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History and Archaeology Career Scope, Eligibility and Job Prospects

Duration: 3 years, Eligibility: 10+2 with science or geography or history, cutoffs and eligibility vary from college to college, Job Profiles: Surveyor, about Rs 35,000/- in hand in the Archaeological Survey of India, Researcher, Museum Curator, Records officer, Epigraphist Numismatist

A unique combination, this area helps in understanding the past, dealing with the present and the future. Delve into the world of history and archaeology together.

Course overview: Your course will be a detailed study of the past. Pre-existing monuments and tracing the past will be part of the curriculum. Research programmes will be part of the programme which will include re-visiting historical scripts. In addition you will delve into the world of fossils and history of evolution.

Job opportunities: There are plenty of jobs available for this combination. You can join a range of research projects or work with the government. The Archaeological Survey of India or the National Museum is another option to explore. Since the number of students pursuing this course is less than other graduate course, you have a better chance of making a mark in the field. Many pursue further education, too.