Sir Syed College
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Established in 1967, the Department of History was one of the Founding Departments of Sir Syed College. The undergraduate programme of B A History was started in 1969 under Calicut University. At present, the course syllabus is designed by Kannur University with focus areas of Kerala, Indian, and world history, gender history, historiography, and tourism studies. The department offers special coaching for competitive examinations, especially for Central University aspirants. The department organizes Sir Syed Ahmed Khan Memorial Lecture annually. A heritage museum is also maintained under the supervision of the department. The Department organizes number of Invited Lectures, National Seminars, Workshops, Institutional Visit, Field visit and many other programs. We hosted 7 th Kerala International History Congress in November 2019.

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To provide insight into the anecdotes of the past for raising the realities of present so as to enable the students to learn a meaningful life as responsible citizens.



The department aims to transmit the invaluable lessons of history in a most liberal and innovative way by giving an added emphasis to moral and cultural values. The expected outcome of the overall teaching and learning process is to equip the students with a deeper understanding of the societal problems to make them adaptable to the complexities of a plural society.


  • It is one of the prominent and oldest departments
  • Though it was introduced as a department offering Additional Language facility
  • The BA History Language and Literature course was introduced in 1980 and MA History Language
  • The department has been the abode of underprivileged and marginalized section of the society
  • The annual intake of the BA History Language and Literature Programme
  • Along with UG and PG Programmes, the department offers additional language
  • The unique feature of the BA History Degree Programme is a DTP course which offers in the Sixth Semester
  • The course which gives an opportunity to acquire Typing skill both in History and English