BHU launches new museology department

Banaras Hindu University Faculty of Arts now has 22 departments including the BHU museology department.

BHU launches new museology department Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
Abhiraj P | Jun 19, 2022 - 1:51 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have established a department of museology at its Varanasi campus to meet the rising demand for professionals, academicians and experts in the field of museology, which is an inter-disciplinary professional program. BHU was earlier running museology under the ancient Indian history, culture and archaeology department in the Faculty of Arts.

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According to a statement from BHU, the Faculty of Arts, known as the mother faculty, has 22 departments now including the museology department. BHU notified the creation of the museology department following the approval of the Indian President Ram Nath Kovind.

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BHU offers postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral programmes in museology. About 15 seats are there in the museology postgraduate program including two paid seats. Usha Rani Tiwari, professor in museology at BHU says that the discipline heldps learners in becoming museum directors, conservators, and assistant professors among other opportunities. She is of the opinion that the new museology department will add to the growth and glory of Banaras Hindu University.

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"India has over 1000 museums with several new museums coming up too. This underlines the need of more able professionals in the area of Museology. The new department in BHU is poised to play an important role in this regard," said a statement from BHU.

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