Faculty of Architecture and Archaeology

M.A. in Cultural Heritage and Conservation

Conservation of cultural heritage has acquired global importance and attention in recent times. It has become an interesting area across the boundaries. As the word ‘culture’ has for wider connotations, today, cultural heritage and conservation cover a wider range of knowledge in fields such as environment, ecology, films, audio recordings etc. Advancements in science and technology have made it possible for new perspectives in the ideas and techniques of conservation. The cultural heritage of Odisha is vast and rich, especially in the areas of pre-history, temple art and architecture, palm leaf manuscripts, folk and tribal heritage, crafts, ecology and environment. The course is so designed that it can enhance theoretical knowledge of the learners in archaeology, musicology and conservation. India and Odisha in particular for its rich socio cultural history provides abundant opportunities for experts in archaeology and conservation. The students can pursue prospective career in Archaeological Survey of India, INTACH, State and National Archives, Museums, Manuscript Mission etc.