Senior College


About the Subject

Understanding history is critical to our understanding of who we are. History is not a litany of events but of the evolution of the way humans made decisions and how society changed. Our perception of those decisions is also changing thanks to new approaches to the study of the past, unearthing of new sources of information and changing interpretations. In our classes you will understand the answer to questions like these : What is the difference between nationalism and secessionism? How does history influence beliefs? How does history become a tool for propaganda? The study of history trains the mind to understand that there can be more than one story. In this department, you will widen your mental horizons, understand different perspectives, learn to question and analyse. All this and more is taught in our classes. Be there. Be a part of our history.

About the Department

One of the oldest departments of this college, the Department of History has 2 divisions in the junior and senior college with the student strength being 240 each respectively. At the Third-Year level both Single (6 papers) and Double Major (3 papers) in History are offered. There is no limit to the class strength at the T.Y. level. The faculty successfully employs a variety of audio-visual aids like power point presentations, maps, documentary films and slide shows to enhance the learning experience. Students are also encouraged to use the well-stocked library. Students of this department have gone on to pursue careers in law, journalism, archaeology, teaching, travel and tourism and broadcast media.

Ms Swarupa Kamat

Associate Professor and Head of the Department. B.A. (History), M.A. (History). Secured the third rank in B.A. and second in M.A.


The Head of Department, she is an alumna of Sophia College and ranked third at the University level in BA History. Ms. Kamat has completed her MA from Mumbai University standing second in the University. She has taught History in the Junior College for 3 years and has been teaching Senior College since 1990.

Dr. Rashna Poncha

Assistant Professor. B.A. (History) , M.A. (History). PhD. Secured the first rank in B.A. and second in M.A.  


Also an alumna of Sophia College, she secured the first rank at the University level in BA History. Mrs. Poncha completed her MA from Mumbai University standing second in the University. She has been a member of this department since 1996. She was awarded the Ph.D. degree in 2018 for her thesis on Bombay History..

Ms Firdos Makwana

B.A. ( History), B.Ed., M.A. (History)


She is an alumna of Sophia College. She teaches one course in senior college and the 12th standard of Junior College.

Dr. Lata Pujari 

MA, Ph.D