Students in the M.A. programme are required to take 16 courses + Dissertation and Viva Voce over four semesters. The core courses (12 papers) are defined around four broad areas: (1) Historical Theory and Method (2) World History (3) Indian history and (4) Kerala History. Besides the core courses, students have to select 4 Elective courses, two each in the Third and Fourth Semester. The credit requirement for the award of M.A. Degree as prescribed by the University Regulations is 80. Students are also expected to do 1 Audit course of 4 Credits each in 1 st and 2 nd Semesters. The total intake of students at postgraduate level is twenty-five.