Shrimathi Devkunwar Nanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College for Women was established on 27/06/1968 with six departments. The institution got U.G.C recognition under 2F and 12 B in January 1970. History is the prime subject for all civil service recruitments; hence the department of History was established in August, 1971. Mrs.Uma Natesan was the Head of the Department from 1971 to 1994.

Travel and Tourism today has become a large giant in terms of employment. Hence to utilize this phenomenon History and Tourism as twin major subjects was introduced in the Academic year 2004-2005. Apart from an in-depth knowledge of the core subjects pertaining to History, subjects like Tourism Principles and Practices, Tourism and Tourist Resources in India, Hotel Management, Geography of Tourism I and II, Air Ticketing and Fare Construction, Fairs and Festivals in India and Tourism in Tamil Nadu have been structured to justify the Twin Major Course.

In order to give industrial exposure the Department organizes various internship programs for their students every year. The institutions and organizations offering internship to II and III B.A History and Tourism students are: State Department of Archaeology,Tamil Nadu Government Museum, ITDC, SOTC, IRCTC ,Mathura Travels and Balmier Laurie.

The Department moved one step ahead by signing MOU on 26.02.2019 with prestigious Balmier Laurie &Co.Ltd ( A Government Of India Enterprise ) credited with MINI RATNA status by the Government of India. It will benefit the students from getting hands on training in Travel industry. Job oriented certificate courses and MOUs with other leading industries and organizations are in the pipeline of the department as future programs.