About A.H.C. & Archaeology
The Department of Ancient History Culture and Archaeology, one of the premier centers for teaching and research. The thrust areas of the Department are Ancient Indian History, Culture, Historiography, Cultural and Political History of South and South East Asia, Paleography and Epigraphy, Numismatics, Ancient Indian Architecture and Archaeology. In Post-Graduation, one full paper is based on practical Archaeology and another paper covers important excavated sites of India. In this point of view, the department conducts field Survey (Exploration) and participate in Excavations for the better understanding of archaeology from time to time. From which students could enhance their knowledge through practical archaeology. As we know, this Department is a part of renowned Nava Nalanda Mahavihar (Deemed University) and being situated in the land of Lord Buddha, Department is mostly focusing on the Teachings and Moral values of ‘Lord Buddha’. That’s why in Post-graduation, one paper is based on History of Buddhism and in B.A. (Subsidiary Paper), and two papers cover the different aspects of Buddhism. The Department is one of the largest departments of the University. There are 40 seats in Post-Graduation level and 40 seats in B.A. (Hons.) Pali as a subsidiary programme. Total seats in PhD programme is 6 but at present, 2 students enrolled for the PhD programme. The department has very strong doctoral programme which covers all aspects of Ancient History Culture and Archaeology in all over the country as well as abroad. The Mahavihar takes examination through semester system. The Nava Nalanda Mahavihara (Deemed University) is touching new heights under the leadership of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. Baidyanath Labh. Dr. C.B Mishra is the current head of Department of Ancient History Culture and Archaeology. The department has two Ad-hoc teachers. We are pleased to inform you that more than 75 percent students got selected in various government services. The future plan of the department is to run Nalanda School of Art.