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Government mulls new cultural university to conserve heritage

Sunday April 17, 2011 05:10:33 PM, IANS

New Delhi: The National Museum Institute may be deemed a cultural university by the central government to promote academic research and study of Indian culture and heritage, an official said.

The proposal is in the final stage of consideration by the department of higher education under the ministry of human resources led by Kapil Sibal, administrator of the National Museum C.V. Ananda Bose told IANS.

The university will help promote the study of Indian cultures, its plurality and rich heritage, said Bose, a 1977-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, scholar and writer.

"The National Museum Institute already has the basic infrastructure to be expanded into a cultural university," he said.

The National Museum Institute offers post-graduate courses in conservation and museology and doctoral courses in history of art, conservation, museology. Besides the regular modules, it offers three five-month programmes in Indian art and culture, and art appreciation. It plans to introduce two new modules from this session.

 

 

 

 

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