The Master in Management Studies in Heritage Management Programme is a unique programme of its kind in India. It emphasizes critical understanding of heritage and builds a managerial approach to the management of the heritage sector. Areas of exploration within the curriculum include diverse range of heritage sectors spanning tangible and intangible, cultural and natural, historic and contemporary/living heritage etc. with an emphasis on the management of these areas. The programme is about processes of understanding and working in the heritage sector and learning to manage it well, and not about learning a specific heritage as it is.
The two year MMS in Heritage Management programme would be most useful for people aspiring to serve various sectors of heritage management in India and abroad or working in some area of heritage. Typical backgrounds of students are those with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in arts, architecture, archaeology, business, commerce, culture, history, museum studies etc., The course requires demonstrated experience or inclination to undertake a profession in heritage management.
The Programme begins with a week-long ‘Inaugural Seminar’ prior to commencement of regular coursework. Each semester includes a workshop or a studio course where students engage in a real life scenario as their project work. At the end of the first semester, a week long field-immersion programme will enrich the students’ understanding of heritage issues in a given context. After the second semester, the students need to pursue a ten to twelve weeks long practicum – an internship programme with explicit learning objectives and a research paper. In the second year, students take elective courses as per their interest along with preparations for thesis work. The final semester is reserved for thesis work, which is expected to be presented at an international conference.
The programme practices mixed pedagogy and includes lectures, seminars, discussion and group works as well as field-learning, including immersion and practicum programmes and a culminating thesis.
Minimum Programme Credits: 80