The department of history bears oldest traditions of higher education in the state of Kerala. It was started in 1952 as a UG programme. In 1964 the department was upgraded to the Post Graduate level -the the first aided college in the state to start the post graduate course in History. The Department has 7 permanent faculty members and 4 guest lectures. There are 390 students at the UG level and 30 at the PG level. The department encourages its students to actively participate in community activities and tries to utilize its student strength for developmental programmes.