The Department of History came into existence in 1984 under the sixth plan with one Professor, one Associate Professor, and two Asst. Professors. There was a long felt need from both the student community and educated to open this basic social science discipline in this University which has been the only University situated in the center of the Telangana region.
We are offering M.A., M.Phil, and Ph.D Degree Programmes in History with Annual intake of 70 into M.A. Programme. Out of these 70 students, 35 are allotted to University College, Department of History & Tourism Management and 35 to PG College, Subedari under self-finance. Keeping in view of the tourism potential of the region and also to promote professional expertise for the newly emerging tourism industry, the Department of History, Kakatiya University, has started a two-year Post-Graduate degree course, Master of Tourism Management, in the academic year 1999-2000 with an intake of 35 students under self-finance scheme. Besides teaching, the Department is also engaged in research work offering M.Phil and Ph.D Programmes. So far 60 Ph.Ds, 80 M.Phils are awarded. We have also started B. Vocational course in Travel & Tourism at UG level in University Arts & Science College, Subedari, Warangal (2013-14) with an intake of 60 students.
So far 400 students have successfully completed M.T.M. course and some of them have been well placed in the prestigious organizations like NITHM, ICFAI University, Alliance France, Andhra Pradesh Tourism and Travel Development Corporation, Department of Tourism, Government of Andhra Pradesh, and Ramoji Film City, JET Airways and AIR Deccan, etc. Our MTM Students have joined in different Tourism related offices in Tourism industry in all the major cities of India and settled in Singapore, Malaysia, UK, USA, Dubai etc.
CONTRIBUTION OFTHE FACULTY MEMBERS:
The faculty members have been regularly attending the Seminars / Conferences / Workshops held in other Universities with their research scholars, presenting papers and participating in the deliberations. Thus, the Department has so far built up a respectable image in the academic circles. Our faculty members have produced reading material for Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Telugu Academy, School of Distance Learning and Continuing Education, Kakatiya University, for under graduate and post graduate and A.P. History Congress Volume on History & Culture of Andhra Pradesh.