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National Museum Institute, New Delhi: MA Admission 2014

The National Museum Institute (NMI) invites applications in prescribed form from eligible candidates for admission to M.A. Courses for the academic session 2014 as per following minimum eligibility criteria:-

M.A. (History of Art):- A Graduate Degree from Indian University recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) or a recognized foreign University with minimum 50% marks.

Desirable: A Background in Social Science, Liberal Arts or Fine Arts.

Total seats:       25     (UR - 12, SC - 4, ST - 2, OBC - 6 & PWD - 1)

M. A. (Conservation):- A Graduate Degree from a recognized University with 50% marks in any of the following subjects: Chemistry / Physics / Geology / Botany / Zoology / Computer Science / Fine Arts / History / History of Art / Architecture / Archaeology / Museology / Designing or a Diploma recognized as equivalent to graduate degree in any of these fields.

Total Seats:       15     (UR - 8, SC - 2, ST - 1, OBC - 4)

M.A. (Museology):- B.A. / B.Sc. (Honours) or B.A. / B.Sc. / B.F.A (3 Years) in any discipline under Humanities and Social Sciences / Science from a recognized University with 50% marks.

Desirable:  A Background / P.G Diploma in subjects related to History of Art and Museum studies.

Total Seats:       15     (UR - 8, SC - 2, ST - 1, OBC - 4)


Knowledge of one classical / foreign language such as Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Persian, Arabic, Greek, Latin, German, French, Italian other than mother tongue will be an additional qualifications for the purpose of M. A. Courses.

The last date for receipt of prescribed Application Form is 03-07-2014.

Syllabus of Written Entrance Examination (M.A. Courses): National Museum Institute New Delhi Admission 2014

Candidates seeking admission in M.A. (History of Art), M.A. (Conservation) and M.A. (Museology) course will undergo a written test in respective subject.

History of Art

a. The Indus Valley Civilization: art and architecture.

b. Early Indian art during the period of the Mauryas, Shungas, Satavahanas,  Kushanas, Guptas, Vakatakas: stupa and early temple, architecture, sculpture and painting traditions.

c. Medieval art under the major dynasties such as Western Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Pallavas, Cholas, Hoysalas, Pratiharas, Parmaras, Chandellas and Pala-Senas: Temple traditions: Nagara, Dravida, and Vesara.

d. High Medieval art and architecture of the Sultanate and Mughal periods, Miniature paintings: Mughal and Rajasthani schools.

e. Modern and Contemporary Indian Art: major art movements and artists.


a. General knowledge about art and cultural heritage.

b. Knowledge of basic sciences.

c. Manual dexterityand observation skills of the applicant.

d. Writing skills.


a. Basic understanding of a museum’s role in the society.

b. General knowledge about various museums.

c. Social, cultural and educational role of a museum.

d. Awareness of Indian culture and heritage.

e. Basic understanding of Museology as a discipline as different from other  related fields.
f. The candidate should be able to justify one’s reason for opting for the course.

The Institute offers 8 merit scholarships each for the first and the second year M.A. students. Out of these, one scholarship is reserved for the student from Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are pleased to announce a new program offering 16 Fellowships to Indian citizens engaged in the conservation of sculpture, paintings, and objects. For more details, follow the link

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Janpath, New Delhi 110011
Phone: +91 11 23012106 Fax: +91 11 23012988


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