Minimum Bachelors in Archival Science

Not required

The tasks an Archivist is expected to perform include:

Acquiring, maintaining and supplying all the reference manuscripts and records of historical importance

Scrutinizing the public records and documents and transferring them to archives

Recording everything according to historical significance and enduring value

Recommending the weeding of all unimportant material

Analyzing and preparing brief descriptions of contents, records and documents

Arranging all the documents in chronological order and department wise

Preparing indices, guides, bibliographies and microfilm copies or documents, as reference media

Acquiring all the documents that are of archival importance from private sources

Safeguarding and preserving the records by adopting all modern means such as fumigation, lamination, air cleaning, microfilming, etc.

Acting as a consultant to Government agencies, academic institutions and research scholars by locating and supplying the reference materials required by them

Preparing compendia on selected subjects relating to public administration for use of administration

In-depth knowledge of history and the timeline of all the events

Proficient in maintaining manuscripts

Skilled in preparing brief descriptions of all the contents of records and documents

Proficient in safeguarding and preserving all the records that are stocked

Skilled in modern means such as fumigation, lamination, air cleaning, microfilming, etc.

Skilled in report writing

Not applicable


Good communication and interpersonal skills



Attention to detail


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Museums usually work for 5/6 days a week and 6/7 hours everyday. This may vary from museum to museum

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs
This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA),One Leg (OL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 8,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Education Industry in India

According to a report by IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. This is because the country has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes.

An important part in studying is the study of old archives as they are a storehouse of knowledge. These have to be preserved and verified at regular intervals of time. This is because unique and valuable history can better be understood in context to the modern world through archives. Every country has some kind of heritage that they study which can provide a lot of information, and archivists help preserve this heritage. They are responsible for the conservation, repair, rehabilitation, storage and handling of such heritages. India has a wide range of records, like historical letters, manuscripts, diaries, photographs, coins, maps, films, and video recordings that need to be maintained, Also, every field needs an archivist to store its valuable records and documents in a professional manner

Considering this it is safe to say that there are enormous distinct opportunities available to make a flourishing career in archival science and become a successful Archivist.

Government agencies

Private authorities

Commercial business groups


Educational institutes

Religious authorities



Historical conservatories

Cities and towns across India