Minimum M.A./M.Sc. in Archaeology

Not required

The tasks an Archaeologist is expected to perform include:

Studying ancient art, architectural relics, monuments, excavations and other materials

Determining the social habits, customs, religious practices, living conditions, etc., that existed in the past and their influence on modern civilization

Visiting places of antiquity to study monuments, relics and other materials that were in use in early times

Examining and analyzing findings to determine the period to which they belong

Conducting explorations, surveys and systematic excavation work of ancient sites to discover hidden cities, structures and other antiquities

Collecting objects of art, pottery, beads, ornaments and other relics from excavations, bearing pre-historic or proto-historic culture

Classifying objects according to the period to which they belong

Undertaking research on findings and publishing reports on their historical importance

Inspecting and preserving ancient monuments like temples, forts, mosques, etc. in good order for architectural value

Preparing descriptive catalogues of the articles collected and other exhibits in museums

Delivering lectures to students and others interested in Archaeology

Undertaking architectural surveys of temples and monuments to study the form and style of different periods

Basic knowledge of maths and statistics

Skilled in operating tools used in archaeological digging

In-depth knowledge of history

Skilled in examining historical monuments without damaging it

Skilled in writing detailed reports on research conducted

Basic knowledge of geology and different kinds of rocks, stones, etc.

Physically fit

Not applicable




Analytical bend of mind

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is necessary

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

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), Both Legs (BL) 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, back pain etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 20,000 to INR 30,000

For candidates with experience - INR 41,000 to INR 66,000

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34 per cent during 2013-14 to 2017-18.

The Archaeology Survey of India (ASI) has also initiated to prepare and publish an Inventory of Monuments and Sites of National Importance containing details of centrally protected monuments and sites under various circles along with their plans and photographs so that it can cater to the needs of the heritage administrators, scholars and tourists. Archaeology is often a multidisciplinary subject, integrating the knowledge of history, geography and anthropology with geology, chemistry, art and literature. Archaeologists try to learn about previous generations, especially those in the distant past stretching from those as far back in time as the Indus valley civilisation to more recent historical periods like the Middle Ages in Europe. Archaeology in India is a very viable and interesting career option as India has one of the richest cultural variety and diversity. Archaeologists and epigraphists are driven by a passion for history and the cultures of the past. Therefore, Archaeologist can be an exciting and viable career choice in India and abroad.

Private and Government colleges/universities


Cultural centres

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Cities and towns across India