The Department of history heralds its vision-“Learn History to Make history”
- To carve out a more humane and considerate student community that would study and value the lessons of history.
- Making Mother Earth a better place to live in.
- To elevate our department as a premier center of education and research.
- To improve the range and quality of educational experiences for all students.
- To enhance the students through outreach programmes and visits.
- To advance the frontiers of knowledge providing access to a rich educational experience that will motivate and enable our students to seek high levels of intellectual fulfillment and personal growth.
Unsung Heroes of India's Freedom Struggle
It's a matter of pride that The Department of History, at Pazhassiraja College has been selected by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India to prepare the online directory of the Unsung Heroes of Freedom Struggle of India in connection with the 75th year of Indian Independence. Pazhassiraja College is the sole contributor to this database from the state of Kerala. Dr. Joshy Mathew, Head, Department of History is the Principal Investigator of this programme in Kerala.
Click the link below to access the database
Unsung Heroes of India’s freedom struggle
An Overview of the Department of History
The Department of History was established in 1993 as the second UG department in the college. Since its inception History department is giving emphasis on both teaching and research. We are giving great emphasis to inspire the students to delve into history through experiential learning. In curricular and extra-curricular activities, our students have achieved great recognition including the university's first rank in the UG examination in 2018. We are organising national seminars and workshops every year in the department and organized national and international webinars in recent years. A Heritage Museum named Samskriti is attached to this Department depicting the ancient culture and tribal tradition of Wayanad. This center also works as a Research Facilitation and Interpretation Centre helping researchers with books and primary documents on Wayanad.
The department of History, at Pazhassiraja College, collaborates with the following government agencies on various academic concerns.
Ministry of Culture, Government of India
University Grants Commission(UGC)
Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi
Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi
Kerala State Higher Education Council (KSHEC), Trivandrum
Kerala Council of Historical Research (KCHR), Trivandrum
Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT)
Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Trivandrum
- Samsriti: Wayanad Heritage Museum
- Research Desk and Documentation Centre
- National and International Seminars
- Memorial Lectures
- National Research Projects
- Preservation of Archaeological Sites
- Regular Field Visit
- Experienced Faculty members
- Department Library
- Collection of Documents from British Library, London
Wayanad Heritage Museum and Research Facilitation Centre in History Department of Pazhassiraja College
History News Exhibition Kerala Through Ages
Book Exhibition Gandhi and Freedom Struggle
Celebrating 75th Year of Independence- Gandhi Smrithi Sadas
Anti-War Day Poster Making Competition on the topic War and Peace
19-04-2022 to 30-07-2022
Ministry of Culture, Government of India, New Delhi Unsung Heroees of the Freedom Struggle of India Project
Pazhassi Day Observation at Mavilathode on 30th November 2021. Offering Floral Tribute at the statue of PAzhassi Raja in front of the College.
Prof. Dr Margret Frenz, FRHistS, FHEA of the University of Stuttgart in Germany delivered the Pazhassi Memorial Lecture at the International Webinar in the Department of History on 30th November 2021.
District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) Secretary, Wayanad Mr. K. G. Ajesh is bestowing Certificate of Aprreciation to Dr. Joshy Mathew, Head of the Department of History
Final Project Report of Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)
Online Pazhassi Memorial Lecture on Malabar and the Trajectories of Maritime Trade in the Indian Ocean
Pazhassi Day Celebrations
National Webinar on Ethnic Painting in India with Special Refernce to Kurumba Community of the Nilgiris
T.U. Jacob Memorial - Founder-Manager
Book Exhibition of Dr. Shashi Tharoor - Winner Pazhassiraja College Award 2019
History Alumni Association Celebration 2019
Annual Pazhassi Memorial Lecture
Self Defense Training for Girls
Certificate Course in Karate
Centenary Celebration of Jalian Walla Bagh Massacre
Photo Exhibition on Malabar and Freedom Struggle
Photo Exhibition on Women in Freedom Struggle
Blood Donation Camp
28-11-2018 to 29-11-2018
National Seminar on Educational Development of Tribal People and Internal Migration in Malabar
Indian Jeeva Karunya Charitable Trust Scholarship
Flood Relief Programme 2018
World Skill Day Celebrations 2018
Felicitation of Rank Winner 2018
Photo Exhibition on the History of Kozhikode
13-02-2017 to 14-02-2017
National Workshop on Research Methodology in History
National Seminar on Role of Tribal People in Pazhassi Struggles.
Exhibition of Traditional Paddy Varieties in Wayanad
Annual Pazhassi Memorial Lecture 2016