “A. D. SHROFF MEMORIAL ELOCUTION COMPETITIONS” every year
under the auspices of Forum of Free Enterprise, Mumbai.
The Department of History proposes to open Archives Cell in the college with the financial assistance of
UGC – CPE. On 03-12-2011, Sri.Ranga Raj , Director, AP State Archives , visited the college and guided
the staff and the students about maintaining an Archival Cell .The department invites contributions of
rare manuscripts and coins from general public. The department proposes to preserve the artifacts in the
Cell with due acknowledgement from the donors.