The Department of History is one of the major Departments in the govt. College Malappuram. The Department was established in 1973 when it offered Pre Degree Course. But the same was discontinued in 1997 when the govt. decided to replace it with Higher Secondary courses. Since 1998 the Department started to offer BA in History (Provisional affiliation UO No GAI/D3/7097/97(2) dated 12.11.1998. Continuation of Provisional affiliation 2010-2011 UO No. GAI/G2/896/2006 dated 4.11.2011.) In 2018 the Department was upgraded as Post-Graduate Department. BA in History is a three-year programme with two semesters in each academic year and MA in History is a two-year programme with four semesters. At present eight well-qualified and dedicated faculties are working in the Department. Of them two are Doctors of Philosophy in History and the remaining are pursuing their research. The
Department promotes interactive method of learning with a special focus on history of India and the world. To foster the academic and other traits of students as well as faculties the Department organises a variety of programmes including seminars, lecture series, workshops, debates, panel discussions, training on local history writing and cultural activities. Also it conducts visits to important historical sites. The Department creates opportunities to identify aptitude of students and to tap them. To help the student set their goal the Department organizes coaching for UGC-JRF/NET, orientation for Civil Services and provides guidance for various job opportunities. As the Best Practice of the Department we have established a museum cum social science lab to collect and preserve various artifacts of historical importance. Also the Department has strong alumni who decorate many apex positions in the academic and non- academic organizations.