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The Department of History was started right from the inception of Shillong College way back in 1956. Some stalwart figures of the town such as (Late), Shri Radhan Singh Lyngdoh (former Speaker, Meghalaya Legislatively Assembly), Shri D.H. Goswami, Shri (Late) Kapila Chatterjee, Shri Shyamadas Bhattacharjee and many others served the Department as part-time teachers in the early days. Shri (Late) Suddhabrata Bhattacharjee was the first full-time teacher in the Department, who later in 1970, became the Principal of the College, and served till his retirement in 1973. Smt. Chitra Choudhury, who was a keen cultural activist, joined the Department in July 1967, followed by Shri D. Mukhopadhyay. Shri Mukhopadhyay later left the job to join an assignment in Kolkata. Meanwhile, Dr.(Mrs.) M. P. R. Lyngdoh joined in the year 1973 and she took over as Head of the Department after the premature death of Smt. Choudhury in 08-02-1982. In 1996, Dr (Mrs.) M. P. R. Lyngdoh took over as the Principal of the College and Shri Rudyson Rynjah took charge as the Head of the Department until his retirement in 01-03-2014. Following his retirement, the senior most teacher in the Department, Smt. J. Choudhury took over as Head of the Department. In 2021, two teachers of the Department, Smt Joya Chudhury(HOD), and Smt Nubha Lytand retired.  Smt V. C. S. Dkhar took over as the Head of the Department. Two new teachers, Smt Babhador Khongdup and Smt Amebari Kharkongor joined the department.

The teachers of the Department till date are Smt V.C.S.Dkhar, Smt O.L.Syiemlieh, Smt B. Khongdup and Smt A. Kharkongor.

The Department of History has always contributed significantly to the growth of the College and the     welfare of the students. The students have performed creditably over the years.

NameEducational QualificationWorking sincee-mail
Smt V. C. S. Dkhar (HOD)M. A.01.08.1997[email protected]

Smt. Omega Linda SyiemliehM.A. , NET19-12-2014[email protected]
Smt. B. Khongdup
M. Phil, NET 15.12.2021[email protected]
Smt A. Kharkongor M. A., NET 15.12.2021 [email protected]
Smt V. C. S. Dkhar (HOD) :
Sl No. . Title with page NosJournal/Proceedings Volume(Name) with year publishedISSN /ISBN No.
1 Ancient Architecture Asian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Studies 20142348- 7186
2Shillong – A Story of Evolution Asian Journal of Multi – Disciplinary Studies 20142348-7186
3The Indian Women AncientWomen‟s Wide Canvas 2015 978-93-83252- 45-9
4History of India (Upto 1526) 392 pages B.B Publications D.K Series
5History of India (1526-1950) 292 PagesB.B Publications D.K Series
6Architecture – Impressive, ImperishableShillong Times Newspaper
Smt B. Khongdup :
Sl No. . Title with page NosBooks/Journal/Proceedings Volume(Name) with year publishedISSN /ISBN No.Whether peer reviewed No. of Co- authorsWhether you are the main author
1 “Trade Practices of the Khasi of Meghalaya: Beyond Commodity Exchange”, pp. 218-224,Proceedings of North East India History Association Thirty-Seven Session, Gangtok, 2016(ISSN: 2349-753X and No. 42520 in the UGC Approved List of Journals).Yes
2“Studying Khasi-Jaintia Society: A Perspective” pp.174-182Dialogue, Vol.18, No.3, January-March, 2017ISSN; 0973-0095 Vol. 18 No. 3, UGC CARE ListYes
3“Buddhist Centres and Trade in Northeast India: Some Observations”, pp. 102-109 Proceedings of North East India History Association 38th session, Mirza, 2017 (ISSN: 2349-753X and No. 42520 in the UGC Approved List of Journals).Yes
4“Trade Networks and their Linkages to Buddhist Centres in Northeast India”, pp. 179-186 Proceedings of North East India History Association 39th session, Synod College, Shillong, 2018 (ISSN: 2349-753X and No. 42520 in the UGC Approved List of Journals).
5“Cultural Heritage of the Khasis of Meghalaya”,Eli Doye (ed.), Cultural Heritage of Northeast India, Aayu Publications, New Delhi, 2019(ISBN: 978-93-85161-94-0).
Smt. A. Kharkongor :
Sl No. . Book TitlePublisher and year of publicationISSN /ISBN No.Whether you are the main author
1 Perspectives on Material Cultures in Northeast India Lakshi Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, 2019(ISBN: 978-93-82120-56-8)Co-Editor