MA (History) Program

About the Program

The M.A. History Program is designed to impart a comprehensive and analytical understanding of Indian history and world history to students. The Department offers a variety of challenging courses to equip students with the knowledge of the nature and purpose of history, historiography, historical methods, gender in history, military history, ancient and medieval societies, revolutionary Europe, Naga social, cultural and political history. Other recent trends and themes in history such as Dalit studies and environmental history will be taught. It also offers courses in archival studies, archaeology, and museology. This course intends to provide students with knowledge that are applicable to a wide range of careers such as publishing, administrative work, museums, archive work, teaching, diplomats, global charity work, and also equips them to pursue higher education and research in the future.

Duration Program-Icon

Two years

Eligibility: Program-Icon

Pass in B.A. (Honours) in History with minimum 45% and above aggregate marks Pass in B.A. (any discipline) with History as one of the electives with minimum 45% and above aggregate marks.

Award of Degree:

Successful Students will receive the M.A. History degree by the University subject to fulfilling all the academic requirements.

Programme Details:

The M.A. History is a two years Program comprises of 20 courses covered over a period of four semesters, with five courses completed per semester. Students will have the opportunity to take at least two courses outside the Department during their third and fourth semesters. The University follows a credit-based semester system of teaching and evaluation, and the total number of credit earned in the Masters Program is 76. The Program structure is given below:

Admissions Office :
The ICFAI University, Nagaland,
6th Mile, Sovima Village, Dimapur, Nagaland - 797112

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Particulars MA History
Last date for submission of Completed Application Form August 11, 2023
Last date for payment of Admission Fee August 16, 2023

Commencement of Regular classes August 16, 2023
Payment of First Semester Fee September 12, 2023

MA(History) Program Structure
1st Year Courses
Semester – I
  • History, its Nature and Purpose
  • Ancient Societies
  • Modern Western World
  • Marginality and Privileges in Ancient India
  • Twentieth Century World
Semester – II
  • Historical Methods and Historiography
  • Medieval Societies
  • Revolutionary Europe
  • Introduction to Archaeology
  • Gender in History
2nd Year Courses
Semester – III
  • Modern East Asia
  • Social and Political History of the Nagas till the 19th Century
  • Study of Military History(1900-2000)
  • Indian Nationalism
  • Skill Enhancing Courses (Extra- Departmental)*
Semester – IV
  • Environmental History
  • Caste in Indian History
  • Political and Administrative History of the Nagas
  • Archives Keeping
  • Skill Enhancing Courses(Extra Departmental)*

*Students need to opt for a paper from the other streams of Postgraduate Studies.

Educational Tours (One Educational Tour-Report Writing and Presentation)

Ancient Sites: Ajanta and Ellora (2nd Century BCE-480 CE, Aurangabad), Bodh Gaya (Buddhist Pilgrimage site, Bodhi Tree, Bihar), Nalanda University (13th-15th century, Bihar), Rathas Temples (7th-8th Century Mahabalipuram), Shore Temple (725 CE, Mahabalipuram) Lothal (Harappan site), Ashoka Pillar (250 BCE, Sarnath), Kapaleswar Temple (7th Century CE, Chennai), Dashavatara Temple Deogarh( 6th century CE, Uttar Pradesh).

Medieval Sites:

Qutub Minar (1192, New Delhi), Taj Mahal (1631-1648, Agra), Humayun Tomb (1558, New Delhi) Charminar (1591, Hyderabad), Qutub Shashi Tomb (16th and 17th centuries, Hyderabad), Golkonda Fort (13th century Hyderabad), Red Fort (1639-1648, New Delhi), Church of St. Francis of Assisi (1661, Goa), St. Diogo Church (1604, Goa), Santa Cruz church (1547, Goa).

Modern Sites:

Victoria Memorial (1921, Kolkota), Parliament House (1927, New Delhi), India Gate (1931, New Delhi), Rashtrapati Bhavan ( 1912, New Delhi), Gateway of India (1911, Mumbai) St. Mary Church (1678-81, Chennia), Writers Building (1777, West Bengal), India Gate ( 1931, New Delhi) St. Paul Cathedral Kolkota ( 1839-1847) Bombay High Court (1862, Mumbai) Victoria Public Hall (1889, Chennia).

Internships-Reputed Research Institute and Organisation Seminars, Webinars, Guest Lectures, Workshops, Conferences History Club-

to screen films and documentaries based on historical events and personalities. After the screening of the film, students are to discussed and debate on significant issues which emerge from the film and documentaries. Celebration of birth anniversaries of national leaders and important historical figures. Visit to Archives so that Students can get firsthand experience about historical sources. Visit to Museums. Explore the history of food and culture. Newsletter-Edited and Designed by the students.

