Monday, December 9, 2019

11th Convocation of MAKAUT on 12th December 2019

The Eleventh Annual Convocation, 2019

Shri Jagdeep Dhankar
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB is going to organize its big annual event this month. The Eleventh Annual Convocation will be held on the 12th of December, 2019 at the main campus of the University at Haringhata in Nadia district.

His Excellency Shri Jagdeep Dhankar, Hon'ble Chancellor of the University and Hon'ble Governor of West Bengal will preside over the Convovation.

Prof. Saikat Maitra

Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maitra and the Members of the General Council of the University has invited all concerned to the Programme.

It must be mentioned at this point that Prof. Sourav Pal, Director, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata has agreed to deliver the Convocation Address as Chief Guest.

Prof. Sourav Pal
Sourav Pal is an Indian theoretical chemist, a professor of chemistry in IIT Bombay and is the director of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata. He is an ex-director of CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory Pune.

He is known for his contribution in quantum chemistry, especially in the field of coupled cluster based methods. His major scientific accomplishments include rigorous development of expectation value as well as extended coupled-cluster functional, development of the response properties to multi-reference coupled cluster (MRCC) theory, the effect of electron correlation and role of exchange effects on the low energy electron molecule scattering, introduction of complex scaling and complex absorbing potential in MRCC theory to calculate electron-atom and electron-molecule resonances accurately. 

Dr. Partha Chatterjee
Dr. Partha Chatterjee, Hon'ble Minister-in-Charge of Higher Education and School Education and Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal will grace the occasion as the Guest of Honour. 

All are requested to take their seats 30 minutes before the commencement of the Programme. Invitees are also required to carry the Invitation Card.

This year Ph.D degrees will be awarded to 14 students in various fields of Technology, Pharmacy and Mathematical Sciences. There are 230 Medal Recipients, who will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals for their First, Second and Third positions respectively in various fields of Engineering, Management and other Technical fields from the Affiliated Colleges of MAKAUT.

Saikat Ghoshdastidar Memorial Awars will be presented to the topper of MCA and Sati Paira Memorial Award for Engineering/Technology Undergraduate topper.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

MAKAUT joins hand with Bombay Stock Exchange

A New Memorandum of Understanding with BSE Institute

BSE Institute Ltd., one of the leading financial institutions, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB to offer the following programs jointly:

1. Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Financial Services (3 Years’ full time program)
2. Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science – 1 Year.
3. Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets – 1 Year.
4. Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Technologies – 1 Year

Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Financial Services

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program in Banking and Financial Services will prepare students for various functional roles in today’s fastest growing Banking and Financial services industry.

This industry oriented program will make students industry ready. Students will learn about the new trends in the Banking and financial sectors and different types of investment strategies for a wide variety of market conditions.

Students will get a foundation in the workings of Banking & Financial Services through learning subjects in Retail, corporate banking, treasury management, macroeconomics and microeconomics factors, understanding of stock markets, fixed income securities, commodity markets, derivatives, mutual funds and Insurance. Students will also learn tools and techniques like fundamental analysis, technical analysis, financial modelling, portfolio management, etc. They will learn about financial regulations and ethics, as well. With knowledge & practice, graduates may qualify to become certified financial planners or obtain a license to sell securities.

Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science

The 1 year Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science, will train the participants to pursue a career in area of Data Science. The students will learn the most in-demand technologies such as Statistical techniques for data science, tools like R, Python, and Big Data on Hadoop. The students will also implement concepts such as data explorations, regression models, hypothesis testing, Hadoop & Spark. The Industry oriented curriculum will be taught by industry experts along with Case Study based approach & Industry Mentored projects.

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets

The 1 year Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets, will train the participants to pursue a career in area of Financial Markets.

The program helps the student to be industry ready from day one on job.

Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the working in, of stock markets, fixed income securities, commodity markets, derivatives, mutual funds and Insurance. Students will also learn tools and techniques like fundamental analysis, technical analysis, financial modelling, portfolio management, etc. They will learn about financial regulations and ethics, as well.

Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Technologies

The 1 year Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Technologies, will train the participants to pursue a career in area of Financial Markets.

The program integrates comprehensive knowledge of the theory of Financial Technology with the various aspects of its application. After taking this course, the student will develop expertise to draft, strategize and develop disruptive Fintech innovations using appropriate tools and techniques. They will develop ability to hypothesize about the effect new technologies will have on future commerce product. Course prepares the student for knowledge of the future of money, markets and transactions, and possible future trends in Fintech

They will learn about financial technologies like, Algorithm trading, block chain technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning, robo – advisory and understand areas in cyber security. The program provides for inter disciplinary learning between financial markets and technology, there by empowering students to be industry relevant.

BSE Institute Ltd, Mumbai

BSE Institute Ltd is a leader in providing quality education in the field of capital markets and Finance. BSE institute Ltd provides various master level programs including a Masters in Global Financial Markets, Masters in Financial Technology Post Graduate program in Banking & Finance, Executive Program in Investment Management, International programs & various short term & online programs for the students.

BSE Institute also offers - GFMP, a concurrent program for Undergraduate students to skill them with financial markets knowledge and make them job ready along with University education. In addition, BSE Institute supports central education boards for skill development, Course designing, Teachers training in the area of Banking, Finance Services and Insurance.

“Finance is an essential element for any business or organization, and skilled financial professionals are constantly in great demand. BSE Institute Ltd. is pioneer institute in the field of financial market education, certifications, mentoring programs, training and development workshops. We are extremely delighted to be associated with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of technology. The collaboration aims to offer programs in Financial Market, Data Science and Fintech that are contemporary and focused towards helping students upgrade their skills to meet the opportunities offered by a dynamic environment. It would work on the strengths of both partners to offer the right learning experience to students.” said Mr. Ambarish Datta , MD & CEO, BSE Institute Ltd.

The BSE Institute Limited (BIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of BSE Ltd. BIL inherits from BSE the knowledge and insights into the capital markets industry, garnered over the past 144 years. BIL has the advantage of being at the center of the financial hub of India, one of the world’s most rapid emerging markets. BIL does considerable work in the field of education, Skills development and fostering Innovation.


  • 30 years of experience in the field of knowledge management and dissemination

  • Subsidiary of Bombay Stock Exchange – Asia’s oldest stock exchange set up in the year 1875. BSE is one of the world’s fastest Stock Exchange with a Speed of 6 Microseconds.

