Q. Is there any scope in History? I am studying History but still do not know what are my options in this line? Please help me.

Answer: There are definite scopes in History if one is interested. Only thing you have to remember is History is a purely academic profession. So you do well only if you have a Master degree and better if you have a Ph.D. You can specialize in various interesting areas in Ph. D and pursue a good career. Some of the fields in which you can specialize are – Archeology, Numismatics, Epigraphy, Archival Studies, Museology, Egyptology, Muslim Art & Architecture, Roman Empire, and American History. Depending on the specialization you will do, you may get a job in - Archeological Survey of India; Government funded research organizations like Council for Historical Research; nationally important libraries and documents centre like National Archives as an Assistant Archivist; Museums as Technical Assistants, Assistant Keeper, etc.; colleges and University department. In Archeological Survey of India, you can get a job as Epigraphic Assistant, Curator, Technical Assistant, Archeologist depending on your specialization. In research organizations, you can get a job as a technical Assistant, Research Associate, Research Fellow, Archivists, etc.