Department of Museology

About the Department

Dept. data last updated on :26/12/2023

About the Department



A One Year Post graduate Diploma Museology course at Aligarh Muslim University was started in 1973 under the Center of Professional Courses to train the students for various technical positions in Museums & Archives.

In the year 1988 a full-fledged Department of Museology was created under the Faculty of Life Sciences and a new Post M. Sc. Diploma in Museology and M. Phil. & Ph.D. courses were introduced.

In the year 2004 under the U.G.C. Special Assistance Scheme for starting Innovative interdisciplinary, job oriented courses; a Masters (M.Sc.) course in Museology was started in the Department.






The Department of Museology has envisage to develop human resource which is academically prepared and technically equipped to understand and deal with the issues and challenges concerning the documentation, preservation, conservation and interpretation of the diverse tangible and intangible natural and cultural heritage of the world.







. Provide learning opportunities of the highest quality based on Museological( Museum Studies) research and Museographic Practices.


. Engage students in the critical development of Museology (Museum Studies) as an academic discipline.


. Equip students with the Professional skills to efficiently carry out museum practices.


. Provide Museology (Museum Studies) Qualification which is recognized by the national and international academic and professional bodies as well as by employers.


. Prepare students for further academic research in Museology (theory) and Museography (Practice).