Diploma in Ancient Indian Culture and Heritage

Module I – Indian Culture and Heritage – The Theoretical Essence

Unit I – General Survey of Indian Culture and Heritage

  1. Sources for the Study of Indian Heritage and Culture
  2. Timeline of developments of India through the Ages (From Prehistoric to Early Medieval Period)
  3. Facets of Indian Heritage (Tangible and Intangible)

Unit II – Social, Political, Economic and Religio-Philosophical facets of Indian Culture

  1. Purusharthas, Varnashramadharma and Samskaras
  2. State , Kingship, Administration,War and Inter-state Relations
  3. Vartta and Guilds
  4. Shaivism, Vaishnavism , Shakta, Buddhism and Jaininsm
  5. Upanishads and Six systems of Philosophy

Module II – Indian Culture and Heritage – The Tangible and its Conservation

Unit I – Art and Architecture

  1. Pre-Historic and Proto Historic Art
  2. Historic and Late Historic Art
  3. Cave and Stupa Architecture
  4. Temple Architecture
  5. Iconography and Iconometry
  6. Paintings

Unit II – Conservation & Museology

  1. Aims and Functions of a Museum
  2. In-house and Outreach activities
  3. Working Principles, Introduction to Preventive and Remedial Conservation


  1. An exam for each module of 100 mark each will have to be attempted by the participants at the end of the instructional year in the month of April.
  2. A dissertation consisting of a topic from within the modular framework has to be submitted before the final exam and will carry 150 marks.
  3. Only after completing this course work will the participant be awarded the Diploma certificate.
  4. Fieldwork is an essential part of this course , participants are expected to attend at least one field trip during the instructional year. Fees for the field work to excluded from the course fees.

Eligibility – HSC cleared candidates from any stream can apply.

Course Fees – Rs. 10,000/- (Demand Draft: The Bombay St. Xavier’s College Society) + Processing Charges – Rs. 200/- (by cash)

Venue – LR 02

Day – Saturday

Timing – 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Kindly submit filled Pre-Application form via email to  jason.johns@xaviers.edu 

Last dates to send in pre application forms – 15 July 2019

Date of admission &  payment of fees will be announced along with the date of course commencement on 17 July 2019.