N. Shyam Bhat

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Personal Information

M.A., Ph. D.
Phone No (Off) : (0832) 6519397
Phone No (Res) : (0832) 2458377
Email Address : nsbhat@unigoa.ac.in

Professional Information

Qualifications M.A., Ph. D.
Department Department of History
Current Designation Professor
Area of Interest Modern Indian History, History of South Kanara, Indo-Portuguese History and Environmental History of Western India.

Additional Information

Research Publications


Research Projects Completed / Ongoing

  • “Judiciary and Police in Early Colonial South Kanara : 1799-1862”, financed by the Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, and report submitted in March 1996.

  • “History of Trade and Commerce in Goa : 1840-1878”, funded by Goa University, and report submitted in June 2000.

  • Title of the Project: “The Historical Interface : Human World and Environment on the Western Coast of India with special reference to Goa and Coastal Karnataka”. Duration : 01.04.2008 to 31.03.2011. Final report to be submitted.

Research Guidance

  • Successfully guided five students for Ph.D. Degree.

  • Presently guiding two Ph. D. students.

  • Guided two students for M.A. Dissertation.

  • Guided one student for M.Phil. dissertation under Distance Education of M.K. University, Madurai

Other Information

  • Secured First Rank in M.A. and received Dr. P. Gururaja Bhat Memorial Cash Prize.

  • Serving at the Department of History, Goa University as Lecturer since 15th November 1988.

  • Associate Professor from 1996 onwards, and Professor from 2004 onwards.

  • Completed Certificate Course in Portuguese Language (1994-96), and Advanced Course in Portuguese Language (1996-97), at the Dept. of Portuguese , Goa University.

  • Visited Portugal (May-August 1996) on a three-month’s research fellowship awarded by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, to collect data and pursue research on the project entitled ‘History of Trade and Commerce in Goa: 1840-1878’.

  • Courses taught in the Department: Indian National Movement (1857-1947); Colonialism and Nationalism in Asia; Environmental History of India; History of India (1757 - 1857); Historiography in India; and Tribal and Peasant Movements in India (1855-1951), and India From 1947 To 1984.

  • Book reviews published: 02

  • Seminars/Conferences ((National/International) attended and research papers presented: 42.

  • Seminars/Conferences/ Workshops attended: 36.

  • Contributions to Institutional Corporate Life and Extension Activities:
    • Functioned as Head of the Department for one full term of 3years from 2002 to 2005.

    • Organised one National Seminar, and co-organised Three Local History Seminars (GOA), as Head of the Department.

    • Coordinated two Refresher Courses at the Academic Staff College of Goa University. (from 11.10.2002 to 01.10.2002 in History, and from 01.11.2008 to 21.11.2008 in Social Sciences).

    • Coordinator of Module – 4, Indian History, under the Study India Programme of Goa University organised for the students of Nihon University, Japan, since its beginning in 2003-04 ( that is for the last 9 batches ).

    • Local Coordinator for the Workshop organised jointly by NAAC, Bangalore, and Goa University, on 4th and 5th August 2005.

    • Director, Directorate of Students Welfare and Cultural Affairs (DSW & CA), Goa University, from 13th July 2005 to 12th July 2008.

    • Director, Central Assessment Programme (CAP) for Third Year B.A., B.Com., B.Sc. and B.C.A. Examinations, Goa University in April-May 1998 and again in April-May 2004. Functioned as Director, CAP (for some days only), for Third Year B.A., B.Com., B.Sc., B.C.A. and LL.B. Examinations, Goa University in April 2005.

    • Served as member of Academic Council, Faculty Board, Member/Chairman of Affiliation Inquiry Committees (of Goa University), and Faculty Research Committees in different Departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Goa University.

    • Functioned as Head, Dept. of History, from 3rd June 2011 to 2nd June 2012.

    • Appointed as Head, Dept. of History, Goa University, from 10th October 2012, and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences from 1st January 2013.

  • Member of Board of Examiners for M.Phil./Ph. D. Degrees in various Universities in South India.

  • Delivered Lectures in various Academic Staff Colleges in South India.

  • Membership of Professional Bodies:
    • Life Member, Indian History Congress.

    • Life Member, South Indian History Congress.

    • Life Member, Karnataka History Congress.