A historian is one who researches, analyzes and writes about the past records the findings, and interprets the past events from the available records such as the government, institutional records, newspapers, photographs, interviews etc. Historians with their writings help us understand how the society has changed. The past always has an impact on the present and the future and history helps us understand and keep a track of the cause and effect. 

Career Options

  • A historian can work in a college or University
  • work with publishers
  • post secondary history teacher
  • research Analyst. Museum Curator
  • Archeologist.

Educational Qualifications

  • 10+2 with 75% marks or more.

Personal Skills

  • - Analytical skills - communication skills - problem-solving - research skills - writing skills

Courses to be pursued

  • Bachelor’s Degree with major in History
  • Post Graduate Degree in History or PhD
  • Research Work. Internship at Archeological Survey Department or any Museums.

Top Colleges

  • Banaras Hindu University Address: Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Road, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005 Phone: 542 2369332 Website: admissions@fmsbhu.ac.in
  • Jamia Millia Islamia Address: Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Marg, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi: 110025 Phone: +91 (11) 26981717 Website: www.jmi.ac.in

Working Conditions

There are various job opportunities for a historian, depending on the educational qualifications one can be a Teacher at pre secondary or secondary school. Professors at colleges or universities. Work as researcher with Archeological department, or work at the museums. Work with publishers.

Top Companies

  • American Historical Association Address: 400 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA Phone: +1 202-544-2422 Website: https://www.historians.org
  • Indian Council of Historical Research Address: 35, Firoz Shah Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110001 Phone: 011 2338 7877 Website: ichr.ac.in/

Successful Persons

Romila Thapar

Romila Thapar is a well known Indian historian and her main domain of study is ancient India.

Satish Chandra

He is an eminent Indian historian and principle area of study is medieval Indian history.

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