Jorhat Kendriya Mahavidayalaya was established in the year 1981 with following departments = English, Assamese, Political Science, History, Education, Sociology and Economics which were approved by the Governing Body held on 29th November 1981 to impart education at higher secondary level. The Management of the College established History as a subject in Degree-level from 1984-85 academic session and the Executive Council of the Dibrugarh University held on 30th January 1992 granted provisional affiliation for opening the department. The Department got permanent affiliation vide letter no. /D.U./R.G/ic/P- Affi./2000.( 16.02 .2000). Honours course was introduced in 1992.
The founding faculty members are the true pioneer and they include- Late Nagendra Nath Borah, Late Amioya Kr. Sarma, Mr. Ajit Kr Baruah, Mr. Jatin Konwar and Ms. Nibedita Baruah. At present there are four permanent faculties in the department. They have voluminous experience to their credit imparting quality education to students.