Department of Khasi at Thomas Jones Synod College is one of the Department which started in 1997, the year that the college was established. At this initial stage, MIL was introduced as a compulsory subject and as Elective Khasi as one of the elective subjects at both the +2 and degree levels.
The Honours Course in Khasi was introduced in year 2000. With the introduction of the Course, a large number of students in jaintia Hills, espiacially from Border  areas and other remote section of Jaintia Hills, sought admission into the Honours course at the Degree level in the College. Within a short span of four or five years the Department began achieving good results and also produced NEHU toppers in 2009 and 2014.

sl No. Name of Faculty Members Qualification Designation
1 Ms. R.M Khonglah MA/B.Ed Head Of Department
2 Ms. R.B Dkhar MA/M.Phil Assistant Professor
3 Ms. I. Dkhar MA/B.Ed Assistant Professor
4 Ms. A.M.L Mawlong MA/B.Ed Assistant Professor
5 Ms. G.B Passah MA/B.Ed Assistant Professor
6 Mr. E.M Umlong MA/M.Phil Assistant Professor

The Study of Khasi Literature offers a vast amount of scope for exploration in various fields and this is why a large number of scholars and a great deal of research is needed for the development of Khasi Literature. The Honours Course in Khasi provides new inspiration and act as a gateway for the student to pursue their higher studies at the M.Phil, PhD Levels. There is also great scope for research work in Khasi Literature and Language in other fields and Disciplines such as Linguistic, Folkloristics and Cultural Studies.
The Department of Khasi not only aim to educate and impart knowledge to the students, but also shoulders the responsibility of moulding students and encouraging them to maintain a good moral character in different aspects of social life in order to face challenges they are faced with from time to time.