SHS Career Prospects

Acquiring competencies and skills

The post-graduate programme in the School of Historical Studies at Nalanda University provides students with the opportunity to engage with a range of disciplines:

  • Art History
  • Archaeology
  • Social Anthropology
  • Religious Studies
  • Classical and Modern Languages
  • Critical Theory
  • Philosophy
  • Economic and Trade History
  • Environmental History

In addition, students are led towards an in-depth understanding of the different regions of Asia like West, South, South-East and East, together with global history. As a whole, the programme fosters a deep understanding and analysis of issues and events that are of key importance to the world today. This knowledge can be applied in many fields.

Other crucial competencies and skills that students can look forward to develop include:

  • Ability to frame well-structured arguments, both oral and written
  • Putting forward ideas in a cogent manner
  • Collecting, investigating and analyzing various kinds of material in a logical and coherent way
  • Comprehending and synthesizing facts, ideas and information

Choosing Career Pathways

Training in historical studies imparts transferable skills enabling one to pursue careers in many directions:

  • Archivist
  • Historical Researcher
  • Museum Work
  • Library and Information Work
  • School Teachers
  • University Professor
  • International Organizations

Other occupations

Apart from these, students can also pursue their careers with the government, in private and corporate sectors and international organizations such as the various bodies of the United Nations.

  • Law
  • Publishing
  • Civil Services
  • Journalism
  • Corporate Sector

In conclusion, by engaging with historical contexts, debates and controversies, students develop a unique understanding of various problems along with ways to comprehend solutions. Using these skills and abilities, they can make a number of career choices depending on their interests and motivation.

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