Bachelor of Education [B.Ed] (History) - Course Overview




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Bachelor of Education History Top Colleges, Syllabus, Jobs and Salary

B.Ed. in History is a 2-year full-time undergraduate certificate-level course in education.

History covers the study of the evolution of human civilizations down the ages i.e. from the pre-historic to the present times.

The professional course covers the study of major historical events that took place both in India as well as across the world. The program’s curriculum is divided into 4 semesters.

Admission to the course is based on the round of counselling conducted after the candidate’s qualification of a relevant entrance test, such as that conducted by the University of Delhi.

  • IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Exam
  • Delhi University B.Ed. Entrance Test
  • Punjab University B.Ed. Entrance Test
  • Mumbai University B.Ed. Entrance Test.

The course is offered at leading Indian institutes such as:

Such graduates are hired in capacities such as:

  • Archivist, Curator & Guide, Documentation Specialist, Historian.
  • Information Manager, Librarian & Library Systems Analyst, Online Search Specialist.
  • Research Assistant, Records Manager, Teacher, Writer/Editor.
  • School Teachers, Private Tutor, Online Tutor, Education Consultant.
  • Principal, Vice Principal, Counsellor, Content Writer.
  • Instructor, Education Researcher, etc.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 5000 and 2 Lacs for a span of 3 years.

Successful graduates of the course can expect anything between INR 2 to 10 lacs as annual salary in the industry, increasing with experience and skillset.

B.Ed. in History: Course Highlights

Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelGraduation
Duration2 years
Examination TypeSemester System/ Year wise
EligibilityGraduation from a recognized university
Admission ProcessMerit-based/ Based on counselling after qualification of entrance test.
Course FeeINR 5000 to 2 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 2 to 10 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting CompaniesNational Institute of Sports Patiala, Indira Gandhi Institute of History and Sports Sciences New Delhi, Lakshmibai National Institute of History Gwalior, Lakshmibai National College for History Thiruvananthapuram, Tata Football Academy Jamshedpur, National Cricket Academy, Bangalore, Delhi University, etc.
Top Recruiting AreasArchaeology & Archives, UPSC Jobs, Historical Parks Research Centers, Journalism, Museums, Preservation Departments, Radio Channels, Survey Offices and such.
Job PositionsArchivist, Curator & Guide, Documentation Specialist, Historian, Information Manager, Librarian & Library Systems Analyst, Online Search Specialist, Research Assistant, Records Manager, Teacher, Writer/Editor, School Teachers, Private Tutor, Online Tutor, Education Consultant, Principal, Vice Principal, Counsellor, Content Writer, Instructor, Education Researcher, among others.

B.Ed. in History: What is it About?

History essentially involves recording, interpretation, and analyses of past occasions. The course acquires relevance in light of the fact that the study of History is important for understanding the human civilization and analyzing the earlier cultures of the society.

Students enrolled to the course are trained to research on major cultural, social, economic and political events that occurred in the past. Such graduates are hired in professional capacities such as:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Management Trainee
  • Research assistant.

Top Institutes offering B.Ed. in History

Tabulated below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

Name of InstituteCity Average Fees
Lady Shri Ram College for WomenNew DelhiINR 19,030
Kasturi Ram College of Higher EducationNew DelhiINR 58,000
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha UniversityNew DelhiINR 23,000
Jamia Millia Islamia UniversityNew DelhiINR 6,800
University of CalicutCalicutINR 30,000
Lovely Professional UniversityJalandharINR 69,000
Amity UniversityLucknowINR 86,100
Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiINR 5,670
Icfai UniversityDehradunINR 57,000
Lady Irwin CollegeNew DelhiINR 12,955
Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidya Pratishthan Society'sPuneINR 46,112
University of LucknowLucknowINR 21,854
Kamla Nehru MahavidyalayaBhopalINR 35,000
Integral UniversityLucknowINR 75,000
Kamal Institute of Higher Education & Advance TechnologyNew DelhiINR 48,700
Bhabha College of EducationBhopalINR 36,000
Loreto CollegeKolkataINR 13,025
Bombay Teachers' Training CollegeMumbaiINR 22,320
Government College of Education for WomenCoimbatoreINR 10,000
Ranchi UniversityRanchiINR 15,000

Eligibility for B.Ed. in History

Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.

  • Successful completion of graduation, preferably in the Science stream, completed from a recognized university.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates) at the level of graduation.

B.Ed. in History: Admission Process

Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test, often followed by a round of personal interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is tested. Admission process generally varies across colleges.

A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the level of graduaion.

Listed below are some of the top entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course.

  • Delhi University B.Ed. Entrance Test
  • Punjab University B.Ed. Entrance Test
  • Mumbai University B.Ed. Entrance Test
  • Purvanchal B.Ed. Entrance Test
  • M.J.P. Rohilkhand University B.Ed. Entrance Test
  • Satyam College of Education (SCE) B.Ed. Entrance Test
  • Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) B.Ed. Entrance Test.

B.Ed. in History: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.

Semester ISemester II
Philosophical Perspective in EducationSociological Perspective in Education
Understanding the LearnerEducational Policy & Planning in Contemporary India
Teaching - Learning ProcessKnowledge and Curriculum
Pedagogy of a School Subject (Part I)Pedagogy of a School Subject (Part II)
Exploring Library and Other Learning ResourcesSchool Management
Art in EducationEnriching Learning Through ICT
Semester IIISemester IV
School Internship- Subject IAssessment for Learning
School Internship- Subject IIGender, School and Society
Engagement with Community (Experiences for Social and Environmental Sensitivity)Inclusive School
Strengthening Language ProficiencyUnderstanding the Self
Health and HistoryReading and Reflecting on Texts
Optional Courses (Any Two)
Guidance and CounselingHuman Rights and Value Education
Environment EducationSpecial Education
Distance and Open LearningComparative Education
Teacher EducationVocational Education
Life Skills Education-

B.Ed. in History: Career Prospects

Such professionals typically break down and assess historical narrative proof. They may work with government agencies, not-for-profit organizations etc. in capacities such as:

  • Policy analysts
  • Local historians
  • Evaluators and planners
  • Cultural historic preservation officers
  • Resources managers
  • Records managers
  • Information officers
  • Archivists
  • Gallery or museum curators
  • Genealogists and librarians.

They may even work in marketing, PR, advertising and communication jobs, newspaper and broadcast journalism, or administrative and management roles.

Professionally, such graduates are involved in:

  • Organizing service delivery.
  • Report writing.
  • Service committees, draft procedures, and policies.

Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful graduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

B.Ed. History Annual Salary
Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
ArchivistArchivists manage, acquire, and maintain documents and different material that have historical value for people, organizations, and nations.3,50,000
HistorianHistorians research, record, analyze and interpret the past as recorded in sources, for example government and institutional records, newspapers, etc.4,20,000
ProfessorProfessors teach across a wide range of territories at the post-secondary level. They deliver scholarly articles, perform research, and instruct.9,13,657
Article WriterArticle Writers create written work such as, articles, reports, books, and different forms of verbal compositions.2,43,264
Home TutorHome Tutors provide non-classroom, scholarly instruction to students on individual or group-basis.2,91,632



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