Archaeology is the study of historic and prehistoric material and physical remains through the recovery, analysis and documentation for a broad and comprehensive understanding of human life, their culture and societies and their changes over time.
Available Job Roles: Numismatists, Epigraphists, Archivist, Museologist, Heritage Manager, Ethno Archaeologist, Professor/Lecturer.
Key Skills Required: Teamwork, Time Management, Analytical Aptitude, Problem Solving, Critical thinking, Reasoning, Excellent research skills.
What to study?
Students wanting to pursue a career in Archaeology can explore the following pathways:
Path 1: Class XII with any stream; B.A. / B.Sc. in any field or Archaeology; M.A Archaeology/ Ancient Indian History and Archaeology/Museology/ Conservation, Preservation and Heritage Management; Ph.D
Path 2: Class XII with any stream; B.A. / B.Sc. in any field or Archaeology; Post-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology and Museology.
Where to study?
Some of the best colleges/universities offering the best Archaeology programs in India and abroad are listed below:
Institute of Archaeology, New Delhi
School of Archival Studies (National Archives of India), New Delhi
Centre For Extra Mural Studies, University of Mumbai, Mumbai
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Faculty of Manuscriptology, Tamil University
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Stanford University, United States
Leiden University, Netherlands
University of Toronto, Canada
Pros & Cons
Pros: Good Base for Governement services, Dynamic career field, Opportunities to travel.
Cons: Requires high academic degree, Initial Remuneration is low.
Some of the top recruiters for Archaeology graduates are Archaeological Survey of India, Government Museums, Indian Council of Historian Research, Ministry of Culture, National Archives of India, Indian Historical Records Commission, UNICEF, UNESCO, State Public Service Commissions, Union Public Service Commissions, Govt/Private colleges, Private Museums, Archaeological Services Inc., Galleries, Archives, ArchEO, ArchAI, Lithodomos VR etc.
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