Heritage today is recognised as an enabler of sustainable development. However, in the fast-changing world, heritage organisations find it difficult to adapt. The Master of Management Studies in Heritage Management Programme aims at providing the theoretical models and practical tools that would enable heritage professionals to manage change in a holistic approach, benefiting from some of the latest developments in the areas of heritage management and business management.
The nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ahmedabad, Dholavira, Champaner Pavagarh, Rani Ki Vav (stepwell in Patan), along with the rich craft traditions of Gujarat, offer unique learning opportunities for the programme. The programme is aligned with the Competency Framework for Cultural Heritage Management adopted by UNESCO.
WHO CAN JOIN
The courses address a wide range of competencies: i.e. core, managerial, technical, and personal (as per the UNESCO’s Competency Framework for Cultural Heritage Management).
PhD Applications are also accepted
By the end of the programme, our graduates are able to
Our graduates have been placed in museums, libraries, archives, local and national authorities and international organisations, and also run their own architecture, crafts and tourism enterprises. Some of the organisations include: Aga Khan Trust for Culture, INTACH, UNESCO Category 2 Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, and Tribal Co-operative Marketing Developing Federation of India Limited.
Minimum Programme Credits: 72
Examples of Courses:
Heritage and Conservation Discourses
Conservation Principles and Processes
Anthropological and Sociological Inquiries on Heritage
Heritage Laws and Governance
Heritage Field Immersion and Workshop
Global Heritage Frameworks
Indigenous Knowledge Systems Management
Nature and Environmental Conservation and Management
Ethics and Professional Practices for Heritage Management
Business Strategies for Heritage Organisations
Living Heritage Approach and Sustainable Development
Linking Heritage and Business: Design Heritage Experiences
Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks, with exception to those applying under SC/ST category) with a demonstrated interest in heritage may apply. Students who have appeared or will appear for the final year examination of bachelor’s degree can also apply – provided that they are able to furnish the final results by the last day of September of the year in which they are admitted.
International students may contact the Admission Office for specific requirements: [email protected]
Apply through our Graduate Admissions Portal
Some of the faculty include:
Professor Neel Kamal Chapagain
Professor Ioannis Poulios
Professor Aditya Kanth