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Department of History

Our Vision

The Department of history heralds its vision-“Learn History to Make history”

Our Mission

  • 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.

Pazhassi Raja College

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.  


Department Collaborations

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 

Our Highlights

  • 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

Project Completion Certificate issued to Dr. Joshy Mathew from the Ministry of Culture for the project Unsung Heroes of India

Department of History in association with Indian Council of Historical Research is organizing a NAtional Seminar on the Topic Role of Tribal People in the Anti-Colonial Struggles in Kerala. l seminar

Wayanad Heritage Museum and Research Facilitation Centre in History Department of Pazhassiraja College

Wayanad Heritage Museum and Research Facilitation Centre in History Department of Pazhassiraja College

Wayanad Heritage Museum and Research Facilitation Centre in History Department of Pazhassiraja College

Unsung Heroes from Kerala in the Minstry of Culture Wesite


Name Type Mode Duration Seats
B.A. History Aided Full Time 3 Years 40
Certificate Course in Yoga Part Time Three months 30

Faculty & Staff

Dr.Joshy Mathew

Assistant Professor and Head



Dr.Rani S. Pillai

Assistant Professor



Ms.Lizy P. K.

Guest Faculty





Honouring University Rank Holders

14-12-2022 to 15-12-2022

National Seminar on the topic Role of Tribal People in the Anti-colonial Struggles in Kerala

14-12-2022 to 15-12-2022

National Seminar

27-09-2022 to 27-09-2022

Historical Destination Cleaning at Mavilamthode in association with DTPC


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


Pazhassiraja Award


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


Archaeological Exhibition



Arun Raj of the Department of History secured First Rank in the BA History Examination of the University of Calicut March 2018. He has secured 87% of marks with 5.20 Grade point average. .

Dr. Joshy Mathew

Fellowship to Design Post-Doctoral Research Theme, Kerala Council of Historical Research(KCHR), Govt, of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, 2016-17.

Lt. Dr. Rani S. Pillai

Dr. Rani S. Pillai, Department of History has been elavated to the post of Lieutenant in NCC .

Dr. Joshy Mathew

Research Guide in History, University of Calicut.

Dr. Joshy Mathew

Dr. Joshy Mathew, Head, Department of History has been appointed as the Principal Investigator of the Unsung Heroes of Kerala project of the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India 2022. This is in connection with celebrating 75th year of India's indepenence..



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Asst.Professor, Department of Tourism, Pazhassiraja College

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