Department of History

B. Borooah College was started in the year 1943 with intermediate classes under the Calcutta University and History was one of the optional subjects. In 1952, the college was elevated to a Degree Course college under the Gauhati University. Honours classes in History were opened in 1952.

Many devoted teachers rendered their valuable services to the department so far. The founder teacher of the department was Gyananda Prasad Sharma. Some of the teachers who served in the department are Dr. Surya Kanta Barpujari, Kulada Charan Bhagawoti, Prasana Sharma, Abdul Ohid, Dr Arun Kr. Bhattacharyya, Mrs Hena Rajkumari, Dr. Sunil Pawan Baruah. Late Prasana Sharma was the first Head of the department of History when honours course was introduced.

Courses offered & Seats
  • H.S (1st and 2nd year)

  • T.D.C (Semester) course for both Major and General course

  • No. of seats : 25 in History major in each year


Head of the Department:

  • Dr. Manjula Phukan , M.A, Ph.D
    Assistant Professor
    Specialization: Modern India
    Contact No. 9435014580

Other Professors:

  1. Mr. Ishan Krishna Saikia
  2. Assistant Professor
    Specialization: Modern Indian History
  3. Dr. Shabnam Borman, Assistant Professor
  4. Mrs. Shirumoni BAruah, Asst. Professor



Department of History formed a “Historical Association” on the 14th September 2005 to conduct the departmental activities such as seminars, study tours etc. Every year department organizes seminars and popular talks for the benefit of the students.

Annals : From 2011 onwards, the department is publishing an annual magazine Annals.

Departmental Library :

The department maintains a library in the Department. It is to be noted that all the collection of the library were destroyed in the devastating fire that gutted the college on 3rd March 2005. Now there are about two hundred books in the library. Most of the books are generally textbooks.

Seminars/ Conferences/Workshops organized & the source of funding



Funding Agency



Insurgency in Assam.

College fund.



Spread of communism and its popularity in the 20th century.

College fund.



Media and informed audience.

College fund.



Studies of Indology by Western scholars.

College fund.



Missionary activities in Assam.

 College Fund.



Re-reading History: A People’s perspective

College fund.



  • Mrs. Manjula Phukan : Undergoing research work at Gauhati University on “Women and education in colonial Assam”

Completed Minor Project :

Name of Teacher Project Title Sponsoring Agency Year
Dr. Meena Barkataki Life and correspondence of Kandarpaeswar Singha (1840-1882) UGC 2009-10
Dr. Meena Barkataki Major General Francis Jenkins - The Commissioner of Assam (1834-1861). A survey of some aspects of his administration UGC 2011-12


Results of the B.A (History Major) : -

Year Appeared Passed 1st Class Pass %
2016 21 17 13 81
2015 10 09 08 90
2014 17 17 09 100
2013 15 13 03 87
2012 13 12 02 92