Department of History

Contact No: +92919216745



The Department of History is one of the oldest departments in the University. It is located in the beautiful New Academic Block (Shaikh Muhammad Taimur Academic Block) on the vast and beautiful campus of the University of Peshawar, flocked by the students from several parts of the country and occasionally from other countries in search of knowledge. The Department of history started functioning in the Islamia College. Later it was shifted to the first floor of the building next to Teachers Students Centre where now Department of Computer Science is located. At present, it is located at the first floor of the New Academic Block II,  opposite College of Home Economics.

The present location of the department is a huge and spacious place, accommodating a huge and well equipped library containing more than nineteen thousand books, Audio-visual sources, a computer lab, a well-equipped and Conference room, and separate common rooms for male and female students.


The Department presently offers BS, MA, MPhil and PhD programmes. All these programs are designed in a way to ensure that they cater to the needs of students in line with modern system of education.


History is the study of human past in its entirety; individual, society and state, the rise and fall of the dynasties and civilizations, the shaping of cultures and the making of social fabrics, learning lessons from the mistakes of the past people and seeking inspiration from their achievements and successes to reform our present and to secure an even better future. In the words of a scholar, “History is to nations what memory is to individuals”. Without knowledge of history, we have no entity, no inspiration, no aim, no present and no future. A nation without advancement in the field of science and technology stands in the last row of the nations of the world but a nation without knowledge of its history doesn’t find place even in the last row… It stands No WHERE.

We are planning to convert and upgrade the Department of History into an institute of Historical Studies with a teaching wing, offering BS, MA, MPhil, M.S. and PhD, programmes and Research Wing exclusively dedicated to research in the discipline and publication of an international journal, books and monographs on national, regional and international history along with collection and preservation of archival material, manuscripts and other rare resources material.


The mission of the Department is to use the knowledge of history, through impartial analysis of the past and present, as a corrective force, as those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat the same mistakes. A historian is a ‘doctor of the nation’ and we want to produce true and knowledgeable doctors of the nation 


  • The department aims at imparting education which would enable the graduates in providing the necessary date for better planning can be done. Therefore the Department historical record. No sound planning can be done. Therefore the Department envisages to  educate the students in not only collection of material about the past but also in recording the present social political and economic developments for but also in recording the present social, political and economic developments for the sake of forte guidance and planning.
  • To encourage an impartial and objective reading and writing of history so that our present and future generation may now about the merits and demerits of the deeds of their predecessors and move forward to shape up a better future to themselves.


  • Lectureship at the College / University level.
  • Research Associates / Research Assistants at various governmental and NGOs’.
  • Producers / Anchor Persons / Resource Persons at Radio and Television Channels/ NGOs requiring qualification of Master Degree in Social Sciences/ Humanities / Arts.
  • The BS/ MA program in the subject prepares graduates for appearing in at least half a dozen papers in the CSS/PCS exams.
  • The programs in the Department make you eligible for applying to hundreds of scholarships for higher studies abroad including the prestigious scholarships like Fulbright.
  • The Master and BS Degree in the subject will give History Graduates an additional weightage in applying for migration to countries like Canada, Australia and New Zealand. USA and UK require those applying for permanent residence or citizenship to pass tests in the history of USA and UK respectively. Our graduates are at a clear advantage in such cases. 




Contact : Department of History, University of Peshawar, Pakistan.

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