Catholicate College Pathanamthitta occupies a unique place in the educational map of Central Kerala. The Department of History contributes very much to the upkeep of a vibrant intellectual atmosphere on the college campus. The department with both B.A and M.A programmes were started in 1966. Students of this department have secured many ranks in the university level in consecutive years since its inception. Altogether –batches of Graduates and --- batches of Post-Graduates have passed out from the Department with flying colours. Many of them have attained acclaim as talented teachers, erudite researchers, gifted administrators and statesmen and meritorious professionals. The department published ---- papers in the international journals and completed four Minor Research Projects and one ongoing Project. At present the department has six permanent faculty members and about 149 students.
Besides the academic courses prescribed by the university the department has frequently organizing extension programmes and invited lectures and also associated with the excavation project at Chilanthiambalam in Kodumon. The Department possessed an audio visual conference hall with digital facilities, a library and a reading room inclusive of rare books presently out of print.