‘Department of Art History’ established in 1991 with the starting of M.F.A course for two years. Later on B.F.A (honors) course for four years started in 2001 and M. Phil. /Ph. d. course started in 2012.
When Government Art Institute turned into Government Degree College in 1963, naturally theory courses were needed to include in practical courses. So, Sociology and English included in syllabus with History of Art.
The department of Art History is the only theoretical department in Faculty of Fine Arts. In this department B.F.A (honors) course for four years and M.F.A course for two years comprise the study of 3400 marks (136 credit) and 1500 marks (60 credit) respectively which encompass all theoretical subjects. This syllabus includes art of national, regional and international sphere and also world art according to different period.
There is no other department in any university in our country like this self sufficient department of History of Art. But Departments of various universities, art Institutes and art colleges have some art history courses.
Many efficient teachers of ‘Art History and Aesthetic’ of different universities have passed out from this specialized ‘History of Art’ department. To flourish and develop of art and culture the students of this department continue their study and research with success.