Courses in Archaeology


Aspirants who are looking forward for a career in Archaeology can do numerous courses in the field like M.A, PG Diploma etc. These courses are offered in variety of specialized areas like Aerial archaeology, Computational archaeology, Forensic archaeology etc. After completing these courses they can work in job profiles like Archivist, Historian, and Heritage Conservators. They can work in organisations like Tourism companies, Historic Sites, and Court Houses etc.

Courses in Archaeology

Various specializations covered in courses in Archaeology include:

  • Aerial archaeology
  • Computational archaeology
  • Experimental archaeology
  • Forensic archaeology
  • Maritime archaeology
  • Archaeoastronomy
  • Ethno archaeology
  • Experimental archaeology
  • Historical archaeology
  • Zoo archaeology

Popular courses in Archaeology include:

  • Bachelor of Archaeology
  • Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology
  • Master of Arts in Ancient Indian History and Archaeology
  • Master of Arts in Archaeology
  • Master of Arts in Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology
  • Master in Conservation, Preservation and Heritage Management
  • Master in Archaeology and Heritage Management
  • Diploma Course on Manuscriptology
  • Diploma in Manuscriptology and Paleography
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Archaeology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Archival Studies and Museology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Epigraphy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Museology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Ancient Indian Culture (History & Archaeology)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Heritage Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Museology, Tourism and Heritage
  • Certificate course in Manuscriptology
  • Certificate Course in Archaeology

Top Archaeological institutes in India include:

  • Institute of Archaeology
  • National Museum Institute
  • Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management

Career Avenues in Archaeology

Aspirants with good qualifications in the field of Archaeology can work in several job profiles in various organisations. The most common job profiles available in this field include:

  • Archivists
  • Guide
  • Heritage Conservators
  • Heritage Managers
  • Information Manager
  • Asst. Professor/Associate Professor/Professor
  • Librarian
  • Online Search Specialist
  • Records Manager
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Surveyor
  • Artifact analyst
  • Lab technician
  • Trip Organizer
  • Program manager
  • Project Assistant
  • Epigraphists
  • Curator
  • Documentation Specialist
  • Historian
  • Interpreters
  • Library Systems Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Tourist Guide
  • Linguist
  • Lab director
  • Project director
  • Principal investigator
  • Project Associate
  • Numismatists
  • Business Analyst

There are many firms, mostly in public sector which offer job opportunities for those who have completed courses in Archaeology like

  • Archives
  • Research Organizations
  • Research Institutions
  • Court Houses
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • National Parks
  • Universities
  • Under water Archaeology Wing
  • Libraries
  • Institutions
  • Tourism Industry
  • Publishing Houses
  • Cultural Centers
  • Defense Services

Archaeological Survey of India and its wings are the best place of employment for experts in the field of archaeology. Aspirants can expect remuneration of Rs.10000/- per month at entry level. With improvement in knowledge and skills in the field and with experience, they can get good salary packages.



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One Response to “Courses in Archaeology”

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    Ajay Soni:

    sir, main Hindi medium student hu, mane History se B.A kiya hai. main archaeology me apna career bnana chahta hu. please mujhe jankari dijiye ?