  • Expertise in Stock exchange, Investor, Regulatory, Compliance areas

  • Accepted leader in knowledge services in the securities market industry

  • Design and delivery of training programs in domestic and international knowledge markets

  • Comprehensive portfolio of programs

  • Continual evolution of curriculum designs to keep pace with market dynamics

  • Focus on industry practice
  • Access to pool of professionals, practitioners and eminent personalities from industry
  • Global best practices with local execution

Programs at BIL are designed to be at the forefront of the current and evolving practice of business. It offers a bouquet of courses related to financial markets for students interested in achieving and upgrading their skills. The courses range from 1 day programs to full-fledged 2 years post graduate programs in collaboration with reputed national and international universities eg. Mumbai University, Otago University, Western Sydney University etc. BIL also conducts collaborative programs with its international partners which include the Ryerson University – (Toronto, Canada), Nyenrode Business School (Netherlands), Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (Germany), Singapore Management University, University of Western Sydney – Australia, Thailand Securities Institute ( TSI ), Australian Trade Commission, Toronto Financial Services Center (Ontario, Canada), International Financial Center Montreal (Quebec, Canada), and IBMC Financial Group, UAE.

For more information, visit

The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB began its journey in 2001 only with 30 colleges mostly undergraduate. Now it has a strength of more than 200 colleges with significant presence of Post Graduate courses. It slowly but gradually became the largest affiliating University in West Bengal promoting education and research in the field of Engineering, Management and other Technical areas. It is dedicated towards an all round development of the students and wants to guide them in their choice of career. It has a lush green campus at Haringhata in Nadia district and also a City Office at Salt Lake, Kolkata.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Courses on Patent Rights and Technology Business Management: Apply by 31.12.2019.

Patent Rights: The Key to Entrepreneurship 

Science education is undergoing a sea change in recent years and tradition is making room for a new orientation of higher education. In order to keep resonance with the change, the Department of Science &Technology and Biotechnology (DSTBT) of the Government of West Bengal is working hand in hand with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB.

The most recent outcome of this cooperation is the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the  Patent Information Centre of the West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology (under the department of Science & Technology and Biotechnology) and MAKAUT, WB on the 24th of July, 2019, at Vigyan Chetana Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata to introduce three courses on Intellectual Property Rights (patent rights) and Technology Business Management for venturing into entrepreneurship.

The Courses on Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Business Management are as follows:

  1. One Year Post Graduate Diploma 
  2. Six Months' Certificate Course
  3. Three months' Certificate Course

DSTBT is inviting application for admission to all the three courses and classes will start shortly.

Government of West Bengal
Department of Science & Technology and Biotechnology
(Vigyan Chetana Bhavan, 26 B, DD –Block, Salt Lake- Kolkata-700 091)
In collaboration with
Maulana  Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology , West Bengal
(Formerly  Known  as  West Bengal University of Technology)
Haringhata, Nadia and BF-142, Sector-1, Salt Lake (Kolkata Campus)
Invites Application for Admission to the Three Courses.

Last Date of Application:
31st December 2019

Minimum Qualification: Graduation from Recognized University

Career Opportunities: After passing out, there will be opportunities to work in Multi-national Corporations (MNCs), Knowledge Process Outsourcing firms (KPOs), Indian Patent Office, GoI, Other Government Organizations , Institutions, Universities' IPR cell, IP law firm etc. Above all these courses will equip the learners to venture into start-ups and prove their talents in entrepreneurship.

For details: Please visit website:

 Learning Outcomes
  •      Study techno-legal strategy to protect Intellectual Property to avoid Intellectual Crimes and Plagiarism
  •     Identify current  trends of  Technology business areas globally  using IPR as a tool
  •         Ability to interpret  patentability and other IPRs and its protection mechanism
  •       Be familiar with Intellectual Property Rights Management which include case studies to demonstrate an application of the concepts of engineering, creative design, science, and technology.
  •       Ability to analyze  the case studies of several Technology area
  •          Identify the mechanism of finding out potential areas for Technology business using IPR as a tool
  •          Basic idea of IP and Technology Business management
  •         Economic prosperity using IPR as a tool
  •          Basic idea on Creativity Idea generation and product development, and learn how to overcome barriers to creativity with valuable insights from renowned Faculty through relevant case studies and examples
  •         Successful Implementation of Creativity, Designing Innovation

 To know details about the syllabus please click on the following link:

Saturday, November 23, 2019

A New Off-Campus of MAKAUT at EIILM, Kolkata

Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (EIILM), Kolkata begins a new Journey

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), West Bengal has decided to run another off-campus centre at the Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management, Kolkata (EIILM) having its campus at Vishnu Tower, DN-14, Sector-V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700091. With this objective in view MAKAUT, WB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the 16th of November’2019 with EIILM.

MAKAUT aims at overall development of the young generation and enhance their employability. It is in the process of opening a number of off-campuses to give an opportunity to the students to enroll in a number of in-house courses of MAKAUT.

The Regular Full Time Programs for which this MoU is signed are to be known as--

Bachelor Degree Programs:

a) Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Duration 3 Years – Seat Capacity: 120

b) BBA in Hospital Management - Duration 3 Years - Seat Capacity: 100

c) BSC in Hospitality and Hotel Administration - Duration 3 Years - Seat Capacity: 100

d) BSC in Media Science - Duration 3 Years - Seat Capacity: 100

e) Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) – Duration 3 Years – Seat Capacity: 100

f) BBA in Business Analytics - Duration 3 Years – Seat Capacity: 100

Master Degree Programs:

g) Master of Business Administration (MBA) with various specializations: Duration 2 Years – Seat Capacity: 120

h) MBA in Pharmaceutical Management: Duration 2 Years – Seat Capacity: 60

i) Master of Museum Science and Management (MMSM) with Industry Collaboration: Duration 2 Years – Seat Capacity: 60

Diploma Programs:

j) Post Graduate Diploma in Capital Market and Investments (PGDCM&I): Duration 1 Year – Seat Capacity: 60

k) Post Graduate Diploma in Start up Business and Innovation (PGDSB&I) with Industry Collaboration: Duration 1 Year – Seat Capacity: 60

Research Program:

l) Industry Integrated Doctoral Program with Industry Collaboration as per UGC Norms

Certificate Programs:

m) Certification Programs on various domains as per Industry requirement on mutual consultation: Duration 6 Months.

n) Conducting Joint MDPs, FDPs, Consultancy Projects and Incubation in India and Abroad.

These will be joint programs for INDIAN and FOREIGN STUDENTS to be conducted at KOLKATA Campus of EIILM, Kolkata (for theoretical classes as well as for Practical Classes as well as On-the-Job training and corresponding Industrial Exposure Training) . The following terms and conditions:

The entry level qualification the Bachelor Degree Courses will be successful completion of Higher Secondary Exam (10+2 level) from any recognized Indian School board or its equivalent elsewhere in the world, and for Post Graduate Degree and Diploma Program the entry level qualification will be Bachelor Degree in relevant field from any recognized University.

EIILM, Kolkata will be responsible for taking care of the Admission Procedure, but the detailed syllabus of the course will be worked out by MAKAUT. The Evaluation of Performance (written examination and continuous assessments including practical examination) will be done by MAKAUT.

