The Department of Archaeology and Ancient History has a history of six decades. Founded in 1950 as a part of the Department of History, the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History obtained an independent status in 1953. The aim of the department is to make the study of Archaeology inter-disciplinary. The department while focusing for its research in western India has achieved not only a regional but also an international stature. The department has a distinction of being one of the few in the country to offer Archaeology as a subject at the Under Graduate level. Foundation and advanced level courses are offered in Archaeology, Ancient History and Anthropology. The department utilizes various mechanisms for the further generation of knowledge, such as field expeditions, practical and the writing of a dissertation, particularly at the Post-Graduate level. The faculties have been able to make use of the department’s audio-visual infrastructure to provide an interactive, visually rewarding learning experience. Vocational course in Tourism and Travel Management is also conducted by the department at the behest of the University Grants Commission.
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