In B.A. Archaeology and Museology you will be studying about the ancient past through material evidences such as, manuscripts, art pieces, tools, earthenware, pottery, structures, buildings, graves, etc. By recovering such materials and examining them, we come to know about human life and the culture prevalent in the ancient ages. The course is suitable for those who are highly inclined towards historical finds and relating them with ancient history. This course gets you a peep into the prehistoric and protohistoric cultures too. The skills and knowledge earned through this course helps you get jobs in museums and in various departments related to archaeology.
Eligibility and course duration
Pass in 10+2 from the Arts stream from a recognized board or university. History should be one of the compulsory subjects in 10+2.
Duration of this undergraduate course is 3 years.
More about the course
Through this course you come to learn of the historical aspects of preserving artifacts, relics, structures and how the concept of museums came into practice. You learn about the ethics and policies that were laid emphasis on, while coming up with museums. The course teaches you about the archaeological practices, methods and the approach towards preserving archaeological finds. You learn of the rituals being practiced in the ancient times and how ancient people used to dispose off their dead and the burial methods. From methods of excavation to dating and interpreting of excavated sites, one gets useful inputs on other such topics. Report writing of excavated sites and site conservation, too are stressed upon. Visits to museums, give you a hands on experience.
With this course in hand one can get easily get employed in one of the museums in the country or abroad. Other than museums, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and its various departments are among the biggest recruiters in the country. One can also go for freelancing work in the field by going for upkeep and maintenance of historical monuments and buildings. Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) is another government organization one can join after this course. There are always opportunities for going for higher education in the field. One can opt for a M.A. or an MBA course to add value to one's credentials. With higher qualification there is a greater probability of landing up a job. It also helps you in getting a managerial role.
B.A Archeology and Museology Admissions for 2020 - 2021 Academic Year
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