EIILM, Kolkata will be providing Resource Person/ Faculty member support along with Laboratory facility, subject to the requirements agreed upon by both EIILM and MAKAUT. Moreover, EIILM, Kolkata will be providing the space for classrooms/laboratories and shall arrange for all equipments, hardware and software required for running the course.

The degree will be awarded by MAKAUT and diploma and certificate programs will be awarded jointly by MAKAUT and EIILM, Kolkata.

EIILM, Kolkata will take initiatives about placement assistance for successful students.

MAKAUT will have the exclusive right to inspect the teaching-learning, infrastructure facilities from time to time and take appropriate steps for corrections in case of any deviation or irregularities as it deems fit.

Any dispute arising within the purview of this MoU will be sorted out on mutual discussion failing which the decision of the Vice Chancellor will be final and binding on all parties.

A New Opportunity for Faculties

 The New Age Technology

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology  (MAKAUT), is going to arrange a Faculty Development Programme (FDP) pertaining to Virtual Reality (VR)/ Augmented Reality (AR) in the month of December, 2019., in the Salt Lake campus BF-142, Sector-I, Salt Lake, Kolkata- 700064. The Date of Commencement is 19.12.2019.


Day by day it is being widely accepted that VR/AR technologies are becoming more and more important as media of instruction in the teaching-learning process. It is needless to mention that through this mode of instruction the learner can penetrate in the subject matter lucidly and vividly. It is in this perspective that MAKAUT is arranging this FDP.

It will be a 10 days' programme, spreading over 5 weeks. It will be conducted only on Saturdays and Sundays to ensure participation of the professors, despite their busy schedule.

The course fee for each participant is Rs. 4000. The said amount may be remitted through bank/demand draft in favour of MAKAUT, WB payable at Kolkata. The photocopy of the draft along with the enrollment form may be sent to the E-mail ID: The ORIGINAL DEMAND DRAFT may be handed over to the Registration Desk at the time of registration on the date of commencement of the programme.

The interested persons may enrol themselves in the following link:
Instead you can also scan the QR code given below.

All interested faculty members of our affiliated colleges as well as faculties attached to other institutions are most welcome to enrol themselves in the above mentioned link.

Prof. Samir Mukherjee and Prof. P. N. Dutta will act as Joint-Coordinators of the programme. For any clarification Prof. Samir Mukherjee may be contacted in the Mobile Nos: 9831890488/9830379591 and E-mail ID:

MAKAUT hopes that this programme will be highly successful in enhancing the quality of higher education.

Some Details of Faculty Development Program on AR/VR/MR/XR

Venue: BF – 142, Sector – I, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700064

Inaugural Date: 19th December, 2019

About the Course

Day 1:
  • Registration
  • Inauguration: Will invite some guest from the Industry. Hon’ble VC Prof. (Dr.) Saikat Maitra will inaugurate the Training Session by lighting the lamp.
  • The industry stalwarts will explain the necessity of this emerging technology viz. VR-AR-MR-XR, VR Academia, Unity, HP, Accenture, Ericsson & Didactics etc. will participate.
Day 2:
  • Introduction to VR/AR/MR/XR, its contribution in the education sector, and its benefit by incorporating it into other fields of studies.

Faculty details: Industry expert Prof. Samir Mukherjee will elaborate the necessity of this technology in different fields and how to amalgamate it with engineering course, what is its utility and how to achieve it.

Day 3:
  • Foundation course in Multimedia/Animation/2D/3D is the starting approach for VR/AR/MR/XR Technology

Faculty details: Ms. Brati Chatterjee, veteran multimedia industry practitioner and instructor working in Accenture, having almost 12 years of experience in media and animation industry will explain the application.

Day 4:
  • Basic Software Programing, algorithm knowledge and application required for 360/VR/AR/MR/XR

Faculty details: Professor Arnab Chakraborty, having almost 24-year experience in coding, programing languages and software development will discuss the programming (C & R) part of 360/VR/AR/MR/XR technology.

Day 5:
  • VR storytelling, how is VR story telling different from 2D/3D Film storytelling. Training in making VR/AR story writing, story boarding and screenplay
Faculty details:

1st Half: Ms. Sayantani Pututunda is a veteran writer who has written many novel, fiction, non-fiction and thrillers. She was into VR story writing and few of her projects are already on the floor.
2nd Half: Dhriti Chatterjee is a VR film maker for the last couple of years, having a team consisting of international film professionals.

Day 6:
  • VR in education: It is the next internet like technology advancement and will cause a paradigm shift in the education Industry
Faculty details: It will be a panel discussion with Industry and Educational & Engineering professionals.

Day 7:
  • VR film making & editing, Viewing different creative contents, learning methodology of VR Content creation, VR film stitching and ingesting, A hands on course in how to successfully make a VR film
Faculty details:

1st Half: Dhriti Chatterjee is a VR film maker for the last couple of years, having a team consisting of international film professionals.
2nd Half: Expert Prof. Samir Mukherjee will elaborate the process of making VR Film & editing- a step by step approach towards a better understanding of the VR film making.

Day 8:

360 Audio recording & editing, 360 Lighting arrangements for VR Film making, film distribution methodology – Training in the non-content technical aspect of VR film making

Faculty details:

1st Half: Expert Prof. Samir Mukherjee will elaborate different techniques, 360 audio and lighting arrangements, camera selection, making VR studio.
2nd Half: Dhriti Chatterjee is a VR film maker for last couple of years, having a team consisting of international film professionals.

Day 9:
  • VR/XR IN PROJECTS & Start-ups, different utility, advertisement, Industry applications, Games & Entertainment segments, how VR can be used for more than just education
Faculty Details: Mr. Avik Banerjee, working as a Senior Solution Architect in Ericsson, is having more than 16 years of experience in media and design.

Day 10:
  • Practical & question answer Session
  • Small Project & Hands-on session
  • Certificate distribution

Friday, November 15, 2019

MAKAUT Introducing Three Courses on Archaeology

Know Your Past, Explore Archaeology

Heritage is deemed to mean those buildings, artifacts, structures, areas and precincts that are of historic, aesthetic, architectural or cultural significance and should include natural features within such areas of environmental significance or scenic beauty such as sacred groves, hills, hillocks, water bodies (and the areas adjoining the same), open areas, wooded areas, etc. It must be recognized that the 'cultural landscape' around a heritage site is critical for the interpretation of the site and its built heritage and thus is very much its integral part. The conservation of built heritage is generally perceived to be in the long term interest of society. 

 As a result, there is a need for professionals in this area, who will have the expertise to preserve historical monuments, temples etc. and prevent them from destruction. At present there is also a shortage of people having expertise in this area.

