Department of History: A Brief Profile
The Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, founded in 1993 as a unitary University and meant primarily for academic programmes in Social Sciences, Humanities, Performing Arts, and Fine Arts, is the first University in Kerala to have been accredited with A Grade in the UGC National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), and that too, in its very first cycle itself. It has been catering, ever since its inception, to the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as research scholars in many emerging fields in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary studies, not represented generally by the universities in Kerala.

The Department of History, with twelve permanent faculty members, thirtyfive research scholars, and one hundred postgraduate students constitutes the biggest concentration of professionals and researchers in History in Kerala. Spread out in five locations in Kerala, with head quarters in Kalady (District Ernakulam), and Regional Centres at Tirur (District Malappuram), Payyannur (District Kannur), Thuravur (District Alappuzha), and Thiruvanthapuram, the Department has been in the forefront of studies in History with emphasis on Early, Medieval and Modern Socio-economic and Cultural Processes; Political Processes, Social Movements and Intellectual Histories; Gender, Dalit and Ecological Histories within the frame of New Social Movements; and Art Historical Studies.
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