History is not just about understanding the society. For many students, it more of a stepping stone to breeze through competitive examinations like the union public service commission. Nearly 30% of questions asked in these exams are from history and that gives history graduates an advantage, says K Ashok, assistant professor of history, Madras Christian College(MCC). The college offers two types of courses. “One covers history and the other archaeology and museology,” says R Venkataramanujam, assistant professor, MCC.