Department Profile

Department of History

           Since the very inception of Mariani College in 1966, the Department of History has been performing as one of the major departments of this premier higher educational institution of Jorhat District, Assam. This department started offering Honors/Major programme in 1978 along with General/Pass Course in History.

           It was primarily due to the efforts of Late Hari Prasad Neog, the then Principal of Mariani College and dedication of Mr. Biman Borborah, the Department of History was started. Mr. Biman Borborah served as the first and the only teacher of this department till 1971which was indeed a challenging task. In 1972, Mr. Borborah left Mariani College and joined the neighbouring N.N. Saikia College. Gradually, a number of  new teacher were recruited to fulfill the expectations of the increasing number of students of this department. Mr. Ananda Saikia joined the Department as faculty in 1971 and served here till retirement in 2005. The Department got the third teacher when in 1974 Mr. Maheswar Borah joined and played vital role in introducing B.A. Honors Programme in History. Mr. Borah continued his service in this institution till retirement in 2009. In 1984, Mr. Ranjan Goswami joined and served here till 2016. Due to his efforts, the History Department introduced Tourism and Travel Management Course to facilitate career opportunities to the interested students. At present, the Department has four full time faculties. Mr. Lachit Gogoi, Associate Professor as well as present Head of the Department, has been serving in this college since 1992. Mrs. Nivedita Sarmah joined in 2008 ,Mr. Basanta Borah in 2010 and Dr. Munmi Pathak in 2021.


          The Department of History has been making sincere efforts for academic as well as overall development of the students since its establishment. Besides guiding the students to understand the course prescribed in syllabus, the department has the vision of helping them to become employable in this competitive world. The Department has already started a museum in 2015 and now it is another vision to transform this into a bigger one with the collection of more items of historical significance. The Department has another vision to update the library with the collection of new publications.


          The performance of the students in examinations is good. They get marks to fulfill the criteria of getting admission in Post Graduate courses. Also some of them get admission in M.A. through entrance examinations conducted by the universities. Many of the ex-students of this department are getting employment in both private and public sectors by dint of efficiency.

   Extracurricular Activities:

           The Department of History has a yearly wall magazine named “Pu-Lan-Chi” which has demonstrated the quality and team spirit of the students. Also some of the students of this department have showed good performance in sports, art, recitation, music etc. Now the department is possessing one state level basketball player. The Department will continue its effort to serve the students as well as society in the coming days.

Picture Source: A. (2021, January 18). Sivasagar Ahom Kingdom History -Places to see. A Soul Window.



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Mariani College was established in 1966 by the sincerest initiatives of a good numbers of benevolent public and educationists of greater Mariani.


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