Govt to set up Indian Institute of Heritage in Noida

New Delhi, July 19 : The Union government on Monday said it will set up the Indian Institute of Heritage at Noida, Gautam Buddha Nagar, in Uttar Pradesh.

The institute will impart higher education and research on Indian heritage and its conservation leading to Masters and Ph.D. courses in areas such as History of Arts, Conservation, Museology, Archival Studies, Archaeology, Preventive Conservation, Epigraphy, and Numismatics.

Culture Minister G. Kishan Reddy informed this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

The Institute would be a standalone institution of its type in the country, he said.

The minister said the Institute is being set up as Deemed to be University by integrating Institute of Archaeology (Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute of Archaeology), School of Archival Studies under National Archives of India, New Delhi, the National Research Laboratory for Conservation of Cultural Property (NRLC), Lucknow, National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology (NMICHM) and Academic Wing of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi.

These shall become various schools of Institute.

“Indian Institute of Heritage will be a world-class university that would focus on the conservation and research in India’s rich tangible heritage while offering research, development, and dissemination of knowledge, excellence in the education of its students and activities associated with a heritage that contributes to the cultural, scientific and economic life of India,” Reddy said.

The Institute will also have conservation training facilities for in-service employees.


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