The department of History has been abuzz with curricular and co-curricular activities round the year. In order to promote a sense of historicity among the students, the department of History has been organizing various activities for its students and is enthusiastically supported by the faculty. In this pursuit, the Department organized a visit to the National Gallery of Modern Art and Lodhi’s Tomb and Lodhi Garden in the month of September in which over 50 students of B A Programme (History and other courses) participated. During the visit to National Gallery of Modern Art, students came face to face evolution of art during the modern period of Indian history. Of special significance was the evolution of Company School of Art as well as developments of indigenous art forms during colonial and post-colonial period. Students also visited the iconic Lodhi’s tomb and the Lodhi Garden which has been an architectural marvel of the medieval period.
The department has been pioneering the cause of environmental awareness by successfully organizing National Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change for the past six years. This year too, the department, in association with departments of Economics and Electronics organized this annual show titled ‘’6th National Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change: Wildlife Ecology, Conservation and Iconography from February 8 – 10, 2018. The Chief Guest for the Conference was Ms. Renu Singh, Director, Delhi Zoo. The keynote addrss was delivered by Mr. Nila Madhab Panda, national award winning film maker famed for his films like I Am Kalam and Kadwi Hawa. Other eminent speakers were Prof. S D Biju, the Frogman of India, Dr. Sumit Dookia, Dr. Debanik Mukherjee, noted documentary film maker Gurmeet Sapal, Environmentalist and News Editor from NDTV, Sushil Bahuguna, Dr. Tanuja Kothiyal, Dr. Meenakshi Khanna, Dr. Priya Gupta, Dr. Anu Jaidev, Dr. B C Sabat, Dr. Faiyaz Khudsar and Mr. Wasim Akram. The valedictory address was delivered by Dr. Koustubh Sharma.
The Department is in process of starting an INTACH Chapter in the College to promote heritage conservation among the college community. For this student volunteers would be enrolled and trained by INTACH and who in turn would act as ambassadors of heritage conservation.