Government to set up a world-class ‘Indian Institute of Heritage’ at Noida

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What is the News?

The Government of India has decided to set up the ‘Indian Institute of Heritage’ at Noida, Gautam Buddha Nagar.

About Indian Institute of Heritage(IIH):
  • Indian Institute of Heritage is a proposed institute to be set up by the Ministry of Culture.
  • The institute would be a world-class university that would focus on the conservation and research in India’s rich tangible heritage.
  • It would also offer research, development, and knowledge associated with a heritage that contributes to the cultural, scientific, and economic life of India.
  • The institute will have the status of a ‘deemed university’. Certificate and diploma courses currently run by various institutions like IGNCA and National Archives of India and others are to be brought under IIH.
Significance of this Institute:
  • The institute would be a standalone Institution of its type in the country.
  • It would have a major impact on higher education and research in the field related to rich Indian heritage and its conservation, leading to Masters and Ph.D courses in these fields.
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