About the Department

The Department of History at Nowrosjee Wadia College aims to produce highly capable readers and writers of history who are dedicated to truth and support the values of India, who will act with compassion and zeal for the betterment of all the people of this country and others through their historiographical skills. With social duty they will also promote honesty, peace and harmony in a pluralistic culture like that of ours.

Department Highlights

Our Department has a great legacy with distinguished historians as the Heads Of the Department. For example,

  • Principal R. D. Choksey authored a series on the Economic History of India
  • Dr. Kamal Gokhale wrote the book “Shivaputra Sambhaji”
  • Dr. Samita Gupta’s revered “Pune – The Queen of Deccan”
  • Principal S.B. Tardalkar Co-author of the books- Nagpurchi Dhamm-kranti, Mahad cha Mukti-Sangram, Ghanshyam Talwatkar Vichardarshan and Justice R. R. Bhole – Jivankarya.

    The Current faculty members continue to carry forward the legacy of the Department.

  • Dr. Jyoti S. Aniruddha’s area of interest and specialization is the Social Movement of Maharashtra, she completed her PhD. On ‘The emancipatory movement of the Untouchables in Pune District (1906-1956)'.
  • The Department boasts of Ms Pramila Dasture who authored the book “Thorough- The Bishop’s Saga”, released on 20th July 2018; she was the sole researcher and author of the archival project on the history of the Bishop’s School, a reputed British era school in the city which recently commemorated its 150 years.
  • The faculty members of the department are engaged in research work and have published various papers.
  • The Heads of the Dept., Dr. R. D. Choksey and Prof. S. B. Tardalkar retired as the Principal of Nowrosjee Wadia College.
  • Our former faculty member Prof. Nandkumar Nikam, retired as the Principal of Shirur College.

    Courses conducted by the Department

  • B.A. in History

  • M.A. in History

  • Head of the Department

    Dr. (Mrs) Jyoti Subhash Aniruddha

    M.A. History, SPPU

    Ph. D. SPPU


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    Sr. No.Name of FacultyDesignationProfile link
    1Ms. Pramila P. DastureAssistant Professor View Profile
    2Ms.Himali AwomiAssistant Professor View Profile
    3Mr. Akash RakhundeAssistant Professor View Profile

    The Department successfully organised special Guest lectures by eminent speakers :

  • “The Heritage of India and Career Opportunities” by Mr. BhujangBobade, Director, Heritage Foundation Jalgaon.

  • “The Hidden Heritage of India” by Mr. Arjun Kumar, Brand Manager, TOI & Member of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage. (Alumni NWC)

  • “Heritage Amidst the Dacoits” by Mr. Arjun Kumar, Brand Manager TOI & Member of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage.

  • History through the Medium Of Art which was conducted through the medium of exhibitions and competitions.

  • Annual field trips are conducted to the places of Historical Interests.

  • Heritage Walks through the City of Pune is organized annually.

  • The Department conducts a 10 Day Annual Workshop on the learning of the medieval Maratha Script Modi.

  • The Annual Department fests garners much response from the Students and the faculty.

  • The History Department’s popular ‘Treasure Hunt’ is based on themes from specific eras of History with the aim of generating a sense of interest in history whilst making it a fun challenge.

  • The Department attempts to bring each ingredient into as many student experiences as we can. The Department has had an illustrious faculty and many areas of Indian History have been defined by the researches done by them.

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