Have you always been interested in heritage and wanted to pursue a degree in a related field? If you are in India, this comprehensive list of courses will help you.
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Archaeology

The study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artefacts and other physical remains.

Acharya Nagarjuna University
Location: Andhra Pradesh
M.A in Ancient History and Archaeology

About: The Department of History and Archaeology was initially started in 1971 as the Department of Ancient History and Archaeology in Andhra University P.G. Centre campus.Since its inception in 1971, it has earned a name for itself as an advanced centre for Archaeological studies. The department includes distinguished alumni engaged in Archaeological Survey of India, State Department of Archaeology & Museums, Hyderabad, Museums run by private agencies etc. The appointments at present range from Superintending Archaeologists to technical Assistants in Archaeological Survey of India and Deputy Directors to Technical Assistants in State Department of Archaeology.
More Info: M.A in Ancient History and Archaeology, Guntur

APS University
Location: Rewa, Madhya Pradesh
M.A in History, Culture and Archaeology

About: Established in 1984, the department since its inception has made significant contributions in the areas of research and teaching. The department boasts of extensive explorations of sites of architectural and sculptural importance, rock-shelters and paintings, megalithic burials etc. in the recent past. Explorations have yielded nearly thirty new sites of architectural and sculptural importance. The goals and objectives of the department are to provide the basic background of higher learning and research in the region, highlighting the grandeur, heritage and culture of the area in chronological order and develop the job potential for the region.
More Info: M.A in History, Culture and Archaeology, Reva

Banaras Hindu University
Location: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology,
Postgraduate Diploma in Archaeology

About: The department has since long been recognised as a national centre for research and scholarship in their respective fields with a distinguished faculty of international repute.The multi faceted nature of the Department is reflected in the activities that expand in disciplines like religion, palaeography, economic history, prehistoric and early historical archaeology, archaeo metallurgy, science and technology of archaeological materials etc. A number of field studies in terms of painstaking archaeological explorations and excavations, which were conducted by the department, covers a vast historical canvas – from Prehistoric times to the Historical period.The Department has made a few landmark discoveries, which are very significant for Indian History.
More Info: M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Varanasi

Centre for Extra-Mural Studies
Location: Pune, Maharashtra
Certificate Course in Archaeology

About: The Centre for Extra-Mural Studies has designed a Certificate Course in Archaeology which will be taught on Sundays only. It will be conducted with active support from Deccan College, Pune and other eminent archaeologists which is very essential for practical sessions on excavation sites.
More Info: Certificate Course in Archaeology, Extra Mural, Pune

Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute
Location: Pune, Maharashtra
M.A in Archaeology

About: The Department of Archaeology, is a premier centre for teaching and research in archaeology in South Asia.This department pioneered in the development of research in Palaeolithic Archaeology, Protohistoric Archaeology and Scientific Archaeology in India. The thrust areas of the Department are Ancient Indian History, Culture, Prehistory, Protohistory, Historical and Medieval Archaeology, Cultural and Scientific Archaeology.This is the only University Department of Archaeology in the entire country which has well equipped laboratories under one roof for Archaeological Sciences.In view of the excellent pioneering work carried out by the Department in the fields of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, from 2014, the Department has been upgraded to Centre of Advance Study in Archaeology (CAS-V) by University Grants Commission.
More Info: M.A in Archaeology, Deccan College, Pune

Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management
Location: Delhi, New Delhi
Master in Archaeology and Heritage Management

About: Delhi Institute of Heritage Research & Management (DIHRM),
established by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi is a unique institution in India devoted to the study of Heritage. The Department aims to undertake multi-disciplinary research in archaeology backed with field-work and latest scientific methodology and to create a trained and involved group of Heritage Managers, by providing instruction and research guidance adhering to the modern principles of management along with heritage related disciplines of archaeology, art, architecture, literary and oral traditions among others. The Institute has tie-ups with many leading Institutes/Foundations/ Organizations in India and abroad.
More: Master in Archaeology and Heritage Management, DIHRM, Delhi

Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
Location: Srinagar Campus/ Pauri Campus, Uttarakhand
M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology

About: The Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology offers Post –Graduate and PhD programmes in all the campuses of the University. Over the years the Department has developed a strong foundation for multidisciplinary research in Archaeology and History. The department has been conducting archaeological explorations and excavations of archaeological sites in Uttarakhand for the last three and half decades. The findings from the excavations of these very important archaeological sites gave a new archaeological perspective of Uttarakhand which was earlier less known. Over the last fifteen years the Department has been working on some of the new thrust areas of Environmental History, Indigenous Ecological and Technological Knowledge, Ancient Art, Temple Architecture, High Mountain Archaeology and Ethno archaeology.
More Info: M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Uttarakhand

Indira Gandhi Tribal University
Location: Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh
M.A in Ancient Indian History, culture and Archaeology

About: The Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology under the Faculty of Social Sciences was among the one of the first departments established in the newly formed university in 2008. According to the Objective of the University much emphasis is given on tribal history, culture, art, architecture, tradition, customs, economic activities, beliefs, technologies and resources in the course content. Continuity, relevance and significance of tribal institutions are being taught in historical context. Field Work is an indispensable part of the Syllabus. Students perform their field work among living communities for the analysis of unearthed artefacts and material remains.
More Info: M.A in Ancient Indian History, culture and Archaeology, M.P