In this context, to bridge the gap of professionals and to encourage the young generation towards studying Archaeology, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB is introducing the following courses:

1.One year PG Diploma in Archaeology (Duration 400 Hours)
2.One year Diploma course in Conservation & Restoration (Duration 400 Hours)

3.Certificate course for 90 days in Conservation, Restoration & Antiquarian Law (Duration 120 Hours)

These courses will familiarise the students with studies of literary sources like Shilpa Shastra, Manasollasa, Natya Sastra, Roopmandana, Aparaajitapricha, Jataka tales, Panchtantra, Jain mythology etc. The students will know about difference in Plan structure of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain temples so that they become more friendly with original structure while conservation/ restoration is taken. Students will be introduced to mythology, epics and puranic episodes as most of the monument/temples have stories carved.

Further students will be taught about geology so that they know stone in each monument. Sandstone figures are different from granite ones or schist ones and need different method of treatment. A training will be given to know how to clean sculptures and panels as sandstone cleaning is different from granite or Mathura stone figures. They will be knowing about the serious damage being caused and how and where weeds are growing on monuments. How the roots make the structure weak and leads to leaking of rain water and further growth of additional plants. The technical handling of sculptures while transporting for exhibitions and decoration methods without damaging.

Pollution and blasts near the temple premises causing damage and its remedy will be taught. Fractal and golden ratios knowledge will also be a part of this course. In calamities how to handle monuments during rain and fire. Fixation of close circuit T.V in all monuments and to have Aesthetics matching while conserving as well as digital documentation of small and big sculptures.

Job Prospects

These courses will be very useful for those students who will go for job in Conservation and Restoration/ Archaeology/ Geology/ Anthropology by Government/Semi government departments/NGO’s in India or abroad/ Universities etc.

  1. PG Diploma in Archaeology

SYLLABUS DETAILS                          400 Hrs
Module 1                                                 30 Hr

The site of the lost city of Dwarka
i) Definition of Heritage and Archaeology

ii) Difference between Archaeology and History

iii) How Archaeology is more scientific than History

iv) Methods for determination of period of structure and monuments.

v) Maritime archaeology and its importance

vi) Case study of Dwarka

Module 2                                                        30 Hrs

i) How to make archaeology more scientific.

ii) Interdependence of science and archaeology

iii) Relationship of Archaeology with other sciences like Anthropology, Geology, Architecture, Designing, Physics (for determination of age by the method of Carbon 14 dating), Sociology, History, Psychology and Physiology.

iv) Latest excavations and findings.

v) How history can be supplemented by latest discoveries interdependence of both.

Module 3              35 Hrs


i) Introduction to Prehistory

ii) Prehistoric beginning: Geological, biological and cultural dimensions of humans

iii) Human origin and Geological time scale: Late tertiary (Miocene and Pliocene) and Quaternary Periods, Plio-Pleistocene boundary, Paleomagnetic records, Pleistocene and Holocene epochs. Major environment and climate changes of Pleistocene. Pleistocene and Marine Isotopic Stages (MIS)

iv) Pleistocene Flora and Fauna

v) Main stages of human evolution and important fossil records: Hominin ancestors of the Late Miocene, Pliocene and Pleistocene, Pre-Australopiths, Australopiths and Homo. Hypotheses on modern human dispersal.

vi) Acheulian and the Flake and Blade based industries of the Stone Age.

vii) Palaeolithic cultural development in the world context.

viii) Prehistoric Art: antiquity, significance, distribution.

ix) Palaeolithic cultural developments in the Indian subcontinent- The Sohan Valley and the Geo-chronology and Stone age cultures of India.

x) Lower Palaeolithic culture.

xi) Middle Palaeolithic culture.

xii) The upper Palaeolithic culture.

xiii) Mesolithic and Neolithic cultures.

Module 4           
30 Hrs


i) Towards urbanisation: The Harappan culture, village farming; Pre Harappan; Post urban Harappan; Decline of Harappan.

ii) Other chalcolithic cultures of India. The copper Hoard and Ochre colour Pottery. Chalcolithic remains in Ganga basin. Kayatha culture, Malwa culture of Narmada valley and its geographic distribution. Chalcolithic culture of Deccan region.

iii) Iron age, Antiquity of Iron in India & its early stage. Painted grey ware, Northern black polished ware. The megalithic culture.

Module 5           
30 Hrs


i) The beginning of the Early Historic Period and emergence of urban cultures in the Ganga Valley and Peninsular India.

ii) Important sites of Historical Period: Sringaverpura, Ahichhatra, Atiranjikhera, Hastinapur, Khairadih, Chandarketugarh, Nasik, Adam, Satanikota, Nagarjunakonda, Arikamedu, Kodumanal, Pattanam.

Module 6      35 Hrs



i) Art in prehistoric India.

ii) Art in protohistoric India – sculpture in diverse mediums, paintings and other works of art.

iii) Ancient Indian art in diverse mediums (stone, terracotta, stucco, bone, ivory, metals, etc.): Maurya, Sunga, Satavahana, Kushan, Gupta, Vakataka, Pallava, Chalukya, and Rashtrakuta art traditions with special reference to different art centres / schools, e.g. Amaravati, Bharhut, Sanchi, Mathura, Gandhara, Sarnath, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Badami, Aihole, Ajanta, Ellora and Bhubaneswar.

iv) Early medieval Indian art styles: Pratihara, Chandella , Paramara, Chola, Hoysala, Pala and Kakatiya.

v) Early and medieval mural paintings- technique and styles: with special reference to Ajanta, Bagh, Sittannavasal, Ellora, Thanjavur, etc.

vi) Miniature paintings: Rajasthani Deccani, Mughal and Pahari schools.

vii) Survey of metal images of India with special reference to Pala, Pallava, Chola and Kashmiri styles.


i) Antiquity and concept of Indian Iconography.

ii) Brief introduction to sources, mudras, asanas and ayudhas of deities.

iii) Brahmanical Iconography: Siva, Vishnu, Surya, Brahma, Ganesa, Karttikeya, Devi (Mahishamardini, Saptamatrikas, Parvati, Lakshmi) Navagrahas and Ashta-dikpalas.

iv) Buddhist Iconography: origin of Buddha images, Dhyani Buddha, Bodhisattva (Avalokiteswara, Maitreya, Manjusri), Tara, Maha Mayuri and Prajnaparamita.

v) Jain Iconography: Evolution of Jaina images, Adinatha, Neminatha, Parsvanatha, Mahavira, Bahubali, Yaksha-yakshi with special reference to Chakresvari, Ambika, Padmavati and Sarasvati.

Module 7        
35 Hrs


i) Protohistoric architecture with emphasis on Harappan town planning

ii) Development of architecture from early historical times to 12th century A.D. with special reference to stupas, viharas, chaityas and rock-cut caves

iii) Development of temple architecture and its regional variations with special reference to Deogarh, Bhitargaon, Martand, Nalanda, Osian, Khajuraho, Bhubaneswar, Aihole, Kanchipuram, Thanjavur, Halebidu, Diwara, Madurai, Hampi

iv) Indo-Islamic architecture: Delhi Sultanate, Mughal period, provincial styles with special reference to Deccani states and medieval water architecture. Layout of gardens in India through the ages (Dholpur, Humayun’s Tomb, Akbar’s Tomb, Shalimar, Taj Mahal, Nishat)

v) Fort architecture with special reference to Rajgir, Sirkap, Sishupalgarh, Ujjain, Mathura, Pauni, Qila Raipithora, Hampi, Daulatabad, Chittogarh, Jaisalmer.