Admission Modalities

The Admission Modalities are with reference to the campus-based MA (History) program offered by the ICFAI University at Nagaland. The medium of instruction is English.


Pass in BA (Honours) in History with minimum 45% and above aggregate marks (or) Pass in BA (any discipline with History as one of the electives with minimum 45% and above aggregate marks.

General Note:

For the purpose of determining eligibility based on aggregate percentage of marks, the procedure used by the respective University in award of the degree will only be taken into consideration. All applicants should have completed a minimum of 15 years of formal schooling by August 01, 2023. Applicants who have completed their graduation on a one-time sitting basis or a 2-year basis are not eligible for admission to the Postgraduate Programs.

Students in their final year bachelor’s degree course are also eligible to apply, provided they complete their graduation requirements including practical examinations/viva assignments before August 01, 2023. Such applicants will have to produce a certificate to that effect at the time of admission. The admission of such applicants will, however, remain provisional until they produce mark sheet/ transcript and a degree certificate establishing their eligibility. The last date for submitting the proof of graduation transcripts is September 01, 2023, failing which the provisional admission will automatically stand cancelled, and no fees will be refunded.

The process of admission and selection of eligible candidates

The selection of applicants into the Program is made through screening of application and interview. While evaluating students for admission, due weightage is given to their academic distinction, awards in Games & sports, Literary & cultural activities, and other extra cocurricular activities.

Original certificates and Domicile certificate should be produced for verification at the time of admission. The admission decision will be communicated after the admission process.

Special Reservation

There shall be a special provision for admission of students belonging to the State of Nagaland (Domicile) in any course of ICFAI University, Nagaland, which shall not be less than 25 (twenty-five) percent of seats in each course/discipline subject to the students meeting the minimum qualifying requirements referred to above. The fee for the Domicile students is less than that of the non-domicile students (please refer the fee chart).

Seats remaining unfilled under special reservation may be filled up by allotting the same to students belonging to Open Category.

Application Modalities


The candidates are advised to read the guidelines carefully before completing the Application Form for admission.

Application Form

  • Please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria before filling up the form.
  • Fill the Application Form in Capital Letters.
  • Provide all the available information under appropriate sections.
  • Make sure to sign the Application Form.
  • Retain a photocopy of the completed Application form.
  • Cost of the Application material for UG Programs is Rs. 250.
  • Cost of the Application material for PG and Doctoral Programs is Rs. 350.

Applicants have to enclose self attested copies of the following certificates

  • Birth Certificate
  • Class X Admit Card, Mark Sheet and Certificate.
  • Class XII / Degree Admit Card, Mark Sheet and Certificate (as may be applicable).
  • *BA/BBA/BCA/B.Com Degree Admit Card, Marksheet and Certificate (as may be Applicable)
  • ST Certificate.
  • 3 recent Passport Size Photo.
  • Any other certificates pertaining to academic and other activities.
  • *For MA/MBA Candidates.

Fee Schedule

Admission Fee

Admission fee of Rs. 10,000 (non-refundable) is to be paid by all the selected candidates of PG immediately after the admission decision is announced. The last date for payment of admission fee is August 16, 2023 for MA (History) program.

Program Fee

Students must pay the program fee on the fi rst day of each semester, after which a fi ne of Rs. 20 per day will be charged. The first semester fee is to be paid on or before September 12, 2023 for MA (History) program.

Note: Domicile refers to Students from State of Nagaland. Non-Domicile refers to Students from States other than Nagaland.

Particulars Domicile Non Domicile
Total Program Fee 98,600 1,11,200
Examination Fee 4,000 4,000
Total Program Fee(4 Semesters) 1,02,600 1,15,200
Fee Per Semester 25,650 28,800

All Payments should be made through Bank Challan from ICICI Chumukedima Branch/Swiping machine from the University, in favor of "The ICFAI University, Nagaland - Fee Collection A/C". Details about the payment modalities, and the relevant Challan, can be obtained from the Dy. Accounts Officer.

Refund Policy

As per UGC guidelines if a student chooses to withdraw from the program of study in which he/she is enrolled, the institution concerned shall follow the following four-tier system for the refund of fees remitted by the student.

Sl. No. Percentage of Refund of Aggregate Fees Point of time when notice of withdrawal of admission is served to HEI
1 100% 15 days before the formally-notified last date of admission
2 80% Not more than 15 days after the formally-notified last date of admission
3 50% More than 15 days but less than 30 days after formally-notified last date of admission
4 0% More than 30 days after formally notified last date of admission