The Admission Committee for the Master of Management Studies in Heritage Management programme shall be responsible for conducting the admission procedure and making selections of right candidates for the 2023 intake.
Eligibility Criteria and Key Application Components:
Relevant bachelor’s degree as a minimum academic experience
Passion for Heritage
Though it may not be quantified, one of the underlying requirements (for the candidate’s own self-assessment and a major part of assessment of application components, i.e. Statement of Purpose and Survey on Awareness) is a self-motivated interest in or existing passion for heritage (in its broader sense). It is very important for a prospective applicant to think whether this Programme is the right one for his/her own career goals, and take a conscious decision to apply for it. Candidates may want to seek counselling through the Admissions office to assure that they are choosing the right programme.
If one has already been involved with the heritage sector either through earlier student projects and research or through practice and self-experience, it is easy to establish this eligibility. This eligibility will be assessed through the Statement of Purpose and interview as well as portfolio, if applicable.
Application Along with a Statement of Purpose (SOP)
We have a dedicated online application portal that takes you through the admission process. After creating your account, you will need to fill up a standard application form and upload the required documents. Along with the application form, you will need to submit a Statement of Purpose (SOP) explaining why you would like to join the Programme. Such SOPs may be based on your prior study or work related to heritage, any exposure to heritage-related issues, or your passion for heritage, or any other reason. The statement should be approximately 500 to 1000 words written in English.
SOP is an important part of Admissions and candidates are advised to pay serious attention to preparing the statement, keeping it well articulated to convey their reason or thoughts behind choosing this Programme.
Heritage Awareness Survey and Preparedness Test
All completed applications are reviewed after the required fees are paid, typically within a week but no later than a month after the submission. Candidates need to ensure that their submission is ‘locked’, only after which it goes to the Admission Committee. At this stage, the applications are checked for meeting the minimum eligibility requirements, and for having all required components duly filled with necessary documents. Eligible candidates are then notified to appear for a Heritage Awareness Survey and Preparedness Test to be conducted at Ahmedabad University within the specified window of time. The Admission Committee may revise the test process without prior intimation.
There are two components to this test:
If, in case, the candidates do not have such evidence/documents to upload, they may check ‘No’ in the response and get in touch with the Admissions office for further advice on this step. The Admission Committee will use this information to assess the awareness and preparedness of the candidate, which will be taken into account while taking admission decisions.
Candidates who have completed the above two steps will be called in for personal interviews. Candidates from outside Gujarat or India may be provided with an online interview option, however, all the candidates are highly encouraged to visit the Campus in-person for better interaction and familiarisation with the University and the Programme.
Through the personal interview and the SOP, the Admission Committee examines the candidates’ understanding of the field of heritage management and their aptitude for pursuing the Programme. The interview simultaneously offers an opportunity to the candidates to ask any questions about the Programme.
The key purpose of the selection process is to ensure the alignment of the applicants’ interest and the Programme objectives. High scores in prior academic work may not always guarantee selection but an awareness of the broader field of the heritage sector and the applicants’ personal inclination towards the sector may make a convincing case. The selection process is based on Ahmedabad University’s holistic review process:
|Statement of Purpose||30%|
|Awareness and Preparedness Test||40%|
Successful candidates will be informed of the admission decision by email around May 1, 2023, after which they must complete the admission formalities, including the payment of their 1st semester fees by May 31, 2023.
Candidates must bring the following documents for verification at the time of admission registration:
Fee Structure and Payment Schedule
Payment for Securing Admission:
The candidates as per the final selected list are required to pay full fee of the first semester and the library deposit to confirm the admission.
Payment for the Remaining Charges:
The balance fees will be paid semester-wise. Candidates are required to pay the fees of every semester a week before the commencement of the respective semester. In case of delay, a penalty will be charged as per the prescribed rules of the Centre.
Information About Expenses for Mandatory Field Immersions and Field Visit as well as Optional Exchange Programmes
The above-mentioned fees do not include the expenses of out-of-station travel and logistics pertaining to compulsory field immersion and study trips as well as the practicum programme. On an average students should be prepared to spend around INR 20,000 for field studies.
Financial Aid and Fellowship
At Ahmedabad University, we admit students on a need-blind basis and firmly believe that lack of financial resources should not be a barrier to higher education. We attest to this by providing financial support to students on a merit and need basis. Fellowship will be available every year to deserving students.
Withdrawal from the Programme and Refund of fees
The refund of fees will be processed in accordance with circular No. D.O. No. 1-3/2007 (CPP-II) issued by the Universities Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi dated December 6, 2016.
|Sr No||Processing Fees||Cancellation Charges||Net Refund Payable||Percentage of Refund of Aggregate fees*|
|1||10% of Fees Paid||NIL||90% of Fees Paid||15 days before the formally notified last date of admission|
|2||NIL||20% of Fees Paid||80% of Fees Paid||Not more than 15 days after the formally notified last date of admission|
|3||NIL||50% of Fees Paid||50% of Fees Paid||More than 15 days but less than 30 days after formally notified last date of admission|
|4||NIL||100% of Fees Paid||NIL||Notified last date of admission|
Interpretations and Change of Admission Rules
In the matter of interpretation of Admission Policy and Procedure, the decision of the Admission Committee shall be final and binding on the candidates. In the matter of such issues as are not covered in the Admission Policy and Procedure mentioned above, the Admission Committee is authorised to resolve these special issues on the merit of the case and implement the same.
|1||Availability of Admission Forms – online portal as well as downloadable link||November 1, 2022|
|2||Last date of application
(However, the reviews of application will begin from February 2023)
|April 30, 2023|
|3||Notification of Personal Interview slots (by email)||On a rolling basis beginning February 15, 2023|
(On request, eligible candidates may be interviewed before February 15 as well)
|February 15 - April 30, 2023|
|5||Admission Results (notified by email)||May 1, 2023|
|6||Admissions: Payment of Fees||By May 31, 2023|
|7||Programme Commences||Last week of July 2023*|
For Admission Inquiry Contact:
Samir Singh Chavda
Office of Graduate Admission
Contact Number: +91.7226959511
For Programme Details Contact:
Contact Number: +91.79.61911302/133
Email: [email protected]
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Centre for Heritage Management offers specialised education in heritage studies and professional management of diverse heritage resources. This includes, but is not limited to, the management of monuments, crafts, museums, natural resources, tourism, urban development; as well as intangible heritage such as languages, music, customs and the performing arts.Read more >