Module 8          30 Hrs



i) Antiquity of writing in old world civilizations (Pictograph, Ideogram, Syllabic and Logo-Syllabic to Alphabet)

ii) Epigraphy as a source of Indian history

iii) Writing material and antiquity of writing in India

iv) Origin and development of Kharoshthi and Brahmi scripts

v) Eras and Dates in Indian inscriptions

vi) Symbols and Signs in Indian inscriptions

vii) Early Indian numerals

viii) Study of seals, sealings and copper plates

ix) Study of some important inscriptions from north and south India

a) Asokan Rock Edict XIII, Pillar Edict II

b) Hathigumpha inscription of Kharvela

c) Besnagar inscription of Helidorus

d) Junagadh inscription of Rudradaman I

e) Allahabad pillar inscription of Samudragupta

f) Aihole inscription of Pulakesin II

g) Ikshvaku inscription of Virapurushadatta

h) Nasik cave inscription of Gautamiputra Satakarni

i) Banskhera inscription of Harshavardhana

j) Mandagapattu inscription of Mahendravarman I

k) Uttiramerur inscription of Parantaka I

l) Brihadeswara temple inscription of Rajaraja Chola I

x) Paleography – North Indian Scripts: Early Brahmi; Sunga, Kushana and Kshatrapa inscriptions; Gupta and post-Gupta inscriptions; Sarada; Gaudiya; Box-headed and
Nail-headed characters; Siddhamatrika; Evolution of Nagari scripts.

xi) Palaeography – South Indian scripts: Tamil-Brahmi; Satavahana, Ikshvaku and Kadamba inscriptions; Origin and development of Telugu-Kannada script; Pallava-Grantha;; Grantha; Tamil script; Vatteluttu.

xii) Developmental stages of the following Brahmi letters: a, ka, cha, na, pa, bha, ma, ya, sha, sa, ha.

xiii) Use of diacritical marks

xiv) Arabic and Persian Inscriptions: broad characteristics of the main varieties of Arabic and Persian inscriptions found in Indo-Islamic calligraphy.

xv) Arabic and Persian calligraphy with special reference to Kufic, Nask, Thulth, Nastaliq, Tughra, Shikasta, Makus.

xvi) Arabic numerals, chronograms and eras.

xvii) Use of diacritical marks.


i) Numismatics as a source of history

ii) Origin and antiquity of coinage in India

iii) Coins from excavations and their significance

iv) Metal content of coins, weight and shape

v) Authority of issuing coins – Janapadas, Cities, Guilds, Ganas and Dynasties

vi) Technique of minting coins: Punch-marked, cast, die-struck and mints in the medieval period.

vii) Broad characteristics and identification of dynastic coins: Punch-marked, cast copper coins, Indo-Greek, Saka, Satavahana, Kushan, Gupta, Huna, Indo-Sassanian (Gadhaiya), and Rajput.

viii) Broad characteristics and identification of coins of Chola, Delhi Sultanate, Vijayanagara, Mughal, Kashmir and Ahom.

Module 9              35 Hrs


i) Introduction to Museology

a) Definition of museology and museography

b) History of development of museums in the world with special reference to India

c) Types of museums, their scope and functions

ii) Collection, Documentation and Preservation

a) Collection policies, ethics and procedures

b) Collection: field exploration, excavation, purchase, gift and bequests, loans and deposits, exchanges, treasure trove, confiscation and others

c) Documentation: accessioning, indexing, cataloguing, digital documentation and de- accessioning

d) Preservation: curatorial care, preventive conservation, chemical preservation and restoration

iii) Museum Presentation/ Exhibition

a) Types of exhibits and exhibitions, exhibition designing, planning, fabrication, installation and related issues

b) Principles of display for permanent exhibition and reserve collection

c) Objectives and communication goals, target audience, concept development, story line, designing and layout of exhibits, gallery development, space, showcases and structural installation, colour scheme, lighting, labels & scripts, evaluation

d) Temporary, travelling, mobile and exhibitions abroad

iv) Museum Education and Communication

a) In house educational programmes and activities, outreach programmes

b) Educational activities like lectures, seminars, workshops, museum camps, special celebrations

c) Use of multimedia in museums

v) Museum Research and Publications

a) Research based on museum collections, research publications, catalogue

b) Popular publications such as guide books, brochures, worksheets, pamphlets, posters, picture postcards

c) Museological research, visitor surveys and exhibit evaluation studies

vi) Museum Management

a) Museum Management and administration: security, public safety, insurance, budgeting and human resources

b) Museum architecture, adaptation and use of old buildings

c) Forgeries, copies, replicas, reproductions

d) Museum Marketing

e) ICOM code of professional ethics and statutes

f) National and international organizations related to museums

g) Relevant laws on antiquities and art treasures

h) Guidelines for loans

vii) Practical work: students shall undertake practical work and assignments related to the topics of study.

Module 10                40 Hrs


i) History and Principles of Conservation

a) History of archaeological conservations

b) General principles and guidelines for conservation and preservation of monuments/ sites & excavated remains in India and historic gardens

c) Guiding principles of conservation/ preservation of monuments as per international conventions

d) Role of Archaeological Survey of India in the preservation of monuments in India and abroad

e) Salvaging and transplantation of monuments

f) Reconstruction and restoration of monuments

g) Projects execution of conservation of important monuments

h) Preservation and environmental development

i) Importance of knowledge of archaeology, civil engineering, art and architecture for conservation of monuments

j) Exposure to indigenous practices/ techniques and treaties (eg. manasara, agamas, etc)

k) Distribution of monuments in different geographical/ seismic zones and their conservation problem

ii) Materials and Techniques

a) Stone: classification, quarries, selection, specifications, defects, types of masonry, techniques of jointing and pointing

b) Bricks: types, kilns, material composition, techniques of manufacturing, characteristics, specifications, bonding and laying, coloured tiles and ceramics

c) Wood: structure of timber, seasoning, defects and treatment, use in buildings, causes of decay and remedies

d) Metals and alloys: definition of terms, iron ores, manufacture of iron, different types or iron steel and their use in building, protection f metals against corrosion

e) Non-ferrous metals: copper, lead zinc, tin and gun metal

f) Concrete: Lime and cement concrete, their composition and use in building, reinforced cement concrete, water proofing, deterioration of concrete and repairs, surface treatment with concrete, shot concrete (guniting)

g) Mortar: definition of mortar, types of ancient mortar and concrete, lime mortar, its composition and specifications, cement mortar, mud mortar, special mortar for inlay and marble work, synthetic mortar, resins and their uses as adhesives and consolidants.

