Organization - Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University

Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University
Basic Information
English Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University
Local language Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University
Country India
Category Educational Institution
Domain Oral Traditions and Expressions
Performing Arts
Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
Traditional Craftsmanship
Function Research
Education and Training
Established year 2011

To serve needs of higher education, research and capacity building in various sectors of heritage management in India and beyond.


Ahmedabad University established Centre for Heritage Management in 2011 to promote multidisciplinary studies of heritage and prepare professionals for managing diverse heritage resources. This includes but is not limited to monuments, crafts, museums, natural resources, tourism, urban development and intangible heritage like languages, music, customs, performing arts, among others.

Currently, a two years Masters Degree programme in Heritage Management is offered, along with occasional short term programmes. Among other regular activities are the Journal of Heritage Management and an annual International Conference series on Heritage Management Education and Practice.

Ahmedabad University is a research university dedicated to rigorous academic pursuit with a focus on building enquiry as a value through interdisciplinary learning. We provide a liberal education that prepares students to think deeply and creatively across fields, and emerge as independent thinkers and compassionate leaders, who can innovatively engage with complex challenges of our society. Established in 2009 by the 80-year-old Ahmedabad Education Society (AES), we are committed to the discovery of ideas that can enhance our understanding of issues that face our society.

Major Activities

Ahmedabad University, Centre for Heritage Management offers a unique Masters Degree Programme on Heritage Management, where heritage is perceived in its broadest sense. The students come from varied background, go through the two years journey and create their unique portfolio to pursue heritage management, focusing in one or more sectors pertaining to heritage management.

This process includes a critical understanding of heritage discourse, overall managerial insights needed for the broader heritage sector, research and field-based as well as project-based learning on issues of heritage management, practicum experience (customized internship experience), and a thesis work. Currently, the graduates are working in sectors like architectural and urban heritage management, arts/galleries management, crafts sector (community-based projects), independent entrepreneurial ventures, and academia.

To support the key academic pursuit, the centre also has a Journal of Heritage Management and an annual conference series on Heritage Management Education and Practice.

In addition to key academic activities, the centre also offers consulting service for a selected projects/organization. Occasionally, it offers capacity building programmes for professionals and organizations.

Contact Information (Organization)
Address Ahmedabad University, Central Campus, Navrangapura, Ahmedabad Gujarat 380009, INDIA
Tel +917926308523/+917961911556

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