Institute of Archaeology
Location: Red Fort, New Delhi.
Post Graduate Diploma in Archaeology

About: The Institute of Archaeology functions as an Academic Wing, Archaeological Survey of India, Janpath, New Delhi. It conducts two years Post-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology course, besides, Professional Workshops in the field of Structural Conservation and Chemical Preservation, Heritage and Environment Management, Epigraphy and Numismatics, Excavation and Exploration, Museology, and Administration and Accounts. Its aim is to remain in the forefront of international research in archaeological sciences, besides promoting best practice in the management of cultural heritage and in the care and preservation of archaeological artefacts. It develops training programmes both for in-service professionals and pre-service connoisseurs.
More Info: Post Graduate Diploma in Archaeology, ASI, Delhi

Institute of Rajasthan Studies
Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan
Post Graduate Diploma in Indian Archaeology

About: The Institute of Rajasthan Studies was established in 1941 and is devoted to the study of ancient literature, culture and language. The Institute aims to promote exploration and study of Cultural Heritage including Manuscripts, Ancient Archaeological Sites, Monuments and Folk Traditions of Rajasthan and Western India.
More Info: Post Graduate Diploma in Indian Archaeology, Udaipur

Jiwaji University
Location: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
M.A. in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology

About: The course is designed to impart a thorough knowledge of Ancient History and Archaeology of Indian subcontinent including the culture, institutions, antiquities, ideas and concepts through the ages from Pre-historic period down roughly to thirteenth century A.D. It prepares students to qualify for the related jobs in University/Colleges/Archaeological Survey of India and State Departments of Archaeology.
More Info: M.A. in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, MP

Karnatak University
Location: Dharwad, Karnataka
M.A in History and Archaeology

About: The department aims at facilitating its students in understanding and learning of the history of mankind as the guiding principle for the development of society. In the modern knowledge based society it is intended to make citizens enjoy learning history. In addition to making history as an inspiration to individuals and communities to transform themselves and their society, it also aims at making it relevant in the competitive world of multi-disciplinary study and research.
More Info: M.A. in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Dharward, Karnataka

Kurukshetra University
Location: Kurukshetra, Haryana
M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology

About: The Department was established as far back as 1962 to conduct higher research and teaching in Ancient Indian History Culture & Archeology. The department focuses on generating a sense of unity in the vast milieu of ethnic and cultural groups of the country so that a proper understanding of the development of the society becomes imperative. This apart, the other important research programme of the department has been the reconstruction of the history and culture of Haryana with emphasis on working out the cultural unity in diversity.
More Info: M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Haryana

Punjab University,
Location: Chandigarh
M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology

About: The Panjab University occupies a place of pride in the pursuance and advancement of Indological studies from the very beginning.The Department provides M.A. degree in Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology with 40 students each in M.A. previous and final year. The subjects taught at M.A. level include specialized study of archaeology, epigraphy and numismatics, social, political and economic institutions, Greater India besides papers on art and architecture, political and religious history, historical geography and history of literature. The archaeological explorations and excavations form an integral part of the Department’s activities. Excavations has yielded important results and enriched the Department’s collection of pottery, coins, seals and sealings, terracottas, sculptures etc.
More Info: M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Chandigarh

Rashtrasant Tuksdoji Maharaj Nagpur University
Location: Nagpur, Maharashtra
M.A in Ancient Indian History,Culture and Archaeology

About: The Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology is situated within the Mahatma Jyotiba Fuley Education Society Campus and comprises of a Departmental building and a Museum. The department aims to promote Research and extend expertise to other agencies and organisations.
More Info: M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Nagpur

School of Social Science
Location: Solapur, Maharashtra
B.A in Ancient Indian History,Culture and Archaeology,
M.A in Ancient Indian History,Culture and Archaeology

About: The Department offers M.A. course in AIHC & A since 1997. The objective of the course is to train the students for survey and exploration of archaeological sites, to teach them documentation of archaeological remains, ancient and medieval, temples, sculptures, caves and other monuments. Students have ample career opportunities in Tourism Industry, Teaching and Research, Institutions and Archaeological Survey of India
and other related organizations.
More Info: B.A/M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Solapur

Sri Venkateswara University,
Location: Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology,
M.Sc. in Archaeological Anthropology

About: The Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology was established in 1993. The faculty members are specialized in the fields of Pre and Proto-History, Art, Architecture, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Musicology and Tourism. The department has the distinction of being the only one department in the state. The main objective of the department is to undertake study and research in the field of Archaeology encompassing the areas of Ancient Indian History, Art History, Historical Archaeology, Epigraphy and Numismatics.
More Info: M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology; Archaeological Anthropology; M.Sc. in Archaeological Anthropology Tirupati

Tamil University
Location: Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
M.A in History and Archaeology

About: The Tamil University was established at Thanjavur, and dates back to 15th September 1981. It was established for furthering the advancement of learning and research in Tamil language, literature and culture. The Department of epigraphy and archaeology at Tamil University focuses on the study of culture and civilization of South India based on the archaeological and epigraphical sources. It aims to collect, document, preserve, analyze, edit and publish inscriptions, copper plates and related documents pertaining to the history of the region.
More Info: M.A in History and Archaeology, Thanjavur

The Maharaja Sayajirao University
Location: Baroda, Madhya Pradesh
B.A in Archaeology and Ancient History,
M.A in Archaeology and Ancient History

