Established in 1959 as the Department of Culture, the Department of Nepalese History, Culture, and Archaeology facilitated learning subjects like Philosophy, Religion, and Indian History. The department was again renamed Ancient History, Culture and Archaeology and provided Bachelors (B.A) and Intermediate (I.A) level programs.
The Central Department of Nepalese History, Culture and Archaeology, Tribhuvan University today offers Masters level as well as PhD level programs under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The academic program under the department and research projects cover the areas of Culture, Archaeology, Traditional Art, and Architecture along with specialized subjects namely, Numismatics, Museology, Iconography, Paleography, Epigraphy, and Tourism.
The students under the department will undertake many cultural projects and will be involved in archaeological excavations in different historical, cultural, and archaeological sites around the country. Students and scholars alike will have the opportunity to explore the communities of Nepal and identify how the cultural and historical factors shape their identity in the process.
The students under the department vie for positions in government institutions namely, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Archaeology, National Museums. However, their scope goes beyond government offices as there is rising opportunity in the travel and tourism sector, as well as international organizations.