The Admission Committee for Master of Management Studies in Heritage Management (hereinafter referred to as the Programme) shall be responsible for conducting the admission procedure and making selections of right candidates for the 2021 intake.
Eligibility Criteria and Key Application Components:
Relevant Bachelor’s Degree as a minimum academic experience
Interest/Passion about heritage
Though it may not be quantified, one of the underlying requirement (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 or existing passion about heritage (in its broader sense). It is very important for a prospective applicant to think whether this programme is the right programme 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 into heritage sector either through earlier student projects, 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)
A dedicated online application portal takes a candidate through the admission process. After creating your account, candidates will fill up a standard application form and upload all required documents. Along with the application form, the candidates need to submit a statement of purpose (SOP) explaining why they would like to join the programme. SOP is an important part of admissions decision process, and candidates are advised to pay serious attention in preparing the statement. Such statement of purpose may be based on the student's prior study or work related to heritage, any exposure to heritage related issues, or their passion, or any other reason. The statement should be approximately 500 to 1000 words written in English. This is a major component of evaluation, hence applicants are advised to ensure that they SOP is well articulated to convey their relevant reason or thoughts behind choosing this programme.
Heritage Awareness Survey and Preparedness Test
All the complete applications are reviewed after the appropriate fees are paid, typically within a week but no later than a month after the submission. On the online portal, candidates need to ensure that their submission is ‘locked’ only after which it goes to the admissions committee. At this stage, the applications are checked for meeting the minimum eligibility requirements, and for having all required components completely filled up with necessary documents. Eligible candidates are then notified to appear for an online ‘Heritage Awareness Survey and Preparedness Test’, which can be taken from anywhere within the specified window of time. 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 to get advice on this step. Admissions committee will use this information to assess the awareness and preparedness of the candidate, which will be taken into account while taking admissions decisions.
Candidates who have completed the above two steps will be called in for a personal interviews. Candidates out of country or state may be provided with an online interview option, however, all the candidates are highly encouraged to visit the campus in-person for a better interaction and familiarisation with the university and the programme.
The key area to probe through interview (as well as that of SOP) would be to examine whether the candidate understands the field of heritage management, and have adequate aptitude to justify pursuing the programme.
These personal interviews will work both ways: for the admission committee to ensure that the individual student meets all required criteria to be admitted in the programme, and also for the prospective student to ask any questions s/he may have about the programme before they make their final decision to pursue the programme.
The key purpose of the selection process is to ensure that the applicant’s interest and the programme objectives match. High scores in prior academic work may not always guarantee the selection, but an awareness of the broader field of heritage sector and the applicant’s personal inclination towards the sector may make a convincing case. The selection process is based on the 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 between around 15 June 2021. After which they must complete admission formalities including the payment of first semester fees by 30 June 2021.
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 one week before the commencement of the respective semester. In case of delay, penalty will be charged as per prescribed rules of the School.
Information about expenses for mandatory Field-immersion and Field visit programmes as well as optional exchange programmes
Above mentioned fees do not include the expenses of out of station travels and logistics pertaining to compulsory field immersion and study trips as well as practicum programme. On an average students should be prepared to spend around Rs. 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 the fees will be processed in accordance with the 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 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 authorized 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||12 February 2021|
|2||Last date of application However, the reviews of application will begin from April 2021.||31 July 2021|
|3||Notification of Personal Interview slots (by email)||On a rolling basis beginning 15 April 2021|
|4||Personal Interviews (On request, eligible candidates may be interviewed before 15 April as well)||15 April – 31 July, 2021|
|5||Admission Results (notified by email)||1 June 2021|
|6||Admissions: Payment of Fees||By 31 July 2021|
|7||Programme Commences||Last week of July 2021*|
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 >