About: The Department of Archaeology and Ancient History has a history of six decades. It was founded in 1950 as a part of the Department of History. The aim of the department is to make the study of Archaeology inter-disciplinary. The department while focusing for its research in western India has achieved not only a regional but also an international stature. The department has a distinction of being one of the few in the country to offer Archaeology as a subject at the Under Graduate level. The department utilizes various mechanisms for the further generation of knowledge, such as field expeditions, practical and the writing of a dissertation, particularly at the Post-Graduate level.
More Info: Archaeology and Ancient History, Baroda

Tumkur University
Location: Tumkur, Karnataka
M.A in History and Archaeology

About: The newly established Tumkur University is marching towards the spread of higher education. The University blossomed in the era of globalization in which the economies of the world are being transformed from their original closed self sustaining structure to the globalized context, where they can expose themselves to the competitive world. The department aims to transform itself into a Centre for Excellence in History and Archaeology and to train students as professionals and researchers for responding to contemporary challenges
More Info: M.A in History and Archaeology, Tumkur

Tilkha Manjhi Bhagalpur University
Location: Bhagalpur, Bihar
Post Graduate Diploma in Archaeology

About: The Department focuses on ‘Regional History & Heritage’. To carry further this approach various steps are being taken such as systematic exploration of the area, problem oriented research projects are being pursued. The Department has a team of specialized faculty members. The Department is located in a historical building in several surroundings close to the University Headquarters. The major focus of research activities of the Department is to highlight the importance of regional studies within the broader framework of National History.
More Info: Post Graduate Diploma in Archaeology, Bihar

University Of Mysore,
Location: Mysore, Karnataka
M.A in Ancient History and Archaeology

About: In the year 1950, the then Maharaja of Mysore Sri Jayachamaraja Wodeyar created an endowment chair in Indology. In the year 1958, a full fledged independent Department was formed. This department is one of the few departments of Archaeology which has been doing archaeological excavation regularly. The department has been maintaining good and active interaction with auxiliary departments like Anthropology, Geology etc., both at the University level and at the Governmental level. The collaboration with Archaeological Survey of India, Anthropological Survey of India, Geological Survey of India and other institutions has been continued whenever necessary. The Department has conducted excavations and have made a deep impact in the circles of archaeology in India.
More Info: M.A in Ancient History and Archaeology

University of Mumbai,
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra
M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology

About: In an endeavor to further the holistic understanding of Ancient Indian Culture in all its parameters, this course provides a sound grounding in understanding the various vistas of our history and culture. It helps in promoting the conservation of our heritage and also helps in heritage management. It opens the door to opportunities in the streams of Archaeology, Museology, Conservation, Social Sciences and Humanities.
More Info: M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Mumbai

University of Rajasthan,
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan
Post Graduate Diploma in Jain Studies and Archaeology

About: On the 8th of January 1947, the University of Rajputana appeared on the educational horizon of pre-independent India. Over the years the University has redefined itself keeping in mind the changing trends of the educational system. The Centre for Jain Studies was established in 1975. This centre was established to promote research work in Jainism, to reclaim lost texts and study the manuscripts to know about the art and culture of those times.
More Info: Post Graduate Diploma in Jain Studies and Archaeology, Jaipur

University of Madras
Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
M.A in Ancient History and Archaeology

About: The Department of Ancient History and Archaeology was established in the year 1959. This 50 years old Department of Ancient History and Archaeology is the alma mater for 450 Postgraduate students from the year of its inception till date. Conducting Seminars, Workshops, Conferences, Refresher Courses, Endowment Lectures, Explorations and Excavations are the regular Departmental activities towards achieving academic excellence in the field of Ancient History as well as Archaeology. This Department boasts of being the only University Department offering M.A. Degree course in Ancient History and Archaeology in south of India. The department prioritises in undertaking archaeological excavations annually and give field training to the students.
More Info: M.A in Ancient History and Archaeology, Chennai

University Of Kerala
Location: Thiruvananthapuram,Kerala
M.A in Archaeology

About: The Department was established in 1997 with an intention to offer post-graduate teaching and research facilities in Archaeology. This is the sole University department for Archaeology in Kerala. The M.A programme is very comprehensively designed to give students an insight into various facets of archaeology like its history, principles, methodology and other related facets. It also introduces students to cultural vestiges from different periods ranging from prehistoric to medieval times. An attempt to inculcate research aptitude in students is done by way of offering compulsory course in research methodology and a dissertation work. The M.A. course offered has been very accomplishing and successful.
More Info: M.A in Archaeology, Thiruvananthapuram

Utkal University
Location: Bhubaneswar, Orissa
M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology

About: The Utkal University, established in the year 1943, is the seventeenth oldest University in India. The vision of the University is to be a centre of excellence in higher education with focus on innovative teaching, learning, research, consultancy and extension activities in building a creative, enlightened and productive civil society.
More Info: M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Bhubaneswar

University of Andhra Pradesh
Location: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
M.A in Ancient History and Archaeology

About: The Department of History and Archaeology is one of the foundation departments of the Andhra University, which was originally started as the Department of History, Economics and Politics in 1931. The M.A. Course was introduced in 1960 with specialization in Ancient History and Archaeology. The department has conducted archaeological excavations and was rewarded with rich experience in field archaeology.
More Info: M.A in Ancient History and Archaeology, Visakhapatnam

University of Calcutta
Location: Kolkata, West Bengal
M.A in Archaeology,
M.Sc. in Archaeology