iii) Scaffolding

Types of scaffolding, temporary supports, propping and strutting, centering, shoring, timbering of deep trenches, providing of chutes, safety measures.

iv) Foundations

a) Definition of foundation and footing

b) Foundation in ancient buildings

c) Types of foundation

d) Typical failure of foundation

e) Consolidating and strengthening of foundations

f) Water proofing

v) Inspection of Monuments

a) The purpose of periodical inspection

b) Studying the problems of conservation and preservation and drawing of conservation notes

c) Study of crack patterns

d) General assessment, such as administrative problems and security measures

vi) Constructional Members (Pillars, Beams, Arches, Domes and Vaults)

a) Grouting by pressure and gravity

b) Pointing, types of pointing

c) Underpinning

d) Rock bolting, filleting and edging

e) Inlay work

f) Stucco work

g) Tile work

h) Glass work/ mirror wok/ stained glass work

i) Monitoring of cracks (tell-tales and strain gauges)

j) Plastering (walls and ceilings), lathing, packing with lime concrete and surface treatment, water tightening the tops, purity of water

k) Conservation of excavated remains

l) Use of dowels

m) Rising damp/ penetrating damp/ water drainage

vii) Estimating and costing

a) Special repairs estimate

b) Annual repairs estimate

c) Original works estimate

d) Supplementary and revised estimates

e) Schedule of rates and analysis of rates

f) Engineering appreciations

g) Conservation policy and planning

h) Administrative problems and logistics

Module 11                                                                                        30 Hrs


i) Introduction:

Ethics of conservation, restoration and preservation and its history

ii) Basic Chemistry

a) Inorganic and organic chemistry

b) Elements and compounds

c) Metals (Silver, Gold, Copper, Iron, Lead) and non-metals

d) Alloys

e) Acids, bases and salts

f) pH, ionic and non-ionic solutions

g) Solubility, solvents and insolubility

h) Micro-climate

iii) Causes of Decay

a) Physical, chemical and biological deteriorating agencies

b) Air-pollution – monitoring and control

c) Environmental parameters – monitoring

d) Preventive and curative methods of control

iv) Documentation

a) Preparation of history chart, status report

b) Photography, Ultraviolet, Infrared and Radiography

c) Fakes and forgeries with case studies

v) Metallic Antiquities (Gold, Silver, Copper, Bronze, Lead, Iron)

a) Ores, source of origin and metallurgy

b) Causes of decay and corrosion

c) Consolidation and treatment in the field

d) Laboratory treatment, preservation and general maintenance

vi) Organic Antiquities (Ivory, Bone, Horn, Leather, Parchment, Furs, Paper, Birch Bark, Palm Leaf, Wood and Textile)

a) Material and its composition

b) Causes of decay

c) Treatment in field and laboratory

d) Fumigation, bleeding, strengthening, drying and lamination

e) Consolidation, repairs and general maintenance

vii) Siliceous, Calcareous and Argillaceous antiquities (Stone, Semi-precious Stone, Mineral, Mud, Terracotta, Pottery, Glass, Glaze, Faience, Stucco)

a) Chemical composition

b) Causes of decay

c) Treatment in field and laboratory

d) Consolidation and repair

viii) Monuments

a) Building materials – problems of stones, bricks, mortars and lime

b) Causes of decay

c) Cleaning, consolidation and preservation

d) Techniques – chemical wash, sand blast, paper pulp, clay pack, mist and jelly techniques

ix) Paintings

a) Factors – material structure and pigments

b) Causes of decay

c) Treatment

d) Consolidation, restoration, repair and general maintenance

1. Mural Paintings: Types – fresco, secco and tempera; Composition of ground support, etc; Factors – Ground, binding, medium and pigment; Transplantation (mounting, packing and transportation)

2. Oil paintings: Historical background, origin in Europe and India; Factors – carrier, ground, pigment and varnish; Mechanical disintegration of canvas and paint layers

3. Miniature paper paintings and manuscripts: Factors – paper, paints, pigments, dyes, medium; Determination of pH of paper, its folding endurance, tensile strength, percentage of cellulose

4. Paintings on cloth, glass, wood, ivory and leather: Factors – material, pigment, dyes

x) Case Study of Monuments and Antiquarian Remains

xi) Authentication of antiquities by Scientific aids

xii) Establishment of Field Laboratory (Necessary Instruments, Tools, Equipments and

xiii) Practical

a) Treatment and cleaning of metal antiquities

b) Treatment, cleaning and strengthening of mural paintings

c) Treatment of canvas and miniature paintings

d) Cleaning and treatment of stones, marble, plaster, etc

e) Laboratory procedures and determination of pH, etc

Module 12          40 Hrs


i) Introduction

a) History of antiquarian laws in India

b) Problems and implementation

ii) Important Legislations:

a) The Indian Treasure Trove Act, 1878

b) The Ancient Monuments Preservation Act, 1904

c) The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958

d) The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Rules, 1959

e) The Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972

f) The Antiquities and Art Treasures rules, 1973

iii) Related Act and Rules

a) Land Acquisition Act 1894

b) Public Premises (Eviction of unauthorised occupants) Act, 1971

c) Public Premises (Eviction of unauthorised occupants) Rules

iv) International Conventions

a) The Athens Charter for the Restoration of Historic Monuments, 1931

b) UNESCO Convention for the protection of cultural property in the event of war and conflict (Hague), 1954

c) The Venice Charter, 1964

d) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, 1970

e) Convention concerning the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, 1972

f) UNESCO Recommendation for the protection of movable cultural property, 1978

g) The Burra Charter, 1979

h) Historic Gardens – The Florence Charter, 1981

i) Charter for the Protection and Management of the Archaeological Heritage, 1990

j) Guidelines on Education and Training in the Conservation of Monuments, Ensembles and Sites, 1993

k) Nara document on Authenticity, 1994

l) Charter on the Protection and Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage, 1996

m) Principles for the Recording of Monuments, Groups of Buildings and Sites, 1996

n) International Cultural Tourism Charter, 1999

o) Charter on Built Vernacular Heritage, 1999

p) Principles for the Preservation and Conservation/ Restoration of Wall Paintings, 2003

q) Principles for the Analysis, Conservation and Structural Restoration of Architectural Heritage, 2003

v) Practical Test: 

Surveying, Drawing, Photography, Modelling, Exploration & Excavation, Chemical Conservation, Computer Application, Viva-voce, General observations, Tutorials and Museum display, Dissertation.

Course duration: 1 year
Eligibility: MA in Archaeology/Ancient history/, M.Sc in Chemistry/Anthropology/ Geology.

