In accord with the mission of Sri Guru Granth Sahib University, Department of History strives to be a community of scholars in which students and faculty engage in vigorous inquiry to study and understand the past. History is the product of both interpretation of what others have written about the past and original studies that expands the boundaries of historical knowledge. Because history is what the present says about the past, it is continuously undergoing reinterpretation. Examination of the construction of history is therefore at the base of learning and research within the department. Through an integrated approach to teaching, learning, and research, students at the department will become informed about their own and other cultures in a global context, will develop broadly reflective and analytic skills, and will prepare themselves to be engaged citizens serving their societies.