About: The University of Calcutta was established on 24 January 1857.The University adopted in the first instance, the pattern of the University of London and gradually introduced modifications in its constitution. The University of Calcutta has had the privilege of being the Alma mater to a very large number of distinguished men and women who have made their marks in different walks of life. The department of Archaeology was established in the year 1960. Urbanisation, Art History, Pre-History / Proto-History, Epigraphy,Historical Archaeology, Excavation / Exploration are the key areas in which the department has actively pursued research activities.
More Info: M.A, M.Sc. in Archaeology, Kolkata

Vikram University
Location: Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
Bachelors of Arts in ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology,
Master Of Arts In In Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology

About: Vikram University was established in Ujjain on the 1st of March, 1957. The objectives of the university is to emerge as a unique place of learning by way of combining and coordinating traditional and contemporary knowledge and patronize and promote traditional Indian culture, heritage, arts, science and literature.
More Info: Bachelor/Master Of Arts In In Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology

Ved Kangri Vishwavidyalaya,
Location: Haridwar, Uttarakhand
M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology

About: The founder of Gurukul kangri Vishwavidyalaya Swami Shraddhanandji Maharaj had envisaged as one of its important objectives the promotion of the teaching and research in Ancient Indian History and Culture. Keeping in view, the department entitled “Ancient Indian History, culture and Archaeology” is a Post Graduate department which offers Indological Researches of Global excellence. It also arranges the teaching of History, Archaeology and Museology and Indian Culture, at undergraduate level. The Department has also maintained an Archaeological Museum, which has a valuable collection of Coins, Terracotta, Pottery, Paintings, Photographs, Manuscripts, Sculptures, Metal artifacts, etc.
More Info: M.A in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Uttarakhand

West Bengal State University
Location: Kolkata, West Bengal
M.Sc in Archaeological Anthropology

About: The department is one of the young P.G. Anthropology departments of India (started functioning from the academic session 2008) having well equipped laboratory, collection of materials and field work facilities for P.G. Anthropology courses. The department has been exploring quality of education by appointing eminent guest faculties from different University and Institutions. The department emphasizes more on its fieldwork as a part of its curriculum.
More Info: M.Sc in Archaeological Anthropology, Kolkata

Architectural Conservation

Architectural conservation describes the process through which the material, historical, and design integrity of humanity’s built heritage are prolonged through carefully planned interventions.

Aayojan School of Architecture
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan
Master of Architecture (Architectural Conservation)

About: Aayojan School of Architecture, at Jaipur is the premier centre of architectural education in Rajasthan, India. Aayojan is unique in being promoted and managed by a registered society (SEDRAA – Society for Education Development & Research in Architecture and Art) comprising mainly of Architects. The society runs the institute on a no-profit-no-loss basis, and provides facilities for students, faculty and research scholars, as well.The Department provides two years full time course in Masters in Architecture in Conservation.
More Info: Master of Architecture (Architectural Conservation), Jaipur

Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University
Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Master of Architecture – Conservation

About: Originally established in 1962 as the School of Architecture, the Faculty of Architecture at CEPT University is one of the vital centres of thought and education in the field of Architecture in India. It continues to aim for excellence in its teaching and research programs in the field of Architecture. The Faculty enjoys an excellent reputation both nationally as well as internationally.The two-year long Masters Program in Architecture leads up to award of the M. Arch. degree. It enhances the skills of students holding a professional bachelors degree in architecture and provides them additional exposure to the aesthetic, technical, social, political and ethical dimensions of the built environment.
More Info: Master of Architecture – Conservation, Ahmedabad

Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environmental Studies
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Master of Architecture (Urban Conservation)

About: An initiative of the Kamla Raheja Foundation and the Upanagar Shikhshan Mandal, is one of the premier institute for architecture in Mumbai, India. The forces within urban agglomerations put great pressure in existing physical and non-physical resources. These forces influencing the built form & the environment in the way that they rapidly transform the existing systems. The field of Urban Conservation attempts to build a framework through which the existing system is seen as a potential for development rather than a hindrance. Historical areas and their physical/social and environmental systems are seen as an asset that can be integrated in the strategic manner for sensitive development.
More Info: Master of Architecture (Urban Conservation), Mumbai

School Of Planning and Architecture
Location: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Master of Architecture (Conservation)

About: School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal is established by Government of India as an Institute of National importance in the year 2008.This school is committed to produce best Architects and Planners of the Nation to take up the challenges of physical and socio- environmental development of global standards. The Conservation programme is devised in training the students towards theory and philosophies in conservation, process and techniques necessary for maintenance and management of heritage, appropriate use of standards of practice. This training shall facilitate informed decision making and application of acquired skills and techniques.
More Info: Master of Architecture (Conservation), Bhopal

School of Planning and Architecture
Location: Delhi, New Delhi
Master of Architectural Conservation

About: The School is a specialized University which exclusively provides training at various levels, in different aspects of human habitat and environment. Architectural Conservation is a specialization in Architecture which addresses crucial issues confronting our built heritage resources, comprising of historic buildings, groups of buildings, historic areas, heritage cities and cultural landscapes, in a comprehensive manner. Special emphasis is placed on planning for historic cities, and regeneration of historic core areas and traditional housing.This academic programme equips students with the skills and abilities to expand their architectural practices to conservation and design in historic areas.
More Info: Master of Architectural Conservation, Delhi