2. Diploma in Conservation & Restoration

SYLLABUS DETAILS                                                                                                       400 Hrs

Module 1                                                                                                                                50 Hrs
Principles Guidelines and Laws: National and International

Unit - I :         

            a.  Concept of Conservation
            b.  Conservation as a multidisciplinary science.
            c.  Theories, modern principles and guidelines.
          d.    Conservation- approach, attitude, professional ethics and scope of                                                   entrepreneurship, consciousness towards authenticity

Unit-II :           
Concept of Cultural Property

 a.         Definition of cultural property and                             types
            b.         Values, significance, concept of                                  National Heritage.
            c.         World Heritage Convention
            d.         World Heritage Site

Unit-III :        
Principles and Guidelines

               a.   International recommendations for the conservation of cultural property,                                        the International Charters
                      b.     Principles and guidelines for conservation and preservation of monuments,                                     sites and excavated remains in India
                              c.      International conventions, prevention of illicit import and exports
                              d.     Transfer of ownership of cultural property    
Unit-IV :        
Laws and Regulations           

                   a.       History of antiquarian laws in India and abroad
                   b.     The Indian Treasure Trove Act, 1878; land acquisition Act 1894. The Ancient                                Monuments and Archaeological Sites and remains Act 1904
      c.       Ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959. The Antiquities Art treasure Act 1972. Export Protection Act 1986
                   d.    Social responsibility of Management/Organizations

Unit - V :        
Planning and Action

a.                   Renovation and restoration of monuments and objects and surroundings,               
b.                  Reuse and Rehabilitation of sites, monuments and building
            c.         Environment Protection and sustainable developments
            d.         Strategy, planning and resources.
Module 2                                                                                                                                50 Hrs

Architectural, Engineering Technology, Nature and Use of Material

Unit-I :                     
Architectural Technology

a.         Basic principle and concepts of architectural technology
b.         Architectural design and functional requirements      and factors influencing architecture
            c.         Architectural design and engineering systems           
            d.         The integration of various building and supports systems

Unit-II :          
Engineering Technology

            a.         Basic Principles and concepts of construction engineering technology
            b.         Interrelated nature of structures, construction and environmental system
            c.         Structural forms and arches, slabs, plates, beams, curved surface structures
            d.         Lateral forces and static and dynamic loads and structural technology

Unit-III :        
Structural Systems and Elements
            a.         Sub structure: Foundation, walls, piers and columns
b.                  Super structure I: Beams, arches, vaults, domes
c.                   Super structure II:  Brackets, Chhatris, Door, Windows, Balconies etc.
d.         Farm-work: centering, scaffolding (wood and steel) trusses and frames, joints and joining

Nature and Properties and specification of building Material

            a.         Lime–– types, manufacturing process, and uses
            b.         Cement and concrete for external rendering, physical and chemical properties,                                permeability
            c.         Stones
            d.         Other building materials and finishes- wood, mud, clay etc.

Unit V:           
Usage of Material in Architecture
            a.         History of use of architectural material
            b.         Mortars used in architecture
            c.         Structural material, timber–causes of decay etc.
d.                  Decorative architectural material

* Practical include Site Visit
Module 3                                                                                                                                50 Hrs
Heritage Planning, Regulation, Zoning and Management

Unit-I :                       
Civilization and Settlements

            a.         Urban and rural typology, locations, cultural and historical context
            b.         Rise and development of urban planning 
            c.         Effects of Planned and unplanned development on historic settlement /areas         
            d.         Utopian concepts, moralistic and traditional planning

Unit-II :         
Planning parameters and  Principles

            a.         Principles- types, of planning -regional planning, socio-economic planning.
            b.         Integrated Development Plan.
            c.         Planning authorities.
            d.         Urban design and housing.
Unit-III :      
Regulations and land use control

            a.         Planning objectives, techniques and regulations
            b.         Redevelopment, renewal and urbanism
            c.         Zoning concept: density and area planning, transportation planning
            d.         Legislative control (special areas, public land etc.)
Project Management

            a.          Project Feasibility
            b.         Planning Strategy and objective
            c.         Management systems and cost analysis
            d.         Plan preparation and phase development
Unit-V :        
Economic Prospects and Potentials

            a.         Funding, incentive and trade off
            b.         Conservation, retrieval and renewal options
            c.         Construction document
            d.         Contract, supervision and management

 Module 4                                                                                                                                60 Hrs

Survey, Inspection, Assessing Deterioration and Preparation of Status Reports

Unit - I :       
Factors effecting the monuments and buildings
            a.         Definition of monument/historical buildings /archeological sites /historical remains
b.         Effect of Environment - temperature, humidity, rainfall and air pollution etc.
            c.         Bio-deterioration - Micro-organism, insects, rodents etc.
d.         Human encroachments and urban Developments, vandalism, agriculture growth.    Humidity, dampness and other problems in historical buildings (natural and man-        made causes)

Unit II :          
Inspection and Survey of Ancient Buildings / Monuments

            a.         Inspection of Historic buildings and structures/remains
b.         Introduction to structural classification, recordings, and photography and preparation of drawings
            c.         Preparation of Assessment Reports
d.         Preparation of Status Reports indicating guidelines for conservation and its methodology

Unit - III :      
Structural Surveys, Recording and Photography

a.         Structural survey, architectural analysis and evaluation of available historical data              b.            Structural examination and assessment including foundation, interiors, structural                            section, elevation, roof and constructional technique
            c.         Photography, photogrammetry, preparation of plans sections and elevations
            d.         Aerial photography, LANDSAT-imageries and photo interpretations

Unit  IV:        
Documentation and technical study of material
            a.         Tools of examination of works of Art/ Antiquity.
            b.         U.V. Infra- Red, Radiography, X-rays
            c.         Methods of analysis (chemical), carbon 14 dating. I.R. analysis
            d.         Dating (history of Art), provenance, authentication, fakes and forgeries.

Unit - V:        
 Basics of Financial Management
            a.         Costing and Budgeting and annual and special repair estimate
            b.         Tendering and contracting
            c.         Schedule of planning and Monitoring - Management control System
d.            Infra-structural requirements and final approval of conservation work

* Practical include Surveying and Training

Module 5                                                                                                                                70 Hrs
Conservation, Preservation and Restoration of Heritage Components and Conservation Technique

Unit - I   :   
Ancient Monuments, Remains and Heritage Buildings
a.                   Idea of shelter, pit dwelling, rock alignments, memorials, shrines, tanks and fortifications.
            b.         Mediums of construction 
c.         Functional aspects of earthen and timber architecture and its associated technology
d.            Deterioration, conservation, preservation and maintenance
Unit - II :       
Stone and Burnt Brick Structures, including rock cut specimens
            a.         Rock cut, stone and Burnt Brick Architecture, use of building materials and                                   technology in historical building
                   b.         Significance of stone/ brick architecture and rock cut structure
                  c.         Technology, deterioration, conservation,        preservation and maintenance
            d.         Review of Indian building technology with special reference to important                                      buildings with case studies

