The tasks an Historian is expected to perform include:

Studying, interpreting and preparing chronological records for dealing with past and current events connected with the origin and progress of a nation, state, region, institution, etc.

Visiting places of historical importance, collecting historical data from different sources such as archives, court records, diaries, files and other published and unpublished materials

Evaluating data on authenticity and relative significance

Assembling historical data in a systematic form and relating them to the time, place and sequence of cause and effects

Aiming at the objective statement of facts and writing history in a narrative form from the assembled data to denote events as they occurred

Conducting research of historian importance

In-depth knowledge of history

Ability to read and study texts written in an ancient language

Skilled in checking the authenticity of the data received/found

Ability to classify the data collected and writing reports on the same

Skilled in narrative writing

Not applicable






Attention to detail


It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 6/7 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, back pain, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 30,000 to INR 40,000

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34 per cent from 2013-14 to 2017-18.

India is a country with a very rich heritage and culture, with a glorious history. Given this, and the governments efforts to revive our history and know more about what India has given to the world, various departments and organizations have been set up and many Historians are being appointed for the same. The research industry in India is on a rise as people are engaging more in such activities which in turn, has led to an increase in employment in the research and experimental development sector. Historian as a career option is very promising and researching history has a great future.

Private and government colleges/universities


Cultural centres

Ministry of Information and broadcasting


Cities and towns across India