Ph.D. in History Programme is introduced in K.J. Somaiya College of Arts & Commerce Autonomous in 2022. The college also offers B.A. and M.A. History Programmes.

The research Centre is affiliated to University of Mumbai. The Centre has received approval for registering 6 students under the guideship of Dr. Hemali Sanghavi.

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Key Information


Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in History from a UGC recognized University with 55% marks or above or its equivalent, and the candidates from Reserved Categories must have 50% marks. In addition, the candidates should have passed SET/ NET/JRF examinations or should hold M. Phil. Degree in History from UGC recognized University. If required, you may refer VCD No. Exam./Thesis/Uni./VCD/947 of 2018 dated 15th June, 2018 available on University of Mumbai website for more details.

Documents required at the Time of application-

  • Mark sheets of Graduate and Post-Graduate Degrees (Statements of Marks) and Degree Certificates
  • PET/ SET /NET /JRF Certificate or M. Phil. Passing and Degree Certificate
  • Caste Certificate, Caste Validity, Non-creamy layer Certificate and all the relevant documents if any

Guide's Profile

She is presently working as Head Department of History and Dean, Academic Affairs at K.J.Somaiya College of Arts & Commerce Autonomous, Mumbai, India. She has been recipient of Young Researcher Award, S.K.Somaiya Award for Excellence in teaching and Bharat Jyoti Award for her educational contribution.

She is PhD guide from University of Mumbai. Her book Contribution of the Jains to the Economic and Socio-cultural Development of the city of Bombay has been published.