The main thrust areas of teaching in the Department at the postgraduate level are Modern Indian History, Regional history of Rajasthan and historiography. The Department aims at teaching of history objectively with an inter-disciplinary approach. The students are initiated to develop insight into the complexities of history and to correlate them with the latest trends of historical writings. Their critical and analytical faculties are developed by encouraging them to read the latest books and journals on the subject and to writen term papers. This objective is further realized by furnishing the Central Library with good text books and the latest publications in history, and by incorporating new research accomplishments in the syllabi of postgraduate and undergraduate classes. Besides, research journals of premier research centers and universities are subscribed as they are the trendsetters and guide for the researchers.
The Department has an integrated doctoral programme. It is reflected by the working of research scholars on art and architecture, environment, women, peasants, socio-economic and a host of other areas. The faculty members are also actively engeged in research; they have published research papers as well as presented these in the national and international seminars and conferences.