The Department of History, started in 1995, is the resourceful centre of historical studies in the college. It offers undergraduate programme in History with Economics and Sociology as complementary courses. Though teaching is the primary task of department, it gives much emphasis on conducting seminars, workshops, and research in local history. The Heritage Club and the Museum are the two organic components the department, which plays a significant role in the intellectual formation of the students of history.

The founder head of the department was Dr. K.K. Musthafa, who played a decisive role in the establishment of the department and its further progress as a dynamic platform for historical discourse. His involvement in the academic and administrative functioning of Kannur University in the capacity of Syndicate Member has been instrumental for the growth of the department and the college. The faculty members of the department undertake collaborative programs with other research centers. Dr. Joy Varkey, faculty of the department, is the Chief Editor of the Journal of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (ISSN : 0973-3353, RNI Reg. No. KERENG/2006/20444), and Chairman of the Doctoral Committee in History, Kannur University.

At present, the department has 2 permanent faculty members and one guest faculty. The present strength in the BA History programme is 60. Large majority of the students are girls from the neighboring villages. In addition to the basic academic courses prescribed by the Kannur University, the department encourages inter-disciplinary research projects. Exploring Narikkottumala is the ongoing research initiative of the students and faculty. The new initiative is conceived as part of the Silver Jubille Celebration of the college. The research projects are designed to enhance the cognitive power, historical consciousness and social sensibility. The department has a vibrant History Association which conducts academic dialogues and cultural fests. Faculty members of complementary courses (Economics and Sociology) always share academic space with the department of history as an exemplary model of interdisciplinary discourse.