Career in Archives

Career in Archives

There are considerable job opportunities in the field of Archives. Some of them are mentioned below :-

1National Archives of India and various State archives recruit Archivist experts in Sanskrit, History, Persian and Urdu etc., Microphotographist and photographist. Experts in Preservation are also recruited
2Banking industry also offers jobs to Archivist.
3Private sector is also becoming increasingly conscious of the importance of old records. Several major corporates have set up their own Archives, notable among them are the Tata group and D.C.M.
4Some of the major private and public libraries have archival wings and themselves maintain, conserve and preserve their document, manuscripts and books.

Courses available in field of Archives
1. National Archives of India
Janpath, New Delhi. Web address : e-mail :
National Archives of India.The school of archival studies imparts training under one year diploma in archival studies and various short term courses of 4 & 8 weeks duration to Indian and foreign trainees.

2. National Museum
New Delhi
National Museum conducts two years degree course in Museulogy and conservation of records.

3. N.R.L.C. (National Research Laboratory for Conservation)
Sector-E/3, Aliganj, Lucknow-226004 Web address : e-mail :
National Research Laboratory for Conservation Lucknow of cultural property conducts the following Courses:-
1- Two years regular courses on Conservation of Art objects - 6th Months
2- Orientation of Workshop on care and maintenance of cultural heritage. - 10 Days
3- Care of Archival materials - 2 Weeks

4. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University
Agra University conducts a training program for the M.A. Archival studies and Museology.
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