Ancient history and archaeology are interesting subjects. An M.Phil or PhD in this field can lead you to a career in diverse fields. This one year research program provides you with a wide range of work related experience that can be useful later in your career. The course focuses on research methodologies that are helpful in learning to become a good archaeologist, researcher, educator or a historian.
Eligibility and course duration
A postgraduate degree either in ancient history and archaeology, history or ancient Indian history and epigraphy with at least 55% marks in aggregate for general candidates. Admissions are done on the basis of entrance tests and a round of personal interview. Generally, the written test is of 80 marks whereas the interview is for 20 marks.
Duration of this postgraduate research program is 1 year.
More about the course
The field of archaeology being an interdisciplinary course, one has to gain knowledge on various fronts, such as history as well as anthropology combined with subjects on chemistry, geology and art. The aim of this research program is to develop your conceptual skills that could be helpful in doing research and in academic jobs as lecturers and professors. Along with regular subjects on ancient Indian history, the course has a focus on computer applications too. Learning the computer fundamentals helps in the research work by taking help of technology. You also gain skills in data analysis, report writing and presentation that are helpful for research.
After finishing this research program, one can join a PhD for higher learning in the field of ancient history and archaeology. One can get to work in Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), a Government of India organization. The archaeological departments in the states are also likely hunting ground for prospective archaeologists. For ASI, the recruitment of personnel is mainly done by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), whereas for the states it is the respective Public Service Commission that takes care of the recruitment procedure. One can also get employment in museums, libraries, art galleries and in heritage organizations. For conducting research work, one can get into Indian Council of Historical Research. A teaching line is also a worthwhile career in this field and many opt for becoming an educator for History and related subjects. Other than that one can also get into the civil services, foreign service and in journalism.
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