Heritage Management Center of Ahmedabad University Recognized as Heritage Expert Body by National Monuments Authority


Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India (NewsView)

Ahmedabad University is delighted to announce that the National Monuments Authority of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India has recognized its Heritage Management Center as an expert heritage body, marking it as a premier institution. plan for archeology and conservation of the built heritage for the West and the Centre. Region. The Heritage Management Centre, along with 12 other institutions added to the list of expert bodies, are expected to help the government expand the need for heritage bylaws for centrally protected monuments and protected areas.

Speaking about the government’s recognition, Neel Kamal Chapagain, Director of the Center for Heritage Management, said: “Although many monuments are listed as centrally protected, their protection only makes sense if it is legally and institutionally articulated as such. contextualization for each protected monument. It is in this sense that we were approached by the National Monuments Authority recently, and we responded positively. It is our philosophy to learn about heritage in every context, and reciprocally we are always happy to contribute back in any way for its maintenance. »

Over the past decade, the Center for Heritage Management has gained recognition as the authority on heritage conservation, both nationally and internationally. In June 2020, Task Force Report on Improving Heritage Management in India published by NITI Aayog, Government of India recognized the Center as one of the leading institutions for conservation education programs and heritage management under the University Grants Commission, and as the only institution in India offering heritage management as a field of study. The Center is a core member of the Asian Academy for Heritage Management and the Asia-Pacific Higher Education Network for Intangible Cultural Heritage. It also collaborates with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on capacity building programs, and the International Information and Networking Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia Region. -Pacific under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP), among others. He has been closely associated with government work, having worked in the past with the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd., Railway Vikas Nigam Limited and the Directorate of Archeology and Museums of the Government of Gujarat.

About Ahmedabad University

Ahmedabad University is a leading private, not-for-profit research university offering students a liberal education focused on interdisciplinary learning and research reflection. The University, established in 2009, is rooted in the vision of one of India’s finest educational foundations, the Ahmedabad Education Society, which was founded in 1935 by nationalist leaders. The University’s programs range from bachelor’s to doctoral degrees in the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and management through its 10 schools and centers:

Amrut Mody School of Management | School of Arts and Sciences | School of Engineering and Applied Science | Wealth Management Center | International Center for Space and Cosmology | Venture Studio | Center for the Future of Learning | World Center for Environment and Energy | Inter-Asian Research Center | Ahmedabad Design Laboratory

Urban University, Ahmedabad promotes independence of mind and diversity in all dimensions of its activity and helps students to become critical thinkers with analytical, practical orientation and context-aware global citizens. The University provides a contemporary educational framework that brings together the liberal arts, sciences and professions to engage in the creation of new knowledge to address the complex challenges of society and offer majors that merge the boundaries of disciplines to prepare new economy students.

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