Singhad College of Architecture
Location: Pune, Maharashtra
Master of Architecture( Architectural Conservation)

About: The Sinhgad College of Architecture (SCOA) came to life in the year 2000-2001 for nurturing the creative skills of talented students. This is a two years full time course affiliated to Pune University, approved by the Council Of Architecture and Government of Maharashtra. course focuses on Multi-disciplinary approach by integrating various streams related to Heritage conservation. A stress is also laid on philosophical underpinnings as Philosophy forms the foundation of conservation practices. The training aims at equipping the architects with the sound technical knowledge by bridging the gap between the classroom and the field.
More Info: Master of Architecture( Architectural Conservation), Pune

University of Pune
Location: Pune, Maharashtra
Master of Architecture (Architectural Conservation)

About: The focus on living heritage brings many related fields into the realm of conservation practices. The university plans to develop expertise in the field of Architectural conservation specifically catering to the regional context. The course will equip architects with technical know-how required for Architectural Conservation.
More Info: Master of Architecture (Architectural Conservation), Pune

Conservation

All activities involved in the protection and retention of heritage resources. Includes the study, protection, development, administration, maintenance and interpretation of heritage resources, whether they are objects, buildings or structures, or environments. Often used interchangeably with preservation. It is also used to refer to a highly specialized field of activity that normally deals with the protection of objects in museum collections

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Post Graduate Diploma in Museology and Conservation (also see museology)

About: The CSMVS Museum has introduced a Post Graduate Diploma course in Museology and Conservation with the aim of carving out critically and creatively prospective museum professional with traits and skills related to good museum practices. The PG Diploma programme has created a niche for itself in the academic and professional realm of Museum management. The Museum has been granted permanent affiliation to the University of Mumbai for conducting this course. The course covers various aspects of collection management, exhibit designing, project implementation, communication aids and leading edge ideas in conservation practices.
More Info: Post Graduate Diploma in Museology and Conservation, Mumbai

Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management
Location: Delhi, New Delhi
Master in Conservation, Preservation and Heritage Management

About: Delhi Institute of Heritage Research & Management (DIHRM), established by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi is a unique institution in India devoted to the study of Heritage. The Department aims to create a trained and involved group of Heritage Managers, by providing instruction and research guidance adhering to the modern principles of management along with heritage related disciplines of Conservation, preservation, art, architecture, literary and oral traditions among others. The Institute has tie-ups with many leading Institutes/Foundations/ Organizations in India and abroad.
More: Master in Conservation, Preservation and Heritage Management, Delhi

MMR – Heritage Conservation Society
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Capacity Development Programme in Built Heritage Studies and Conservation

About: In the last two decades, Mumbai has witnessed a steady rise in awareness towards its cultural and built heritage. Numerous local government bodies, non- governmental organizations and private entities like building owners, site managers, etc started initiating conservation works.The Built Heritage Studies and Conservation Modular Course: As an endeavour to address this issue, three premier organizations in the city, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Heritage Conservation Society (MMR- HCS), the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS Museum) and Sir J.J. College of Architecture came together to jointly institute a certificate course in Built Heritage Studies and Conservation. The MMR- HCS was set up with the primary aim to initiate, encourage, and support individuals and institutes to undertake research, documentation and implementation projects in heritage conservation and management.
More Info: Capacity Development Programme in Built Heritage Studies and Conservation, Mumbai

National Museum Institute
Location: Delhi, New Delhi
M.A in conservation

About: The Department of Conservation is a leading centre for training and research in the conservation of art and cultural heritage in India. The academic programmes offered by the department are aimed to provide students with the skills essential to developing the aesthetic, historic and socio-cultural significance of art and cultural heritage. The study curriculum is well integrated with relevant technical and theoretical knowledge and practical training necessary for the practice of conservation. The Department has a diverse community of scholars, researchers and practitioners in the field of conservation and related disciplines, and many of them are well recognised in their respective fields at both national and international levels. This creates a vibrant environment where students have the opportunity to interact with highly experienced professionals and researchers.
More Info: M.A in conservation, Delhi

National Research Laboratory for Conservation of Cultural property
Location: Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Certificate Course on Conservation of Cultural Property

About: The National Research Laboratory For Conservation Of Cultural Property (NRLC) is a scientific institution of the Ministry Of Culture, Government Of India, dedicated to the Conservation of Cultural Heritage. Since its inception, training has been one of the most significant activities of NRLC. Training programs on both curative and preventive aspects of conservation are conducted regularly. Till date a large number of professionals from Indian museums, archives and archaeology departments besides professionals from south and south-east Asian countries have benefited from these programs.
More Info: Certificate Course on Conservation of Cultural Property

University of Rajasthan
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan
M.A in Museology and Conservation

About: The Centre for Museology and Conservation was established in 2006. Academic Programmes of the Centre includes Museum Management, Collection and Research documentation of Heritage sites,Elements of [ndian art,architecture, Archaeology,Epigraphy,Numismatics, Folk art and culture, Anthropology, Identification and conservation of Cultural heritage of the country.
More Info: M.A in Museology and Conservation, Jaipur

Heritage Management
Heritage management is the vocation and practice of managing cultural resources, such as the arts and heritage. It incorporates Cultural Heritage Management which is concerned with traditional and historic culture. It also delves into the material culture of archaeology.

Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University
Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Master of Management studies (heritage management)

About: The Centre for Heritage Management (CHM) at Ahmedabad University is one of its kind in India which specializes in heritage management, a niche and relevant area. It is established to promote conservation and management of heritage assets. Centre for Heritage Management of Ahmedabad University has taken up the responsibility to become a pioneer in “Mission Heritage” through professional management to add value to the community and to the country. CHM aims to achieve its vision by offering quality academic and executive programmes to create motivated professionals; through research, documentation and publications; by organizing national and international seminars, conferences and symposia to expand and explore successful heritage experiences and practices from across the world; offer consultancy to heritage stakeholders and provide inputs for policy making.
More Info: Master of Management studies (heritage management), Ahmedabad

Vikram University
Location: Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
PG Diploma in Heritage Management

About: Vikram University was established in Ujjain on the 1st of March, 1957. The objectives of the university is to emerge as a unique place of learning by way of combining and coordinating traditional and contemporary knowledge and patronize and promote traditional Indian culture, heritage, arts, science and literature.
More Info: PG Diploma in Heritage Management, Ujjain

Heritage and Tourism Management

The National Trust for Historic Preservation defines heritage tourism as “traveling to experience the places, artifacts and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past,” and “heritage tourism can include cultural, historic and natural resources.

Jiwaji University
Location: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
M.B.A in Heritage Tourism Management

About: Jiwaji University Gwalior came into existence on May 23, 1964. Jiwaji University aims to lead the nation in research and education and to advance the professional competence of youth and inculcate in them the urge to recognize challenges as opportunities.The Course is intended to prepare students for jobs in heritage tourism management.
More Info: M.B.A in Heritage Tourism Management, Gwalior

University Of Mysore
Location: Mysore, Karnataka
Postgraduate Diploma in Heritage Tourism and Travel Management

About: The University of Mysore was established on 27th July, 1916 during the benevolent reign of the Maharaja of Mysore, His Highness Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar (1884-1940). The University has developed excellent infrastructure for curricular and co-curricular activities. The University Library has a collection of 6.2 lakhs covering books, reference works and journal back volumes. In addition, the individual constituent colleges/institutes and departments maintain their own book collections amounting to another 4 lakhs. The collaboration with Archaeological Survey of India, Anthropological Survey of India, Geological Survey of India and other institutions has been continued whenever necessary.
More Info: Postgraduate Diploma in Heritage Tourism and Travel Management, Mysore

University of Rajasthan
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan
Post Graduate Diploma in Heritage Management and Tourism

About: The Centre for Museology and Conservation was established in 2006. Academic Programmes of the Centre includes Heritage Management and Tourism, Museum Management, Collection and Research documentation of Heritage sites,Elements of Indian art,architecture, Archaeology,Epigraphy,Numismatics, Folk art and culture, Anthropology, Identification and conservation of Cultural heritage of the country.
More Info: Post Graduate Diploma in Heritage Management and Tourism, Jaipur

History Of Arts

Art history is the study of objects of art in their historical development and stylistic contexts, i.e. genre, design, format, and style.

Banaras Hindu University
Location: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
M.A. in History of Arts,
Postgraduate Diploma in History of Arts

About: This Department of History of Art was established in 1950. The Department had eminent scholars like V.S. Agrawala, Kapila Vatsyayan, S.K.Saraswati and Anand Krishna as close associates. The department runs special courses and research in the areas of Indian Iconography, Indian Painting, Indian Textile and Decorative Arts, Islamic, Western, Himalayan, Contemporary Art, Central Asian Art, South East Asian Art and Folk and Tribal Art.
More Info: Postgraduate Diploma in History of Arts, Varanasi

Delhi University
Location: Delhi,New Delhi
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History

About: College of Art is an Institution established in 1942 for advanced training in Visual Art, creative and applied, leading to the Bachelor of Fine Art Course of four years duration in disciplines of Painting, Sculpture and Applied Art. The Faculty are practicing artists painters, sculptors and graphic designers of national, international repute, and also a selected group of visiting Faculty who enrich the teaching programmes with their expertise, thus providing the students with the opportunity of discussion and interaction with eminent and contemporary artists, designers and entrepreneurs
More Info: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History, Delhi

Jamia Millia Islamia
Location: Delhi, New Delhi
Masters of Fine Arts in Art History

About: Department of Art History and Art Appreciation was established in 2007. The Department of Art History & Art Appreciation provides diverse programs for the study of history and theory of art. The program seeks to create a forum for the exploration of visual arts as manifested in major epochs of European, Near Eastern and Asian civilizations. This is a department with a vision to develop scholastic studies in the field of Art History and Art Appreciation.
More Info: Masters of Fine Arts in Art History, Delhi

National Museum Institute
Location: Delhi, New Delhi
M.A in History of art,
Short term Diploma course in Art Appreciation
Short term Diploma course Kala Nidhi (Hindi)

About: The foremost objective of the Department of History of Art is to promote creativity, excellence and engagement in its core functions of teaching, learning and research. Our emphasis on innovation and improving cultural education is critical not only in creating better career prospects for our students but also for safeguarding our rich cultural heritage. The Department offers a wide range of courses on Indian, Asian and Western Art. It also organizes special lectures by distinguished scholars from India and abroad to expand the knowledge base of the faculty and the students. National and International Workshops, Seminars, Exhibitions, Conferences and Symposiums are organized periodically to foster research.
More Info: Short term Diploma course in Art Appreciation (Hindi/English), Delhi