Unit III  :       
Historical Gardens,  Cultural Landscapes and  Archeological Sites
            a.         Nature of Archaeological sites, landscapes
            b.         Historical Settlements - Salient features, patterns etc.
            c.         Heritage Complexes - concept, conservation and preservation
         d.         Development of site historical landscape and restoration of natural and artificial     surrounding.
Unit - IV :      
Conservation Techniques

            a.         Structural Consolidation and repairs Structural failures, and stresses and
their patterns, Under pinning, rock bolting, filleting, jacketing, grouting etc.
            b.         Temporary support, propping and strutting, reconstruction
            c.         Foundation strengthening, nature of soil, failures, consolidation etc.
         d.         Restoration and conservation of Architectural Decorative Elements like Inlay,                                stucco, tiles, glass and mirror work and field studies in conservation

Unit -V :        
 Archaeological sites/Excavated Remains
            a.         Nature of Archaeological sites/ excavated remains
b.                  Documentation and field conservation measures and preservation of excavated sites. Spot preservation and site lab-work.
c.                   History of Archaeological conservation in India
d.                  Salvage and transplantation of archaeological sites, monuments, etc.

* Practical include Site Visit

Module 6                                                                                                                                60 Hrs

Chemical Treatment and Preservation of Painting, Manuscripts, Organic and Inorganic Materials

Unit-I :                     
Classification of materials and environmental  chemistry
            a.         Organic and Inorganic materials - composition,  bonding
            b.         Chemical and physical properties of material
            c.         Behaviour of material towards environmental factors
            d.         Mechanism and reaction in deterioration process.

Unit - II :        
Materials and General Treatment Techniques
            a.         Introduction to the chemical treatment, restoration, preservation
b.            Pre-requisites of chemical treatment and use of different reagents and chemical
c.         Identifying agents of decay, damage etc.
            d.         Preservation techniques and safe packing.

Unit - III :      
Organic  materials - paper, birch-bark, palm leaves, textile, bone,  ivory etc.

            a.         Nature and chemical composition of material and causes of decay
            b.         Treatment in the field
            c.         Analysis and treatment in the laboratory
            d.         Repairs and consolidation

Unit - IV :
Inorganic, metallic and siliceous materials - Metals - copper, bronze, brass iron, lead, gold, silver, alloys stone clay etc.

            a.         Chemical composition of metal/alloys and siliceous materials
            b.         Causes of decay, corrosion and damage
            c.         Treatment in the field and consolidation techniques
            d.         Treatment in the lab

Unit - V:         
Rock Paintings, Murals and Illustrated Manuscripts
            a.  Rock Paintings, Murals and other paintings; characteristics and                                                        techniques of ground plan and treatment and restoration of rock surface                                       paintings – CASE STYUDY: Ajanta, Ellora, Bagh Caves, Brihadeshwara                                             Temple,  etc.
b.         Paintings, illustrated manuscripts - detecting the damage and treatment and restoration, consolidation and preservation
            c.         Environmental setting and air pollutants and their impacts on materials
            d.         Study of colours, use of pigments, scope of intervention

* Practical include Site Visit

Module 7                                                                                                                                60 Hrs
Public Awareness/Cultural Resource Management

Unit - I :        

a.                   Levels of meanings - the functionalist, Structuralist Approaches and Semiotic
b.                  Collective interpretation methods
            c.         The interpretation brief
            d.         Target audience - identifying user needs

Unit - II :        
Communication modes and  tools

a.                   Introduction to mass media including popular and traditions
b.         Audio/Video print ….. The written word     
            c.         Information technology and the World Wide Web, Multi media and computer                               reconstructions
d.         Preparation of comprehensive communication strategy, project, management plans and materials 

Unit - III :     
Public Awareness and  Agencies

          a.         Agencies: Govt. and   Non-Government Organizations, National and International                        Agencies
            b.         Awareness about heritage, non-formal education, exhibitions, publications
            c.         Local community involvement
            d.         Role of individuals and professionals

Unit - IV :      
Cultural Resource Management

            a.         Site and Surroundings Management and maintenance
            b.         Visitors Management, Human Resource Development and Management
            c.         Information Management
            d.         Disaster management and World Heritage site management

Unit - V :       
Monitoring and Evaluation
            a.         Results based management and project monitoring plans
            b.         Evaluation – Tools
            c.         Evaluation – Collective Analysis and Inferences
            d.         Project Resource Management

Dissertation/Report Writing

Students’ research work

Stage – I          :           Research basis, need and justification.

Stage - II         :           Synopsis development, aim, objectives, scope of research, etc.

Stage - III       :           Pre-final presentations/seminars, etc.

Stage – IV       :           Final Presentation. 

Course duration: 1 year
Eligibility: MA in Archaeology/Ancient history/, M.Sc in Chemistry/Anthropology/ Geology, BE in Civil/ Architecture.

3. Certificate in Conservation, Restoration & Antiquarian Law


Module 1                               20 Hrs

Laws/ Principles/ Guidelines

1. Conservation approach attitude, professional ethics and scope

2. Theories, modern principle & guidelines

Module 2                                             35 Hrs

Antiquity Act

1. Indian Treasure Trove Act, 1878

2. Land acquisition Act, 1894

3. The Ancient monuments and Archaeological sites and remains Act, 1904

4. Ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains Act, 1958 and rules, 1959. The Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972. Export Protection Act, 1986

5. Social responsibility of Management/ Organisations

Module 3                                                                                             40 Hrs

Survey, Inspection, assessing Deterioration and Preparation of status reports

1. Factors effecting the monuments/ buildings/ coin/ paintings and other antique

2. Recordings/ photography and preparation of drawings

3. Preparation of assessment report

4. Budgeting/ Financial management

5. Preservation of Paintings/ Manuscripts/ Organic/ Inorganic materials. Paper, Birch bark, Palm leaves/ textile, bone, ivory etc. Metals – copper, bronze, brass, Iron, Lead, Gold, Silver, Alloys, Stone clay etc.

Module 4                                                                                                 25 Hrs

Antiquarian Law

1. Definition of Antiquity

2. Registration of Antiquity

3. Who can hold an Antiquity?

4. Transfer of ownership and is necessary to be intimated to the Registering Officer

5. Antiquity license

6. Condition for license

7. Validity of license and renewal

8. Benefits of registration

9. Exporting an antiquity is legal?

10. Antiquity and Art Treasure Act

11. Government role in Protection and Registration of Antiquities

12. Registration of Antiquities

13. Appointment of registering officers

14. Application for registration and grant of certificate of registration

15. Transfer of ownership, etc., of antiquities to be intimated to the registering officer

Course duration: 3 months

Eligibility: 10+2/ BE/ B.A/ B.Ed/ B.Sc/ B.Com

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