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Career Guidance / Archaeology

About Us

Archaeology is one of the best courses that you can choose for a bright career with history as a subject. Archaeology is a multidisciplinary subject that integrates the knowledge of history and anthropology. It is the study of the ancient or recent human past through material remains.

Career Way

B.A./B.A. (Hons.) (History - Ancient Indian History (AIH) or Modern History or Medieval History/Archaeology/Museology & Archaeology)
Level Under-Graduate
Duration 3 years
Eligibility 10+2 (any discipline)
Entrance Exam Every institution/college conduct their own entrance tests. Some of them take direct admissions on merit basis.
Specialization --
Average Course Fee ₹3,000 to ₹30,000
Mode Regular/Distance
Goal History/Social Science Teacher at school level, Civil services, Tourism Expert/Executive, Higher studies


Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Assumption College
Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi
Bangalore University
Centre for Heritage Studies, Tripunithura
Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute
Delhi Institute of Heritage Research and Management
Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, Delhi
Jiwaji University, Gwalior
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
National Archives of India
National Museum Institute of the History of Art, Conservation and Museology
Osmania University, Hyderabad
Punjab University, Chandigarh
St. Thomas College
University of Calcutta, Kolkata
University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
University of Madras, Chennai

Key Skills

Accuracy and Precision
Being driven by curiosity
Excellent research skills

Career Prospectous

Teacher / Professor / Lecturer
Archaeologist / Museum Curator / Archivist / Museologist / Genealogist / Auctioneer
Numismatic / Epigraphist
Urban Planner / Historical Preservation Consultant / Biographer / Conservation Officer
IAS / Legal Assistant / Librarian / Journalist / Writer / Marketing Research Analyst / Tourism Officer
Anthropologist / Archaeologist / Linguist
Museum Curator / Archivist / Cultural Resource Management Specialist


Like in any other field the remuneration in this field depends on qualification, experience and area in which one works. One could get an initial pay of ₹8,000 to ₹20,000 per month.


Role Models

  • Romila Thapar

    Romila Thapar– Indian historian of ancient India and author of the popular book, “A History of India”. She has twice been offered the Padma Bhushan award, but she has declined it both times.

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