The department has been functioning since 1962. The main objective of the department is to impart quality education
and knowledge about past glories, culture and
heritage of the people of Assam as well as of India.
So apart from taking the regular classes in Higher
Secondary and Degree the department organizes
seminars, popular talks, extensions and excursions
to historically important places of the state and
outside. It has a good library for the use of the
students. The wall magazine of the department
Luit, is found to have successfully preserved,
critiqued and documented important issues
relating to culture and heritage of the country.