History offers a storehouse of information about how people and societies behave. It also offers the only extensive evidential base for the contemplation and analysis of how societies functioned. Studying History can provide us with insight into our cultures of origin as well as cultures with which we might be less familiar, thereby increasing cross-cultural awareness and understanding. We need to study History to understand to change and to know about how the society we live in came to existence.
The Department of History was first established in the erstwhile Government College Sargodha in the year 1963. In 1984 it was further enhanced, upgraded and provided a purpose- built block, housing excellent learning places and a library. The block was named after the great Muslim historian of the subcontinent Abu Rehan Al-Beruni. During its 56 years period, the History Department has delivered excellent results.
The graduates of the Department have joined different fields including research organizations, schools, colleges, universities, NGOs and INGOs, print and electronic media, advertising, archeology, armed forces and civil services. The History Department has now adopted new HEC curricula and has shifted from the traditional to new futuristic programs like BS, Masters and MPhil in History and MA in Pakistan Studies. These programs are being run under semester system.The Department plans to start PhD Program in History soon.
The Department has one PhD and eight MPhil qualified vibrant faculty members who are engaged in various research projects, have published articles in national and international journals and participated in national and international workshops and conferences. The Department also conductsvarious seminars and conferences on numerous aspects of history throughout the academic calendar.