The Maharaja Sayajirao University
Location: Baroda, Madhya Pradesh
Bachelor of Visual Arts ( Art History),
Master of Visual Arts (Art History)

About: The Department of Art History and Aesthetics started the B. A (Fine) course with specialization in Art History in 1965. The thrust area of the Department for research, study and documentation has been the art and architecture of the Western Indian region (Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra), Indian Aesthetics and Modern Indian Art and Criticism.
More Info: Bachelor/Master of Visual Arts (Art History), Baroda

Vikram University
Location: Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
PG Diploma in Museology and History of Indian Arts (Also mentioned under the course museology)

About: Vikram University was established in Ujjain on the 1st of March, 1957. The objectives of the university is to emerge as a unique place of learning by way of combining and coordinating traditional and contemporary knowledge and patronize and promote traditional Indian culture, heritage, arts, science and literature.
More Info: PG Diploma in Museology and History of Indian Arts, Ujjain

Visva Bharti- Kala Bhavana
Location: Birbhum, Kolkata
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History,
Master of Fine Arts in Art History

About: Founded by the first non-European Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Thākur(popularly known as Tagore) in 1921, Visva-Bharati was declared to be a central university and an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament in 1951. Kala Bhavana is well-known as a distinguished centre for Visual Art practice and research in India. This institute gave shape to the culture specific modernism initiated by Rabindranath Tagore. Its academic programme is broad based, it introduces the students to a vast repertoire of techniques and art forms backed by the knowledge of history of art. The studio practice, lectures, discussions and exhibitions keep the art atmosphere of the faculty alive, where the students get ample opportunity to sharpen their individual sensibilities and future prospects.
More Info: Bachelor/Master of Fine Arts in Art History, Bibhum

Manuscriptology

Manuscriptology is a branch of study in Archaeology about history or Literature by means of very old Palm-leaf manuscript’s, Rare Paper Manuscript’s, Epigraphy and Underwater archaeology.

Banaras Hindu University
Location: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
M.A. in Manuscriptology and Palaeography,
Postgraduate Diploma in Manuscriptology

About: Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, offers Courses in Manuscriptology and Manuscriptology & Paleography. The course aims to provide education & training of handling Manuscripts – its storage, preservation, conservation, study & use.
More Info: M.A./Postgraduate Diploma in Manuscriptology, Varanasi

University of Mumbai
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Certificate Course in Manuscriptology
Diploma in Manuscriptology
Advanced Diploma in Manuscriptology

About: The University of Mumbai (known earlier as University of Bombay) is one of the oldest and premier Universities in India. The Department was established in the year 1963. It has well-experienced teaching faculty which undertakes research activities in their respective field of research. The Department participates in various research activities under the University with Potential for Excellence Schemes.
More Info: Certificate Course/Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Manuscriptology, Mumbai

Museology

The science or practice of organizing, arranging, and managing museums.

Aligarh Muslim University
Location: Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
M.Sc in Museology,
Post M. Sc. Diploma in Museology

About: Post graduate Diploma Museology course at Aligarh Muslim University was started in 1973 under the Centre of Professional Courses to train the students for various technical positions in Museums & Archives. In the year 2004 under the U.G.C. Special Assistance Scheme for starting Innovative interdisciplinary, job oriented courses; a Masters (M.Sc.) course in Museology was started in the Department.The Department of Museology has envisage to develop human resource which is academically prepared and technically equipped to understand and deal with the issues and challenges concerning the documentation, preservation, conservation and interpretation of the diverse tangible and intangible natural and cultural heritage of the world.
More Info: M. Sc./Post M. Sc. Diploma in Museology, Aligarh

Banaras Hindu University
Location: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
M.A. in Museology

About: The Banaras Hindu University is one of the pioneering institutions in the country to initiate teaching and research in Ancient Indian History and Culture. The Department has made a few landmark discoveries, which are very significant for Indian History. The multi faceted nature of the Department is reflected in the activities that expand in disciplines like religion, palaeography, economic history, prehistoric and early historical archaeology, archaeo metallurgy, science and technology of archaeological materials etc.
More Info: M.A. in Museology, Varanasi

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Post Graduate Diploma in Museology and Conservation

About: The CSMVS Museum has introduced a Post Graduate Diploma course in Museology and Conservation with the aim of carving out critically and creatively prospective museum professional with traits and skills related to good museum practices. The PG Diploma programme has created a niche for itself in the academic and professional realm of Museum management. The Museum has been granted permanent affiliation to the University of Mumbai for conducting this course. The course covers various aspects of collection management, exhibit designing, project implementation, communication aids and leading edge ideas in conservation practices.
More Info: Post Graduate Diploma in Museology and Conservation, Mumbai

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Post Graduate Diploma course in Modern and Contemporary Indian Art and Curatorial Studies

About: The Post-graduate Diploma in Modern and Contemporary Indian Art and Curatorial Studies was begun in 2012 in response to the need for an academic course in Art History and Curatorial Studies. With a view to developing the pedagogy in this area, the year-long, weekend course covers the theoretical and critical study of the history of Indian Art from 1850 to the present. It enables students to understand Indian art in the broader context of Indian history, sociology, politics, gender and cultural studies. The course further explores new readings of Indian Art within the context of international modern and contemporary art history. The new format helps participants engage with concepts associated with new curatorial practice as well as provide students with hands-on exhibition and conservation experience using the Museum as a resource.
More Info: Post Graduate Diploma course in Modern and Contemporary Indian Art and Curatorial Studies, Mumbai

Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalay
Location: Khairagarh, Chhattisgarh
P.G. Diploma in Museology and Indian Art

About: The then rulers of princely state of Khairagarh, Raja BIRENDRA BAHADUR SINGH and his consort Rani PADMAVATI DEVI SINGH donated their ancestral palace to establish a University. The vision is to create a holistic learner centric, research oriented environment for students, which should liberate their creativity and ignite their true spirit to pursue excellence. The institution is actively engaged in pursuing artistic, academic and cultural goals at this time when music and fine arts society is passing through rapid change and is introduced to the globalization. The Institution houses an archaeological museum consisting of ancient and archaeological remains managed by the department.
More Info: P.G. Diploma in Museology and Indian Art, Chattisgarh

Jiwaji University
Location: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
Post Graduate Diploma in Museology

About: Jiwaji University Gwalior came into existence on May 23, 1964. Jiwaji University aims to lead the nation in research and education and to advance the professional competence of youth and inculcate in them the urge to recognize challenges as opportunities.The Course is intended to prepare students for jobs in heritage tourism management.
More Info: Post Graduate Diploma in Museology, Gwalior

National Museum Institute
Location: Delhi, New Delhi
M.A in Museology

About: The Department of Museology of National Museum Institute is the only Museology department in the country which functions within the museum premises. Since its inception it has played an influential role in the field of museum study and research. Scholarships are provided to meritorious students of each semester of M.A Degree. The Institute offers ample scope to study for a Masters Degree to focus on special subject matter for research or to meet various requirements at every step of museum career.
More Info: M.A in Museology, Delhi

The Maharaja Sayajirao University
Location: Baroda, Madhya Pradesh
Master of Visual Arts (Museology)

About: ‘Museology’ is the subject of museum theory and practice. This department was established in 1952 as first of its kind to teach this subject in India. Even today it enjoys the reputation for promoting this as an independent discipline. Because of the unique nature and rare availability of its instruction, it has benefitted not only domestic studies but also international pupils and museum personnel from countries such as Nepal, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Kenya, Laos, Thailand and Korea.
More Info: Master of Visual Arts (Museology), Baroda

Tilkha Manjhi Bhagalpur University
Location: Bhagalpur, Bihar
Post Graduate Diploma in Museology and Tourism

About: The University Dept.of Ancient Indian History,Culture and Archeology was established in 2002. The Department has focused on ‘Regional History & Heritage’. To work out effective research models integrated multi-disciplinary approach in regional history writing is to be pursued. To carry further this approach various steps are being taken such as systematic exploration of the area, problem oriented research projects are being pursued. To keep in tune with the changing scenario of history education applied aspect of the discipline is being given emphasis in form of vocational courses and promotion of tourism. The Department has a team of specialized faculty members. The Department is located in a historical building in several surroundings close to the University Headquarters.
More Info: Post Graduate Diploma in Museology and Tourism, Bhagalpur

University Of Mysore
Location: Mysore, Karnataka
Postgraduate Diploma in Museology

About: The University of Mysore was established on 27th July, 1916 during the benevolent reign of the Maharaja of Mysore, His Highness Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar (1884-1940). The University has developed excellent infrastructure for curricular and co-curricular activities. The University Library has a collection of 6.2 lakhs covering books, reference works and journal back volumes. In addition, the individual constituent colleges/institutes and departments maintain their own book collections amounting to another 4 lakhs. The collaboration with Archaeological Survey of India, Anthropological Survey of India, Geological Survey of India and other institutions has been continued whenever necessary.
More Info: Postgraduate Diploma in Museology, Mysore

University of Rajasthan
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan
M.A in Museology and Conservation,
Post Graduate Diploma in Heritage Management and Tourism

About: The Centre for Museology and Conservation was established in 2006. Academic Programmes of the Centre includes Museum Management, Collection and Research documentation of Heritage sites,Elements of [ndian art,architecture, Archaeology,Epigraphy,Numismatics, Folk art and culture, Anthropology, Identification and conservation of Cultural heritage of the country.
More Info: M.A in Museology and Conservation, Post Graduate Diploma in Heritage Management and Tourism, Jaipur

University of Calcutta,
Location: Kolkata, West Bengal
M.A in Museology,
M.Sc. in Museology

About: The Department of Museology of the University of Calcutta, founded in the year 1959, is one of the pioneering university museology departments in India. The Department of Museology runs post graduate full time courses in museology leading to MA & MSc degrees. The department is a centre for advanced academic activities, by means of organising, inter alia, conferences, seminars, symposia, publications, etc., to disseminate knowledge in museology, encourage its development and set its scientific and social objective on a firm foundation. Being situated within the sphere of a number of museums, galleries, heritage institutions and centres, the Department ensures appropriate blending of theoretical instruction with practical experience in the various specialist museum techniques.
More Info: M.A/M.Sc. in Museology, Kolkata

Vikram University
Location: Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
PG Diploma in Museology and History of Indian Arts

About: Vikram University was established in Ujjain on the 1st of March, 1957. The objectives of the university is to emerge as a unique place of learning by way of combining and coordinating traditional and contemporary knowledge and patronize and promote traditional Indian culture, heritage, arts, science and literature.
More Info: PG Diploma in Museology and History of Indian Arts, Ujjain

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