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Indian Institute of Heritage’ (IIH): To be set up as a Deemed to be University

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Indian Institute of Heritage (IIH) in News

  • Government have decided to set up ‘Indian Institute of Heritage’ (IIH) as a Deemed to be University as per UGC (Institutions deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2019.


Indian Institute of Heritage (IIH)

  • About: Indian Institute of Heritage (IIH) will be a world-class university that will focus on the conservation and research in India’s rich tangible heritage.
    • Indian Institute of Heritage (IIH) will be a standalone institution of its kind in India.
  • Location: Indian Institute of Heritage’ is to be set up at Noida, Gautam Buddha Nagar.
  • Mandate: IIH will offer research, development and dissemination of knowledge, excellence in the education of its students and activities associated with heritage that contribute to the cultural, scientific and economic life of India.
  • IIH as Deemed to be University: The Indian Institute of Heritage is being set up as deemed to be a university by integrating following institutes-
    • The School of Archival Studies under National Archives of India, New Delhi
    • Institute of Archaeology (Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute of Archaeology)
    • The National Research Laboratory for Conservation of Cultural Property (NRLC), Lucknow.
    • Academic Wing of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi.
    • The National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology (NMICHM).
  • Significance: the Institute will impact the higher education and research in the field of rich Indian Heritage and its conservation
  • Degree: Indian Institute of Heritage (IIH) will lead to-
    • The Ph.D. and Masters courses in
      • History of Conservation,
      • Arts,
      • Museology,
      • Archaeology,
      • Archival Studies,
      • Preventive Conservation,
      • Manuscriptology,
      • Epigraphy, and Numismatics as well as
    • Conservation training facilities to in-service students and employees of the Institute.

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