The Department of History traces its origin to the very inception of St. Aloysius College in 1968. The department had offered papers at the pre-degree level for the third group till the last batch in 2000. The subject has also been offered as a subsidiary paper to the Economics main at the degree level since 1978. The department has been enriched by the services of Rev. Fr. Antony Thattil (Retired as principal), Shri.E.M.Antony and Dr. Regina Velliyavettil. Currently the department is served by Shri. Melvin Luke George. For the past one decade the department in association with the Economics department has been organizing the annual Thattil Memorial lecture in honor of its former faculty as well as principal, Rev. Fr. Antony Thattil for which, erudite scholars from across India like Prof. M.G.S Narayanan, Dr. Pius Malekandathil and a host of others have delivered the annual history lecture. Apart from the annual lecture, the department also conducts an annual elocution competition in honor of its former faculty, Dr. Regina Velliyavettil. The department also periodically conducts invited talks by eminent personalities both from inside and outside India for the benefit of its students as well as for the larger college community.